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Fraunhofer Pro-Codec

Utility by Sonnox

We spend our professional lives making mixes sound as good as they can – and then hand them on for encoding and distribution. Later we often wish we could have made some improvements. 

What if there was a way to audition and compare up to five audio codecs in real time? Enter the Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-In. 

Its intuitive display helps you quickly focus on key issues such as codec effect on frequencies, audible artefacts and codec-induced overloads. Optimize your mix for specific formats, such as AAC or mp3, before encoding it using the Plug-In or the separate Manager application for background batch processing.

Features

  • Supported Codecs: mp3, Apple AAC iTunes+ (Mac only) AAC-LC, HE-AAC / MPEG Surround, AAC-LC & HE-AAC multichannel, HD-AAC 
  • Real time auditioning & encoding with glitchless switching 
  • Select up to 5 codecs for simultaneous real-time encode 
  • Batch processing using dedicated Manager application
  • Comprehensive metadata editing
  • ABX mode for blind statistical testing
  • DIFF monitoring; listen to effect of codec on input signal

System Requirements

Pro Tools:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8, 11.3.2, 12.4 – AAX Native
  • Pro Tools 9, 10 – RTAS
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com 
  • Legacy RTAS support for OS X 10.6.8 – 10.8.5  & Windows XP: Pro-Codec Manager not included
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3 required for 64-bit plug-ins & Pro-Codec Manager

Audio Units:

  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.11
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.6.8 – 10.8.5: Pro-Codec Manager not included
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3 required for 64-bit plug-ins and Pro-Codec Manager

VST2:

  • VST2-compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.11
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.5.8 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP: Pro-Codec Manager not included
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3 required for 64-bit plug-ins and Pro-Codec Manager

Mac:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 – 12 (AAX Native)
  • Pro Tools 7 – 10 (RTAS)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2
  • Logic 8 & 9
  • Digital Performer
  • Nuendo
  • Cubase
  • Ableton
  • Studio 1

Windows:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 – 12 (AAX Native)
  • Pro Tools 7 – 10 (RTAS)
  • Nuendo
  • Cubase
  • Ableton
  • Samplitude
  • Sequoia
  • Pyramix
  • Studio 1

Note: An iLok USB Key is required for authorisation - refunds will not will not be granted for customers who do not own an iLok and purchase this product.

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