TONSTURM releases SPCTRL EQ - Expressive Spectral Filter Plugin

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KVRist
32 posts since 26 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:22 am

Out Now: SPCTRL EQ
The creative filter for sound designers by TONSTURM


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Get it here: https://tonsturm.com/software/spctrleq/

INTRODUCTORY OFFER $75,00US
until May 04th / regular price ($99,00US)


SPCTRL EQ allows you to sculpt and shape up to 4096 individual frequency bands in a unique and powerful way. The heart of SPCTRL EQ is its highly flexible Curve Editor that gives you excellent control over the spectrum of any sound.

Edit
This Mode gives you access to the powerful vector curve editor. Draw any imaginable EQ shape with high precision and flexibility. 

Shape
We developed shape mode to make Vector editing fun again and help you to instantly come up with complex shape patterns. Shape Mode allows you to create unique and complex filter shapes.

Transform
Twist and bend your EQ curves in real-time. In combination with our powerful modulation system Transform mode unleashes the full potential of SPCTRL EQ

Boundless Modulation Capabilities
SPCTRL EQ is equipped with our state-of-the-art TONSTURM Modulation System, previously known from FRQ Shift. Modulating parameters is a breeze and allows you to create tense and alive-sounding patches.

Outstanding Presets
SPCTRL EQ sculpts your audio source in incredible ways. It comes with a huge variety of lovingly crafted presets showcasing its full potential.

TRAILER:
https://youtu.be/NpDYvdTP7r8

TUTORIALS:
https://youtu.be/7HJU28kwWXU

AUDIO DEMOS:
https://soundcloud.com/tonsturm/sets/spctrl-eq-demos

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KVRAF
4228 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:21 am

Very nice. Tried the demo. Unsure about it compared to UVI Shade in terms of feature over-lap, since I own Shade. Sounds nice though and the ability to truely customize the filter "curve" can open up a lot of detailed sound design ability.

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KVRist
146 posts since 3 Dec, 2019

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:19 pm

just picked this one up, very unique and I'm always a fan of spectral stuff

I only wish the stretch control could be pushed further
lots of creative and fun ways to use this tool, I should be doing a demo of it soon
I do experimental sound design and demos of plugins (no talking) on my youtube: https://www.youtube.com/databroth

I also sell presets/lfos/ and wavetabls on gumroad https://gumroad.com/databroth

KVRian
542 posts since 2 Aug, 2013

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:18 pm

Can this tame resonances by applying a straight horizontal threshold?

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KVRAF
4228 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:24 pm

SeeingInMidi wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:18 pm
Can this tame resonances by applying a straight horizontal threshold?
SPCTRL is a filter effect tool mostly. For the price I think you'd be better off with Soothe or Teote or DSEQ which is tailored more to resonsance control. YMMV

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KVRAF
1908 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:29 pm

If it is comparable to Soothe or Teote, why does it sound like SpecOps and a chorus had a baby?
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KVRist
475 posts since 7 Dec, 2018 from Saint-Petersburg

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:29 am

Good plugin with very handy interface, definitely wanna buy it. Hope Tonsturm will develop more plugins suited for sound-design and keep them updated.

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KVRist

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32 posts since 26 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Post Tue May 04, 2021 6:47 am

Hey everyone, just wanted to inform you that our introductory offer ends today!

KVRist
475 posts since 7 Dec, 2018 from Saint-Petersburg

Post Tue May 04, 2021 7:07 am

Don't sleep on it, guys, if you are in sound design. I own Shade and feel pretty comfortable with a lot of filtering techniques but Tonstrum finally made a plugin for the lowest level filtering options which help me play with the frequencies themselves, not filter types. I really hope Tonstrum will get more love (and sales) and will keep the motivation to make good plugins.

KVRist
380 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Tue May 04, 2021 12:05 pm

Now that I've used it for a while, I would really like to see presets handled a little differently. Opening a pop-up window to access them slows down my workflow. But beyond that, I'm very impressed with the high quality sound and modulation features. Highly recommended!!!

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