soothe2 - a dynamic resonance suppressor
soothe harshness, save time
soothe2 is a dynamic resonance suppressor. It identifies problematic resonances on the fly and applies matching reduction automatically. This results in a smoother, more balanced sound and saves you from having to notch out the frequencies by hand. The reduction kicks in only when and where needed without affecting the nearby frequency areas. This preserves the timbre of the original sound source and results in transparent treatment with minimal artefacts.
soothe2 can be used to reduce harshness, sibilance and mud from the sound source, and excels in fixing a range of problems. With soothe2 you can:
- remove harshness from close mic'd sound sources.
- transparently manage sibilance in vocals and dialog.
- treat uneven tonal balance from suboptimal recordings.
- clear muddiness, boominess, and proximity effect.
- soften overly bright guitar and piano recordings.
tame piercing synth sounds
soothe2 saves time and effort in audio work. It is equally at home on individual tracks and on busses. It works wonders on anything from sound design and post-production to the most demanding mastering applications.
improved in every aspect.
soothe2 is our second take on the concept of resonance removal. The algorithm has been redesigned from the ground up to improve sound quality, performance and flexibility while retaining its ease-of-use.
the new soft mode is a more transparent and easy to use approach for most cases, while the hard mode lets you hone in on extreme resonances and energy build-ups.
soothe2 works on the entire hearing range. Where the original plug-in was targeted towards mid and high resonances, soothe2 pushes the frequency range all the way down to 20 Hz. The improved precision on low frequencies opens up the possibility to treat muddiness and rumble, and effortlessly balance low end resonances.
the addition of the attack and release parameters lets you slow down the processing to leave transients intact, and opens up the possibility to use soothe as a resonance-based tonal balancer.
other key new features:
- mid/side mode, overall and per band.
- optimised performance and lower latency.
external sidechain input.
quick yet detailed
soothe2 has been designed with simplicity in mind. It is fast to set up and easy to use, yet allowing you to fine tune the processing to your needs. Pressing the delta button presents you with what soothe2 is removing, and is the quickest way to understand what the processor is reacting to.
the modern, well thought-out and informative user interface makes it easy to target just the frequency areas you wish, with control over the frequency range and sensitivity of the process. The unique frequency graph shows the reduction exactly as it's happening.
all grown up
soothe2 is a result of years of research and development. It combines novel heuristics for finding resonances with advanced filtering techniques to minimise degradation of the signal quality. The process is free from pre-ring, crossovers, and summing artefacts commonly found in dynamic equalisers and multiband compressors. The algorithm has been carefully tuned by ear to provide musical results that are hard to unhear.
Windows 7 and up as 32 / 64-bit VST and VST3, and 64-bit AAX (PT11 and up).
macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) – 10.15 (Catalina) as 64-bit VST, AU, and AAX, Intel-based Macs.
iLok account and iLok License Manager installation required. iLok dongle is not required. Online access required for the initial activation of the product and trial. One license allows activation of the product on 2 machines. Licenses are valid for both Windows and macOS platforms.