Tone-Param Quick Doc.
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- Tone-Param Fs2.
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Quick Start

STEP -1- : Activate a filtering cell.

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.

Tone-Param : The Passive Filter Emulation


Tone-Param is an F.I.R 6-band parametric equalizer : 4 standard PEAK cells and 2 shelving filters (Hi and Low). Like the other plugins of the pack, Tone-Param is a realtime filter without any internal processing delay (no latency) and it simulates electronic circuits with capacitors. Thanks to the novelty of the featured technology, Tone-Param produces unrivaled sound with astonishing musical qualities.

RealTime FIR Equalizer

Tone-Param is supplied with Tone-Param FS2, performing the same processings at twice the initial samplerate for better precision when adjusting trebles (a useful feature when using 44.1 or 48-Khz samplerates). That is to say that the SF2 version oversamples the signal internally - and without users having to care about anything - in order to improve processing accuracy, and then downsamples the signal back to the initial samplerate to match the required output format.

6 Independent Filtering Cells

Tone-Param features 6 independent filtering cells : 2 shelving filters (one located at each end of the spectrum) and 4 standard parametric PEAK cells.

Because they need a fair amount of calculation power, each of the 6 cells features an ON/OFF button. This button also enables you to compare the output sound with/without activating the cell.

Standard PEAK EQ Cells.

Tone-Param includes 4 standard parametric PEAK cells. The three commonly-available settings are each represented by a rotary knob :

Gain (required level) from -18db to +18db.
Bandwidth in 12ths of octave (24 = 2 octaves).
Center frequency (nominal value). From 40Hz to 10Khz, from 20Hz to 20Khz for the FS2 version.

A very fast time response

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