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Voxengo releases Soniformer 2.0 - Press Release

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Feb 25, 2004: Voxengo is pleased to introduce the next major version of PC VST plug-in called Soniformer.  This plug-in is an innovative mastering tool for DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that allows the user to form and reform the sonic structure of any sound material.

The main idea behind Soniformer is a spectral balance.  A perfectly balanced mix can be seen on a spectrum analyzer as a smooth spectral curve with minimal number of peaks and notches.  There can be some deviations from this rule, but generally it always applies.  Soniformer uses compression to adjust the spectral balance of any sound material being processed in a way that its spectral curve fulfills the aforementioned rule.  Thus, Soniformer could also be called a spectral compressor.

Every parameter of Soniformer is defined by means of a graphic envelope which is freely-modifiable and which may contain up to 16 control points.

Soniformer implements both compression and expansion, which allows a variety of different sound structures to be created, including classical tape compression, unobtrusive bass expansion, and general mix compression.  And it all sounds pristine!  One could say that Soniformer brings a classical warm analog compression to a digital workstation.  This is true, because even at very subtle compression settings, Soniformer brings a strong feel of a professionally balanced mix.  In fact, Soniformer allows the user to perform professional sounding mastering in a budget environment.  Spectral balance is almost a universal thing, and every mastering engineer has to master it, while Soniformer brings it the easy way.  Soniformer's adjustments of the spectral balance actually reveal details of the mix being processed.

Voxengo Soniformer features:

  • Spectral compression technology
  • Envelope-driven parameters
  • 32-band spectrum analyzer
  • Gain change meters
  • Stereo linking envelope
  • Stereo width envelope
  • Two level detector types
  • "A-to-B" comparisons
  • Factory presets
  • Mono-to-Stereo, Stereo-to-Stereo processing
  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz supported
  • Native assembler DSP code
  • 64-bit internal precision

Version 2.0 is a free update for all existing registered users of the previous Soniformer version.  For more information and downloads please visit the Voxengo web site: http://www.voxengo.com