Voxengo TEOTE 1.1 automatic spectral balancer plugin released - Press Release

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October 20, 2020: Voxengo is happy to release TEOTE version 1.1, an automatic spectral balancer plugin for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST, and VST3 plugin formats, for macOS and Windows computers.  TEOTE was designed to be a very useful tool for both mixing and mastering.  It automatically performs such tasks like gentle resonances taming, de-essing, tilt equalizing, usually performed during mixing and mastering.  In mixing, TEOTE sounds good on pretty much any material.

The list of changes in this version:

  • Added "Response mode" selector to the "Dynamics" panel.
  • Fixed gain boost under-representation.
  • Added more details to the user guide.
  • The "Hi-Freq Timing" parameter is now called "Hi Timing", to conserve some UI space.
  • Changed the minimal "Base Atk"/"Base Rls" time to 25ms, and "Hi Timing" to 1:20, for creative uses.
  • Changed the minimal Bands parameter value to 3.
  • Reduced master output meter's range to 6..-48 dB, for better resolution.

The new “Energetic/Balanced/Controlled/Fluid/Fluid Stable/Fluid Punch” switch selects the overall loudness estimator’s response mode.  This mode affects both the handling of transients, “stability of sound”, and overall sonic coloration of the result.  While for an untrained ear the difference may not be large, for a trained ear it may be decisive.  The difference is most apparent at lower “Base Atk” and “Base Rls” settings.  The “Balanced” and “Controlled” modes offer “more instant” loudness estimations producing a minimal dynamic over-reaction, but they may sound a bit too controlled.  The “Fluid” modes use a substantially different method of loudness estimation, they usually sound a lot gentler.

Voxengo TEOTE 1.1 Screenshot

While by definition TEOTE is a dynamic equalizer, its technology is solely based on multi-band dynamics processing.  This allows TEOTE to have only minor phase issues, and to produce a subtle transient-emphasis effect associated with dynamics processing.  TEOTE tries to make the program material follow the specified spectral profile, tuned to the contemporary mastering standards by default.  It can be said that TEOTE “straightens” the frequency response, making further adjustments a lot easier; it removes a lot of repeating work.

Is TEOTE an AI plug-in?  In a sense that AI usually boils down to a “curve-fitting task”, TEOTE is an AI plug-in that performs gain adjustment decisions in a quantity equal to “SampleRate multiplied by BandCount” per second.  However, TEOTE does not use neural networks; it is based on an extremely-refined, completely predictable, curve-fitting function.

“TEOTE” is an acronym for “That’s Easier On The Ear”.  TEOTE is a serious contender in helping bring your music production to the next level!

TEOTE features:

  • Automatic spectral balancing
  • Selectable processing band count
  • Unlinked stereo processing
  • Multi-band gain adjustments meter
  • Stereo and multi-channel processing
  • Internal channel routing
  • Channel grouping
  • Up to 8x oversampling
  • 64-bit floating point processing
  • Preset manager
  • Undo/redo history
  • A/B comparisons
  • Contextual hint messages
  • All sample rates support
  • Zero processing latency

Introductory price of US$69.95 is now in effect until October 30, 2020 (regular US$79.95).  TEOTE is free for Voxengo Premium Membership owners.  Demo version of TEOTE can be downloaded freely at the Voxengo web site: https://www.voxengo.com/product/teote/