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...
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
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.
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
- 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.
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.
band 0 - 125Hz
Limiter not active
band 0 - 125Hz
Limiter not active
low band 0 - 250Hz
8dB of limiting being applied
Sets the crossover frequency points where the audio is split into
Allows you to listen to each band individually. Note: what you hear
is the output of each band's limiter, not the input.
Sets the limiter threshold for each band. (Each limit control is
ganged to the corresponding boost control)
Sets the gain applied to each band, after the limiter output. (Each
boost control is ganged to the corresponding boost control)
Sets the release time for the limiter in each band.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!