Voxengo Elephant - User Reviews
I have had a 'bedroom studio' for the last few years and when it came time to look for mixing and mastering tools outside of Logic's own I did a lot of research into the different brands on the market. Voxengo's was a name consistently associated with high praise. Having bought numerous plug-ins from you I attest to the robustness, usability, elegance and effectiveness of the Voxengo tools and the audible improvements they made to my music. The price, when looking at that of the competition, seems pretty cheap.
I use Crunchessor (powerful all-purpose compressor), Drumformer (great results) and Voxformer, Varisaturator, GlissEQ and HarmoniEQ and the smaller ones, like StereoTouch (so good), Warmifier (very subtle when used correctly) and LF Max Punch (instantly rewarding). When I master I always use CurveEQ (brilliant design), Soniformer and Elephant.
As an amateur, it's hard for me to appreciate just how good these plug-ins are, because I've not tried a lot of the comparable tools from other companies, but as Voxengo always does the job in the way I want, I've no desire to look for any replacements. When I used Elephant, I knew I wouldn't need another limiter; it doesn't add any colour to the mix and it's incredibly powerful. The entire mix is simply elevated, louder, with no apparent negatives. The only one I have no idea how to use is Soniformer, but the presets are really solid, so I don't feel the need to investigate further.
The saturation, EQ and compressors in Voxformer helped me fully realise what my voice could be. I had no idea my vocals could sound so full and warm until I used it, and now my singing has matured to match that sound so well that I don't even need to dump loads of effects anymore, just any quick preset on the Voxformer and there you go: thicker, sunnier, glowing.
I'm so stoked I came across this site, and I will definitely get the Polysquasher in the sale this summer.
Rowland Wells, London
I've been using at least one of your plugins on all of my mastering projects for years now. Just want to say thanks. I've just discovered Soniformer. I was able to *mostly* rescue one of the worst mixes I've ever gotten. And without horrible artifacts either. Keep up the good work. I'm sure one day I'll own all of your plugins. Your prices make my hobby-business possible.
Jon at Transparent Mastering
I'm surprised to find myself so impressed as to have to publicly rave once again. I've been trying out Elephant extensively on my tracks for Lyraka Volume 2, and this plug-in does what I thought impossible: gives top rated suites like Izotope serious competition. In fact, the more I use Elephant the less I use any other mastering limiter. The controls give you a phenomenal amount of power over the sound, without a daunting learning curve. This is yet another winner from what I'm discovering are an elite set of plug-ins from Voxengo.
Andy DiGelsomina - Composer, lead guitarist, and co-producer for Lyraka
One of the most versatile limiters I've had the pleasure of working with. It has multiple modes for use in whatever situation you find yourself in and at the price you pay for this it's an absolute steal! I always find myself reaching for the Elephant anytime I need something a little 'warmer' in the sound. Great for overly digital ITB mixes.
Outstanding! Nothing more, nothing less.
Never found nothing like it out there.
Can compete with any plugin that exist on the market.
I absolutely love Voxengo plugs for flexibility, sound quality and value. I recommend them to everyone I know.
Richard Turner, Producer Remuziq.com
After demoing everything out there Elephant stomped on everything! It's versatility and transparency is truly fantastic and it's just got better with each update.
Pretty much nothing leaves the mastering studio without Elephant on it so in that sense it's one of my most used and relied upon processor.
I've also used MSED and SPAN for years and aim to pick up VariSaturator soon.
Top class tools for a very reasonable outlay 10/10
Keep it up and many thanks for your dedication and hard work!
Ady Connor @ TRK Mastering (UK)
I just have to convey my absolute joy with the pristine transparency and accuracy afforded by combining polysquasher and elephant at the end of my mastering chain.
This combination is a standout for acoustic instruments and has no equal in the software domain.
Bravo to you and thank you for your work...
I have been using Voxengo tools in the mastering studio for as long as the studio has operated. Unique tools that are designed for correcting real world problems at prices that suit wallets. I am using Elephant, Warmifier and Soniformer here and whilst they are not used for every job they are a very important set of tools in my digital toolbox fitting in where other tools fail to meet the desired results. The fact that every plug in has a free demo means you can assess the sound qualities in your own studio with your own music. I always like to check back on the site to see if new innovative products have been developed. Keep up the good work.
Mastering Engineer Barry Gardner SafeandSound online Mastering
I don't normally stop and thank the architect of some amazing work, who I see also answers the support line but you deserve high praises for what you have accomplished. In two days you have given me the tools to elevate my music more than I have done in the last 3 years. I have always hated the sound of limiting, (never found a good one digital or analog) and now with THE HUGE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, I am able to hear my way through the process, finding just the right settings to get a pro commercial sound. Master buss with Sonar X3, UAD Ampex tape emulation, Polysquasher (gentle) The Elephant +3 or so, and final analog gui-ness from a Rupert Neve Portico II. Your products were the missing link. Thanks so much!
Brian Lee Bender