I have many FFT and spectrum display programs (at least 12 on this machine).
I was, once again, looking to generate some noise profile images for a report and in frustration, went back to the web looking for alternatives - I found Span Plus.
Several of the features make generating the presentation materials I need super easy and effective - taking the files into an editor/mixer so that I can use the plugin is completely offset be the ease of seeing what I need and capturing PNG files all within the software - I know it probably wasn't your intent to support the test and measurement industry, but it does!
Impressed enough that I just bought the Premium Membership and am looking forward to using the tools for their real intent - Music
New residue monitor update is tremendously helpful.
"GET UN EFFECT LIKE BRINGING THE MICROPHONE CLOSER TO THE SOURCE"
I have really tried many transient shaper plugins to bring forward a closely recorded sound more transparently than an eq or compressor and to keep the background noise under control which means improving the Signal/Noise ratio.
Apart from Eventide Physion which has a separate place (and requires high latency) I must admit that TransGainer is truly exceptional once you understand how to adapt the detector to your purpose, "Transient detector threshold" and PRECISE_B algorithm in particular.
With a reference converter RME ADI-2 PRO FS it is interesting to note that as the resolution increases, artifacts decrease, especially if you want to use low Detector Threshold. Oversampling is not as useful as a real higher resolution especially from 384kHz and you can also use 768kHz for an almost analog experience.
More than that I think that you have to switch to Elysia Nvelope hardware that has some interesting features that I would like to be inherited by TransGainer in future editions!
As a reference of my tests:
Alg = PRECISE B
Det Delay = 10.0 (min)
Det Thresh = 12.0 (high sample rate resolutions) / 18.0 (low sample rate resolutions)
X.Attack = 200 (max)
X.Decay = 40.0 (min)
X.Gain = 4.0
Out Gain = 0.0
Congratulations indeed for a plugin very underestimated by reviewers and forums.
In a market saturated by modeled plugins and 'unique concept' plugins, Voxengo continues to maintain a niche right in the middle. Their plugins are functional, stable, easy to work with and have a natural organic sound. They are not emulations of 'prized' classic gear, nor are they bloated A.I driven multi-tools with masking meters and fancy 'learn' buttons; they are easy to use affordable problem solving tools that sacrifice nothing in sound quality or euphonics.
The PHA-979 is a an excellent example: it is a phase and time correction plugin - the kind of tool one uses to reduce or eliminate phase cancellation between microphones or other problematic multi-channel sources.
But PHA-979 is not like other phase correction plugins. For one thing, it is Linear Phase, which means that phase adjustments are equal across the spectrum; LP rotation makes it possible to correct phase cancellations across the frequency spectrum, unlike 'analog' (minimum phase) tools, which typically force a compromise.. (if you still want to use minimum phase correction, PHA will do that too).
Second, it has a time (distance) adjustment included, so you can deal with all your phase issues in one plugin. It also has a handy calculator that converts samples to milliseconds, and applies the result to the appropriate knob (you can zoom in on two sources in your DAW, determine the number of samples between the two, enter it into the handy calculator and hit 'enter,' and your sources will have the same start time).
And for good measure, PHA comes with an FFT style phase indicator, so you can see which frequencies are in phase, which ones are out and which ones are in between.
PHA-979 is a lifesaver with poorly recorded drum kits; its unique combination of tools and meters greatly reduce the time required to make a kit sound like it was miked up properly in the first place.
I have yet to see another phase correction tool that does linear phase rotation, much less one that is this easy to work with.
Did I mention that it sounds good?
I just wanted to say thank you for your great products! They are among the very best plug-ins I have tried and used. In particular, I would like to tell you that the Warmifier is absolutely brilliant. I applied it to several tracks on a classical violin solo CD which I recorded with one of Canada's leading violinists. Due to the nature of the violin sound on those tracks, a bit thin and cold to my liking (it so happened that the recording space the violinist provided was far from ideal), I decided to apply the Warmifier - and was stunned! The changes I made were subtle but quite significant. And now we have a beautifully sounding instrument throughout. Thank you again.