SoundSpot Axis – Beyond Conventional Mixing and Mastering Plugins


When mixing or mastering, sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you need to manipulate the audio in a way that falls outside the realms of what a conventional plugin can do.

With this, in mind, SoundSpot set out to create a plugin that can solve this problem.

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In their words, the Axis is a combination of two of their most popular plugins, the MSW1 & Propane with the addition of a brand new upwards and downwards compressor that is capable of dual directional compression which can be both subtle and brutal. But it doesn’t end there! They have made the whole unit multiband, for complete control over the incoming signal, allowing you to manipulate the audio to get punch, clarity, groove or sparkle without the need to load up a vast number of individual plugins.

Features:

  • Intuitive, easy to navigate user interface.
  • Designed to work flawlessly with touch controllers such as the Raven by Slate Media.
  • Multiband Layout
  • Individual Compressor, Imager & Metering module per band
  • Simultaneous Upwards & Downward compression
  • Parallel Compression mixing
  • Mid Side Panning
  • Mono Maker
  • Stereo Widener
  • Individual Band Anti Pop Bypass
  • Individual Band Isolation Mode
  • Preset Manager with newly preset scrub through feature

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Compressor Module
Compression is a key element to giving your music that professional sound and each Axis compression module comes loaded with features to do just that.

The most significant feature of the compression modules is the downward and upward compression parameter, which can add life to a dull mix, or make a snare drum snap through the mix.

Imager Module
Good imaging makes all the difference in taking your music to the next level. By giving musical elements space to breathe, the mix will instantly sound more transparent and less fatiguing the listener.

The Axis imager module is loaded with features that allow you to manipulate the audio positioning in ways that no other singular plugin can do.
Metering Module

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Gain staging is an essential aspect of achieving a well-balanced mix, so the Axis features it’s own per band dedicated metering and gain levelling module. The module also includes an RMS meter so that you can check your perceived loudness at a glance.

Band Isolation
The band isolation parameters allow you to cut the signal to other bands that you are not working with. This is useful when you need to fine-tune your settings on a band as all another signal will mute.

Band Bypass
Each module has a band bypass function, which allows you to switch between the original and affected signal. This is useful when making A/B comparisons, and can be especially useful to check your edits in context to the whole mix.

New Preset Manager
SoundSpot have now included a preset manager that allows you to switch between presets with a click.

Pricing & Availability:
Soundspot Axis has an Introductory sale price of £13/$17 at Plugin Boutique until 2nd April. RRP is £130/$178. Visit Plugin Boutique for more details.

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