Universal Audio just announced they teamed up with world famous mastering engineer Bob Katz (“Mastering Audio – The Art and the Science“) to release the Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-in for the UAD-Platforms. K-Stereo allows to enhance the stereo depth and the imaging of mixes.
The patented K-Stereo uses
“elements of the Haas effect and other psychoacoustic principles, the plug-in transparently enhances existing ambience and early reflections without adding artificial reverb or changing the ratio of center elements to side elements.”
ambience recovery and stereo processing tool, (created and patented by Bob Katz)
extracts ambient cues from source material, adding natural depth and width to the stereo field
intended for fixing busy or “narrow” mixes at the mastering stage
3-band Ambience Filter EQ for shaping the effect
Mid/Side gain controls to adjust the center-to-side balance
Left/Right Gain controls for final stereo image balancing and leveling
lots of custom user presets created by Bob himself
In his latest book “Raising generation Tech – Preparing your Children for a Media-Fueled World”, Jim Taylor, psychologist explores how nowadays technologies shape the lives of our children.
He argues that many parents as digital immigrants should think twice before they use media technologies to have their children – the digital natives – entertained.
According to Amazon.com “The essential message from Raising Generation Tech is that excessive or unguided exposure to popular culture and technology is not good for children.”
Well, but is that really something the people didn’t know before Dr. Taylors book release? Or the other way round: does Dr. Taylor really expect the entertainment media addicted people who themselves grew up in front of the TVs to read his book to change the way they raise their children?
Taylor’s intention is great and we think many people second his thoughts, but we are rather not entirely convinced by his strategy…