Voxengo Elephant version 4.6 is now available for download. Voxengo Elephant is a mastering limiter plugin for professional audio and sound production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for macOS (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.
Changes in version 4.6:
- Reduced loud pop with "Eval" enabled on playback start.
- Added Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows.
- 10% lower CPU usage on AVX2-capable processors (in 64-bit mode).
Elephant is a highly competitive plug-in for mastering applications: it features a variety of limiter modes that can be deeply customized, and a comprehensive set of level metering tools, including headroom estimation and K-metering. Elephant's built-in linear-phase oversampling is an important element in achieving high-quality peak limiting and loudness maximization without inter-sample overshoots.
Elephant limiter can be used for mixing and mastering of both stereo and multi-channel music and sound material, at any standard sample rate. Limiting process can be visualized both as gain reduction meter and real-time graph.
- Transparent signal limiting action
- 10 predefined limiter modes
- Limiter mode editor
- Optional release stage
- Noise-shaped bit-depth converter
- DC offset removal filter
- Waveform graph view
- Stereo and multi-channel processing
- Internal channel routing
- Channel grouping
- Up to 8x linear-phase oversampling
- 64-bit floating point processing
- Preset manager
- Undo/redo history
- A/B comparisons
- Contextual hint messages
- All sample rates support
- 24 ms compensated processing latency
- Retina and HighDPI support
Demo version of Voxengo Elephant can be downloaded at the Voxengo web site: https://www.voxengo.com/product/elephant/
I hear some constant noise when there's no audio at all, the DAW transport is not running. As soon as Elephant is enabled on the master track its G/R meter goes from 1 to 0. This is not that much heard by itself but if you put a limiter that's configured to boost the signal after it then it will enhance that noise. With the limiter enabled, disabling Elephant gets rid of the noise.
This is using Harrison Mixbus32C 5.1. The OS is Xubuntu 18.04.
I know, there's no Linux support, but still I don't think the OS is important. I run all Voxengo plugins w/o any problems whatsoever.
This said I'm a bit sorry to have posted too quickly ! I tried again using an empty Mixbus32C 5.1 session and although the G/R meter instantly goes from 1 to 0 when Elephant is enabled, there's no noise. So I have to troubleshoot this further.
Meanwhile, I've never paid attention to this when using Elephant previously, is it normal that the G/R meter goes instantly from 1 to 0 when the plugin is enabled and goes back down to 1 when disabled ?