Product Description for the Nugen MasterCheck & ISL 2ST
MasterCheck immediately reveals how the consumer will hear your productions on todays music platforms. Mix and master to target and the quality of your audio will be assured all the way to the consumer with no nasty surprises after release.
Compare and contrast your productions with reference works and learn from the best. MasterCheck gives you the tools to evaluate your work and seize the competitive advantage by producing directly for the playout environment, allowing you to effectively utilize maximum dynamic range without compromising on loudness or risking distortion introduced by mp3 or AAC compression.
MasterCheck instantly de-mystifies loudness normalized playout systems, showing you the effect of compression on your audio so you can immediately determine how much is enough and by using loudness matching, exactly what is happening to the transients etc. as the compression increases. Now you can quickly find the point beyond which playout systems kick into effect, putting you back in control of how your productions will sound.
World class limiting is an essential requirement for any audio production, and the latest standards also demand true-peak compliance. ISL 2st delivers both, giving you superb sound with complete confidence about meeting new standards for online delivery.
ISL 2st is a stereo-only version of ISL2, designed and streamlined for music & production. ISL 2st is an intelligent look-ahead brick-wall limiter that provides highly transparent True Peak limiting for all stereo & mono content. It is designed to allow you to get on with creative audio production while it takes care of true-peak compliance for you. It delivers content fully compatible with loudness normalization standards used by iTunes Radio, Spotify and many others. The risk of distortion from down-stream codec conversion (mp3, AAC etc.) is eliminated with ISL 2st on the master bus.