Oeksound returns with another plug-in to soothe the savage resonance. But how does this update stack up to its dexterous predecessor? Oeksound had a surprise hit with Soothe back in
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It identifies problematic resonances on the fly and applies matching reduction automatically. This results in a smoother, more balanced sound and saves you from having to notch out the frequencies by hand. The reduction kicks in only when and where needed without affecting the nearby frequency areas. This preserves the timbre of the original sound source and results in transparent treatment with minimal artefacts. With soothe2 you can:. It is equally at home on individual tracks and on busses. It works wonders on anything from sound design and post-production to the most demanding mastering applications. It is fast to set up and easy to use, yet allowing you to fine tune the processing to your needs. Pressing the delta button presents you with what soothe2 is removing, and is the quickest way to understand what the processor is reacting to.
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Improving on v1 in ease of use, adaptability and transparency, soothe2 is a dynamic EQ that no producer should be without. It scored four stars in our review , where we praised its uncanny ability to transparently suppress uncomfortable mid-high resonances — as long as its application was driven by judgement and mixing experience. We would surmise, based on how often we see it in the plugins folders of producers at all levels, that soothe has been something of a hit. For the sequel, then, have Finnish developers oeksound added enough to tempt upgrades and increase the appeal to potential new users? Rather than directly cutting and boosting like a regular EQ, the band nodes in the main display control the reduction sensitivity within their covered frequency ranges — raise a node to notch out the resonances within that band more profoundly as the volume increases. The big Depth knob, meanwhile, increases and decreases the size of the notches globally, and the Delta button switches to monitoring of the difference between the wet and dry signals — ie, the resonances being attenuated — with the spectrogram inverting to visualise them. Not only has an extra band been added, for a total of two filters low- and high-pass and four parametric bands, but the filters now come with 6, 12, 24 and 48dB roll-off options.
Sent by a human, normally it's very quick! But sometimes it can take up to 24 hours. Originally designed as vocal processor, the plug-in gives you the perfect, in control, world-class vocal sound you've been striving for, with unmatched ease. Unlike traditional EQ-tools, soothe analyses the signal on the fly and adjusts the frequency-wise reduction based on the input. This saves you from having to manually notch the problematic mid and high frequencies. The reduction kicks in when needed and where needed, without affecting the nearby frequency areas. This results in more detail, top end, and presence, in a way that is hard to unhear. Carefully designed vocal processors are great general purpose tools. Modern, well designed, and informative graphical user interface allows you to target just the areas you want, with control over the frequency range and sensitivity of the process.