Sonic Studio soundBlade Gets iZotope Algorithms

US soundBlade to include MBIT+ and iZotope 64-bit SRC algorithms      29/09/06

Sonic Studio soundBlade Gets iZotope Algorithms


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We recently brought you news of iZotope technology being used in a new Digidesign plug-in for Pro Tools and now Izotope have announced that SonicStudio is licensing iZotope's MBIT+ dither and 64-bit SRC sample rate conversion algorithms for inclusion in Sonic Studio's soundBlade native.
soundBlade is a general purpose production tool, designed to record, edit, process, restore and deliver audio on CD, DDP or as AIFF, WAV or BWF files for further processing. Particularly well suited to handle the difficult tasks of mastering, soundBlade is available in two versions: soundBlade native & soundBlade accelerated.
Jayson Tomlin, Sonic Studio's VP of Business Development told us, "Our installed base expects the highest quality components in our products. Customers suggested that we work with iZotope and, after careful evaluation, we feel that this is quality product. We're proud to be working with iZotope and are glad to have them associated with Sonic Studio."
The MBIT+ word length reduction algorithm features psychoacoustic noise shaping based on research performed with musical program material as opposed to traditional test tones. Izotope tell us that this basis has won it the lowest perceived noise in the market and made it a practical must for professionals. It features several modes of noise shaping providing the engineer with the final control.
The iZotope 64-bit SRC sample rate conversion algorithm features one of the steepest filters on the market minimizing the noise and aliasing caused by traditional approaches. Additionally, iZotope 64-bit SRC addresses the question of the pre-ringing and post-ringing caused by linear phase and minimum phase algorithms by allowing the engineer to decide. A new hybrid approach allows continuous control over the tradeoff of pre- and post-ringing, in addition to the controls over filter steepness versus ringing.
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