Tone-Param Quick Doc.|
Direct-X VST plug-ins
License : 10
- Spectro SculpturA.
- Tone-Param Fs2.
- Tone-Shelf Fs2.
STEP -2- : Adjust gain (ex : +3 db).
STEP -3- : Activate the High-Shelf filtering cell.
STEP -4- : Add 1 dB.
Tone-Param : What for ?
Tone-Param may be used in any situation, but it's when you'll start mastering, at the very end of a session, that this plugin will astonish you like never before.
After spending some time rectifying a master tape, optimizing dynamics, adjusting the overall colour, and once you have been listening to the result several times, you will often feel that percussions are lacking power and that high frequencies are not clear enough : in other words, that there's not enough sonic contrast.
Then, you think that compressors have to be pushed up, or even that you should add another compressor at the end of the processing chain. But, the effect of doing this is very often that "pumping" will appear, or that the impression of squashed sound will be increased. You then try to insert a standard EQ before a limiter, just to get control over the extreme frequencies of the spectrum. But the low-end tends to get blurred, leak or resonate. The high-end is too crispy and often makes the whole stuff sound aggressive.
This is where Tone-Param should be used, because not only will it allow you to rectify the sound but it will also - by design, so to speak - add the power you found lacking. Tone-Param may be used either before or after a limiter as the signal-boost produced by this EQ withstands clipping fairly well (and therefore, digital distortion). Besides, one could easily consider quickly readjusting a master tape through the use of this plugin only. You'll always be amazed by the result, even if you think you got the "killer mastering" that nothing more could make any better.