LEEDS, England�A new codec is now available from Nugen Audio to assist with playout encoding and loudness matching techniques utilized by music streaming service providers, the MasterCheck Pro. This loudness, dynamics and codec toolset enables users to audition different codecs in real time to avoid codec distortion or over-compression.
The MasterCheck Pro�s real-time codec auditioning demonstrates how masters respond to different codecs and bandwidths by providing a preview of the mix through different encoding schemes and quality settings. The product�s meters show loudness and peak-to-loudness ratio and how these factors are affected when music is played on a target platform. Users can also A/B the master FX chain with other reference tracks or with the uncompressed mix.� In addition, MasterCheck Pro�s loudness auditioning reveals any level changes that could be applied by a streaming service. The unit�s true-peak metering ensures the mix is within the delivery spec.
The MasterCheck Pro plug-in supports AAX, VST, AU and RTAS for both Windows and OS X operating systems.