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Two New Dynamics Processing Plug-ins: Polydactyl and Librae



Noise Engineering announces Polydactyl and Librae, two new dynamics-processing plug-ins presenting many flavors of compression, expansion, limiting, and distortion.

Polydactyl is designed for anything from subtle mixing tasks to complete sonic destruction as a multiband processor, while Librae is made for mixing, mastering, sound design, and stereo-field experimentation.

Polydactyl is a multiband processor inspired by over-the-top and aggressive techniques, yet it is designed to be versatile enough to be used in almost any mix. Featuring four adjustable bands — plus Pre and Post — to precisely sculpt the dynamics of audio tracks with separate per-section controls for Blend, Gain, Room, Floor, Release, and Stereo Link, the bands can be dialed in individually or the Link function can be utilized to quickly apply user settings across multiple bands (though turning Link off makes it simple to set each band as needed).

Librae is a mid/side and stereo dynamics processor with separate controls for Pre, Mid, Side, and Post stages. Duly designed for transparency, Librae is made for master-bus applications, but the team behind the plug-in put a lot of thought into making it a capable tool for creative processing and sound design. Many of its controls are similar to those on Polydactyl. Put it this way: Librae also has separate per-stage controls for Blend, Gain, Saturate, Room,Floor, Release, and Stereo Linkplus distortion controls like Saturate, Soft Drive and Hard Drive (with dedicated Soft Blend and Hard Blend), Zero Pop, and output-level controls. Its Pre and Post stages also feature shelf-EQ weight controls to adjust how the plug-in’s dynamics processing responds to the incoming signal. Librae features a Global Mid < – > Side balance control for easy adjustment. Similarly, each section can also be bypassed or soloed.

Polydactyl and Librae are available now in AAX, AU, and VST formats for $49.00 USD apiece, and also available as part of the Build Your Own Bundle (buy any three plug-ins and automatically get one for half price) — only from Noise Engineering here:

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