Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec

Realtime Codec auditioning plugin

In the past it has not been possible to critically audition and then encode multiple formats in real time within a host DAW environment. The revolutionary Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-In now makes this possible.

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SON-PRO-CODEC
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We spend our professional lives making mixes sound as good as they can - and then hand them on for encoding and distribution. Later we often wish we could have made some improvements.

In the past it has not been possible to critically audition and then encode multiple formats in real time within a host DAW environment.

What if there was a way to audition and compare up to five audio codecs in real time? The revolutionary Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-In now makes this possible.

Its intuitive display helps you quickly focus on key issues such as codec effect on frequencies, audible artefacts and codec-induced overloads. Optimize your mix for specific formats, such as AAC or mp3, before encoding it using the Plug-In or the separate Manager application for background batch processing.

The Pro-Codec Plug-In is designed for the real-time auditioning of audio signals by the Fraunhofer codecs. The Plug-In also provides the ability to record the real-time encoded data to disk (in the form of MP3 and M4A files).

This enables mixing engineers to produce compensated mixes optimised towards specific target codecs, thereby ensuring maximum fidelity. Similarly, mastering engineers may audition material in the final format, and produce compensated, optimised masters for final encoding and distribution.

The included Pro-Codec Manager is a powerful desktop application designed for offline batch encoding, decoding and metadata editing of your encoded files.

  • Real time auditioning & encoding with glitchless switching
  • Supported Codecs:
    • mp3, Apple AAC iTunes+ (Mac only) AAC-LC, HE-AAC
    • MPEG Surround, AAC-LC & HE-AAC multichannel, HD-AAC
  • Select up to 5 codecs for simultaneous real-time encode 
  • Batch processing using dedicated Manager application
  • Comprehensive metadata editing
  • ABX mode for blind statistical testing
  • DIFF monitoring; listen to effect of codec on input signal
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Specification

System Requirements

Pro Tools

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later - AAX Native
  • Pro Tools 9, 10 - RTAS
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com
  • Legacy RTAS support for OS X 10.6.8 - 10.8.5 & Windows XP: Pro-Codec Manager not included
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3 required for AAX plug-ins & Pro-Codec Manager

Audio Units

  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 and above
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.6.8 - 10.8.5: Pro-Codec Manager not included
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3 required for 64-bit plug-in & Pro-Codec Manager

VST2

  • VST2 compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 and above
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.5.8 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP: Pro-Codec Manager not included
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3 required for 64-bit plug-in & Pro-Codec Manager

Supported Hosts

Mac

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 and above (AAX Native)
  • Cubase
  • Ableton
  • Studio One
  • Logic Pro X
  • Plus any host that supports VST, VST3, AU or AAX

Windows

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 and above (AAX Native)
  • Cubase
  • Ableton
  • Studio One
  • Plus any host that supports VST, VST3 or AAX