Flux Solera v3

Solera v3 – Mastering the art of dynamics

How do you:

  • Compress the sound increasingly without losing the nuance and without adding pump?
  • Make a compressor that can add loudness while keeping the sound airy, preserve fast transients with a subtle distinction and undertone?
  • Make a processor that can recover lost dynamics?

In order to achieve all these things, as well as other imaginable dynamic processing assignments, a full set of dynamics processors working together on the same task is required – Solera v3!


Solera v3 is unique in its kinda as it offers two different methods to analyse the signal-processing base.  Either by using a straightforward detection process that generates an RMS detection value based on the signal level, the foundation of dynamic processing.  Or by using a more complex detection algorithm that generates a dynamic detection value based entirely on the signal’s complexity and not on traditional peack or RMS detection schemes, generating a dynamic value instead of relying on the signal level alone.

Solera v3 presents two parameters that are kind of unique to dynamic processing, Dynamics Ratio and Level Independent Detection (L.I.D), using the dynamic range content of the signal and not just the signal levels as standard processors do.

Dynamics Ratio is controlling the amount of auto-ratio determined by the signal dynamics and the manual ratio setting. This literally opens the sound, increases the dynamic impression and keeps some crest by adjusting, in real time, the ratio of every dynamic processing section in regards to both the current ratio settings and the signal content (mainly dynamic range).

Level Independent Detection (L.I.D) controls the amount of auto-threshold determined by the signal dynamics and the manual threshold value, providing processing of the audio signal independently of the sound level and instead in regards to the signal dynamic range. A Maximum mode can be engaged on the L.I.D control, allowing for processing that accounts for the maximum values of both the standard and the L.I.D detection schemes.

As all Flux:: processors Solera v3 provide up to eight channels of simultaneous processing for multichannel/surround operations.

Signal Processing Features
  • Input/Output gain controls for adjusting the levels before and after processing.
  • Phase invert of the processed signal.
  • Dry Mix control (Dry/Wet with gain compensation) allowing for parallel processing or for blending some of the original “peak” into the processed signal.
  • Clipper, a discrete peak limiter at the very last stage of the processing chain rounding off the peaks smooth and musically.
  • Bypass routes the incoming signal direct to the output for a true smooth transition between processed and clean signal.
Processing Specifications

Solera v3, as all Flux:: plug-ins, provide

  • Up to 8 channels Input/Output.
  • 64-bits internal floating point processing.
  • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz DXD (Pyramix & Ovation MassCore/Native)