Voxengo has announced an update to the TEOTE (That’s Easier On The Ear) automatic spectral balancer effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

Version 1.8 includes a “OLE Roll-off” slider which controls the low-frequency roll-off of overall loudness estimator’s (OLE) weighting filter.

Higher values reduce the weight of the lower frequencies: values above 3.0 can be used on program material with a highly-dynamical low-frequency content like in EDM music. Higher roll-off values reduce resulting “swings” of high-frequency content in such genres, make it more “stable”. Lower roll-off values are best used on program material with even dynamics across the spectrum, usually on acoustical sound. Value of 2.54 makes the weighting filter very close to EBU R128 weighting. Note that rolloff values above 4.0 may give a “bass-thinning” effect: in this case it is advisable to use a lower “Slope” value.

Changes in TEOTE v1.8

  • Added the “OLE Roll-off” parameter that controls the overall loudness estimator’s weighting in the lower frequencies. Provides an additional control over dynamic response, especially for EDM-alike music. This addition is backwards-compatible (at value of 2.7).
  • Extended the “Slope” value range to -7.5 to -1.5, for creative uses (this may skew an existing automation of this parameter).
  • Improved overall processing performance by 3%.
  • Implemented per-band automatic processing bypass in the “Apply to Range” mode, to reduce CPU load with a minimal impact to the sound. Useful for live situations.
  • Improved overall graphics drawing performance.
  • Improved knob’s renderings.
  • Added the “Panel border” palette modifier.
  • Updated all palettes, to reduce “border” contrast. An existing palette may need to be reloaded for the change to be visible.

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, TEOTE is on sale at Plugin Boutique for $56 USD until January 31st, 2022 (regular $79.95 USD). The update is free to existing TEOTE users.

More information: Voxengo