Advanced AudioWaves

Track Align Pro

realtime time-alignment plug-in

v1.3.0
AAX2 / AU / VST3
OS X 10.6+


TAP requires an iLok account and an iLok 2 usb key to be activated and run.


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The most powerful and most affordable track alignment plug-in

TAP is a new plug-in and the only one in the market able to align tracks automatically, in real-time, without any learning steps or tricky adjustments.

TAP is powered by a sample accurate detection DSP driving a simple delay and a polarity inverter, thus preserving audio samples, able to cancel undesired comb-filter effect without the limitations and drawbacks of traditional phase correction.

TAP is able to align tracks since the first audio sample, and because no learning steps and no adjustments are required, it's even able to align different audio parts on the same track with different time offsets.

TAP is looking at each sample of input audio and determines its relative position with the side-chain reference track, instead of only aligning first audio transient like every audio engineer would do to save time.

Realtime

TAP is the first and only one plug-in in the market to align tracks in realtime and continuous processing.

Automatic

Nor learning step, nor tuning step are required. Alignment is fully automatic thanks to TAP's powerful decision engine.

Sample accurate

Alignment is sample accurate since the first sample.

Metering

TAP displays comb filter pattern (phase) and provides useful metering of comb input level and output reduction for accurate diagnostic and processing monitoring.

Clear status

Status icon displays effect state (active or bypass) as well as side-chain bus presence.

Monitoring

TAP reports audio activity on input, side-chain and output bus for clear configuration and monitoring.

Small size

TAP is packed in a very small footprint allowing to setup multiple tracks alignment on one screen.

Time saver

Professional musicians and engineers do not required to spend time any more in aligning tracks from several source to reach their sound.

Use Cases

Track alignment is very important in many situations, for example in 2 mics or mic + di mixing, in parallel processing...

Recording use case
Parallel processing use case

Performance

Testing conducted by Advanced AudioWaves in July 2014 using MacBook Pro 15-inch mid-2009, 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8 Go 1067 MHz DDR3. Baseline is evaluated using an alternative algorithm based on FFTS. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance.

Specifications

Processing
time correction ± 10.6 ms @ pro audio sampling rate
distance correction ± 3.669 m @ pro audio sampling rate
@ speed of sound in air 344 ms-1 @ 20 °C (68 °F)
sample rate 11.025kHz .. 192kHz
latency *
(* cancelled by DAW's plug-in delay compensation)
2048 samples @ 48.0kHz
4096 samples @ 96.0kHz
8192 samples @ 192.0kHz
42.7ms (constant time vs. sampling frequency)
audio path 32-bit and 64-bit (double precision)
input/output channel configurations mono/mono, stereo/stereo
side-chain channel configurations mono, stereo
Compatibility
plugin format AAX2
AU
VST3
64-bit
32-bit and 64-bit
32-bit and 64-bit
qualified AAX2 host applications Avid ProTools 11.1.x, 11.2.x see host applications support
qualified AU host applications Presonus Studio One 2.6.x
Ableton Live 9.1.x
see host applications support
qualified VST3 host applications Presonus Studio One 2.6.x
Steinberg Cubase 6.5.x, 7.0.x, 7.5.x
Steinberg Nuendo 5.5.x, 6.0.x, 6.5.x
see host applications support
System
operating system Mac OS X 10.6.8 - 10.9.4
processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz min.
ram 1GB min.
software protection iLok account + iLok 2 usb key see more information at www.ilok.com