SPL MasterBay S - The S-Class Patchbay Traditional patchbays are very useful to distribute signals. However, when it comes to mastering, many engineers wish they had more flexibility: even for experienced users a simple comparison of different processors or processing paths can become a nightmare.
With the MasterBay S it is easy to manage up to four stereo processors comfortably. Its flexible switching matrix and unique listening comparison possibilities make it easier to get the best results out of the available equipment.
In order to streamline the workflow, the user can set freely selectable intervals for automatic A/B comparisons. And it is also possible to compensate for loudness disparities to be able to compare only the actual sound differences, while the Parallel Mix function determines the balance between the dry input and the processed signal. The MasterBay S features Trim potentiometers to fine adjust all input and output levels plus a central knob that serves to adjust the record signal's dynamic fading.
Being a processor interface, the MasterBay S reduces signal conversions to the strict minimum, regardless of the number of processing units connected.
The price of the all-German designed and manufactured unit has not been announced yet, but it will be disclosed during the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, where SPL will be in stand B 82 in Hall 5.1.
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SPL has been developing and manufacturing analog and digital audio processors for the professional music, film, multimedia, and broadcasting industries since 1984. SPL products are well-known and respected worldwide for their innovative approach and user-friendliness, but most of all for their outstanding performance.
Among SPL's most celebrated developments are the sound optimization processing used in the VITALIZER® products; the first-ever level-independent dynamic processing technique, implemented in the Transient Designer
, which inspired a whole new range of products.
Other highlights include the world's first discrete 5.1 microphone system, ATMOS® 5.1, as well as the SUPRA op-amp with its unsurpassed 120 V operating voltage.
In 2008 SPL formed a new team of software developers and accomplished a breakthrough in developing digital products. Finally, the high-quality standards SPL stands for could be translated into the digital domain in the form of the ANALOG CODE® plug-ins.