Variety Of Sound has posted details of preFIX, its upcoming pre-mixing and audio alignment tool which typically takes place upfront the mixing process.

It provides a clever tool set to clean-up, fix and align audio tracks (typically taken from recordings) concerning overall frequency correction, phase alignment, spatial stereo field corrections and routing. It contains a complete gate/expander solution with a dedicated and comprehensive sidechain filtering path as well.

Variety Of Sound preFIX

Variety Of Sound preFIX (gate and expander section with detailed sidechain fitering options)

preFIX features

  • Main audio path filter
    • Baxandall style shelving filter with pristine audio quality
    • Smooth butterworth high- and lowpass filter with switchable characteristics (12 and 24dB per octave)
    • Both are oversampled and match their analog model curve behavior
  • Sidechain path EQ and filter
    • Whole spectrum “tilt style” balancing filter with adjustable center frequency
    • Smooth butterworth high- and lowpass filter with switchable characteristics (12 and 24dB per octave)
    • A dedicated parametric peaking EQ
    • Internal/external sidechain switchable
    • Sidechain listening option
  • Gate/Expander
    • Adjustable threshold between -80 and +6dBFS
    • Freely adjustable knee from hard- to soft-knee behaviour up to 1:2 downward expander mode
    • Range limiting option (floor)
    • Channel link switchable
    • Envelope follower section with attack, hold and release control
    • Attack timing features console style peak timings as well as two rms modes
    • Additional gate pre-open timing option
  • Phase alignment
    • Analog style stepless signal phase corrections
    • Detailed options for adopting phase response curve regarding polarity, frequency center and width
    • Additional digital signal delay option
    • Phase control switchable to channel 1, 2 or both
  • Advanced control
    • Detailed output channel routing with six different modes
    • Stereo image rotation option visually supported by a goniometer
    • Output level control with special mono mode to mix in channel 1 and 2

preFIX for Windows (VST) will be available this May.

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