Mastering is something Music production folks with get involved in somewhere along their careers, whether you are a mastering engineer by trade or dip into it occasionally you’ll be interested by Perception.
Loudness changes our perception of the music we hear, If you play someone two identical pieces of audio, but one of them is slightly louder, they perceive it as sounding brighter and bassier – “better”, in most people’s opinion.
This has always been a challenge – how can we tell: “Is this really better ? Or just louder ? Making accurate, impartial judgements about this has always been a key skill of the mastering engineer, which can take years to learn – and even then, there’s an element of opinion involved.
Perception allows you to hear past the “loudness deception” and make truly impartial, accurate decisions about the best possible sound for your music.
Perception is available for both PC & Mac (including Mavericks), in VST, AU and AAX versions (Pro Tools 10.3.6+ or 11) – all in 32 and 64-bit. There is currently no RTAS version. Full documentation is also included.