Sound Magic has announced version 2.0 of Neo EQ, a pitch tracking equalizer with dynamic interaction.
Neo EQ2.0 features an improved pitch tracking algorithm. This gives Neo EQ the ability to better track the right frequency for solo, vocal or a whole mix situation. For example, when the signal is a solo instrument, Neo EQ will track the right basic frequency and harmonic. When the signal changes to a whole mix, Neo EQ will focus on the most sensitive frequency, not on the harmonics. Different modes enable Neo EQ2.0 to do a great job on all kinds of music tracks.
One of the Neo EQ2.0 key features is the dynamic interaction between Boost/Cut and Q. By adding this, Neo EQ2.0 adds a whole new dimension to the words “Dynamic EQ”. This really adds life to the whole sound and helps you to shape your unique sound style.
Neo EQ 2.0 features
Internal 64Bit double precision floating point processing.
Innovative pitch detection algorithm can track the right frequency for solo, vocal and even a whole mix, provides different modes for different cases.
4 pitch detectors focus on bass, basic frequency, harmonic and higher harmonic, give users full control on the whole frequency range.
Innovative dynamic interaction between boost/cut and Q. Provides controls on the peak follower so users can design their own interaction.
Innovative EQ design for high frequency. Provides 3 modes for mixing and mastering usage.
Innovative Auto Distortion Correction Peaking Filter Technology brings lower distortion rate than common filters.
Artificial Intelligence Assisted Bandwidth/Q control based on the behavior modeling on over hundreds mixing engineers and users can choose 3 styles for their own use.
Freeze function enables users to analyze an audio signal first, then hold its harmonic information and apply to another audio track.
Simple and friendly GUI design.
Up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution.
Neo EQ 2.0 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 99 EUR.
Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning mixing engineer Manny Marroquin takes the Waves Signature Series to a new level with six hybrid plugins that bring his unique workflow to your studio.
Alongside his personalized versions of tried-and-true favorites like EQ, reverb, delay and distortion, Manny introduces the innovative new Tone Shaper and Triple D plugins which are destined to become mixing essentials as well.
Combining inspiration from his impressive collection of unique and boutique hardware, together with the fruits of his imagination, the Manny Marroquin Signature Series gives you direct access to the same tools Manny uses to mix hit after hit after hit.
The collection is available to purchase for $299 USD.
iZotope has announced the release of Nectar Elements, the latest addition to the Nectar family of vocal plug-in effects.
Built on the same award-winning DSP as Nectar, Nectar Elements features an easy-to-use interface designed with the singer-songwriter, podcaster, or home recordist in mind. With ten vocal processing effects working behind the scenes, Nectar Elements simplifies vocal production, allowing users to focus on their sound, not their set-up.
“By introducing Nectar Elements, iZotope is pleased to offer single-click vocal production to a broader set of users,” says iZotope Product Manager, Brett Bunting. “Our vocal product line is focused on great sound and simple workflow. With Nectar Elements, anyone can quickly explore a wealth of complete vocal sounds, each with unique and intuitive control.”
Nectar Elements features dozens of Style presets that let you choose between a variety of classic and creative vocal styles, from Motown to Grunge to radio-ready podcast. Easily and quickly adjust the simple controls to find your voice and make it shine.
Nectar Elements features
Rapidly audition different vocal sounds with professionally-designed Style presets in a wide variety of Genres.
Personalize your sound with easy-to-use controls that drive sophisticated vocal processing.
Levels: Quickly get punchy vocals with the loudness you need for consistency across your tracks.
Space: Help settle your vocals into your mix with delays and reverbs that add ambience and “smoothing.”
Dedicated per-Style controls: Adjust intelligent sliders that perfectly complement the Genre and Style of choice.
EQ: Enhance and sculpt the tone of your voice, or adapt any Style to suit your sound’s needs.
De-Esser: Easily remove unwanted “ess” sounds and sibilance using just one intelligent slider.
Gate: Remove room tone and other unwanted noise quickly to get vocals crisp and broadcast-ready.
Automatic Pitch Correction: Fix out-of-tune notes so you can keep those “almost perfect” takes.
Nectar Elements is available to purchase for MSRP $129 USD / 99 EUR. Additional preset packs for Nectar and Nectar Elements are available for free.
Voxengo has released version 2.8 of Voxformer, a multi-functional vocal channel strip plugin for Windows and Mac.
The coolest feature of Voxformer is its one-knob vocal compressor. Using only a single knob, you can get a tight, open and definitive professional vocal sound with an excellent articulation in no time.
You do not have to worry about common ratio and make-up gain controls since they are automatically selected by the advanced compression algorithm while attack and release parameters are stored in a mode preset. Moreover, Voxformer features two compressors of this type, allowing you to apply either a two-band or a two-stage (serial) vocal compression.
Changes in Voxformer v2.8
The EQ curve is now hidden when the equalizer is set to “Off”.
Spectrum mode presets are now shared between all Voxengo plug-ins.
Voxformer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) costs $69.95 USD.
lkjb Plugins has introduced Luftikus, a free equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Luftikus is a digital adaption to an analog EQ with fext half-octave bands and additional high frequency boost. As an improvement to the hardware it allows deeper cuts and supports a keep-gain mode where overall gain changes are avoided.
10, 40, 160 & 640 Hz bands.
2.5 kHz shelf.
optional boost-only shelf at 2.5, 5, 10, 20 or 40 kHz.
Mastering and analog modes.
“Keep-Gain” option to avoid drastic overall gain changes when eqing.
Output trim to adjust gain.
Improved design to allow deeper cuts.
Luftikus is available as open source, with binaries available for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit, VST/AU).