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Just curious if anyone would like to share their thoughts about their theory or approach to using Soniformer.

Some questions might be:

* Do you use a curved, custom threshold shape - or a flat one?  Both?  If so, when/why?

* Do you use higher thresholds (with perhaps higher ratios), or lower thresholds?

* How do you arrive at your attack time settings?  Is it all by ear - or is there some theoretical starting point?

* Do you always use greater attack times at lower frequencies?  Do you ever "flatten" the attack line/curve? (Why/why not?)

* Does the relation between your attack/release times stay consistent, or does it vary?  For example - do you just pick a release time that is x percentage (higher or lower) of the attack time and keep this straight line approach throughout the mix, or does this relation ever vary?

* Do you use Fluffy?  If so, why?  And - of course, do you feel funny admitting you use a mode called "Fluffy" (just kidding!).


As far as the threshold curve is concerned, this depends on the listening level you are positioning your tune at.  Modern recordings usually follow C-weighted curve which corresponds to moderately-loud recording.  That roughly translates to a drop below 70 Hz and above 5 kHz, with a dip around 1 kHz.  Something like a 'parabola' shaped threshold.

BTW, you may also try using Weighting options - they modify the spectrum analyzer to follow different weighting types.

For mastering applications you should probably use non-extreme ratio (e.g.  1:1.2) settings with the threshold curve moved down rather deep.

On the attack/release, please check out your other post:

http://www.voxengo.com/phorum/read.php?f=3&i=273&t=273

Fluffy mode is a thing of preference - if you like how it sounds then use it.

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