Mix: You’ve finished the mix but feel that everything sounds crowded towards the center. You need to enlarge the stereo image and start using a ton of plugins. Soon you realize you’ve just stretched everything out like a rubber band and the whole track sounds ethereal, insubstantial, lacking solidity, nothing in focus.
Master: You have to focus on the voice. You compress the frequencies of the voice but also bring up the guitars. Same story with the bass. If you boost the bass, the kick fires like a cannon and muddies everything. The master with the stems? A further complication.
I would like to have an audio tool that broadens the stereo but without that elastic effect, without adding or taking tones away from the mix. Being able to work in groups. Focus on some details only but without interfering with the rest.
LUNA.5K is a fully analog audio gear. It creates two levels: a foreground [FRG] and a background [BKG].
In the foreground fall all those elements (like the voice) that you want “in your face”.
In the background there is the band playing, the strings and synth. Like on a stage or in a painting. You can now act INDEPENDENTLY on each single level. In short, we create an environment and everything without digital conversions.
That’s why we called our LUNA.5K Analog Ambient Processor.
You have a three-band EQ dedicated for each BKG and FRG level.
A 4 LED peak meter to monitor the output level.
A Bypass pushbutton (hard bypass)
A stereo width control, for all those ‘old school stretching’ nostalgic.
MCAudioLab’s LUNA.5K is a powerful audio analog processor, capable of making changes to a stereo sound by providing control over its dimensional characteristics. LUNA.5K is extremely useful for reshaping the ambient. It is a wonderful tool in any mixing situation as well as mastering. The LUNA.5K can effectively change the spatial perception of a track.
The LUNA.5K operates independently of the specific level of a signal, and (unlike with processors) thanks to its unique three-band EQ, the LUNA.5K gives you an additional enhanced control over processing You can easily handle complex program material.
All electronic components are installed on the circuit boards using the through-hole technology as this is the way MCAudioLab ensures the best sounding performances along an original (not clone or copy) project.
The LUNA.5K is an Analog Ambient Processor in 500 Series format – Industry standard API 500 Series Rack compatible. It is Stereo (2 slots are necessary to host the unit) and it inputs accept line level only.
- Dual channel, class A – solid state analog processor
- Low distortion and noise floor
- Electronically servo-balanced input and output
- Active master output
- Stereo or Mid-Side input mode
Please refere to the LUNA.5K user guide for detailed description and its usage.
- Switchable Mute and Insert for both channels
- Smart level comparator for Insets
- Analog processor
- peak LED meter (output)
- Sound depth control