YOU’VE GOT THE POWAIR

POWAIR was designed to be a smarter, more natural sounding compressor. It’s a dual-stage loudness leveler / compressor / limiter powered by a novel, proprietary compression engine which provides greater transparency and control than ever before.

The first stage is a K-weighted loudness leveler, perfect for leveling a voice-over or auto-adjusting the level of different pieces of music. In its second compression stage, POWAIR uses an innovative gain detection and reduction engine, capable of fast gain changes with minimal distortion and adaptive response to the source.

The unique Punch feature enables full control over the transients’ levels during the attack stage, making it possible to shape the transients’ lengths while keeping peak levels under control.

And in an industry first, POWAIR features Adaptive Compression to maintain an average compression action, adding intensity and glue while keeping the natural dynamics of the recording.

RADICALLY SMART & NATURAL COMPRESSION

POWAIR’s novel, proprietary compression engine allows for powerful dynamics shaping while maintaining the timbre of the source material, even when pushed to extremes. It enables greater control and transparency of the source’s perceived loudness and intensity and brings a sense of power to vocals, instruments and mixes.

TOTAL CREATIVE CONTROL

With innovative features such as Punch and Adaptive Compression, POWAIR offers an extra level of control over transients, enabling you to uniquely shape your sound while fully retaining the dynamics of the original performance.

IT’S ABOUT PERCEIVED LOUDNESS

Whether you need to deliver tracks to EBU specifications or control the levels of a dynamic performance, the K-weighted perceived loudness (LKFS) leveler will smoothly ride your tracks to your target level.

SWEET TOPPINGS

Additional features such as L/R and M/S processing with variable stereo-link, bandpass and bandstop side-chain filter, tempo-synced recovery time, side-chain input and analytic auto-makeup gain complete POWAIR’s comprehensive feature set.

FEATURES

  • Novel, ultra-fast gain detection and reduction compression design
  • K-weighted loudness auto-leveler
  • Punch enables precise level control of transients during the attack period independent of attack time
  • Adaptive Compression enables maintaining average compression for natural performance dynamics
  • Machine learning-based perceived loudness auto makeup gain compensation
  • Band-pass and band-reject side-chain filter
  • External side-chain key input
  • Mono, stereo and mid/side operation modes with continuously-variable compression link control
  • ITU-R BS.1770.4-compliant LKFS and true-peak output level meters

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)

2018-06-28:
Version 1.1 - Major Update

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Fixes
  • A/B states were not properly stored and recalled.
  • Meters/Leveler did not clear state when playing after stopping.
  • VST denormalization-related performance issues.
  • Possible crash on Digital Performer (VST).
  • Input meter could show noise-floor instead of silence.
  • Various cosmetic UI inconsistencies.
  • SCF - possible crash when LF was set to highest frequency.
  • SCF - Solo didn't work when compressor was off.
  • M/S mode was processed in Leveler stage.
  • Fixes & improvements to auto gain compensation and side-chain compression.
  • Switching between Mono/Stereo instance on Logic X could lead to a crash.
  • AAX with side-chain could produce silence when rendered offline. (Commit/Freeze/Bounce Offline)
  • VST3 might not work with Direct Offline Processing.
  • On some settings dry signal could be not dry.
  • Possible crash when inputting out-of-range values.
  • Fixes & improvements to Windows installer.
New Features & Improvements
  • Added peak clipping options.
  • Added user-definable meter peak hold.
  • Improved performance.
  • Added UI scaling (75% - 200%).
  • Limiting is now based on true-peak.
  • SCF - improved filter phase-response.
  • Pro Tools (AAX), Studio One 3.x (VST3) - support gain reduction meter.
  • Pro Tools (AAX) - support automation key modifiers.
  • Presets names are now being stored and recalled.
  • Bypass makes UI grayscale.
  • Minor UI tweaks and improvements.