Using Mid-Side Maximizer you can raise the volume of the audio sign without putting it into overdrive. The process drops the dynamics range. The Violent Maximizer gives you full control over the volume of your audio. You can use it on master channel, and you can reach maximum volume without the drastic drop of tranziens. Using the mid-side mode, you can higher the volume even more. You can observe and change the important RMS and LUFS dB rates. The Maximizer can even be used on soloistical sounds – the Violent Maximizer isn't agressive on transients. If you've ever met a "good enough" compressor-maximizer that even with small changes, lowered the transient rate drastically, then you can understand why a great compressor-maximizer is important. There are quite a lot of overvalued softwares on the market, with over- the-top prices - the makers tell you that "quality has a price". We, at Bitsonic think, that this can be done with realistic prices as well. A lot of people use hacked softwares, but you have the chance to legally use Violent Maximizer's functions, considering the low price. And even if you have no money, you can still use the demo version – with the loss of some comfort functions:
- Enable mid-side mode button: When turned off, only the upper line is active. When turned on, you can compress the divided mid and side sign.
- Mid-side switcher: In mid stand/position you can only hear the middle sounds, in side mode you can only hear the stereo sign. The two stands may have a bit of an overlap, perfect separation can't b done, this is the characteristic of the mid-side method.
- Gain: If the volume of the input sign isn't high enough, the compressor can't be used. Higher the Gain, if this happens! If the volume is adequate, avoid using this as much as possible.
- Threshold: You can adjust the level of the compression with this option. While raising the rate, the software compresses, and raises the volume of the compressed sign in propotion. If you use this function in mid-side, changing the rate will change the sense of space, so be careful to properly adjust.
- Release: You can adjust the speed of changing the compressed sign back to its original state. If you choose short rate, be careful, because high threshold rate can distort the sign. This is true for all compressors and limiters. On high threshold rate, therefore, medium or long mode is suggested.
- High-pass: On high threshold the sign could distort, especially if the Gain is on high rate. In this case, the high-pass filter helps by cutting the sub range.
- Mono-stereo: Considering that the mid-side mode changes the sense of space, it's advised to check the sound of the audio sign in mono mode. In this case the left and the right chanel is vocalized as a mono sign.
- Input control: Changes the volume of the input. If, in case of broadcast works the LUFS the rate of the LUFS decibel is important to you, you can lower the volume until the desired rate. The output control is the same, but there is a huge difference: lowering the input sign will lower the volume of the sign that arrives in the compressor, therefore the compressor makes a smaller change. The output control changes the volume of the already-compressed sign instead.
- LCD meter: the blue meter shows the peak volume's rate in dB. The grey shows the rate of the RMS. If the RMS is on a very low rate, it warns about the overuse of the compressor.
In the demo version, some of the rates can only be typed in, and can't be changed by the mouse. This way, you can still use the software in its full capacity.
Input control, output control: 0-256
Gain: 0-10 dB
Threshold: 0-12 dB
High pass: 0-150 Hz.