If you haven’t met Noveltech Vocal Enhancer yet, I would encourage you to make the acquaintance. There’s a special place in heaven for whoever came up with this plugin and a special place in hell for whoever came up with the name (I sure hope the two aren’t the same person). For, you see, this plugin shines on infinitely more than vocals.
The usage is simple - drag the two boundary lines in the Frequency graph to select a subset of the frequency spectrum. Then, turn up the Enhancement knob, and the plugin mojoizes your chosen frequency range. Not equalizes. Not turns up the input gain on a parallel compressor. Mojoizes. There’s really no other word for it - you’ll have to try it yourself, to hear what I mean.
So, where can you use it? I’ve had great results slapping it on
And, that one day, when I felt particularly boring and conformist, vocals.
Windows’ Garage Band? New Sonar X3 Essential to offer unlimited audio and MIDI tracks.
It’s hard to do a product as broad and richly-featured as Steinberg’s newest ROMpler justice in a written review. So I won’t even try. Instead, I’ll give you some details I ran into that may not appear in a cursory review, but may weigh upon your decision to buy or not buy this new toy. Spoiler alert: I opted for the former.
Unlike my puns, Nomad Factory’s Magma bears revisiting if you have only tried it out when it was first released or read a press review that is not only superficial, but probably obsolete.
Decidedly, the effects included in Magma are worthy of consideration (read: test-driving) on their own merits. What is, perhaps, more significant (and much less explored in the press), is how much Magma’s VST hosting and routing functionality can chance your workflow regardless of whether or not you use its included effects. In this rant-torial, we’ll cover three killer features: built-in parallel processing, VST hosting, and modulation. With all three of these features, we’ll find examples of how Magma can do what your DAW cannot do, or can only do much more clumsily.