Product Description for the IK Multimedia T-RackS 3 Standard
The IK Multimedia T-RackS 3 Standard mastering and mixing software bundle builds on the legacy of the fantastic original T-RackS software, giving you convenient and comprehensive metering plus plug-in and standalone operating capability. T-Racks 3 Standard lets you tailor your signal chain to run up to 12 processors in parallel or series. Whether you're looking for clean, accurate digital clarity, rich analog character, or anything in between, the T-Racks 3 Standard bundle has you covered!
Tailor your signal chain
T-RackS 3 includes a selectable 12-processor slot audio chain, arranged in two rows of four slots for parallel processing plus four serial final slots. Modules can be easily switched on/off with a single click, individually or all at once, at any time for quick a/b on the monitored audio, without having to navigate or scroll around. You get single-module or global chain visualization options plus a "compare" function with volume matching allows comparison between the sound of the processed version and the original, allowing you to really be able to judge the sound changes and not be mislead by a volume increase.
Meter with confidence
T-RackS 3 includes a new high quality, high precision, complete metering section. You get a precision three-scale Peak meter with accurate sample indicators and real digital "Over" indication, as well as a Real Perceived Loudness meter. This is an amazingly useful meter that is not included on most software processors. It shows the real loudness that will be perceived on your masters. Compare your preferred records with your works on this meter, and you'll immediately see where to go with loudness management. Also included: a Phase scope, with options to match the style and indication you're used to; Phase correlation; a Spectrum analyzer with Peak, RMS and Averaging indicators; and an RMS meter.
Work in plug-in or Standalone mode
The plug-ins fully integrate with all of today's popular DAWs, while Standalone mode allows for loading multiple audio files, previews them with all-independent settings and processes all of them with a single click. Standalone mode includes extremely high quality sampling rate conversion to write 44.1 kHz CD files, starting from any sampling rate. You get built-in dithering as well. Automation is easy — you can take snapshots within each song and automate processing parameter changes during the song, for example, when passing from verses to choruses, etc, all with a single click. You can also perform non-destructive basic audio editing.
Get the true sound of classic hardware units
IK developed SCC technology to "clone" the true behavior of an analog vintage processor down to its finest level of sonic detail for a faithful reproduction of all its tonal characteristics. This new emulation technology produces results that are indistinguishable from the originals, even for the professionally trained ear.
Four T-RackS classic processing tools
T-Racks 3 includes the Classic T-RackS Compressor, a classic tube stereo compressor/leveler designed for mastering, as well as the Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter, a Multiband master stereo limiter. You also get the Classic T-RackS Clipper, a soft-clipping stage to create warm, saturated mastering effects. The Classic T-RackS Equalizer, a state-of-the-art six band parametric equalizer, is modeled on classic top quality analog gear. This EQ can now be used in stereo or MS mode.