Mastering The Mix has released Bassroom, a final mix and mastering EQ that is designed to help beginners and pros nail their low-end in seconds. It does this by delivering exceptional sound quality and suggesting genre-specific EQ adjustments a great audio engineer in a world-renowned studio would make.
- Minimized phase distortion and transient distortion filters.
- Immersive 3D user interface.
- EQ targets based on reference material.
- Level match pointer on output gain.
- Fully resizable user interface.
- Create your own EQ targets by importing reference tracks.
- Solo bands.
- Q Bandwidth control.
Minimized Phase Distortion And Transient Distortion Filters
Bassroom has specifically designed filters that have minimal phase distortion and minimal transient distortion, providing greater transparency. This means that the low-end is not affected by unwanted phase changes that can alter the timbre of your audio or by transient distortion that means you lose the bite from kicks or bass-lines.
For example, the plots show the transient effects on a step function when applying a 6dB gain at 240Hz. Think of this as a simplified waveform of a kick drum. It's clear that the output of the filter in Plot 2 has an oscillation before and after the "hit". This is a "ringing" of the transient and can sound like a sucking effect. In Plot 3 Bassroom's EQ produces virtually no oscillation and so the transient is preserved.
Immersive 3D User Interface
Bassroom takes a unique approach to EQ by focusing on how listeners experience audio in the real world. Louder sounds feel closer while quieter sounds feel further away and lower frequencies are associated with a 'foundation' whilst higher frequencies are perceived as 'air.
To reflect this, in Bassroom frequencies are displayed vertically, and gain is represented by depth in the room.
EQ Targets Based on Reference Material
The targets on the walls of Bassroom suggest the genre-specific EQ adjustments a great audio engineer in a world-renowned studio would make.
Mastering The Mix analyzed mixes in various genres to give a user EQ target presets they can trust. The targets are a result of a complex algorithm that identifies how the human ear perceives low-frequencies relative to the balance of the whole mix. Bassroom analyses a mix and displays a target in each frequency band to help a user make informed mixing decisions sonically relevant to their audio.