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Analyser / Monitor Plugin by Voxengo

SPAN has an average user rating of 4.89 from 9 reviews

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Reviewed By RobertSchulz [all]
July 25th, 2022
Version reviewed: 3.13 on Windows

Honestly, there is no reason why you shouldn't get this plugin. I know you might think you don't need it or you already have a spectrum analyzer in your DAW either as a plugin or inside one of your EQ's but SPAN is different.

I used Ableton Live's own Spectrum plugin as well as the spectral analysis in EQ Eight before, and I liked it. Used it to find annoying frequencies but also harmonics. But there were two problems in terms of that I couldn't zoom in an area I needed more in-depth visualization and to have the spectrum analyzer at a certain place on my screen.

Now with SPAN it was possible to zoom in when you hold down [ALT] and place/resize the GUI whereever/however I want since.

But I didn't know that it offers so much more.

It is possible to look individually at the Mid or the Side channel (Mid-Side Stereo mode) or Left or Right channel (Dual Mono). A heavy feature for mixing.

You also have the option to listen to a specific frequency band by holding [CTRL] or [CMD] while you dragging around the cursor, which also helps to find problematic frequencies by ear.

Then you got the Meters to the right and bottom side, which helps you take control over the volume and Mono compatibility of your mix. But you also can hide them.

As a Voxengo plugin, you furthermore can costumize the GUI visually in the settings of the plugin to you likes. Especially for an analyzer a very good feature.

If you want to take control and get a visual help, SPAN is the way to go and it's completely free.

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Comments & Discussion for Voxengo SPAN

Discussion: Active
5 October 2012 at 7:03am

I love Voxengo's plug-ins, as soon as I got this one, it replaced my Ableton Live spectral analyzer.

Their GUI's are fantastic & with a spectral analyzer that can make a big difference. Doesn't seem to strain the CPU at all either.

Two thumbs up.

15 November 2013 at 3:38pm

It's great to see that free products are being updated, too.

Great to have you, Voxengo. :)

28 October 2016 at 3:06pm

This is THE meter I use on every channel. Thanks Voxengo for such a great plugin... for free :D.

30 October 2016 at 11:47am

No EBU R128 / LUFS metering?

27 February 2019 at 9:34am

Thank you much for update.

Any chance to have no-installer ver.?

16 May 2020 at 2:45pm

Hi, .

How should I read this analyzer? The answer is completely different than waves paz. Is it a question of settings or is the scale of representation of the values really different? Is there any way to be able to set it as waves paz?


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