IK Multimedia have released an updated version of their flagship mastering suite T-RackS, offering a completely customisable software package for musicians of any calibre.
Billed as being "the most powerful mixing and mastering modular system for Mac/PC," T-RackS Version 5 now allows users to choose from a total of 38 modules to create a 16-processor series/parallel chain, resulting in a streamlined mastering experience on any platform. This includes the recent addition of the Master Match module, which allows for mixing with up to three other reference tracks to easily create high quality master tracks.
IK Multimedia have also included a whole bunch of mixing tools with Version 5, focusing on sound customisation to tweak those tracks just right. These include the DynaMu compressor/limiter, a 10 band parametric EQ, and the One processor, which combines an EQ, limiter, analogue harmonic exciter and a low-end enhancer, granting premium quality audio finalisation.
As well as being tweaked to allow for the mixing of an entire album, T-RackS 5 also features a more streamlined interface, an improved audio engine, and a whole bunch of tools specifically aimed at broadcasters. You can also now use T-RackS as a standalone suite, a channel strip, or a seperate VST plugin.
IK Multimedia is distributed in Australia through Sound and Music.