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Dynasone offers you many powerful processing functions to provide your final mixdown with that special 'pro' sound. Its unique neural Automix function adjusts the overall sound of your mix to automatically sound both transparent and have an optimal frequency response. No more worrying about the final sound of your mix, just let Dynasone analyze your work and propose a setting for optimum results. Different templates let you adjust your overall sound to match any desired musical style, from Classic to Dance floor.
What's more, you can even choose an optimization scheme for your final release medium. Select 'Vinyl', 'Tape', 'CD' or 'Linear' to let Dynasone automatically do the work for you to achieve an optimum result on the desired medium. Both multiband maximizer and peakstop limiting functions optimize the loudness of your mix to match any desired dynamic range and for optimum punch and brilliance. Subsonic and Refresh functions add new spectral contents allowing for restoring and optimizing older recordings.
- Automix feature that adjusts the sound of your mixdown for you, you can even 'blend' between the mixdown settings of Dynasone and your original mix.
- Template settings for both musical style and destination media (vinyl, tape, CD).
- Subsonic and Refresh functions.
- 4band adjustable Multiband Compressor.
- Peakstop Limiter and Leveller.
- On-board Bypass switch for instant comparison without having to switch windows.
- Full floating point precision with signal and precision loss indicators.
Reviewed By bduffy
September 23, 2010
Dynasone was Prosoniq's attempt at a fix-your-mix mastering solution. It's basically an all-in-one mastering toolbox for dummies, promising a more professional sheen on your tracks. In reality, it proves to usually sound aggressive and overly bright, requiring as much fine-tuning as it would take to use separate compressors, limiters, multiband compressors and exciters. That being said, it does offer all these things at once, and these are generally of high quality, especially for The Year 2000.
Where I found Dynasone eventually the most useful was as an insert on tracks. The bass synthesizer is a useful effect and the compressors control bass quite nicely. The exciter is good and smooth at moderate levels.
However, the big features of Dynasone, the AUTOMIX™ feature, doesn't really provide the transparent, polishing effects as advertised. AUTOMIX™ essentially rides the faders of the multiband compressor, with audible results. I found Dynasone sounded best when this was turned off, which basically turns it into a fairly standard mastering chain. And when you consider Dynasone's controls were small and finicky for the days when 640x480 were standard resolutions, it's getting downright hard to read these days.
It's too bad; I bought this with high hopes, and maybe some further development jazzing up the algorithms could've saved this plugin, but instead it'll fade out as a rarely-used afterthought, like most of Prosoniq's VST line. If you still have it, it may be worth a re-visit for balancing individual tracks.Read more