Reinventing multiband dynamics

Be it a serious problem with a mix, a challenging mastering project, or a restoration project with complicated dynamics, designed with professional mastering and re-mastering applications in mind, with five bands offering a complete dynamics processing section including; compressor, expander, de-compressor de-expander, and a transient processor, Alchemist provides everything you need in order to accomplish.

Multiband Crossovers

Alchemists five bands are divided using carefully tuned state-of-the-art IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) crossovers with selectable slopes (from 18 dB per octave to 54 dB per octave) and variable corner frequencies.

Full control over the processing

In addition to the common controls on a dynamics processor; ratio, attack, release, Alchemist offers control over the fundamental characteristics of the dynamics processing on each band, all in order to provide full control over the processing even in the most demanding situations.

Envelope, Time and Detection Settings

  • Extended envelope settings with full control of Attack, Hold and Release with Manual, Auto and Advanced release modes.
  • Zero attack time for the dynamics processing by introducing a delay reflecting the attack time into the signal path.
  • Eight different detection modes interacting with the time and envelope settings as well as with the integration times for the RMS detection. Includes specific “Feed Backward” modes inspired by vintage hardware architectures for producing a naturally “beefy” sound.
  • Dynamic Factor – Amplifies or diminishes the extracted real-time dynamics information.
  • Dynamic Velocity – Controls the speed of variation on the extracted dynamics information.

Dual Preset Slots and Parameter Morphing

The built in preset manager and the preset morphing slider, provides instant and intuitive control of all parameters and controls. In a second, with a simple one-click operation, everything is copied from one of the two preset slots to the other, even during playback.

The two Preset/Parameter slots, A and B, can be loaded with two full set of parameters at the same time, and except for only A/B comparing two sets of parameters, the morphing slider will allow to mix them, and to record the morph with the host automation.

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Multiband Features

Alchemist operates as a single broadband processor or as a full-scale multiband processor offering up to five individual bands, each band provides:

  • Compressor
  • De-Compressor
  • Expander
  • De-Expander
  • BitterSweet Transient Designer
  • MS (mid/side) Control
  • Auto Delay (Introducing a delay line into to signal for zero attack time)
  • Selectable level detection mode and dynamics detection profile
  • Processing envelope control (Attack, Hold, Release with optional Auto mode)
  • Input / Output gain control

 

 

Individual Multichannel Processing

Up to eight channels of simultaneous processing for multichannel surround configuration is provided. The processing can be disengaged on any of the channels leaving the material unprocessed, bypassing the original sound.

When operating on a multi-channel bus all, up to eight in total, channels are processed by default, though the processing can be disengaged for any number of channels leaving the material unprocessed and bypassing the original sound.

By doing this in combination with serial instances the material on any number of channels can be processed with individual settings.

Alchemist

Challenging dynamics in your mix or mastering projects, restoration of complicated dynamics, professional mastering and re-mastering, five bands with a complete dynamics processing section.

629 €

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All Features

  • Five bands, each providing a full dynamics section with; Compressor, De-Compressor, Expander, De-Expander, the BitterSweet Transient Designer and M/S Width Control
  • Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) crossovers with selectable slopes from 18 dB/oct to 54 dB/oct
  • Input/Output gain controls for adjusting the levels before and after processing
  • Generous -/+ 48 dB input/output gain range
  • Phase invert of the processed signal
  • Dry/wet control offering true parallel dynamics processing
  • Discrete peak-limiter rounding peaks off in a smooth and musically fashion
  • True bypass control routing the incoming signal direct to the output for a smooth transition between clean and processed signal

Preset and Parameter Handling

  • Preset/Parameter slots
  • To enhance the workflow the two Preset/Parameter slots, A and B, can be loaded with two full set of parameters at the same time. Apart from saving each preset, a “Global Preset” containing both the A and B settings, and the position of the “Morphing Slider”, can be saved.
  • Parameter Morphing Slider with Automation
  • The Morphing Slider provides morphing between the parameter settings of slot A/B allowing for really creative and useful real-time tweaking. Enabling the Automation control button exposes the Morphing Slider to the host automation.
  • Open Sound Control Support

Compatibility

                                          

Specifications

Alchemist v3 is available in the following configurations:

  • Native – AU / VST / AAX Native / AAX AudioSuite / Waves WPAPI
  • Merging VS3 MassCore/Native for Pyramix 10/11 & Ovation 6/7 **

 

 

** VS3 license not included in Flux:: standard license. Additional VS3 license for Pyramix & Ovation Native/MassCore 32/64 bit versions available from Merging Technologies: http://www.merging.com/sales

Alchemist v3, as all Flux:: plug-ins, provide

 

  • Up to 8 channels Input/Output.
  • 64-bits internal floating point processing.
  • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz DXD (Pyramix & Ovation MassCore/Native)**
  • Sampling rate up to 192 kHz for native (AU/VST/AAX/AAX AudioSuite).

 

** VS3 license not included in Flux:: standard license. Additional VS3 license for Pyramix & Ovation Native/MassCore 32/64 bit versions available from Merging Technologies: http://www.merging.com/sales

A graphic card fully supporting OpenGL 2.0 is required.

  • Mac OS X: OpenGL 2.0 required – Mac Pro 1.1 & Mac Pro 2.1 are not supported.
  • 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.
In order to use the software an iLok.com user account is required (the iLok USB Smart Key is not required).

All major native formats are supported

Windows – 7 SP1, 8.1 and 10, all in 64 bits only.

  • VST (2.4)
  • AAX Native*
  • AAX AudioSuite*
  • Waves WPAPI
  • Merging VS3 (Only in Windows 7 64 bits)**

Mac OS X (Intel) – 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6 and 1.12.6.

  • VST (2.4)
  • AU
  • AAX Native*
  • AAX AudioSuite*
  • Waves WPAPI

* AAX Native & AAX AudioSuite in Pro Tools 11 and 12 

** VS3 license not included in Flux:: standard license. Additional VS3 Native/MassCore license for Pyramix 10/11 & Ovation 6/7 is available from Merging Technologies: http://www.merging.com/sales 

Due to AVID ProTools changing to AAX, from Version 3 (v3) RTAS for AVID ProTools is no longer supported.

Availability

Alchemist v3 is available in the following configurations:

  • Native – AU / VST / AAX Native / AAX AudioSuite / Waves WPAPI
  • Merging VS3 MassCore/Native for Pyramix 10/11 & Ovation 6/7 **

 

 

** VS3 license not included in Flux:: standard license. Additional VS3 license for Pyramix & Ovation Native/MassCore 32/64 bit versions available from Merging Technologies: http://www.merging.com/sales

Processing

Alchemist v3, as all Flux:: plug-ins, provide

 

  • Up to 8 channels Input/Output.
  • 64-bits internal floating point processing.
  • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz DXD (Pyramix & Ovation MassCore/Native)**
  • Sampling rate up to 192 kHz for native (AU/VST/AAX/AAX AudioSuite).

 

** VS3 license not included in Flux:: standard license. Additional VS3 license for Pyramix & Ovation Native/MassCore 32/64 bit versions available from Merging Technologies: http://www.merging.com/sales

Hardware Requirements

A graphic card fully supporting OpenGL 2.0 is required.

  • Mac OS X: OpenGL 2.0 required – Mac Pro 1.1 & Mac Pro 2.1 are not supported.
  • 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.
Software Licence Requirements
In order to use the software an iLok.com user account is required (the iLok USB Smart Key is not required).
Compatibility

All major native formats are supported

Windows – 7 SP1, 8.1 and 10, all in 64 bits only.

  • VST (2.4)
  • AAX Native*
  • AAX AudioSuite*
  • Waves WPAPI
  • Merging VS3 (Only in Windows 7 64 bits)**

Mac OS X (Intel) – 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6 and 1.12.6.

  • VST (2.4)
  • AU
  • AAX Native*
  • AAX AudioSuite*
  • Waves WPAPI

* AAX Native & AAX AudioSuite in Pro Tools 11 and 12 

** VS3 license not included in Flux:: standard license. Additional VS3 Native/MassCore license for Pyramix 10/11 & Ovation 6/7 is available from Merging Technologies: http://www.merging.com/sales 

Due to AVID ProTools changing to AAX, from Version 3 (v3) RTAS for AVID ProTools is no longer supported.