A Powerful Dynamics Processor - Be it a serious problem with the dynamics in a mix, a delicate mastering assignment, or a situation with complicated dynamics, Alchemist provides everything you need in order to accomplish.
Be it a serious problem with the dynamics in a mix, a delicate mastering assignment, or a situation with complicated dynamics, Alchemist provides everything you need in order to accomplish.
Designed with professional mastering and re-mastering applications in mind, the intricate design, superior workflow, and sound perfection, makes Alchemist tailored for the high demands of today’s music and pro-audio industry.
Alchemist operates as a single broadband processor or as a full-scale multiband processor offering up to five individual bands. Each band presents a complete dynamic processing section including; compressor, expander, de-compressor and de-expander, all working in parallel employing independent Angel’s share and Hysteresis parameters for each section.
Angel's share and Hysteresis are key features of all Flux dynamic processors, using the dynamic range content of the signal and not just the signal levels as standard processors do. Angel’s share controls the amount of auto-ratio determined by the signal dynamics and by the manual ratio setting. Hysteresis controls the amount of auto-threshold determined by the signal dynamics and by the manual threshold value.
As all Flux processors Alchemist provide up to eight channels of simultaneous processing for multichannel surround operations
Up to five bands are available, each providing the Flux core dynamics processors:
The BitterSweet Transient Designer
MS (mid/side) Control.
Signal Processing Features
Auto Delay (Introduces a delay line in the processed signal allowing zero attack time).
Selectable level detection mode and dynamics detection profile
Dynamics processing envelope control (Attack, Hold, Release with optional Auto mode).
Input / Output gain control.
Input/Output gain controls for adjusting the levels before and after processing.
Phase invert of the processed signal.
Dry Mix control (Dry/Wet with gain compensation) allowing for parallel processing or for blending some of the original peak into the processed signal.
Clipper, a discrete peak limiter at the very last stage of the processing chain rounding off the peaks smooth and musically.
Bypass routes the incoming signal direct to the output for a true smooth transition between processed and clean signal.
OS CompatibilityWindows 7 SP1, 8.1 and 10, all in 64 bits only.Mac OS X (Intel) All versions from 10.7.5 (64bit only)Hardware SpecificationA graphic card fully supporting OpenGL 2.0 is required.Windows: If your computer has an ATi or NVidia graphics card, please assure the latest graphic drivers from the ATi or NVidia website are installed.Mac OS X: OpenGL 2.0 required Mac Pro 1.1 & Mac Pro 2.1 are not supported.Software license requirementsIn order to use the software, an iLok.com user account is required (the iLok USB Smart Key is not required).