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DMGAudio Dualism

The Swiss Army Knife of Stereo Tools

Dualism is a complete toolkit for stereo work, featuring a comprehensive audio visualisation suite.

Used as a final stage in mastering and monitor control, and at the top and bottom of every channel, Dualism ensures absolute stereo mastery.

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Overview

  • Fully equipped stereo toolkit
  • Input section for A/Bs, signal correction and gain structuring
  • Stereo processing section with Width, Mid->Side and Side->Mid
  • Extensive suite of visualisation options
  • Windows VST, VST3 and AAX as 32+64bit, RTAS 32bit
  • Mac VST, VST3, AU and AAX as 32+64bit, RTAS 32bit

Sound

  • Channelstrip input controls
  • M/S encode and decode
  • Extensive options for gain structuring
  • High-pass filters for Mid and Side
  • Comprehensive stereo field control
  • Monitor controller functionality
  • Supports dual inputs with crossfade and delay for A/B of signals

Vision

  • PPMs and Bendymeters
  • Fully featured FFT Spectrum Analyser
  • Octave, 1/3rd Octave and 1/12th Octave displays
  • 2D and 3D Spectrographs
  • Lissajous and Oscilloscope displays
  • Phase Meter and Correlation Meter
  • 1/3rd Octave RMS Analyser
  • Phase Spectrum analyser
  • Bit Scope
  • ITU1770 Short-Term loudness history and histogram display
  • Full ITU1770 / EBU r128 / ATSC A/85 loudness metering support
  • Full-screen mode and PNG screenshots

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Latest version number: 1.02

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • 32bit or 64bit
  • Graphics card supporting OpenGL2. Most cards should work work, but integrated Intel graphics may perform poorly.
  • ProTools 7 or newer.
  • A host that supports VST or VST3, such as:
    • Steinberg Cubase
    • Steinberg Nuendo
    • Steinberg Wavelab
    • Sony ACID Pro
    • Ableton Live
    • Cockos Reaper
    • AudioMulch

Mac OS System Requirements

  • Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks (10.5,10.6,10.7,10.8,10.9)
  • Intel mac
  • ProTools 7 or newer.
  • A host that supports VST, AU or VST3, such as:
    • Apple Logic (32bit or 64bit)
    • Apple Garageband
    • Steinberg Cubase
    • Steinberg Nuendo
    • Ableton Live

Specifically not supported

(might work, but I can't test/support these platforms):

  • Windows 95/98
  • OS X 10.0,10.1,10.2,10.3,10.4

Version History

1.01->1.02

  • Added Chromatic tuner.
  • Extrawide width adjustment implementation.
  • Right-clicking "2" opens menu to pick input from another instance.
  • Synch mode for scope - synchs redraw to graph time on display.
  • Host-bpm-synch for scope - sets display time to match host bpm as 4,2,1 beat.
  • Pref to draw scope L->R instead of R->L.
  • Pref to draw scope as outline.
  • RMS time configurable.
  • Hold peaks pref for N Octave.
  • Prefs for cursor readouts in note-name and higher precision.
  • Alt-drag and Right-drag for pan faders moves them together.
  • Refine VU and Nordic PPM times.
  • Fix obscure crash with Sequoia.
  • Add pref for Level Meters target calliper colour.

1.00->1.01

  • Fix AU showing up as mono.
  • Fix failover for fullscreen when antialiasing unavailable, mac 32bit.
  • Clean up shutdown and prevent hangs on window-close.
  • Fix line width bug in Loudness History.

The Dualism Story

If you make tools, you get to watch them grow organically. You watch them in use, reconsider your design, and revise them. There's a documentary where Bob Moog compares growing peppers in his garden to designing synthesisers, and the analogy is perfect. You watch what you've grown, and you nurture it to be better. You slowly watch as a seed turns into a mature form.

Dualism started out as a mastering tool to allow for easy A/Bs between tracks. But there were obvious features missing, so it grew. Before long, it seemed obvious to add all the niceties from the channel strip of a high-end console and a monitor controller. It became a way to handle all the edge-cases of everyday audio work that would otherwise require a collection of disparate tools.

Metering started as an obvious necessity, but then it, too, grew. The PPMs grew to include new bendymeters incorporating the new ITU1770 loudness standard. The graphs expanded to include all manner of things we wanted to easily visualise - from the obvious, such as FFT analysis, through the useful, such as loudness measurement, to the more obscure, such as the bitscope for visualising usage in digital data streams. The 3D spectrograph became something of a crowning feature. A lot of time was spent just watching it, imagining how to enhance it whilst presenting just the data itself, and without ever embellishing for the sake of aesthetics.

We never compromise function for the sake of form - it's anathema to the desire to make fine tools. Rather delightfully, without having made a single compromise, we're proud to say that we've created something we find beautiful. There's a degree of risk that you can get lost in visualising your audio. It's a profound synaesthetic experience. This flower has blossomed.

- Dave Gamble, 2014

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What are the limitations?

None. It just stops processing audio after 30days.

As soon as you get another license (by buying it, or if you haven't had a chance to evaluate it, by contacting me and explaining the situation), everything will kick back in. There's no risk of losing anything.

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Is there customer support included?

While the demo is valid, I'm happy to help you as if you were already a paying customer (which I hope you'll become!)

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