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SKnote releases Specter
SKnote has released Specter, a VST effect plug-in for Windows.
It was developed for mastering but is very useful on single instruments, groups or effects. The main goal was to make it “transparent”.
The main difference from other similar effects is that the input signal isn’t split in bands. The plugin continuously calculates a single response including all the modules and applies it to the input signal, thus avoiding artifacts coming from several effects in series and phase artifacts.
- 4 inputs and 2 outputs, allowing mono and stereo sidechain (depending on the host)
- Includes 6 modules:
- linear phase equaliser
- multiband compressor-expander with sidechain and vocoding
- stereo width equalisation
- spectral limiter
- brickwall limiter
- Spectrum analyser
- Mid-side balance
- Sample-accurate wet-dry balance
Specter is available for Windows for 279 EUR (VAT or regional taxes could apply). A demo version should be available shortly.
Visit SKnote for more information and audio demos.