Kjaerhus Audio has announced the release of MPL-1 Pro SE v1.0, a new edition of its Mastering Precision Limiter, now available for both Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU and RTAS formats. Besides now being available in 5 plug-in formats, several other improvements have been made; for example, you can now enter the parameter values directly with your keyboard.
MPL-1 Pro SE is a limiter plug-in made for mastering and other purposes where the highest accuracy and quality are demanded. It uses an over-sampled peak detecting algorithm to ensure that even high frequency peaks are accurately detected. This results in better high-frequency performance and it ensures that no overshoot or clipping occurs in the final D/A conversion. Look-ahead and a soft release-hold assist in keeping the compression smooth and transparent, even at high compression levels.
MPL-1 Pro SE uses a new stereo linking technique that allows peaks to be limited individually on each channel, while longer lasting gain reductions are linked. This technique ensures that peaks in one channel do not produce artifacts in the other channel, while the average compression still remains the same in each channel to avoid disturbances in the stereo balance. A PDR (Program Dependent Release) function is available to minimize pumping effect and increase loudness.
MPL-1 Pro SE also offers TPDF-Dithering for 8, 16 and 24 bit output resolution. Four stereo meters show the peak input and output levels as well as compression and RMS-output. Parameters can be controlled with remote devices through MIDI-Learn.
- High-precision limiting with no overshoot.
- Maximum loudness and minimum pumping.
- Over-sampled peak detection with look-ahead.
- Smooth Hold Function.
- Stereo-link with unlinked peak limiting.
- Four stereo meters with peak-hold.
- AES17 compliant RMS output meter.
- TPDF-Dithering for 8, 16 and 24 bit resolution.
- A|B comparisons.
- Silent knobs.
- Low CPU usage.
- Support sampling rates up to 96kS/s.
- VST Automation.
- Parameter control through MIDI-learn.
MPL-1 Pro SE is available in three different versions:
- Windows VST: $118.00
- Mac OS X VST/AU: $118.00
- Windows / Mac OS X VST/AU/RTAS: $148.00
Until July 18, 2007, Kjaerhus Audio is offering an introductory discount, reducing the price to $98.00 for the Mac OS X VST/AU version and $118.00 for the Windows / Mac OS X VST/AU/RTAS. Owners of the MPL-1 Pro (First Edition) can upgrade for free. Owners of the MPL-1 Standard Edition can upgrade for $29.00.