The Finalizer 96K delivers unprecedented levels of clarity, warmth and punch to your mix. The Finalizer 96K's all new set of advanced features and enhancements, including 96kHz internal and external processing truly puts the world of professional mastering within reach of every studio - large or small. Inserted between the stereo output of your mixer or workstation and your master recording media, the Finalizer 96K dramatically rounds out your material, creating that "radio ready" sound - previously unattainable outside a professional mastering house.
The Finalizer 96K is now able to perform full Up- and Down Sampling. You can enter and exit at any Sample Rate e.g. 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz and make even asynchronous conversion possible. This is essential for you, when working in different Sample Rates. If you want to work with old or already finished material, you now have the ability to Up Sample to 96 kHz through the Finalizer 96K and re-master, if that's what you want. The Up- and Down sample option also makes you well prepared for the DVD or super-CD audio format coming up in the near future." Contact you local service center for further information about the upgrade kit for Finalizer, so you also can make full Up- and Down Sampling!
Recall: The "Recall" page takes you step by step through a carefully selected list of 30 presets suitable for any type of source material. There are presets for Classical, Rock, Commercials, Jazz, Techno, Live etc.
Wizard: When you want to create your own special preset, call up the "Wizard." Just answer four basic questions about your source material and the type of processing you require, the Wizard will then optimize your material fast and easy.
Input And Output: The In & Out blocks now share the same flowchart that shows the signal path from input through inserts to output. The intuitive user- interface gives you the best possible overview, and makes instant connection changes.
Tools: The "Phase Correlation Meter" will tell you whether your signal is stereo, mono or out of phase. The Level Flow Meter shows you the level in each block of the Finalizer 96K. This gives you a quick way of viewing headroom throughout the entire signal path. Another useful tool is the the "Digital Status Tool" which lets you decide how the status bits are handled through the Finalizer 96K, this is great when converting from S/PDIF to AES/ EBU or vice versa.
Inserts: The "Insert" block give you the ability to insert external devices either using the analog inputs or digitally via AES/EBU, S/PDIF or Tos- link. The Finalizer 96K also gives you the choice of inserting internal effects e.g. if you want to adjust the Stereo Image.
Equalizer: Use the high quality 5 band "Stereo Digital EQ" to adjust the spectral content of your mix and simultaneously preserve or enhance the transparency and energy of your mix.
Spectral Stereo Image: The "Spectral Stereo Image" allows you to control the Stereo content in three bands independent of the Dynamics crossover. Use this for enhancing the Stereo Image in a specific frequency range, e.g. when widening the vocal area without removing the punch of the bassdrum.
Normalizer: In this block, the signal’s gain is optimized to ensure maximum utilization of headroom. A logical graphic display makes the adjustment a breeze. You can choose between hard or soft limiting to avoid clipping. Simply recall a preset you like, normalize the gain and the signal is now suitable for the thresholds in the following dynamics blocks. You are up and running.
Compressor/Limiter/Expander: When you use the Finalizer 96K properly the multiband Compression becomes a desirable form of EQ. Features like variable crest factor, absolute digital ceiling and variable clipper provide you with a unique set of mastering tools.
Cross-Over: The Compressor, Limiter and Expander share three user-definable frequency bands. This feature allows you to treat the lows (kicks), mids (vocals) and highs (cymbals) independently without the ‘pumping’ or ‘breathin