Octiv, a company that specializes in audio processing products, has released Volume Logic, an audio plug-in for iTunes. It runs under Mac OS X and provides digital remastering in real-time.
Any audio playing in iTunes — including MP3s, AACs, Internet radio and CDs — will be digitally remastered for consistent volume level and spectral balance, according to Octiv. Low levels are “intelligently” raised and loud signals are kept under control. The Volume Logic plug-in incorporates a five-band dynamics processor that examines and adjusts the audio; files aren’t scanned or modified.
Octiv was able to make their audio processing technology compatible with iTunes by working with
Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack technology, which enables the recording of audio from any application.
Volume Logic is available as
a free download through a public beta program that runs until Dec. 31.