I've been eyeing Voxformer for a while and finally decided to buy it. After using it on two mixes, I believe it is THE ideal channel strip for a digital setup.
1. The EQ comes with 5 bands so you have less decision fatigue, and you can bandpass preview the spectrum using ctrl/cmd+click to really determine where you want to add/subtract energy. There is also no cramping in the higher frequencies when using peaking filters.
2. The compressor crossover function allows for easy management of the dynamics of certain instruments' low end and high end/midrange, separately.
3. The presence function can really make the vocals sit just right, either by increasing the high end or (and I didn't know this was possible) by making it warmer.
4. The preview/delta solo available for the de-esser (and the other functions have it too).
5. It has a gate. It works.
6. Voxengo presets in general work out of the box, and if not they're a really good starting point.
7. The saturation sounds amazing.
8. Super low CPU usage! Most of the popular channel strips (BX consoles, Waves SSL EV2, etc) aren't nearly as CPU efficient.
9. THE fastest workflow. Faster than individual EQs and compressors on tracks, and faster than "analog modeled" channel strips, even without using presets.
Would heartily recommend this. I was surprised at being able to reach -8 LUFS in the mixing stage without any limiting, with the widest, clearest sound I've been able to get so far. I attribute that purely to the workflow and ease of use of Voxformer.
Voxengo Marquis Compressor,
Voxengo Deft Compressor,
Might be the free (and even among the paid!) M/S utility tool out there. You can quickly correct your mix in an essential way by adjusting mid (sum) and side (difference) volume or just use it on individual tracks and pan the mid and sides anywhere in the stereo field for sound design. The meters are incredible helpful as well. This is a must-have for every mixing engineer unless already having something similar (which will be hard to find).
Feature wish: The correlometer is great for seeing the balance between mid and side, but in some situations it could be better if you additionally got individual peak volume meters for both, the mid and side. If there will even be an update to MSED, it would be great if Voxengo could consider this.
Would it make an even more outstanding plugin than it already is.
Thank you very much for that helpful mixing tool.
Voxengo GlissEQ is a SEVERELY underrated and unsung plugin. The music I make (and those of others I record) is often heavy on acoustic guitar and I find it one of the more challenging sound sources to EQ (especially on less than ideal spaces). GlissEQ very quickly and easily dealt with those problems for me.
The fastest EQ plugins to get a good sound out of, in my experience, are usually the Neve or API emulations, with stepped frequencies (I use RRS plugins). I may be speaking too soon but GlissEQ can be just as fast as those plugins, more versatile, and definitely can sound more natural. Want to get some warmth? Boost the low end where you're hearing the need for it, and it won't get boomy on you. Dynamic EQ isn't just for notching resonances, and GlissEQ is one of the best. The sounds you can get out of it are simply beautiful and very impressive. I love it.
Greetings from Australia!
In the last couple of days I upgraded my Elephant to v.5 after not having used it for sometime. It absolutely 'blew me away', I'd totally forgotten how good it is.
I'm using it on my drum buss and stereo buss in Cubase 12 Pro, it really kicks ass(!) and has an amazing set of options and clarity if that's what is needed in any given project.
I also use MSED, Crunchessor, Varisaturator, Span and Transgainer with very pleasing results.
In my opinion Voxengos tools are right at the top with the best, and often better than the very expensive ones.
I'd say money spent on Voxengo products is money well spend, thank you, Aleksey. :)
This thing is incredibly versatile and will go from transparent and super-clean to growly and snarly. I mostly use it as a bass amp sim, usually running the signal in parallel with a clean DI track. Sounds very "real" and snappy, gives life to the mids of the bass track like few other plugs will.
The included IRs are very handy too! The second one in, a beta52 4x12 impulse, is my go-to for quick and dirty bass sounds now. Sounds rich and smooth with just enough top end to pop through the mix without being too obtrusive.
The fact that this is free is hard to believe. Take my money!!!
As a Mixing and Mastering engineer, and also as a University professor, I have been testing different spectral analysis plugins for years. Without a doubt, Voxengo Span Plus has all the features that an audio engineer requires when performing a detailed analysis of any type of signal. Its design is very intuitive, and totally versatile.
As usual, Voxengo has been carefully behind every detail in the design of Span Plus.
I think Span Plus is my best partner when it comes to mixing or mastering!
I just want to sincerely thank you for your work on TEOTE. I have been mixing with a "spectrum flattening" + post eq workflow on buses and masters for a while, previously using "smart" functions in EQ's. The possibilities TEOTE offers to my mixing style and the sound quality are incredible. As far as mixing and mastering goes, this is the most special plugin I have come across. I have found it to be very useful in sound design as well. It truly frees you to focus on the creative elements and saves a lot of time, while providing an amazing sound.
Thanks again for your products