DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO
Traditional wideband mastering limiters (like the DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor STD) can sometimes create unnatural sounding results when pushed hard. The DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO is an alternative mastering tool fine-tuning the dynamics and increasing loudness of your final mix.

It combines multiple look-ahead limiters with accurate filtering and an intuitive interface to give you three frequency-dependent limiter channels. Think of the DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO like a combined limiter, loudness maximizer and intelligent tone control - or use it to subtly tame the volume of a loud kickdrum in the final mix without affecting the tonal quality of the mids & highs.  

Or even out the volume of a bass guitar in the mix while leaving the vocals untouched. Or compress the lows & mids of a guitar track while leaving the sparkling highs untouched.

Status: Demo, 21 day trial
Price: $99
Version: 1.0
Usage: Broadcast Processor Plugin. Works with all DRS 2006 Packages 1.71 and above
Download: DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO
(Demo already included in all Packages)
DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor Manuals (Winhelp)

Introduction
The DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO is a flexible dynamics plugin with many uses including loudness maximizing, advanced EQing, and dynamics tuning.

The DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO splits your audio using a high quality crossover filter - this cuts the audio into low, mid, and high frequency bands. Each band is then processed through its own lookahead limiter (using the same intelligent algorithm designed for the DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor STD mastering limiter).

Here are a few example applications of the
DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO...


Increasing loudness of a mix
"Traditional" limiters (like the DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor STD) produce good results with many types of material, but sometimes they can give a "pumping" sound when pushed too hard. This is because when the limiter kicks in to compress, for example, a loud bass guitar, it limits the mids & highs as well.

Because DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO limits each low/mid/high audio band independently, it can boost the volume far more transparently. The mids & highs are not cut just because your bassist gets carried away!

Advanced EQ control
The DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO can be used as a 3-band EQ (equivalent to high-shelving, low-shelving and paragraphic mid bands). However, there is one important difference. No matter how much EQ boost you apply, the output will never distort. You need not worry about boosting the bass too far and going over that magical 0dB digital threshold and clipping the output.

Intelligent compressor
The DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO is great for compressing individual instruments. It can compress the lows & mids of a guitar or vocal track without destroying the sparkling highs that you worked so hard to record.

The DRS 2006 Broadcast Processor PRO Controls



General Controls
- To move the knobs, drag up & down with your mouse. Press the shift key for fine control.

- To enter a value using the keyboard, click on the value under a knob. Press esc to cancel or enter to change the value

- You can access the standard presets from the popup menu - click the right mouse button to display it.

- You can reload the most recenly used preset from the reset option on the popup menu.

- You can reset any individual knob to the last loaded preset value by clicking on the knob while pressing the ctrl key. This also works for buttons.

- You can change the knobs to respond to horizontal mouse movement using Knob control in the popup menu.

- Use the Graphics speed option in the popup menu to change the update frequency of the VU meters.


Display
The three bands are shown as three grey boxes. When audio is playing, each box is a VU meter for that band. A blue meter above each box displays the amount of limiting being applied to that band. The VU meters to the right display the input and output levels from the plugin.




low band 0 - 125Hz
6dB boost
Limiter not active


low band 0 - 125Hz
-15dB limiter
Limiter not active


low band 0 - 250Hz
20dB boost
8dB of limiting being applied

High & Low
Sets the crossover frequency points where the audio is split into low/mid/high bands.

Solo
Allows you to listen to each band individually. Note: what you hear is the output of each band's limiter, not the input.

Limit
Sets the limiter threshold for each band. (Each limit control is ganged to the corresponding boost control)

Boost
Sets the gain applied to each band, after the limiter output. (Each boost control is ganged to the corresponding boost control)

Decay
Sets the release time for the limiter in each band.

Bypass
Switches off the plugin. But you probably knew that :-) Useful for doing A/B comparisons between the original & processed audio.

Last Words ;-)
The complete documentation is taken from our partners db-audioware from Scotland. Ask our pal Dave (dave@db-audioware.com) for more info, if you need to know more about this plugin.
We also want to thank this guy for sharing his abilities with us and giving our DRS 2006 a kick we always were dreaming about. THX!



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