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The Mastering Suite is a free plug-in that provides features for improving a mix destined to be played on different output devices. This all-in-one effect plug-in provides four modules: Parametric EQ, Multiband Compressor, Master Volume, and Limiter. By adjusting these modules in accordance with the characteristics of the connected output devices and the output environment, it is possible to improve the overall quality of audio output.
6-Band Parametric EQ: filter modes, frequency, resonance, and gain configurable for each band.
4-Band Compressor: frequency, attack/release times, threshold, ratio, make-up gain, and knee configurable for each band.
Master Volume: volume settings for each channel.
Limiter: soft-knee, hard-knee, and advanced limiting.
The four modules are chained to each other, with a disabled module acting as a bypass. Each module has a check box in the upper-left corner. This allows you to disable the module if it is not needed, or to isolate specific modules for auditioning purposes.
The Mastering Suite is a free plug-in that requires a license to be activated and for SoundBanks to be generated successfully. You can acquire a free license from https://www.audiokinetic.com/products/plug-ins/evaluate/mastering-suite/.
The Mastering Suite effect plug-in is meant to be used at the very end of the audio pipeline. For that reason, it is constrained to the last effect slot of the top-level Master Audio Bus. Inserting it on any other slot will highlight the plug-in instance as being unsupported and SoundBank generation will fail.
The following ShareSets are provided for common use cases: