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Save your mix and your wallet with Dirac Live® Room Correction Suite

Your mix is finally ready for the world to hear. You’ve spent hours, days, maybe even weeks in your studio making sure your work stands up to the classics. But when you play your music on another system, it falls apart. The bass is uneven – sometimes barely audible, and sometimes overpowering. Reverb is too loud, vocals are buried. Snare, hi-hat, and handclaps sound like they were recorded on a different planet. Dirac Live® Room Correction Suite, available in plugin or Standalone format, can help.

Studio acoustics affects your sound

Your ability to create a mix that translates to other sound systems depends on more than the tools and equipment you use. The structure of your studio, where you place your speakers, and even where you sit, affect what you hear. Changing the construction of your room is not possible, and even expensive acoustic paneling and treatment may not address every issue.

Quick Start to get the Dirac Live experience

  1. Download Dirac Live and Dirac Live Room Correction Suite.
  2. Create a Dirac account.
  3. Buy a Dirac Live Room Correction Suite license and follow activation instructions.
  4. Log in to Dirac Live.
  5. Calibrate and enjoy!

Meet Dom Brown, lead guitarist for Duran Duran

Meet Dom Brown, frequent user of Dirac

Dom Brown, lead guitarist for Duran Duran, has performed live or in-studio with artists and producers from Duran Duran to Mark Ronson, and Justin Timberlake to Liam Gallagher of the rock band Oasis.

“Whenever my studio is running, Dirac Live room correction is running. It has really helped me in my mix process because I can hear things more clearly. I’m not getting any coloration from the room and I can get a truer representation of what’s going down. It’s massively helpful.” – Dom Brown.

Read the full interview with Dom Brown

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Tailored to the pro audio market

Trusted for over 20 years by home theater and luxury automotive partners, Dirac Live Room Correction transforms the listening experience of any space. Our patented algorithm corrects modes, resonances, and roll-offs to remove the coloration imparted by poor room acoustics. Far from being a one-size-fits-all solution, our room correction process always begins with detailed measurements of your studio to tailor the processing precisely to your needs. Dirac Live is also the only commercially available technology to address your room’s frequency and phase response. In addition to enabling even more effective frequency response correction, phase response optimization tightens transients, focuses stereo imaging, and facilitates sound source localization.

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Meet Rami Yacoub, a Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer

Rami Yacoub uses Dirac Live in the studio

Listen to acclaimed Swedish music producer and songwriter, Rami Yacoub, as he talks about his recording setup and his experience with Dirac Live. Rami has worked with artists such as Ariana Grande, Avicii, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, One Direction, and Westlife.

Read the full interview with Rami Yacoub

Image of Rami Yacoub, frequent user of Dirac Live

Customizable Target Curve

Dirac Live doesn’t dictate the sound profile for your studio. Instead, you define your desired performance with the target response you decide is needed for your room.

Room Correction for multichannel and surround sound studios

Dirac Live is the only pro audio solution to offer room correction for multichannel and surround sound studios in various configurations, something you not only need for movie and gaming audio, but also to create music in the formats of tomorrow, such as Dolby Atmos Music. (Room Correction in Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 not available in Standalone version.)

DAW Plugin and Standalone

Supported by the most popular DAWs, Dirac Live is available as a VST, AAX, and AU plugin. Standalone correction processes all audio from applications on Windows and macOS devices. No matter what app or DAW you’re using, rest assured that our technology always gives you the best sound.

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Meet Kerstin Ljungström, songwriter/producer

Kerstin Ljungström uses Dirac Live in her studio in Stockholm every single day

Kerstin Ljungström is a 24-year-old producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and live musician. She works closely with, and is signed to Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare, Magnus Lidehäll & Universal Music Publishing.

Read the full interview with Kerstin Ljungström

How does Dirac Live® Room Correction Suite work?

The Dirac Live Room Correction Suite software consists of two components: a tool to make measurements and design digital filters, and a processor that stores the filters and processes the audio signal. You can choose to run Dirac Live as a DAW plugin (VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX format) or use the Standalone version that processes all audio applications. You also have a choice between a stereo and a multichannel version, depending on your needs. Once you have downloaded the software and purchased a license, you’re good to go.

  1. Connect an omnidirectional microphone to your computer.
  2. Follow the instructions to make the acoustic measurements.
  3. Create the room correction filters. Since the filters are created in our cloud server, your computer needs to be connected to internet during the calibration procedure.
  4. Listen to the result and adjust the target frequency response curve to your taste if needed.
  5. Repeat the procedure as many times as you want.
  6. Enjoy a balanced sound with a detailed sound source resolution.

Acoustic measurements can be taken using any omnidirectional microphone with an available calibration file.

Recommended room calibration microphones

  • “Whenever my studio is running, Dirac Live room correction is running. It has really helped me in my mix process because I can hear things more clearly. I’m not getting any colorization from the room and I can get a truer representation of what’s going down. It’s massively helpful.”

    Dom Brown Guitarist for Duran Duran
  • I was completely amazed by the difference that Dirac made to my new studio. My speakers are great but have several acoustic issues in my new studio resulting in the mixes not translating as expected, it was a friend who recommended I try Dirac. Now everything sounds just right!… significantly more accurate across the whole frequency range plus the imaging is incredible

    Ian Wallman Record producer to Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Shakira at Ivor Novello nominated, UK
  • I would love to see Dirac as the default in all sound interfaces. Their technology would be a game changer for the industry.

    Rami Yacoub Grammy-awarded Music Producer and Songwriter

    Specifications for Dirac Live Room Correction Suite

    • Supported Plugin Formats

      VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX

    • Supported Multichannel Configurations

      • 2.0, 2.1, 3,1, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.0.2, 5.1.2, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.0.2, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, 9.1.4, Quadraphonic, Pentagonal, Hexagonal, Octagonal, Ambisonic

      • Standalone has an eight channel limit.

    • System Requirements

      • MacOS (10.14 or later) or Windows 10

      • AudioUnit, VST, VST3, or AAX host software

      • Network and Internet connection (WiFi or wired Ethernet)

      • Dirac Live Application Software

      • Measurement microphone

    • Compatible with the following hosts

      Dirac Live for Studio is compatible with the following hosts:

       

      • Logic Pro X

      • Cubase 10

      • Studio One 4

      • Reaper

      • JRiver Media Center

      • Ableton Live 10

      • Pro tools 11 or later

      • Audirvana

      • Amarra

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    Questions?

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