Pressed-MAX is a full-featured mastering compressor and dynamic equalizer. It features an array of standard compressor controls for flexible gain reduction. Additionally, Pressed-MAX has compressor controls for mid/side compression, stereo linking, configuring the limits of dynamic gain reduction, and selecting feedback or feed-forward mode (with configurable lookahead). Pressed-MAX also takes advantage of a spectrum-analyzer-style display for side-chain filtering. Up to four separate filters can be used to adjust the side-chain, including various filter shapes (e.g., shelf, bell, etc.), selectable filter slopes, and configurable filter channels (e.g., stereo, mid-only, side-only, etc.).
The dynamic equalizer contained within Pressed-MAX is a six-band equalizer that can be used to subtly tailor the sound, or used in a more aggressive manner. Pressed-MAX simplifies the process of multiband dynamic equalization by using the main compressor's threshold, ratio, timing, etc., instead of numerous controls for each separate band. This makes Pressed-MAX an easily-configurable dynamic equalizer, while still maintaining a great degree of flexibility. Just like the side-chain controls, the dynamic equalizer filters can be changed to different filter shapes, slopes, and channels.
Pressed-MAX also builds on many standard LVC-Audio features. A visual output meter and waveform history display can be switched between normal view and K-Metering options (K-20, K-14, and K-12). A selectable secondary meter can be changed to show standard compressor gain reduction or input metering. Pressed-MAX also has selectable 2x, 4x, or 8x oversampling for the highest fidelity that includes linear-phase and "zero-phase" oversampling.
System Requirements and Specifications::
- Windows: VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX plugin formats. Limited-MAX requires Windows XP SP 3 or newer with a processor that supports SSE2 (AMD or Intel processor from around 2004 or later). An iLok device is required to use the AAX format.
- OS X: AU, VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX plugin formats. Limited-MAX requires OS X 10.5 or later, and an Intel processor. An iLok device is required to use the AAX format.