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In a future release, would it be possible to import a spectrum capture from CurveEQ as a control envelope for Soniformer?
Or as another option, is it possible to incorporate a spectrum capture function in a future release of Soniformer?
Thanks for your consideration and your excellent plugs!
I was not suggesting a 'dynamics capture', just a static 'spectrum capture'.
I thought it would be useful specifically in a mastering compression application to capture the spectrum of a song, then use that as Soniformer's threshold control envelope. Typically, I do this by monitoring the analyzer, then adding as many points as required to create a threshold control envelope that matches the song's spectrum. If Soniformer had a spectrum capture feature, that would streamline this process and make it more accurate.
Just a thought.
A static spectrum capture for threshold seems like a great idea to me!
Soniformer took me a little while to get used to, but the more I work with it, the better it sounds. At first, I thought it was 'too good to be true and must have phasing issues' or some other flaw, but I can't detect anything nasty about it. I am surprised that it is not mentioned more often in mastering forums like GearSlutz; though Elephant and PolySquasher are (I love Elephant; I don't have Polysquasher).
By the way, Aleksey, you are a genius and I love every plug in I have from you!
I am happy to see highly regarded Mastering Engineers such as Bob Katz mention your products; you deserve it.
Yes, this is the idea behind DSM -- http://www.gearslutz.com/board/new-product-alert/188044-paul-frindle-new-company-new-plugin.html and http://www.proaudiodsp.com -- that has kind of taking the plugin world by storm.
If you implemented this curve capture and made it seemless, you would be the ONLY competition for that plugin. When I first heard of DSM, my first thought was of Soniformer.
Cheers to all.
I was thinking the same things when I asked this a few weeks ago.
I have a hard time imagining how it would work as a plug-in though. Something like that might need to be a stand-alone.
Again, a 'spectrum capture' feature that can snapshot an average of the processed file's spectral energy and apply this curve to the threshold parameter would be a major time saver.
And a spectrum capture feature that could be stored and transferred to the threshold for a different file to be processed would allow a certain amount of dynamic/spectral averaging across files.
I see this as mainly useful for setting the threshold; I don't know how much use it would have for other parameters.