Flux:: Elixir

Flux:: sound and picture development is proud to announce Elixir, a novel kind of program limiter designed to achieve a pure natural sound without altering the audio material and its timbre. Aimed at broadcast, post-production and the mastering industry, Elixir provides real True Peak output level in accordance with the ITU-R.BS 1770 and EBU R128 norms, and for surround/multichannel operation Elixir provides up to 8 channels of simultaneous processing.

Elixir’s straightforward interface makes it exceptionally easy to achieve great results, even under a tight deadline. Simply set the input level, adjust the Threshold according to the amount of limiting desired, and finally enable Make Up for gain compensation and loudness addition. That’s it! For truly delicate and fine processing tasks like mastering, Elixir presents a new innovative concept called Stages, providing the option to set the algorithm to perform limiting in multi-stages, in order to achieve even more precise and natural sounding results.

Example: If the threshold is set to -3 dB and the ‘Stages’ parameter set to 3, the first stage will limit at -1dB, the second stage will limit at -2dB and the third will limit at -3dB, with analyzing performed in each of the three stages.

The algorithm uses an oversampled representation of the audio sample as reference when defining the gain envelope, while the actual processing is applied only to the original non-oversampled data, in order to reduce artifacts (like aliasing) and to achieve the most precise and excellent sounding result presenting none, or effectively reduced, conventional limiting pumping effects even during heavy processing.

In addition to Stages, Elixir presents the option to run the algorithm in a higher resolution mode with even more detail put into the processing, obviously, at the cost of additional CPU-consumption.

On the Mac, Elixir requires OS X 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7, an Intel processor, a 32-bit VST or AU compatible host application, or Pro Tools 8 or later for 32-bit RTAS.

Elixir is available via direct download from Flux:: for $199. An introductory price of $139 is on tap for a limited time. Discounts are also available for current Flux:: customers and bundles.