This powerful mastering and insert channel tool provides precise control over the sound “objects” thus highlighting its sonorous plane and turning a domestic sound take into the best professional take.
All the benefits of NeoDuction reseach into digital sound processing are present in Hierarchy.
Its logical algorithms decompose the audio dynamics and group them into classifiable objects for extensive control.
Hierarchy is not related to a famous analog process, having in common with it the name and little else. It is a sum of processes, strictly digital, that is unmatched in the analog world.
Hierarchy algorithms seek specific objects to manipulate to our advantage in a way that would be impossible to emulate with analog devices, in the same way that it would not be possible to automatically scan through and change certain letters to capitals on a handwritten note.
Hierarchy is the beginning of a new sound physics that is not based on frequency decomposition, but rather in sound objects that can be processed and reassembled without any loss. For the first time there is a real milestone in the treatment of digital signals.
Its operation is simple. Insert Hierarchy in your favorite DAW. Select the SET that best suits your needs: Film, Rock, Classical.
Find the PATTERN that best brings out the features you need. Hierarchy is cumulative so you can place multiple processors in a row to get a different effect.
You can use it with your favorite plugin brands. For best results make sure Hierarchy is placed last in the insert row.
For your convenience Hierarchy comes with a gain control to adjust the input level and VU meters and peak meters both the input signal and the output plugin.
We are confident that Hierarchy will soon become an essential tool in your DAW.
e-Licenser dongle is needed for any Neoduction® software, customers who already own a Steinberg key do not need another one.
Supported operating systems:
PC: Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1
MAC: Mac OS 10.8+
Minimum system requirements:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHZ 2Gb RAM
USB-eLicenser (not included)
Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal / product registration. Additional downloads may be required for the installation.
What is Hierarchy?Hierarchy is the beginning of a new approach to the physics of sound that is not based on the frequency composition, it is based on sound objects that can be processed and reassembled without any loss. It is a mastering and insert line tool that provides precise control over the sound object thus highlighting its plane and vastly improving its definition.
How it works?Its logical algorithms decompose audio dynamics and arrange them into sortable objects to get extensive control over them.
What effect does it have on sound?
Hierarchy helps to improve the quality and intelligibility of sound, controlling each of the sound elements and adding presence and personality to the instruments.
What is a sound object? A sound object is defined by the dynamic elements that the sound comprises. They can be as great as a kick drum or a word of the singer. Or small, like the sound of the kick beater on the patch before it begins to vibrate or a consonant in the word of the singer.
Then, if it is not a compressor why does the sound levels rise? Due to the accumulation of small objects that were once barely perceptible.
What Is Set control? The sets are groups of patterns specifically designed for one type of production. Movies, Music Classical, etc.
What is Pattern control? The patterns are groups of processes running simultaneously. The first patterns (A,B,C,D) tend to enhance subtle and small objects while the higher patterns (E,F,G,H) tend to enlarge biggest objects.
Why may I be interested in attenuating the signal? In the first place to avoid saturating the processor. Secondly by reducing the signal intensity the processor resizes the objects and highlights them. At the end of the day the process focuses on exploiting the full dynamic range like an expander.
How do the vumeters work? They are split on scales of 1 dB. The exterior indicator is the RMS and interior marks the peak level.
Can I use more than one Hierarchy at once? Yes. Using several Hierarchy is advised to highlight different levels of objects. It is possible to arrange them simultaneously on the same channel and also channel and bus master. You can place as many as the dynamic range allows you to.
What is DCS? The Dynamic Compensation System is a process to avoid noise in the bypass function, enabling a comparison between the effect and the dry signal. This will soon be implemented in other functions.