Nugen Audio has announced MasterCheck v1.7.0.1, updating its music streaming auditioning plug-in to include MP3 and SoundCloud support.

Nugen Audio MasterCheck v1.7.0.1As a Nugen Audio mainstay, MasterCheck optimises mixes for online delivery services, revealing problems ahead of time to enable its users to audition and deliver masters tuned for current playout systems. With the introduction of the v1.7.0.1 update, MasterCheck now includes an Opus preset for SoundCloud – the online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin, Germany, that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio – and also adds support for MP3, a coding format for digital audio.

‘A SoundCloud preset was added so that SoundCloud content creators can use MasterCheck with the same ease and convenience as people creating content for Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube,’ says Nugen Audio Solutions Specialist, Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe. ‘It’s effectively one click, rather than having to create a custom preset.’

Prior to the v1.7.0.1 update, it was possible to use MasterCheck to monitor for SoundCloud, but because its settings were different to other superficially similar platforms – notably not applying any loudness normalisation – this was a comparatively lengthyprocess.

‘MP3 has fallen out of favour in recent years, but it is still something that customers have frequently asked us to include in a MasterCheck update,’ Vinehill-Cliffe continues. ’The majority of online radio stations still use MP3 codecs, so this new support is really useful for anyone mastering a track that might end up on Internet radio.’

The v1.7.0.1 update is freea to all existing owners of MasterCheck, and also available to purchase (as a 32/64-bit-supporting AAX-, AU-, VST- and VST3-compatible plug-in) for Mac (OS-X 10.7 and above) and Windows (Vista and above) at US$199.


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