Built with Microsoft®VisualStudio on the .NET platform for compatibility with Windows® XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
The accepted audio format in this software is PCM wave up to 192 kHz x 2 channels in 32 bit (processed at 64 bit).
We recommend at least 2 GB of RAM and a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 or higher.
Note: This software is not compatible with the Apple®Mac operating system.
 


  Special note from the designer of 4A-Studio...

  "Since its original release back in 2003, 4A-Studio has massively evolved. It's an even more powerful and robust audio software package than I'd first imagined. I've aimed my high-quality software at professional sound engineers who simply want the best tools on a realistic budget. I hope you'll enjoy using 4A-Studio as much as I've enjoyed the challenging journey of building it."  
-- Mike Graham 
 

The recommended screen size for running
this software on Windows® is 1366x768.

$44.99

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Auto-expansion noise gate
Auto-mix channel conversion
Analogue tape simulation
Batch processing controller
Bit-dithered depth conversion
Vocal-protect saturation
Digital noise-shaping engine
Fast amp volume reduction

Analogue reverb modelling
Protective loudness booster
Protective high-velocity limiter

Protective RMS targeter
Stereo soundstage controller
 


Technical specs for v-7.8.3
Input format:
PCM Wave file type
Mono / Stereo
8 / 16 / 24 / 32 bit (processed @ 64)
11,025 - 192,000 Hz

Output format:

Any variation on the above but sampling rate remains fixed.
Operating system

Designed for 100% compatibility with the Microsoft® .NET framework v3.5 and above, incl. XP / Vista / 7 / 8.
1.37 MB (1,447,491 bytes)
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First off, if you're using the Apple®Mac OS this incredible audio software ain't gonna work! It's based around the Microsoft®.NET platform and was built entirely within Microsoft®VisualStudio. This means you'll be fine if you run this beauty on Microsoft's Windows®Vista or Windows®7 / 8 operating system. Hey, it even works on the old Windows®XP if your system has SP3 and you've installed .NET 3.5.

To get maximum benefit from this software you'll need a good pair of balanced EQ-flattened speakers in a neutral control room. Maybe a really good pair of headphones will do the job as well. High definition PCM wave audio works very well in this software and successful testing has been completed on PCM wave files at varying depths, including 8, 16, 24 and 32 bits. Our test sample rates successfully ranged from 11,025 in mono right through to 192,000 in stereo. It's important to remember, all processing (despite your CPU architecture) is carried out on your source audio material at 64-bit double-precision using floating point algorithms for maximum clarity.

What does all this actually mean? Okay, blurb aside, it means 4A-Studio is really quite good. Try it.

 

If you're a mastering engineer looking for clarity in your audio tasks, you've come to the right place.

4A-Studio has a very impressive set of features. You can finally get the job done like never before!

 
Feel the true power of this unbeatable software...
     
Auto-expansion noise gate
  Reduce unwanted hiss without tail damage...


This feature is available for:

DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries / OverDrive

This feature is partially limited in:
4A-Studio
You're viewing the 4A-Studio page.

  Selecting the ideal noise gate threshold can be tricky, especially when you consider attack speed. Now consider release speed as well. These parameters have to be timed just right to reduce hissy sections to virtual silence without causing tail cut-offs. This software makes the task easy by finding the threshold and deciding how fast to respond. It comes with a smart look-ahead gate.
 
 
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Auto-mix channel conversion
  Double to stereo or blend perfectly to mono...
This feature is available for:
4A-Studio / DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries / OverDrive
  Something as simple as changing between single and dual channel input and output can be a real chore in editing software. Now you can seamlessly manipulate your PCMs between mono and stereo with the built-in channel converter. This enables source material to be saved either as a stereo-to-mono perfect mixdown, or as a mono-to-stereo double up. No more hassle with your old sound editing software.
 
 
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Analogue tape simulation
  Add luscious warmth synonymous with tape...


This feature is available for:

4A-Studio / DeluxeMasteringSuite
MasterSeries

This feature is partially limited in:
DynamicMagic / OverDrive

  Despite certain opposing opinions on this subject, many still remember the lush warmth associated with analogue recording equipment. This software mimics the main properties of magnetic tape to reduce the cold harshness of digital perfection. On a physical level, sounds bleed and cause magnetic mis-alignment in the poles. This generates warmth through ducking harsher overtones.
 
 
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Batch processing controller
  Manipulate thousands of sounds automatically...
This feature is available for:
4A-Studio / DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries / OverDrive
  Let's look at this from a basic perspective and identify a core problem inherent in all mastering projects. Certain jobs, such as volume manipulation or noise reduction, etc., tend to carry a high chore-bore factor. You know the problem: Load sound one, normalize it, balance the pressure and so forth, save it, open sound two, repeat, open sound three, blah blah, and so on. What a tedious way to work. Well not any more because this software has the full capability and built-in smart intelligence to run thousands of sound files through its processors, according to your exacting needs. How cool is that!
 
 
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Bit-dithered depth conversion
  Increase or decrease bit depth safely...
This feature is available for:
4A-Studio / DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries / OverDrive
  Why should you worry about opening up a sound editing software environment just to load in a WAV at for example 24 bits and save it as 16 bits? All so you can run it under a different, less-compatible program. Surely this increases production time for something which ought to be taken care of inside the non-compatible software, right? Stop worrying about converting between bits. In fact, this software even comes with built-in smart dithering, so there's far less tail roll-off damage and virtually no tail drop-out distortion if you go down to 8 bit. This works perfectly in mono and stereo, hopping between 8, 16, 24 and even 32 bits. Please note, all audio processing within this software is conducted using internal 64-bit up conversion, then dithered back down to the output depth of your choice. It's all about ensuring the highest possible quality for your professional needs.
 
 
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Vocal-protect saturation
  Add extra growl for enhanced comb-filtering...


This feature is available for:

DeluxeMasteringSuite
OverDrive

This feature is partially limited in:
4A-Studio / DynamicMagic / MasterSeries
You're viewing the 4A-Studio page.

  Is it appropriate to drive low-end signals so loud that they fold back on themselves? Usually the answer would be no. However, in some rare cases, overdriven bass growl can be just the thing. For example, let's say you need to excite a guitar performance without damaging the vocals too much. This software bends carefully selected parts of your signal so you can run it through less-meaty gear such as reverb.
 
 
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Digital noise-shaping engine
  Have absolute control over noise-shift dithering...


This feature is available for:

DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries / OverDrive

This feature is partially limited in:
4A-Studio
You're viewing the 4A-Studio page.

  Each time you reduce the bit-depth of a signal, there are fewer bits to carry the same dynamic range. This results in worse distortion the closer the signal tends toward zero. By filling certain gaps with carefully shaped noise, it's possible to trick the brain's ear. Specific noise, shifted into discrete higher frequencies, creates the desired psycho-acoustic tail. This software powers the magic for you.
 
   
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Fast amp volume reduction
  Decrease a track's output with lightning speed...


This feature is available for:

DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries / OverDrive

This feature is partially limited in:
4A-Studio
You're viewing the 4A-Studio page.

  You want to reduce the volume without EQ damage. This is a trivial matter of turning the signal down by a certain factor. Now you can achieve this at incredibly high speeds where most tools are simply left behind. This software brings so much pure power you'll wonder why nobody thought of it before. It's now possible to reduce your signal extremely quickly without altering the track's colour.
 
   
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Analogue reverb modelling
  Bring unprecedented depth to your mix...


This feature is available for:

4A-Studio / DeluxeMasteringSuite

This feature is partially limited in:
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries / OverDrive

  This software has something very special waiting in the wings. With this analogue-simulation reverb filter you can bring rich, sweet sounding feedback warmth to your mix. If the blend is subtle, it behaves like a quiet fullness. Bring the blend up and your mix can be opened into a larger (and often much warmer) zone. This filter brings musically-even harmonic content into your mix, giving full tone and soaking wet depth!
 
   
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Protective loudness booster
  Push your tracks beyond normal volume safely...


This feature is available for:

DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries / OverDrive

This feature is partially limited in:
4A-Studio
You're viewing the 4A-Studio page.

  You want to power up the volume without EQ damage? Ever noticed how so many other tools just aren't up to the job? Try amplifying the signal beyond theoretical dynamic maximum levels and almost all sound engineering tools will introduce some kind of artefact. Generally, drive too high and you're getting saturation damage. Now try this software and be amazed. It's finally possible to drive your signal into new territory without fear.
 
   
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Protective high-velocity limiter
  Reduce dynamic spikes regardless of their speed...


This feature is available for:

DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / OverDrive

This feature is partially limited in:
4A-Studio / MasterSeries
You're viewing the 4A-Studio page.

  With this software cutting unwanted spikes, your signal can run through a normalising circuit without the fear of clipped distortion. Say goodbye to peak foldback and other artefacts such as saturation and dynamic pumping. This thing responds ultra fast, even on snare drums and gunshots, without latency and post-limiter ducking. Such a tool in the right hands can create punchy tracks.
 
   
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Protective RMS targeter
  Aim for specific perceived pressure levels safely...


This feature is available for:

4A-Studio / DeluxeMasteringSuite
DynamicMagic / MasterSeries

This feature is partially-limited in:
OverDrive

  If you're after a specific overall volume level in your track, let this software powerfully change the signal. The true beauty of this incredible RMS targeting tool is when you run it in batch mode. You can effectively match all your source material before going to the mixing desk. This can be done without fear of clipping or unwanted saturation, so you only mix with a good reference.
 
   
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Stereo soundstage controller
  Spread your mix SAFELY across an extremely wide stage...


This feature is available for:

4A-Studio / DeluxeMasteringSuite
MasterSeries

This feature is partially limited in:
DynamicMagic / OverDrive

  There are countless stereo expanders available these days. Many come with their own special algorithms for added mystery. This software is no exception to the rule. It's very different though because there's no phase damage (mono-safe). You can manipulate mono source material with superb results. Obviously closing the expanded soundstage back into mono is totally phase-friendly.
 
   
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Partially limited features, please read:


Not all features are available in some of the
products listed above. If a feature is "partially
limited" it generally means you can explore
the effect but saved results are bit-degraded.

   

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4A-Studio has many great features and at $44.99 it carries a low-range price tag.