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Finalizer 96K builds on our multi-award-winning mastering technology and delivers an unprecedented level of clarity, warmth and punch to your mix. 96 kHz internal and external processing truly puts the world of professional mastering within reach of every studio - large or small.

In short, Finalizer 96K dramatically enhances your material, creating
that "radio ready" sound that was previously unattainable outside a
professional mastering house.


  • Punch - Add a Touch of Magic to Your Production. Make it Stand Out from the Crowd. 
  • Clarity - 96 kHz Internal and External Processing. No Compromises Allowed.
  • Versatility - More than Multi-band Compression. A Complete Range of Mastering Tools.

Main Features

  • Convert -  24bit/96kHz AD/DA converters, Format conversion (AES/EBU, S/PDIF and Tos) ADAT interface
  • Sample Rate Conversion - 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz and make even asynchronous conversion possible
  • Shape - Five-band, 24bit Stereo Digital Equalizer
  • Enhance - Dynamic EQ, Stereo Adjust, Digital Radiance Generator™ and Spectral Stereo Image
  • Normalize - Real-time Gain Maximizer
  • Expand - Variable Slope Multiband Expander
  • Squeeze - Multiband Compressor
  • Trim - Variable Ceiling multiband Limiter
  • Fade - Manual or Auto Fade Tool
  • Dither - Maintain the highest resolution at the digital AES/EBU and S/PDIF outputs, Tos-link and ADAT
  • Balance - L/R balance in 0.1dB steps


In short, you'll find all the tools you need in the Finalizer 96K!

True 24 Bit / 96 kHz

We have equipped Finalizer 96K with true 24bit resolution A/D and D/A converters, capable of translating AES/EBU, S/PDIF and Tos input to the Finalizer's internal or external rate. You also get full Up- and Down Sampling, and you can set the Sample Rate Conversion rate to 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kHz.

The ADAT interface enables you to choose 2 ADAT channels and direct them to other ADAT channels. This enables you to bounce tracks while processing the sound with the Finalizer's unique features. Finalize your mix and turn it into a masterpiece.

Simple Versatility

Finalizer 96K gives you all the features you need to add the finishing touch of magic to your mix. The multi-band processor will make your mix sound punchier and crispier, allowing you to easily turn your demo tapes into mastered recordings.

If you have a particular external device that you want to add to the arsenal of mastering tools, you can simply insert it via either the analog inputs or digitally via AES/EBU, S/PDIF or Tos-link. Likewise, you can also insert internal effects - for instance if you want to refine the overall EQ before compressing the signal.

Analyze This!

Finalizer 96K comes with a wide range of extremely useful analyzing functions: Phase Correlation Meter, Level Flow Meter, Peak Hold Meter and Digital I/O Status. Even a Calibration Tone Generator is included with Finalizer 96K.

Make your mastering decisions on monitoring and serious analyzing!

Wizardry

The successful Wizard function is naturally a part of Finalizer 96K, and it will immediately calculate an optimal setting for your material, making mastering easy.

However, if you prefer total control, you can also delve in to the tiny details with more than 90 parameters.

Do the Dither

Dithering is very important when you interface digitally. The output resolution of Finalizer 96K is 24bit, but you can Dither from 8-22bits.

If your signal is in Stereo, Uncorrelated Dither is the best choice, if it is in Mono, Correlated Dither will be the most unobtrusive, and if your signal is unfocused, Inverse Dither may be your best choice.

Presets

Recall

The Recall page takes you step by step through a carefully selected list of 30 presets suitable for any type of source material. There are presets for Classical, Rock, Commercials, Jazz, Techno, Live etc. In other words, you will be certain to find a preset suited for your production. 

Wizard

When you want to create your own special preset, call up the Wizard. Just answer four basic questions about your source material and the type of processing you require and the Wizard will optimize your material fast and easy. You'll find your favorites as you go along, and you can store them as individual presets within Finalize 96K.

Sound on Sound
by Hugh Robjohns

The Finalizer 96K remains an extremely comprehensive and capable machine with enormous flexibility, providing all the tools one could possibly need to add the right degree of polish to any track. (...) For the professional or very serious semi-professional, the latest Finalizer remains at the top of the 'best-buy' list.

Mix
by Ross Pallone

Combining a host of processing functions in a single-rack-space package, TC Electronic's Finalizer 96 has more to offer than any unit I have ever used.

Audio media
by Rick Chin

So neat, so tidy, so easy to use. All in 1U. Gotta have it. My checkbook is already throbbing. Oh well ...

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