Phaedrus Audio are joining Pspatial Audio to collaborate in international marketing and sales of the Stereo Lab software family.
The partnership is a logical one and complementary. Phaedrus Audio already manufactures the high quality phono preamplifiers which were especially developed for Pspatial Audio’s Stereo Lab Phono. And the SHUpHLER and FRANCINSTIEN WARP provide real-time hardware versions of the stereo correction and shuffling solutions available in Stereo Lab software.
Stereo Lab is a Macintosh High-Resolution Audio App. Originally a stereo-enhancement program called Stereo Sauce, Stereo Lab has developed over several years and, now with the addition of equalisation and noise-reduction for all shellac-era records, Ambisonic decoding, 5.1 up-conversion and full implemention of loudness measurement and adjustment to ITU BS.1770-3, the software has value to mastering, broadcast and recording sound engineers as well as sound-archivists working with media which might range from phonograph cylinders, to analogue-cassette tape, to high-resolution digital files.
Pspatial Audio produce four products which you can download:
The capabilities of the various models are described here and expressed in a table below. But first, a brief video....
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Powerful spatial upconversion mean stereo tracks, mixes or stems may be rendered into 5.1 (or 5.0/4.0) surround.
Full ITU BS.1770-3 loudness analysis and processing make this model ideal for television work.
Audio from music or video cassettes may be rescued with the Cassette Noise Reduction process.
This model also fully supports quad-rate files and includes the latest FRANCINSTIEN T-Sym stereo correction.
Even includes equalisation suitable to acoustic formats.
Extensive information is provided within the help files as to the choice of equalisations and noise-treatments as well as to suitable hardware and software for making needle-drop recordings of unprecedented accuracy.
Stereo Shuffling enhancements (including the FRANCINSTIEN T-Sym) may be applied to needle-drop recordings for breathtaking audio realism.
This model also fully supports quad-rate files.
Download and install Stereo Lab.
The differences between the versions is summarised in the following table. (Note that e1 and e2 relate to cascaded enhancements 1 and 2).
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