What is KVR Audio? | Submit News | Advertise | Developer Account

Options (Affects News & Product results only):

OS:
Format:
Include:
Quick Search KVR

"Quick Search" KVR Audio's Product Database, News Items, Developer Listings, Forum Topics and videos here. For advanced Product Database searching please use the full product search. For the forum you can use the phpBB forum search.

To utilize the power of Google you can use the integrated Google Site Search.

Products 0

Developers 0

News 0

Forum 0

Videos 0

Search  

Spectral Processing plugins

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion

Moderator: Moderators (Main)

KVRer
 
21 posts since 25 Oct, 2012

Postby whitelobster; Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:56 pm Spectral Processing plugins

I have been using Michael Norris' SoundMagic Spectral plugins recently and absolutely love them EXCEPT they are fairly prone to crashing in Mountain Lion it seems... does anybody know of an alternative suite of plugins that includes something similar to the Spectral Averaging plugin in SoundMagic Spectral?
KVRAF
 
1573 posts since 18 Aug, 2004, from Toronto

Postby allofdrab; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:07 pm

whitelobster wrote:I have been using Michael Norris' SoundMagic Spectral plugins recently and absolutely love them EXCEPT they are fairly prone to crashing in Mountain Lion it seems... does anybody know of an alternative suite of plugins that includes something similar to the Spectral Averaging plugin in SoundMagic Spectral?

To be honest, I'm not sure, but SpectrumWorx may be a solution for you.
Unfortunately it doesn't work with my host setup, but it may work for yours.
http://www.littleendian.com/

What DOES work very solidly for me are the Soundhack spectral plugins, but they don't have an averaging plugin like in the SoundMagic suite. Still, they're pretty brilliant.
http://www.soundhack.com/spectral-shapers/

I use Mountain Lion btw.
drab
KVRian
 
1466 posts since 29 Jul, 2007

Postby vata44; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:35 pm

What makes spectral processing so great? Can someone take me to school on the spectral processing? Not to hijack the thread... Just really curious. Layman terms please. ;)
KVRist
 
164 posts since 26 Sep, 2012, from bavaria

Postby monas; Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:08 pm

i think the closest thing would be GRM Tools Evolution plugin. The bundle is quite expensive though.

What makes spectral processing so great? Can someone take me to school on the spectral processing?


Spectral domain processing gives you direct access to the spectral features of a sound, and lets you radically reshape, stretch or pitchshift it, or any combination of the three, and more. The internal representation of the sound is no longer that of a waveform like you know it from your audio editor (a time domain representation), but the audio is split up in frames of frequency data which is directly processed.
User avatar
KVRAF
 
2417 posts since 17 Mar, 2011, from Spain
    

Postby IrionDaRonin; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:07 am

Have you tried this one for free?

dtblkfx

Have a nice day :)
Image
User avatar
KVRAF
 
19225 posts since 14 Sep, 2002, from In teh net
 

Postby aMUSEd; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:31 am

IrionDaRonin wrote:Have you tried this one for free?

dtblkfx

Have a nice day :)


Pity it doesn't have a gui on Mac
KVRAF
 
1756 posts since 15 Sep, 2010
 

Postby Neon Breath; Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:18 am

If you like Michael Norris' plugins, then you should check for these. Probably the most powerful & radical spectral processing plugins around at the moment:

SpectrumWorx
GRM Tools Spectral Transform
GRM Tools Evolution
__________________________________________________
http://soundcloud.com/red-fog
http://soundcloud.com/sleeping-on-lotus-ashes
http://landofthedrones.blogspot.ca
__________________________________________________
User avatar
KVRAF
 
3710 posts since 3 Jul, 2012

Postby V0RT3X; Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:14 am

Neon Breath wrote:If you like Michael Norris' plugins, then you should check for these. Probably the most powerful & radical spectral processing plugins around at the moment:

SpectrumWorx
GRM Tools Spectral Transform
GRM Tools Evolution



Just demoing spectrumworx and wow, It is definitely very interesting! Impressive :D
This space is empty.
https://soundcloud.com/voratix
KVRAF
 
1756 posts since 15 Sep, 2010
 

Postby Neon Breath; Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:28 am

V0RT3X wrote:
Just demoing spectrumworx and wow, It is definitely very interesting! Impressive :D


Pretty cool little plug uh? I love it too. Nice wide range of effects too, from simple filter bandpass to impressive morphs.
__________________________________________________
http://soundcloud.com/red-fog
http://soundcloud.com/sleeping-on-lotus-ashes
http://landofthedrones.blogspot.ca
__________________________________________________
User avatar
KVRAF
 
3710 posts since 3 Jul, 2012

Postby V0RT3X; Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:14 am

Neon Breath wrote:
V0RT3X wrote:
Just demoing spectrumworx and wow, It is definitely very interesting! Impressive :D


Pretty cool little plug uh? I love it too. Nice wide range of effects too, from simple filter bandpass to impressive morphs.



https://soundcloud.com/vortex1-1/its-coming

I used the demo of spectrumworx to process this synth kick drum sound for this track. Spectrumworx is outstanding! I will definitely be buying this!


Also @ the OP you should check out the soundhack products!

They are very very good!

http://www.soundhack.com


Also if you are a ableton live user, definitely check out CSoundforlive as it has a few spectral based processors ;)
Last edited by V0RT3X on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
This space is empty.
https://soundcloud.com/voratix
KVRAF
 
2113 posts since 27 Dec, 2002, from London
 

Postby cron; Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:21 am

Yep, Spectrumworx is exquisite (although I only have v1... will make the jump to v2 one of these days). Just wait until you start exploring the sidechain options and combining signals with it.
KVRAF
 
2113 posts since 27 Dec, 2002, from London
 

Postby cron; Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:25 am

vaisnava wrote:What makes spectral processing so great? Can someone take me to school on the spectral processing? Not to hijack the thread... Just really curious. Layman terms please. ;)


All sounds are essentially just a bunch of different frequencies happening at different times, right? A sine wave is the only sound which contains just one, pure frequency with absolutely no harmonics etc. Therefore, it stands to reason that any sound can be represented as a bunch of different sine waves! That's the essence of spectral processing. It has it's own set of problems though. The main one being the time/frequency accuracy trade-off (small windows catch quickly moving sounds like drum hits well, but can up mess up their frequency content, while large windows represent frequencies accurately but can 'smear' quickly moving sounds).

It's not always the right tool for the job, but it opens up a range interesting processes that simply can't be achieved by operating directly on the sample data in the waveform.
KVRist
 
164 posts since 26 Sep, 2012, from bavaria

Postby monas; Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:48 pm

I remember trying spectrumworx once, but i wasn't impressed at all with the sound quality. It seemed to make everything dull and blurry that you feed into it. GRM has much better resynthesis.

Moderator: Moderators (Main)

Return to Effects