Voxengo has announced the release of its new saturation, distortion and overdrive effect plugin Powershaper.
Powershaper is a saturation, distortion and overdrive effect plug-in for professional music production applications. Powershaper’s approach to saturation is quite unique as it works in multi-stage manner utilizing dozens of saturation stages in a specified variation. While Powershaper was designed to apply extreme saturation, it can be also used to boost presence of audio tracks subtly.
The flexibility of this saturation plug-in is most apparent when applying saturation to the drums: it is possible to dial settings that retain or even extend the punch while applying strong pleasant coloration and presence effect.
Powershaper can be used to apply saturation with good results to various sounds: vocals, drums, bass, guitars, synths, mixes.
- Multi-stage algorithm.
- Algorithm variations.
- Stereo processing.
- Preset manager.
- Undo/redo history.
- A/B comparisons.
- Contextual hint messages.
- All sample rates support.
- Zero processing latency.
- User interface color schemes.
- Resizable interface.
- Retina and HighDPI support.
Voxengo has also released updates for some of its effect plugins.
Version 3.1 of the Polysquasher mastering compressor adds Retina support on macOS and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows. It also uses 30% less CPU on AVX2-capable processors (in 64-bit mode).
The free SPAN real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plugin was updated with EBU-R128 “LUFS” and “LU” metering modes and “True Peak” peak level and clippings detection in version 3.3.
Lastly, version 2.7 of the PHA-979 track phase and time alignment audio plugin comes with added horizontal lining to correlometer, Retina support on macOS and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows, and 6% lower CPU usage on AVX2-capable processors (in 64-bit mode).
More information: Voxengo