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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!

- Jon


I do not think it's really useful or possible to have this feature in Soniformer.  Soniformer is a dynamics processors while "dynamics capture" is algoritmically complex thing to my understanding.  I was already thinking about it from time to time, but I do not have a ready solution, and I doubt any 'universal' solution is possible here: too many variables should be considered.

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.

- Jon


OK, I'll consider this option.

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.

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Thanks for your support!

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.

George Piazza - virtualaudio@aol.com

www.flymastering.com - Mastering, Mixing, Restoration

www.tombofmysteries.com - 'Supernatural Horror' = Music, Sound Design

http://www.reverbnation.com/tabularasanola - progressive rock group

http://www.facebook.com/george.piazza.10


Thanks for the DSM link - but it's hard to say what it does from the description.  Spectrum envelope capture is another thing, of course.
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