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Postby TB-ProAudio; Fri May 16, 2014 7:12 am TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

TBProAudio has released Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin for the mastering stage.

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Euphonia compares the spectral fingerprint against build-in curves (Pop/Rock/Dance/Jazz/DubStep) and calculates filter settings so that the spectrum of the audio follows the selected average spectrum curves.

Euphonia is used during the music production process. Spectral adjustments are usually done right after the final mix, but before usage of any sounding equalizer, master compressors or limiters.

Euphonia is also very effective in restoration/remastering environment. It could refresh airless recordings quite easily. Euphonia could also point out mistakes in the mix or even in the listening environment.

New in V1.5: Custom Reference Curves
Load any audio files into the DAW, capture and store as reference file. Use it then as custom reference curve

System Requirements:

- VST2/VST3/RTAS/AAX 32/64 Plugin for Windows/OSX
- 32/64Bit DAW under Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Vista and Windows 7/8
- Tested with: Cockos Reaper, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo/Wavelab 6
- Demo version available

Please find more information here: www.tb-software.com/TBProAudio
-TBProAudio
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Postby TB-ProAudio; Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:08 am Re: tb-software.com: Euphonia 1.1, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

V1.1 fixes some minor issues
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Postby Hermetech Mastering; Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:04 am Re: tb-software.com: Euphonia 1.1, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

Amazing, looks like I'll be out of a job soon then!
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Postby TB-ProAudio; Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:29 am Re: tb-software.com: Euphonia 1.1, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

I dont think so :wink:
Just a tool to set a solid (frequency balancing) ground for "real" mastering.
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Postby TB-ProAudio; Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:35 pm Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

V1.2 adds RTAS plugin
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Postby TB-ProAudio; Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:56 pm Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

V1.5 Released:
Adds custom reference curves: load any audio files into the DAW, capture and store as reference file. Use it then as custom reference curve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKlhSeGn2No

regards
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Postby TheKid; Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:09 am Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

Is this a way to match EQs like Fabfilter's Pro-Q2 function only with a reference file instead of a sidechain input? Or is there more "under the hood"?

Here is an example for EQ matching only with a kick drum:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... tgEHE#t=89
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Postby TB-ProAudio; Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:48 am Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

I do not know much about Pro-Q2, but after watching the video i can say the following:

Euphonia could do a full custom curve matching but without side chaining: capture audio, save as reference, use the reference with Euphonia on a different track, thats all.

And of course there is more:

1) Euphonia is optimized for master stage, and not for mixing.

2) The buildin curves: We tweaked the buildin curves by hand, we had thousands of well mastered songs and took the average of it. So buildin curves do not follow song a,b or c but more general rules (how to balance the spectrum of a given song, daily business of every master engineer). This is also why you achieve better matching result with hand made curves then with just sampled curves (every song is different)

3) The matching process: the matching is done in a very gentle way, Euphonia is not correcting every tonal spike in the spectrum but more the spectral "tendency" of the song.

4) The "magic": the relationship of input curve and reference curve is key. Euphonia tries to optimize the number of plus and minus gain filters. This holds the energy of the song. In parallel Euphonia tries to keep the filter settings (gain) as minimal as possible. This avoids filter "ringing" effects.

I hope this gave you some insight into Euphonia :-)

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TBProAudio
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Postby djscorb; Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:59 am Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

This approach to equalisation is completely doomed to failure.

Pop?

It could be a ballad or a eurodance track or soft rock or boyband pap.If you try to match a ballad to a rock track the result will be awful.

The only application in which this might be useful is if you had a mastered track, lost the settings and then wanted to apply a similar treatment to the same unmastered file.

And what is a sounding equalizer?
I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored...
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Postby TB-ProAudio; Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:19 am Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

I agree if you are talking about "normal" curve matching tools. I do not agree if you talk about Euphonia.
Euphonia uses much different approch, please try yourself.

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Postby ObsoleteAcc99; Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:38 am Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

Hi i'd really like to understand this better.

I will ask directly if you don't mind, is this basically an EQ spectrum matching tool.

i.e if i have ozone 7 or curve EQ already, it basically can do euphonia?

The one that really has my interest at present due to the intensity curve so you can actually control which areas are matched and which aren't, which is unique, is

https://acondigital.com/products/defilter/

Please tell me *anything* that euphonia CAN do that either defilter or ozone 7 match EQ *can't* do.

Cheers! I just need to know whether i am understanding the product correctly or if i am missing something.
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Postby TB-ProAudio; Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:39 pm Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

Thank you for taking a deeper look into it :)

Well, both are basically EQ matching tools, but of course with major differences.

But lets start with the basics. Spectrum matching looks like an easy process, but there are 2 things to consider: a) the reference curve and b) the detailedness of matching process.
We tried to find simple answers for both questions, just to get always reasonable results.

a) reference curves:
Euphonia was designed to process mixed audio in mastering stage with full frequency range. There are millions of reference curves out there (every song has its own curve), so which should be taken for my song?
We analysed several thousand commercial hit records and grouped them. We found out, that all spectra for a specific group (aka style) look similar and we created average reference curves (Pop, Dance etc.) So if you produce a normal Pop song, just use the Pop curve with your final mix and you will get a well balance spectrum, maybe not 100% ready, but a solid start.
We found out, that starting with one of the delivered (averaged) reference curves and then using an EQ for further sound shaping leads to much better results in a reasonable time than fiddling around with thousands curves from your own library or the internet, usually ending nowhere...
Of course Euphonia can use custom curves as well, no doubt.

b) detailedness of matching process
Many EQ matching tools on the market provide 100+ of filters or even deconvolution functions just to do the matching process as exactly as possible (more seems to be better...). But for us this is the wrong way.
The "micro" spectrum should be preserved: e.g. the guitar or vocal sound should not be touched.
So Euphonia uses a more rough graduation to do the match. And Euphonia does it automatically.

But once again: Euphonia works well with full spectrum sound material (aka mixed song). It is not good in EQ matching of individual instruments or even vocals!

Ah, one word to the number of controls: More controls do not necessarily lead to better results. We think, in case of EQ matching, it can be even contra-productive!

Conclusion: All EQ matching tools on the market can do EQ matching of mixed songs, no doubt. Euphonia can do it with less effort, and hit rate is much better!

I hope this helps.
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Postby MogwaiBoy; Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:16 am Re: TBProAudio: Euphonia, optimal audio spectrum balancing plugin released

This plugin interests me too - in a pre-mastering context. Almost seems too good to be true.

Not crazy about the GUI though :D

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