NUGEN Audio has launched version 2 of Visualizer, the company's audio analysis suite and real-time comparison toolset designed for high-end audio professionals. Designed for music mixing and mastering as well as audio post-production, Visualizer provides comprehensive audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single tool -- now available as a plug-in or a stand-alone version.
The standardized reference set of professional tools is designed to help audio engineers work faster, avoid mistakes, repeat past successes, and leverage the success of others. With version 2, Visualizer features numerous user interface enhancements in response to customer input, and is now available in a version supporting Avid Pro Tools HDX as well as a stand-alone configuration.
Visualizer Version 2 now includes a fully resizable interface, enabling users to set up the exact screen configuration to suit their individual workflows. A new multiview feature enables engineers to compare multiple sources using a single plug-in, and a new difference view shows the contrast of two input signals. Visual "solo" controls for all views enable rapid switching to full screen mode and highly efficient in-depth investigation of individual analysis views.
In addition, Visualizer now includes a moveable vectorscope boundary to further enhance view configuration, and a new Correlation by Frequency view for analyzing how certain frequencies can affect correlation.
Visualizer now works with the NUGEN Audio "Send" plug-in to allow two sources to be overlaid or compared, for example, to reveal differences clearly before or after the mastering chain or for notching out.
With version 2, Visualizer is available as a stand-alone application that works outside of the DAW/NLE environment. Visualizer version 2 is also available in a hybrid HDX version designed for power users of Pro Tools HDX systems.
Price: $199, and $249 for the Pro Tools HDX version. Customers who have purchased Visualizer in the three-month grace period since Aug. 1 are entitled to a free upgrade; other existing users may upgrade their Visualizer licenses for $99, or for $149 to upgrade to the Pro Tools HDX Version.
Information about Visualizer and other NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.