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?
The CRTIV Reverb 2 delivers the highest and warmest quality reverb I have ever used. I have a bunch of vintage rack mounted reverb effects and after using this for live performances on Jamkazam, I don't reminisce anymore. There are multiple settings which profoundly change the effect with a simple logical interface. I have been using it for my trumpet playing and I get constant positive remarks on my tone and reverb. Thanks!
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.