NAMM 2011: Sonnox Introduces Mastering Solution for Online Distribution

Designed in collaboration with MP3 creator Fraunhofer, the Pro-Codec is poised to revolutionize the way audio is mastered for online distribution.
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The new Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in makes it possible to precisely audition codecs in real time. This breaks away from the current time-consuming cycle of having to encode the mix to MP3/AAC, preview it, tweak it, and then go back and rerender. The entire process is accomplished on the fly and frees the engineer to focus on producing a compensated, optimized mix.

The Pro-Codec plug-in enables mix and mastering engineers to audition up to five codecs in real time within a DAW environment, produce an optimized mix, and batch encode to multiple formats simultaneously. All major codecs, including MP3, MP3 Surround, AAC-LC, and HE-AAC are supported, as are lossless codecs such as MP3 HD and HD-AAC.

The Pro-Codec plug-in is compatible with all popular DAWs—Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Sequoia, and Wavelab. Both Mac and Windows are supported. The price will be $499. For more information, visit the Sonnox website.