CORAL is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in designed first and foremost for use in mastering sessions. It allows a smooth and controlled action on any audio material and includes an equalizer, a compressor, an elliptical filter and a preamp stage.
While designing Coral we have given special consideration to creating an innovative product, something completely different from other software offerings currently on the market.
Our hardware emulation techniques have significantly evolved over time, but what makes us particularly proud of this creation is that we have also tried to go beyond simple hardware imitation (although the final result may easily deceive and sound like a real analog device).
Coral is an extremely transparent processor, thanks to the smooth, broad curves of its equalizer and the uniquely forgiving behavior of its dynamic section.
In particular, the compressor applies an ultrsasoft-clipping strategy, so to speak: the gain reduction applied to large dynamic areas is gentle and gradual, in order to preserve the transients from being cut off. The result is a lively sound which preserves all the original transients and micro-dynamic detail, yet is tightly controlled as far as macro-dynamics and general level.
We have also added an elliptical filter, which controls the stereo spread of selectable frequency ranges, a kind of processing which is often called upon in vinyl mastering sessions.
This bundle helps unleash the incredible potential of this product, since the use of single modules instead of the entire channel strip allows a significant decrease of the CPU load in many mixing situations.
|Operating System||Windows7||Windows10||OS X 10.8||OS X 10.11|
|CPU||Dual Core||Latest multicore CPU (1)||Dual Core||Latest multicore CPU (1)|
|RAM||4 Gb||16 GB to 128 GB||4 GB||16 GB to 128 GB|
|HDD/SDD||1600 Mb||1600 Mb||1600 Mb||1600 Mb|
|Screen Resolution||1024x768 (XGA)||1920×1080 (HDTV) (2)||1024x768 (XGA)||1920×1080 (HDTV) (2)|
|Audio Host||VST2/AAX 32 bits||VST2/AAX 64 bits||VST2/AU/AAX 32 bits||VST2/AU/AAX 64 bits|
(1) Intel Xeon v3 or Intel i7 generation 4 or 6 or newer is recommended.
(2) 3840x2160 UHDTV is also supported.