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Auto-Align®

Auto-Align® is an automatic microphone alignment and phase correction plug-in.

When recording an instrument with more than one mic, sound tends to reach each microphone at a slightly different time, causing some frequencies to cancel each other out and other frequencies to build up unnaturally. This phenomenon is known as the comb-filter effect.

Enter Auto-Align®.

Auto-Align® will analyze your multi-mic recording and will automatically detect and compensate for the delay between the microphones sample-accurately, significantly reducing the comb-filter effect and dramatically improving the resulting sound.

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PUNCH & DEFINITION

Properly aligning microphones makes for an amazing difference in low-end definition and punch. With Auto-Align® alignment takes only a few seconds, where previously it required spending considerable time trying to time-align and figure out phase issues.

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REVERSED POLARITY DETECTION

Auto-Align® can automatically detect a reversed polarity mic and compensate for it.

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Greg Wurth
Craig Bauer
Darrell Thorp

I’ve been using Auto-Align on all the original masters and it’s pretty amazing to hear a track that was already pretty great blossom even more.”

Greg Wurth

GRAMMY-nominated engineer and producer

Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine, Mary J. Blige

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SPECTRAL DISPLAY

A unique Spectral Phase Correlation Meter shows the phase correlation between the input and reference mics across the entire frequency spectrum.

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SAMPLE-ACCURATE

Auto-Align® detects and compensates for the delay between the microphones or DI box sample-accurately, significantly reducing the comb-filter effect and dramatically improving the resulting sound.

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PRESERVE SPACE

When distant microphones are used, or when some delay is desired to enhance the sense of space, Auto-Align® can time-place the microphones relative to the close-mic’ed source to minimize the comb-filter’s effect. Just click on the NEXT or PREV buttons to navigate between the best phase-correlated settings.

FEATURES

Auto-Align
  • Automatic, sample-accurate time and phase alignment
  • Phase polarity detection
  • Alternate matching points for improving phase correlation while preserving delay
  • Displays distance in samples, milliseconds, inches or centimeters

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Mac: Intel Core CPU, 2GB RAM, OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Windows: Intel Core CPU, 2GB RAM, graphics card supporting OpenGL 2.1, Windows 7 or higher
  • Plug-in formats: AAX, Audio Unit, VST, VST3
  • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager (iLok USB key is not required)

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RELEASE NOTES

2022-03-03: Version 1.6.3 - Apple silicon support

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Fixes & Changes

  • Handle some VST3 hosts reporting incorrect sample-position.
  • Improved support for host looping.
  • AAX: Fix macOS Monterey Compatibility.
  • VST3: Removed redundant MIDI CC parameters that might show up on some hosts.
  • Removed 32bit support.
  • Removed support for RTAS.
  • Note for Windows users that were using public beta: With previous betas the Windows Installer resulted different installed apps. it is strongly advised first to uninstall any 1.6.3 beta prior to install the final release.

New Features & Improvements

  • Native Apple silicon support
  • Allow numeric input for delay and SEND/RECV (Ctrl+Click)
  • macOS 10.9 or greater is now required.
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