Initial Audio has announced availability of its new audio plugin Boost X, a dynamic and smart saturation/overdrive effect that is designed to make any sound warmer by adding extra harmonics.
Many other Saturation/Overdrive plugins use a static (stateless) algorithm that doesn’t change depending on the audio passed through. These effects rely on a gain boost, when the audio hits a certain threshold then Saturation is applied. They are either on or off and the amount of saturation is heavily dependent on the loudness of the audio passed into them.
Boost X is different, it reacts to the input audio and applies the perfect amount of saturation at the current loudness. This means even quiet sounds can be overdriven without any gain in loudness. Boost-X also compensates for perceived loudness, bringing the loudness down even further so you get nice rich harmonics added to your sound, without destroying the balance of your mix.
Gives your sounds a rich depth and warmth that sits well in your mix, bringing your vocals and instruments to life with a true analog warmth and feel.
Boost X features
- Dynamic saturation responds to the input signal.
- 16 x oversampling for maximum aliasing repression and highest quality sound.
- 7 saturation types.
- Large amount knob for fine control.
- High definition resizable GUI.
Boost X (VST/AU) is on sale for the intro price of $15 USD for a limited time (regular $79 USD). A free demo version is available for download.
More information: Initial Audio