Kazrog has announced version 3 of KClip, its highly-praised mastering clipper, loudness meter & multiband saturator. Rewritten from the ground-up, KClip 3 comes with a big list of new additions, which includes:
- Multiband Processing with up to 4 different clipping modes assignable to 4 separate frequency regions
- EBU metering (LUFS) for target loudness optimization and preparing the mix for streaming
- Resizable GUI to expand the metering to your desired window size
- New clipping modes (Germanium, Silicon, Broken Speaker, Guitar Amp) with expanded controls for the already available Smooth, Crisp, Tube, and Tape
- Threshold, requested by users for up to 48dB of additional headroom and/or gain capability
- Mid/Side Processing with the ability to clip mid and side signals separately for more control over stereo imaging
- A/B Settings Comparison and more workflow enhancements like expanded oversampling options, window settings recall, wet/dry blend control, and other features
Kazrog is a highly respected developer among mixing and mastering circles, known for high sound quality and affordable prices. While KClip 3 is an all-in-one solution with the price tag to match, the developer has two dirt-cheap plug-ins for mastering engineers to combine with other products such as the recently released Bute metering suite or the cheapie TBProAudio FinalLoud metering and mastering suite. ValvEQ is a Baxandall-inspired equalizer with emulated tube and solid state topology that’s available for only USD 15, and masterDither can take care of your dithering process for USD 10.
Price and availability
The plug-in is available in VST, AU, AAX formats for 32-and 64-bit systems (Windows and Mac). A quad-core processor is “strongly recommended.” KClip 3 costs USD 99 and there are upgrade plans as follows:
- 50% off for KClip 2 Pro users
- 70% off for Complete Collection 1 users
- 25% off for KClip 2 Standard users
- 15% off for KClip 1 users
The coupon codes are available at KClip 3’s product page, linked below.