Flux Alchemist Dynamic Processor V3 (Academic)
AAX Native, AU and VST
Flux Alchemist Dynamic Processor is primarily designed for mastering and re-mastering applications. However, it can also be used as a regular dynamic processor for absolute control.
Based on the acclaimed Flux dynamic processing algorithms, Flux Alchemist Dynamic Processor features a state-of-the-art IIR cross-over with selectable slopes from 18 dB per octave to 54 dB per octave, with variable corner frequencies. Every band owns a complete dynamic processing section including compressor, expander, de-compressor, de-expander working in parallel with independent Angel’s Share and Hysteresis parameters. A transient processor and a MS controller are also available for each frequency band. The sound can be processed from single broadband to five bands. The whole processing is completed by an adjustable soft knee brick-wall clipper.
An Auto Delay function allows producing a zero attack by introducing a delay line on the processed signal. Angel's Share is the parameter controlling the mix of an auto-ratio determined by the signal dynamic and, the manual ratio setting. Hysteresis is the parameter controlling the mix of an auto-threshold determined by the signal dynamic and, the manual threshold value. Angel's Share and Hysteresis are the key features of all Flux dynamic processors because they depend on on the dynamic range content of the signal, and not only on signal levels as standard processors do.
The Bitter Sweet section managing the transients, may be toggled pre or post processing using middle, side or stereo modes. Many detection algorithms are available including the original Solera. The MS Width control manages stereo signals. Every dynamic section has independent Hysteresis and Angel's Share parameters. They all have a Hold pararmeter and a Threshold for Hysteresis. Classic modes and Feed Backward modes are available for signal level detection completing the legacy Solera mode. Various profiles can be selected for detecting the dynamic of the signal. A Maximum mode can be engaged on the Hysteresis control permitting to process according both maximum values of the standard and the Hysteresis detection schemes.
Flux Alchemist Dynamic Processor exclusive A /B morphing system, enables a global and efficient control of the processing in a second. The preset manager allows to save global presets made of two different presets including the A / B morphing slider position. Note also that factory presets are provided for every plug-in.
Flux Alchemist Dynamic Processor manages digital audio up to 384 KHz, up to 8 channels. This is the native version of the plug-in for AU, RTAS and VST.
Many new parameters have been introduced allowing a tighter control of the processing:
Hysteresis Threshold: This parameter sets the action range of the Hysteresis parameter.
Max Hysteresis: When used, the threshold for the processing is determined by the maximum values from RMS/peak detection OR from the signal dynamic detection, increasing the responsiveness of all related settings.
Hold: When used on the Expander section, this setting allows very precise gating of drum tracks. It can also be used for creative purpose on the other dynamic sections.
Detection Mode: 8 different detection modes are available:
Solera Feed Backward
Classic Feed Backward Fast
Classic Feed Backward Medium
Classic Feed Backward Slow
These Feed Backward modes have been inspired by vintage hardware architectures. They create a sort of auto-regulation of the processing which produces a naturally beefy sound.
Solera > almost universal, great for vocals.
Beat 1 > hi pitched rhythm material.
Beat 2 > low pitched rhythm material, great for bass and bass drum.
Beat 3 > high dynamic range rhythm material, great for drums tracks.
Beat Average > rhythm material.
Max > very versatile and reactive.
Average > less sensitive to dynamic variations.
MS width Control: The stereo signal can be enlarged by using this control. The stereo sound is converted in Middle, Side modulation. The Side channel gain is adjusted and the signal is converted back in stereo. It's a powerful tool for stereo mastering especially when the channels are unlinked.
Variable Knee Soft Clipper: This parameter sets the smoothness of the transmission curve. This can produce a vacuum tube like transfer curve.
Flux Alchemist Dynamic Processor System Requirements:
-Windows XP/X64, Vista, or Vista 64
-Mac Tiger or Leopard (Universal Binary)
-All Flux plug-ins support AU, RTAS and VST compatible hosts for both Mac and PC.
-Ilok key required
Compatible Host Applications:
-Final Cut Pro
-Cockos Inc. Reaper
-Cycling '74 Max/MSP
-Image-Line FL Studio
-Merging Tech. Pyramix
-Native Inst. Kore
-Prism M. P. ltd Sadie