I've tried every mastering eq and limiter, and find Elephant and Gliss are absolute beasts in mastering. Elephant is easily as transparent as the L2 or ProL, and is priced super competitively. Also, I find the numeric 'crest factor' readout to be very helpful. Gliss has a great analyzer and is very aesthetic even for deep mid range cuts. These two get regular use in my mastering studio.
Curve EQ was the very first "match" EQ plugin I ever bought and it quickly became a real "go to" plugin for me..one I know I can depend on while mixing / mastering, as well as during the pre-mix sound design phase. The information Curve displays, along with it's "matching" feature, enables sounds to be crafted quicker than any other EQ plugin I've used in the past.. and I don't intend buying any other any time soon.
I have tried many mastering plugins, most of them more expensive than the Voxengo range, some of them several times the price. Having tried the demo versions of Elephant and Gliss EQ, I was struck by the transparency of their sound, the ease of use, and most of all, by the overall sound quality, which exceeds that of anything else I have tried. Elephant increases the loudness of the mix, but somehow avoids making it sound compressed, while Gliss EQ adds a wonderful, subtle sheen. I have just subscribed to Voxengo Premium, and will be using more of your products in future.
Voxengo Elephant impressed me the first time I used it. Very clean and natural sounding, extremely versatile and useful for any audio source, very transparent limiting, great dither section, light and reliable. I made few tests with my other limiters and Elephant was the most clean and natural sounding. Definitely a top level mastering limiter and my favourite one. Another great plugin from Voxengo!
Julian Janev - mastering engineer (JJmastering)
Year after year after year, Voxengo Gliss remains the heavy-weight champion in all my work when it comes to surgical and dynamic EQing (linear-phase 8x oversampling settings). I repeatedly pit Gliss against new contenders. It always comes out on top, taking out Waves C4/C6 without breaking a sweat and has dominated every dynamic EQ that has emerged since. It just sounds better in every way, whether it's a shelf or a node or a low/high-pass filter. Plus it's more flexible. People don't realize that every node is potentially a powerful transient shaper. Also, the harmonic saturation mode is not to be underestimated. For thrills, I once opened Gliss EQs on every track of a mix with a wide saturation Q and a few tenths of a dB gain. It sounded better than all but one of the console emulations on the market at that point in time, crushing many expensive well know console knock-offs.
I cannot say enough good things about Gliss. It is a legendary classic in my view that may well be the end all be all of linear-phase EQs. And now that it is compatible with AAX, there's no excuse for everyone not to be using it.
I want to say thank you, I needed an analyzer, universal and Span turned out to be so. With its display of accurate and true values.
Want to say thanks. I'm using Soundtoys Devil-Loc on a VI Tenor Sax and needed not to crush the transients. This is perfect solution.
Sean Mullaly Canada
I was at an awards evening a few days ago and it occurred to me just how much I have come to rely on the Elephant Limiter.
Like most professional mastering engineers, I own a range of top quality limiters (including the old L2 hardware even). However, in my chain anyway, nothing seems to equal the Elephant in terms of getting the best out of the song. I chose it almost 100% of the time.
And it has served me well … in the last little while alone it has seen songs I have mastered go to #1 iTunes, sell double platinum, #2 hot 100, #1 iTunes metal, make the ARIA charts (our equivalent of the RIAA), #1 country radio, over 15 million streams on Spotify alone, win song of the year, artist of the year and so on. All with the Elephant as limiter.
I just wanted to say how much I genuinely appreciate your work on the Elephant. Thank you so very much for such an outstanding limiter!
All the best
Paul Blakey, Mastering Engineer, 12th & Vine Post
I have so many EQs and I was thinking that I don't need one more. When I heard it, I said "I must have it"! Voxengo GlissEQ impressed me with very clean and natural sound, without adding extra air or thickness to the sound. With it's dynamic filtering it works very nice and transparent to any audio source. Great plugin - my favourite one for final mastering EQ!
Julian Janev - mastering engineer (JJmastering)
Absolutely the best free EQ that I have used! Very warm "tube like" sound, very useful. Unbelievable free plug-in from Voxengo again!
Julian Janev - mixing and mastering engineer