TC Electronic has introduced a brand-new take on modern music mastering.
The central component in the 2019-incarnation of the dual-sided Finalizer concept is a desktop mastering app that compiles a wide range of the best multiband compression, limiter and EQ algorithms that TC Electronic has ever developed.
They are ported 1:1 from the highly regarded System 6000 platform and bundled in a brand-new package along with a wealth of new features such as presets based on complex analytical findings and not least an entirely new way of presenting the audio visually, showing how individual mastering decisions affect the song – from start to end – in real time as the processing is being applied.
Free Online Analysing with Finalizer
The second half of the reincarnated Finalizer mastering concept is a free online analysis service that introduces a brand-new way of visualising music with regard to loudness, dynamics and frequency spectrum.
Users can upload their own tracks and compare them directly to hundreds of songs that TC Electronic has already pre-analysed and added to the continuously growing online library, spanning different musical genres and periods of time.
A key concept is that every song that has appeared on Billboard’s Top 20 within a quarter are pooled together as a bulk of songs that are representative for how hits sound today – and the company will continue to maintain this ‘sound of today’ by updating this library on a quarterly basis.