IK Multimedia T-RackS Classic Software Suite

Mastering Software Bundle with Compressor, Limiter, and Equalizer Models - Mac/PC AAX, RTAS, AU, VST
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IK Multimedia T-RackS Classic Software Suite
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Powerful "in-the-box" Mastering

The IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Classic mastering and mixing software bundle builds on the legacy of the fantastic original T-RackS software, giving you convenient and comprehensive metering plus plug-in and standalone operating capability. T-RacksS CS Classic lets you tailor your signal chain to run up to 12 processors in parallel or series. Whether you're looking for clean, accurate digital clarity, rich analog character, or anything in between, the T-RackS CS Classic bundle has you covered!

IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Classic Mastering Suite at a Glance:
  • Tailor your signal chain
  • Meter with confidence
  • Work in plug-in or standalone mode
  • Get the true sound of classic hardware units
  • Four classic T-RackS processors
Tailor your signal chain

T-RackS CS Classic includes a selectable 12-processor-slot audio chain arranged in two rows of four slots for parallel processing plus four serial final slots. Without having to navigate or scroll around, modules can be easily switched on/off with a single click, individually or all at once, at any time for quick a/b on the monitored audio. You get single-module or global chain visualization options plus a "compare" function with volume matching that compares the sound of the processed version and the original. This allows you to really judge the sound changes and not be mislead by a volume increase.

Meter with confidence

T-RackS CS Classic includes a new high quality, high precision complete metering section. You get a precision 3-scale Peak meter with accurate sample indicators and real digital "Over" indication, as well as a Real Perceived Loudness meter. This amazingly useful meter is not included on most software processors. It shows the real loudness that will be perceived on your masters. Compare your preferred records with your works on this meter, and you'll immediately see where to go with loudness management. T-RackS also includes a Phase scope (with options to match the style and indication you're used to); Phase correlation; a Spectrum analyzer with Peak, RMS and Averaging indicators; and an RMS meter.

Work in plug-in or standalone mode

One of the reasons T-RackS CS Classic is so popular at Sweetwater is that you can use the individual processors as plug-ins in your DAW, or use the full suite in standalone mode. Standalone mode allows for loading multiple audio files, previews them with all-independent settings, and processes all of them with a single click. Standalone mode includes an extremely high-quality sampling rate conversion to write 44.1kHz CD files, starting from any sampling rate. You also get built-in dithering. Automation is easy; you can take snapshots within each song and automate processing parameter changes during the song, for example, when passing from verses to choruses, all with a single click. You can also perform non-destructive basic audio editing.

Get the true sound of classic hardware units

IK developed SCC technology to "clone" the true behavior of an analog vintage processor down to its finest level of sonic detail for a faithful reproduction of all its tonal characteristics. This new emulation technology produces results that are indistinguishable from the originals, even for the professionally trained ear.

Four T-RackS classic processors

T-RackS CS Classic includes the Classic T-RackS Compressor (a classic tube stereo compressor/leveler designed for mastering) and the Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter (a multiband master stereo limiter). You also get the Classic T-RackS Clipper (a soft-clipping stage to create warm, saturated mastering effects) and the Classic T-RackS Equalizer (a 6-band parametric equalizer), which is modeled on classic top-quality analog gear. This EQ can now be used in stereo or MS mode.

IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Classic Mastering and Mixing Software Features:
  • Classic T-RackS Compressor
  • Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter
  • Classic T-RackS Clipper
  • Classic T-RackS Equalizer
  • Configurable mastering/mixing chain lets you run up to 12 parallel/series processors
  • Complete built-in metering section with Peak, Perceived Loudness, Phase, and RMS meters, plus a Spectrum analyzer with Peak, RMS and Averaging indicators
  • Standalone and plug-in versions available in the same package for use in all the most popular native DAWs
  • High-fidelity oversampling with crystal-clear transparency
  • Extremely easy to use
IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Classic gives you the tools you need for outstanding "in-the-box" mixing and mastering!

Tech Specs

Software Type Mastering
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Supported Audio Formats ASIO, Core Audio
Hardware Requirements - Mac 866 MHz G4/1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo Processor, 512MB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Pentium 1GHz/Athlon XP 1.33 GHz, 512MB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6
OS Requirements - PC Windows Vista/XP
Manufacturer Part Number TR-300-SDD-IN

Customer Reviews

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a must have if your in a home studio!

It gives you a great starting on mastering your own music at home and not break the bank !
Music background: recording engineer

IK Multimedia T-RackS Classic . Sounds incredible

I am so surprised at the Classic Compressor..It sounds so much like discreet outboard gear.
Music background: Recording and Mixing Engineer

Very discreet sounding plugins.

I especially love the classic compressor
Music background: Recording and mix engineer

Good Plug-ins, Great Service

Amazing. I paid 40$ for a software bundle, and now I have a personal sales engineer. Sweetwater really understands the value of good customer service. I can guarantee my next audio purchase will be with them, and I suggest yours is as well.
Music background: Hobbyist

great software!

love this software if you're looking for a great plugin this is the one!!!!!
Music background: producer
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