Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec - Native

Post-production Codec Plug-in with Multiple Codec Auditions, Bit-stream Integrity Meters, and Blind Listening Mode - Native - Mac/PC RTAS, VST, AU
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When you're optimizing MP3 mixes for use online, you need the right tools for the job. Sonnox's Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in makes it incredibly easy to audition encoded or decoded material - in real time. Plus, you can audition up to five codecs at the same time. The Fraunhofer Pro-Codec's intuitive display shows the input signal, the output difference signal, and a visual representation of how much codec-induced noise can be heard. You'll also appreciate the A-B auditioning and blind listening modes, which give you even more flexible auditioning options. The Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in even lets you batch encode to multiple formats at the same time!

Convenient iTunes integration on your Mac

If you're a Mac user like many of us here at Sweetwater, you'll be happy to know that Sonnox's Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in is a powerful tool for mixing directly for the "Mastered for iTunes" program. It lets you conveniently use the Apple iTunes Plus codec for auditioning, monitoring iTunes encoding chain clipping behavior and correcting levels if necessary. (Note that the iTunes Plus codec is included in the Mac version only.)

Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-in Features:
  • Allows auditioning of up to 5 codecs in real time
  • MP3, MP3 Surround, MP3 HD, HD-AAC, AAC-LC, and HE-AAC codecs supported
  • Intuitive display
  • Bit-stream integrity meters for detecting potential decode overloads
  • Instant A-B auditioning
  • Blind listening mode
  • Compatible with all major DAWS
  • Mac/PC, RTAS, VST or AU
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Tech Specs

Software Type Post-production Codec
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
iLok Required Yes
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processors, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.4-10.9
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista, XP
Manufacturer Part Number NATFPCG5

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Nice to see how much control I can have with this plugin. If I have to create MP3's (as I'm not the biggest fan of this type of compression) then this is the best tool I have seen to date.
Music background: classical pianist, recording and mixing engineer
See also: Mastering Plug-ins, Sonnox, Sonnox Mastering Software