Specter was developed for mastering but is also very useful on single instruments, groups or effects. The main goal was to make it "transparent". The main difference from other similar effects is that the input signal isn't split in bands. The plug-in continuously calculates an overall response including all the modules and applies it to the input signal, thus avoiding artifacts coming from several effects in series.
There are 4 inputs and 2 outputs, allowing mono and stereo sidechaining (depending on the host).
Specter includes 6 modules:
- Linear phase equaliser.
- Multiband compressor-expander with sidechaining and vocoding.
- Stereo width equalisation.
- Spectral limiter.
- Brickwall limiter.
It also includes:
- Spectrum analyser.
- Mid-side balance.
- Sample-accurate wet-dry balance.