Wavesfactory has announced its latest effect plugin Spectre, a sound-shaping tool that combines the best features of a boosting parametric equalizer coupled with a multi-band enhancer.

Wavesfactory Spectre

Spectre allows you to introduce harmonic content to your audio from a variety of algorithms based on classic recording hardware.

Adjust any of the five bands to add the audio process to just one or up to five bands, with adjustable Q the effect can go from broad to razor sharp. Spectre can be used on individual tracks, sub-mixes, the entire mix and is ideal for mastering.

Spectre does not work like a conventional equalizer, they cut or boost the volume of a band based on the audio being presented. Spectre introduces harmonic content that was not in the original recording, bringing colour and life to the sound not possible with a conventional EQ, this ability to offer almost phantom content across the audio spectrum led us to the name Spectre.

Spectre features

  • Enhancer / Exciter with five parallel boost-only parametric bands (Low Shelf, 3 Peak, High Shelf).
  • Workflow of a graphical equalizer with frequency, Q and gain parameters for each band.
  • Choose from eight different saturation algorithms to get different colours: Tube, Tape, Solid, Warm Tube, Class A, Diode, Bit, Digital.
  • Additional “clean” channel that converts Spectre in a parallel boosting EQ.
  • Optional 4x and 16x oversampling modes offer pristine quality with no aliasing, even with aggressive settings.
  • Spectre can process mono/stereo signals, only left or right, and mid or side channels.

Spectre for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) will be available on February 21st, at an introductory price of 69 EUR until March 8th. The regular price is 99 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory