Coming from the creators of Oszillos Mega Scope, one of the best oscilloscope plugins on the market, Spectrum is a very promising release.
Definitely a good idea for an analyzer.
Spectrum by [BEN/SCHULZ], a wonderful multi-track VST spectrum analyzer that aims to facilitate your mixing work.
The interesting thing about this plugin is that you can analyze several tracks of your track with a single effect, since you only have to insert it into the master channel to see how different instruments are working. This way it is easy to realize if there is any problem of frequency collision between your different tracks. All this you can do in a simple way thanks to its color graphics that inform you about the frequency, the level in dB and the musical note of each channel. You can even switch to the mid / side function, if you want to create a mix type this way. A good detail is that this helps you to keep a low CPU consumption, since it is not necessary to use one analyzer per channel.
!IMPORTANT! Pro Tools Users:
Unfortunaltely 1.0.47 introduced a crash at Pro Tools Startup. This is fixed in 1.0.50.
Sorry for the headaches that this may have cause you.
Spectrum is a VST, AU and AAX plugin that allows you to inspect the frequency content of your mixes. It's ideal to find clashing frequencies and to cleanup your mix. It supports input from multiple channels: just drop an instance at each point in your signal chain you want to measure.
The Spectrograph in action.
The free trial version runs for 14 days and has no restrictions. After that you need to 'purchase' the
free base version. The base version supports up to two stereo pairs (four channels). More channels are
available via an upgrade. In the all channel unlocket version a sigle plugin instance supports up to
16 channels (eight stereo pairs). However this number might be less if your DAW does not support this number
Specifications / Features
Hardware accelerated graphics
low CPU usage
Spectrogram & Spectrograph display modes
variable block size: 2k-16k
variable refresh rate: 40ms - 200ms
Spectral Smoothing: zero to eight seven
display spectrum as bins or lines
manual & auto-ranging
visualization of Left/Right or Mid/Side channels
flexible channel selection
Display Frequencies in Hz and as musical Note
Supported Plugin Formats
AU (Audio Unit)
AAX (Pro Tools)
Supported Operating Systems
Starting with version 1.0.50 no routing is required. Just create an instance of Spectrum anywhere in your signal chain where
you want to measure. This not only makes routing less cumbersome, it also adds support for DAWs that have limited routing
capabilities. And more importantly, you can now create an instance of Spectrum before and one after your EQs or other processors
to visualize the effect.
Spectrum visualized as filled graphs.
Spectrum visualized as lines.
The Spectrograph provides spectral and temporal insight.
Fair, Dongle-Less Licensing
Our Licensing-System supports two modes: Floating & Locked. The default is Floating. While your license
is floating, you transfer it between your machines as often as you like. But this requires internet access. If your
Studio Workstation does not have internet access or do not want the plugin to connect to our server each time it's
loaded, you can Lock a License to your machine. A locked License cannot be transferred to another computer.
If you are unhappy for any reason with the product, we will issue a full
refund (minus processing fees) within 14 days of your purchase if you have not locked your license.
contact us and we'll get it sorted - no questions asked.