LINearise

Dither is the missing link between distortion and clarity.

LINearise

LINearise :: Cross–platform Plug–in

LINearise is our rethinking of redithering.

Price: $19

You define your sound

Your Sound, Your Way

MAAT’s LINearise is the final link between production and delivery. Offering optional word length reduction and three dither spectra tailored to both analog and digital delivery of assets, LINearise is highly adjustable to help create your own signature “sound.” In addition to TPD and weighted TPD, LINearise features VPD™, Variable Probability Density, an exclusive feature that allows you to dial in the dither spectrum anywhere between rectangular and Gaussian distribution.

Rounding performs fundamental linearization, what can be thought of as very low amplitude distortion reduction, by representing all former least significant bits with one single LSB in the resulting word length–reduced version. On the other hand, truncation does not preserve any of that low amplitude information. Instead, it’s just thrown away. LINEarise is one of the only redithering products available that offers a choice between rounding and truncation.

Need More?

LINearise has it. As you’d expect, automatic muting and variable bit depth but also a choice of rounding, truncation or no change to those least significant bits. Noise shaping and dither gain are also adjustable so, between all the choices, you can define the perfect low amplitude character for your client’s work.

Dither is a fundamental aspect of today’s DAWs. Although not usually thought of as such, re-dithering is important DSP (Digital Signal Processing). In the distant past, much of the pioneering research on dither was performed at Bell Labs. According to information theory, you should add a pinch of noise to your digital audio every time you change it to keep it distortion–free and to embed program content in the noise floor. That’s dither. Use it to make your digital audio less…“digital!”

Choose from several spectrum choices
Control at your fingertips

A Low Cost Entry Into A More Linear World

Reconsider redithering with LINearise: highly adjustable, versatile, easy to use. Grab a copy and start making better sounding music.

Product Features

Redithering…On Your Terms

Redithering

  • Triangular, High Passed Triangular, VPD
  • Variable Dither Gain — From 0 to 6 dB

Word Length Reduction

  • 20, 16, 8 Significant Digits
  • Round, Truncate, No Change

Spectrum & Weighting

  • VPD — Adjustable Gaussian to Rectangular
  • Noise Shaping Amount

Speeds & Feeds

Downloads, Features & Specifications

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Looking for the latest version of your software? Just download and install the demo! The installer will update everything and your license will take over when you next use the product.

Downloads

Download the user manual for LINearise here

Features

  • Choice of three dither spectra
  • Exclusive VPD variable spectrum dither
  • Optional variable TPDF noise shaping
  • Choice of 8, 16, 20 or 24 bit words
  • Adjustable dither gain
  • Autoblanking prevents “background” contamination

Supporting

  • AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.10 and newer), AU, VST 2, VST 3
  • Sample rates from 44.1 to 384 kHz

VST

VST PlugIn Interface Technology by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

License

  • Perpetual: One–Time Buyout…

Requirements

  • macOS 10.8 and newer, 64 bit only — Catalina–ready
  • Windows 7 and newer, 32 & 64 bit

LINearise

Price: $19