The Voxengo Suite has absolutely made music production and mixing more fun, efficient and creative. The workflow and visualization of PrimeEQ has made it my go-to Parametric EQ and the sound is pristine. Crunchessor, Marquis compressor and Deft Compressor are some of the smoothest and most flexible software compressors. They all have such a wide "sweet spot" and it is hard to make them sound bad, allowing you to focus on creative decisions. On the mixbus, polysquasher and soniformer are the only compressors I have tried that consistently provide truly transparent compression regardless of the material, while CurveEQ can effortlessly shape a full mix with complete transparency. Finally Elephant delivers energy, smoothness and loudness like no other limiter, beating out everything else in my toolkit. Its tweakability makes it suitable for any material. The entire Voxengo suite of plugins really have something special going on. No hype, just top level DSP, top level design and top level sound.
Jonathan Lee - Artist, Producer, Engineer
I don't normally stop and thank the architect of some amazing work, who I see also answers the support line but you deserve high praises for what you have accomplished. In two days you have given me the tools to elevate my music more than I have done in the last 3 years. I have always hated the sound of limiting, (never found a good one digital or analog) and now with THE HUGE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, I am able to hear my way through the process, finding just the right settings to get a pro commercial sound. Master buss with Sonar X3, UAD Ampex tape emulation, Polysquasher (gentle) The Elephant +3 or so, and final analog gui-ness from a Rupert Neve Portico II. Your products were the missing link. Thanks so much!
Brian Lee Bender
Voxengo is one of these rare plugin developers who offers high quality professional audio software at a really fair price. I tried their limiter, Elephant 2 some years ago and I just bought Elephant 3, released in September 2008.
Voxengo Elephant is a mastering limiter plug-in for professional music production applications. I tried some other limiters but Elephant, despite is name, is really transparent and discrete and can add some loudness without the usual side-effects, used sparingly like with every limiter of course!
For The Field Where She Died, I’m using another Voxengo plugin which is a mastering comp called the Polysquasher (I love this name!!). It’s a “glue comp” which is really transparent and brings more cohesion to the mix. I find that Elephant and Polysquasher work really great together and are a great and low cost way to finalize your songs, preserving their natural feel and dynamics.
There’s also a free EQ which is quite interesting: The Overtone EQ.
I’m really curious to try other plugins from Voxengo like the GlissEQ, a mastering EQ which seems to be really appreciated here and there!
Oh my gosh! This is amazing. I have been recording in my home studio for over 8 years and I have always gotten a hollow, narrow, non-professional sound, no matter how hard I tried. I use good (mid-grade) pro-audio equipment, a quality mic, and decent sounding instruments, however I could never get that professional glaze. I am a female vocalist, and due to the natural timbre of my voice, combined with my soprano range, my vocals always seemed to sound hoow, with too much reverb and echo (and nor because I added that either). I bought the voxformer, harmoniEQ, varisaturator, and polysquasher, and downloaded some of the free applications as well. The difference is remarkable. I just bought these yesterday- I installed them and worked with them til about midnight last night, then set the CD to burn while I slept. This morning, I took a listen and WOW. It sounds like it was done in a professional studio. Most of that came from the voxformer and harmoniEQ. Now, I will clean up the little things and add the final gloss with the varisaturator and the polysquasher. All I can say is "thank you". After many dead end searches, I finally found the products that work.
Spasibo Aleksey! And many thanks to all the guys that are creating such wonderful products! I'm using plenty of plug-ins of many other sound effect companies, but since the time I come across the "Voxengo" ones there's no a single number/song of mine that I wouldn't want to use these outstanding plug-ins in my tracks/mixes. I'm not talking about the price, because in my opinion considering their sound, easiness of use, in comparison with other overpriced products from other sites... - they are "free". I'm impatiently waiting for your other stuff you'll come up with, I'm sure that they're going to be the same sound with a soul and as fantastic as they are now.
With a high respect I'm removing my hat before you guys.
Eugene Grigonis (E.G. Music)
Using it since nearly 7 years now...You need punch & micro-pumping to bring back to life beat's articulation, Polysquasher is THE TOOL.
Christophe Chapelle, Sinetracks Mastering, Toulouse, France
I just have to convey my absolute joy with the pristine transparency and accuracy afforded by combining polysquasher and elephant at the end of my mastering chain.
This combination is a standout for acoustic instruments and has no equal in the software domain.
Bravo to you and thank you for your work...
Thanks so much for the HarmoniEQ update. It sounds amazing. I'm finally getting the sounds on my songs that I've been trying to get for years. I use it in my mastering chain. It gives me a airy presence that's not harsh. The compressed settings are just great. They give me a smoothness that I've been looking for for my solo classical guitar pieces that have been difficult in the past.
The mastering chain I've been using recently, all Voxengo, is Tapebus, CurveEQ, Polysquasher (also a great update-wow!), HarmoniEQ, Elephant. I've been having a lot of success with that combo but I'm wondering if you have any suggestions or feedback about it. Thanks for your great work.
Pete Devine (posted on forum)
What a great plugin. turn it on, turn oversampling up to 4x and listen as whatever you feed through it just sounds.. tighter.
Brilliant. straight away one of the first things i try on my main output at mixing stage.
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I'm using Voxengo products from some hours but I'm already familiar with them getting back great sounds and extraordinary response! All controls are complete and intuitive, presets can help you to start immediately. You can handle your audio material how your mind wants and your heart feel. You will obtain amazing results forging your tracks as you desire. Definitely, Voxengo audio tools are essential to my studio setup!
Mistheria - Keyboard player, composer, arranger - Italy