An essential to livin' up vocals on the top end. I start with the default and pull up the AIR to taste. This will also rescue tracks that sound too sterile from over use of noise correction, restoring presence. I will then add a little reverb, a dose of Bark of the Dog to thicken, and glue with a compressor on the low end for rich tone. This works well with VO recorded from large diaphragm mics.
Nice plugin. Thank you! It can breath but also destroy audio. It saves my harsh hihats and make them more in back rather than spiking out of my mix. I dont know how it will work in club systems if it distorts to much but on my monitors it sounds sweet and back but also hifi. It can tame the spiking hihats if you want just mix it to your taste. If it can distort and smear highs less (obviously) it would be excelent and 10/10 :)
The surprise hit of the Developer Challenge 2016. I've never been big on saturation or exciter plugs, but this one can be used to good effect. In fact, I've used it to good effect to turn some woodwind instruments into a pad-like sound. A very nifty effect that I will turn to again in the future when I want to introduce some colour.
The interface looks good and is intuitive. The knobs don't seem to have unusable extremes with a small sweet spot, but give -- depending on your purpose -- usable results throughout.
Incredible value for a free plugin. This plugin compares favorably to Softube's ubiquitous Saturation Knob. Many who use these types of plugins expect "miracles" to crystalize when they turn "the" knob. In truth however, it is often where, this plugin is not placed, that makes the difference. Applied masterfully, the results are stunning, professional and transparent. This, IMHO, is the purpose and value of such a plugin. Not to fond of the visual interface and would love to see values for parameters. I am looking forward to other offerings from this developer.
I have a feeling this is going to be one of those tools that everyone will end up having in the musical toolbox of tricks..it really is a little gem that's simple to use, A "must-have" tool, the effects of which on a mix are immediately clear and can be seriously stunning.
Strange..it seems to work just fine for me..doesn't fuck up anything at all when I use it..though I found you need to play with it a bit to get the best sound from it. due to the dials having no settings as such. But other than that, it seems like a really great tool to help improve a mix.
This was my #1 vote for the challenge. Superb plugin for those who invest in that highly elusive art of "listening" for what is needed and then masterfully adding "just" the amounts needed. A little goes a long way here. Will attempt to find the problem of phase as mentioned above; although it seems that the EQ may have more to do with that than the plugin itself.
Hi praise for this valuable plugin....would love however, to have a better GUI, some preset-start-points, values for parameters and a quick A-B switch as this plugin can "colour" rather quickly. In truth I was surprised it did not land in top 3.
IMHO however, the #1 spot this year is an amazing plugin. I saw it after my vote....interestingly I am not sure if it would have changed y mind about this one.
Thanks for Roth-Air and I look forward to other offerings from this developer.
Thanks for your feedback guys! I'm so glad to hear the plug-in has been useful for most of you.
Programming VST plug-ins is still new for me, and Roth-AIR has been a great learning process. Some amount of phase alteration are to be expected with multiband processing, but from my tests I found the effect on phase to not be too bad. For a future version I will try to optimize for more transparent phase response and improvements on GUI, for which I feel the criticism has been very fair and helpful.
Thanks again - I am excited to get started on the next project.
Installed and scanned in Cubase 8.5 on macOS 10.12.4. It only played in the left channel. Launced Reaper and it played just fine. Weird. Any way to address this danielrothmann? I'm sure I'm going to love this eventually. Thanks.