Top Mastering The Mix VST Plugins
Top Mastering The Mix VST Plugins

Top 10+ Mastering The Mix VST Plugins 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 10 Mastering The Mix VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. ANIMATE
  2. MTM Bassroom & Reference 2 Bundle
  3. MTM Mixroom & Bassroom Bundle
  4. MTM Reference & Levels Bundle
  5. IGNITE
  6. MIXROOM
  7. PUNCH
  8. Reference 2
  9. Levels
  10. Bassroom

1. ANIMATE

 
ANIMATE
 

ANIMATE helps you inject life into your mixes in a precise, versatile and colourful way.

With four different movement modes, each with individual frequency assignments and mid/side functionality you’ll get your music jumping out of the speakers precisely how you want.

EXPAND

Expand mode allows you to dial in a pristinely clean sounding upward expansion. This increases the volume of signals over the threshold, giving your audio more dynamic range in a transparent way.

PUNCH

Punch mode enhances the transients of your audio to help them bite through the mix. Whether you want to subtly accentuate the high-frequency transients in the mid-channel of your master or bring out serious smack on an individual channel, Punch can handle the task.

IGNITE

Ignite mode allows you to dial in rich harmonic distortion in a dynamic way based on the input signal. Ignite can increase the perceived loudness, power and presence of a channel without the pumping effects of a compressor.

GROW

Grow mode lets you increase the width of the selected frequencies using a psychoacoustic precedence effect. Grow can be applied in a dynamic way meaning only the signal surpassing the threshold is widened. This along with the frequency selection gives you a new realm of movement to inject into your music.

More Features:

  • Filter to isolate processed frequencies
  • Mid/Side, Left & Right Functionality
  • Sharp retina display
  • Easy to set up. Gives you total control with a user friendly interface. Interactive tool tips can also be activated for even more information.

Changes in 1.1

  • Offline Activation.
  • Separate mode activation (you can buy Expand, Punch, Ignite & Grow individually).
  • Loads of new presets.
  • Clearer error diagnosis for the user.
  • Level-match slider a neutral colour to show that it applies to all modes.
  • Bug Fixes.

The filter allows you to isolate which frequencies are processed. The frequencies of the signal will glow giving you a better idea of where to set the bands. The filters have a 24dB/octave slope and are combined with an innovative solution to dramatically minimise phase distortion.

The effects in ANIMATE will most likely increase the volume of your audio. The output slider has a level matching pointer to help you adjust the output gain to match the original perceived loudness of your audio before it passed through ANIMATE’s effects. So, when you bypass ANIMATE you can confidently determine whether your settings have a positive or negative impact on your sound.


2. MTM Bassroom & Reference 2 Bundle

 
MTM Bassroom & Reference 2 Bundle
 

The MTM Bassroom & Reference Bundle features both of these incredible plugins at a buy-now price-point.

The Struggle Is Over

Balancing the low-end is one of the hardest challenges in any mix or master. This is where so many potentially awesome tracks fail. Too much bass and your track will sound bloated and lack clarity. Not enough bass and your track will sound weak.

BASSROOM is a final mix and mastering EQ that helps beginners and pros nail their low-end in seconds.

It does this by delivering exceptional sound quality and suggesting genre-specific EQ adjustments a great audio engineer in a world-class studio would make.

We analyzed the best mixes in various genres to give you EQ target presets you can trust.

You can also create your own targets with BASSROOM’s inbuilt analysis tools. From this starting point, you can tweak your low-end to perfection using the immersive 3D room interface.

Main Features

  • Minimized phase distortion and transient distortion filters
  • Immersive 3D user interface
  • EQ targets based on reference material
  • Level match pointer on output gain
  • Fully resizable user interface
  • Create your own EQ targets by importing reference tracks
  • Solo bands
  • Q Bandwidth control

How To Use BASSROOM – What’s It All About?

Master Channel

BASSROOM uses complex algorithms that accurately identifies how the human ear perceives low-frequencies relative to the balance of the whole mix. For that reason it should be loaded on your master channel so it can analyse and be applied to your whole mix.

Choose A Preset

To get the most value from BASSROOM, start by selecting a preset that best suits the material you’re working on.

Create A Target

Alternatively, you can create your own target values by clicking the target icon in the bottom left corner and importing reference tracks. If you’re creating targets, we recommend clicking and dragging on the waveform to select the drop or chorus for the analysis, as this is usually the material with the best representation of the bass in the track. BASSROOM will create targets based on all the tracks loaded into the analysis window.

Shape your low-end

Now monitor a bass heavy section of your production (i.e. the drop or chorus), and you’ll see the targets move to the suggested EQ positions based on the tonal balance of your mix compared to the tonal balance of your preset. Use the targets to get a great starting point, then adjust by ear to tweak your low-end to perfection. The algorithm accounts for differences in loudness, so the targets will be accurate and relevant whether you’re mixing or mastering.

Level Match

The EQ adjustments may have changed the overall gain of your audio. If the gain has changed by more than 2dB the speaker icon will turn orange. Hover your mouse over the bypass icon to open the output gain and level match pointer. Match the gain slider to the level match pointer to match the perceived loudness of your audio before it passed through BASSROOM.

Hear The Difference

Not only will your low-end fall into place, but the level matching will give you a well balanced sound across the whole frequency spectrum. Toggle bypass on and off to hear the difference.

Get closer than ever to the sound of your favourite mixes.

Ever felt your mix didn’t sound as good as your reference tracks? It can be frustrating not knowing exactly how to get your music comparable to your favourite mixes. That’s why Mastering The Mix created REFERENCE 2.

It’s packed with powerful tools and never seen before insights to help you get closer than ever to the sound of your favourite music.

Key Benefits

  • Compare your mix or master to up to 12 reference tracks and create multiple loops so you can quickly compare various sections of your track to your reference.
  • Instantly and accurately match the loudness of your track and your references. This is crucial for a fair comparison and for making informed decisions on how to shape your sound.
  • Visual and actionable insights to make matching the true peak, loudness, EQ balance, punch, and stereo width of your reference tracks easier than ever. 
  • Includes an additional source plugin called REFSEND that allows you to bypass entire FX chains to make loudness-matched A/B comparisons.

How To Use REFERENCE 2

1. Load Your References

Load up an instance of REFERENCE as the final plugin on your master bus. REFERENCE should come after your metering plugin but before any speaker / headphone calibration software (if you use it). Drag and drop the reference tracks you want to use onto the Wave Transport.

2. Level Match

Your mix will most likely be a lot quieter than your reference tracks giving you the misconception that it has a weaker bass and less clarity in the high frequencies. The Level Match button will allow you to compare your mix to the reference tracks without bias, allowing you to make informed mixing decisions.

3. Gain Insights

The visuals in the Trinity Display show you how your EQ balance, stereo width and compression compares to your reference track. You can also click to solo a frequency band allowing you to zone in on the intricate differences between your mix and your references.


3. MTM Mixroom & Bassroom Bundle

 
MTM Mixroom & Bassroom Bundle
 

The MTM Mixroom & Bassroom Bundle features both of these incredible plugins at a buy-now price-point.

►MIXROOM

MIXROOM is an intelligent EQ that guides you to set the perfect balance of richness and clarity whether you’re working on a vocal, a synth or mastering your music.

MIXROOM analyses your audio and shows you which frequencies could be adjusted to improve your sound. The EQ target suggestion helps you get a solid starting point, from which you can tweak your sound to suit your preference.

NO MORE MUDDY, DULL, THIN, OR HARSH SOUNDING MIXES

Key Benefits

  • Specifically designed EQ filters that deliver maximum clarity & transparency in the mid and high frequency range.
  • Genre and channel specific EQ target suggestions to take out the guesswork and give you pro-sounding results in seconds.
  • Create your own EQ targets by importing reference tracks so you can get closer to the sound of your favorite tracks.
  • Level match pointer on output gain to help you make sure you’re making real improvements to your music.
  • Super-fast workflow with easily adjustable EQ bands and mid-side functionality.
  • Clear and immersive mixing experience with the retina 3D & fully resizable user interface.

How To Use MIXROOM In 4 Easy Steps:

1. Load On Master or individual Channel – You can use MIXROOM to EQ anything in your session. It works great on vocals, instruments, grouped buses, or on your master channel.

2. Choose A Preset or Create A Target – To get the most value from MIXROOM, start by selecting a preset that best suits the material you’re working on.

3. Shape Your Sound – Now monitor a full bodied section of your audio. The Target EQ Curve takes out the guesswork and helps you dial in pro-sounding results in seconds. The ‘Add Smart Bands’ button will instantly load EQ bands that match the Target EQ Curve to give you a great starting point. MIXROOM’s unique and specifically designed EQ filters give you maximum clarity & transparency when shaping your audio.

4. Level Match – The EQ adjustments may have changed the perceived loudness of your audio making it difficult to hear whether the changes you’ve made are improving your sound. Match the gain slider to the level match pointer to match the perceived loudness of your audio before it passed through MIXROOM. This allows you subjectively hear how the changes have affected your sound.

Hear The Difference!

Whether your audio is muddy, dull, thin, harsh, or even almost perfect, MIXROOM helps you elevate your mix to get the perfect balance of richness and clarity.

►Bassroom

The Struggle Is Over

Balancing the low-end is one of the hardest challenges in any mix or master. This is where so many potentially awesome tracks fail. Too much bass and your track will sound bloated and lack clarity. Not enough bass and your track will sound weak.

BASSROOM is a final mix and mastering EQ that helps beginners and pros nail their low-end in seconds.

It does this by delivering exceptional sound quality and suggesting genre-specific EQ adjustments a great audio engineer in a world-class studio would make.

We analyzed the best mixes in various genres to give you EQ target presets you can trust.

You can also create your own targets with BASSROOM’s inbuilt analysis tools. From this starting point, you can tweak your low-end to perfection using the immersive 3D room interface.

Main Features

  • Minimized phase distortion and transient distortion filters
  • Immersive 3D user interface
  • EQ targets based on reference material
  • Level match pointer on output gain
  • Fully resizable user interface
  • Create your own EQ targets by importing reference tracks
  • Solo bands
  • Q Bandwidth control

How To Use BASSROOM – What’s It All About?

Master Channel

BASSROOM uses complex algorithms that accurately identifies how the human ear perceives low-frequencies relative to the balance of the whole mix. For that reason it should be loaded on your master channel so it can analyse and be applied to your whole mix.

Choose A Preset

To get the most value from BASSROOM, start by selecting a preset that best suits the material you’re working on.

Create A Target

Alternatively, you can create your own target values by clicking the target icon in the bottom left corner and importing reference tracks. If you’re creating targets, we recommend clicking and dragging on the waveform to select the drop or chorus for the analysis, as this is usually the material with the best representation of the bass in the track. BASSROOM will create targets based on all the tracks loaded into the analysis window.

Shape your low-end

Now monitor a bass heavy section of your production (i.e. the drop or chorus), and you’ll see the targets move to the suggested EQ positions based on the tonal balance of your mix compared to the tonal balance of your preset. Use the targets to get a great starting point, then adjust by ear to tweak your low-end to perfection. The algorithm accounts for differences in loudness, so the targets will be accurate and relevant whether you’re mixing or mastering.

Level Match

The EQ adjustments may have changed the overall gain of your audio. If the gain has changed by more than 2dB the speaker icon will turn orange. Hover your mouse over the bypass icon to open the output gain and level match pointer. Match the gain slider to the level match pointer to match the perceived loudness of your audio before it passed through BASSROOM.

Hear The Difference

Not only will your low-end fall into place, but the level matching will give you a well balanced sound across the whole frequency spectrum. Toggle bypass on and off to hear the difference.

What Else Can I Expect from Bassroom?

Unparalleled EQ Quality

BASSROOM gives you unparalleled EQ quality when working with low-frequencies on your master channel. Other EQs can introduce transient ringing and smearing or phase distortion that reduces the quality and clarity of your audio.

BASSROOM has specifically designed filters that have minimal phase distortion AND minimal transient distortion providing greater transparency than standard linear-phase filters at low-frequencies.

This means that the low-end is not affected by unwanted phase changes that can alter the timbre of your audio or by transient distortion that means you lose the bite from kicks or bass-lines.

For example, the plots show the transient effects on a step function when applying a 6dB gain at 240Hz. Think of this as a simplified waveform of a kick drum. It’s clear that the output of the filter in Plot 2 has an oscillation before and after the “hit”. This is a “ringing” of the transient and can sound like a sucking effect. In Plot 3 BASSROOM’s EQ produces virtually no oscillation and so the transient is preserved.

With BASSROOM, you can transparently shape your low-end without compromising the clarity of your mix or master. This translates into retaining punch in the low-mids, and definition in the low-end compared to other EQs.

Immersive 3D Room Display

Ordinary EQs use a horizontal representation of frequencies and vertical representation of gain. BASSROOM takes a unique approach and focuses more on how we experience audio in the real world. Louder sounds feel closer while quieter sounds feel further away and lower frequencies are associated with a ‘foundation’ whilst higher frequencies are perceived as ‘air.

To reflect this, in BASSROOM frequencies are displayed vertically, and gain is represented by depth in the room.

When a band is on the central 0dB line in the middle of the room, there is no gain adjustment. Push frequency bands back in the room to decrease gain, and bring them forward to increase gain.

The unique and intuitive UI helps you visualise how you’re adjusting the low-end of your song. This gives you a more immersive mixing experience, helping you connect more with your music.

EQ Targets You Can Trust

The targets on the walls of BASSROOM suggest the genre-specific EQ adjustments a great audio engineer in a world-class studio would make.

We analysed the best mixes in various genres to give you EQ target presets you can trust.

This isn’t simple ‘slowed-down’ frequency matching.

The targets are a result of a complex algorithm that accurately identifies how the human ear perceives low-frequencies relative to the balance of the whole mix. BASSROOM analyses your mix and displays a target in each frequency band to help you make informed mixing decisions sonically relevant to your audio.

Matching the bands to target suggestions results in a clear and defined low-end that’s well balanced in the context of the whole mix. Use the targets to get a great starting point, then adjust by ear to tweak your low-end to perfection.


4. MTM Reference & Levels Bundle

 
MTM Reference & Levels Bundle
 

The MTM Reference & Levels Bundle features both of these incredible plugins at a buy-now price-point.

►Reference 2

Get closer than ever to the sound of your favourite mixes.

Ever felt your mix didn’t sound as good as your reference tracks? It can be frustrating not knowing exactly how to get your music comparable to your favourite mixes. That’s why Mastering The Mix created REFERENCE 2.

It’s packed with powerful tools and never seen before insights to help you get closer than ever to the sound of your favourite music.

Key Benefits

  • Compare your mix or master to up to 12 reference tracks and create multiple loops so you can quickly compare various sections of your track to your reference.
  • Instantly and accurately match the loudness of your track and your references. This is crucial for a fair comparison and for making informed decisions on how to shape your sound.
  • Visual and actionable insights to make matching the true peak, loudness, EQ balance, punch, and stereo width of your reference tracks easier than ever. 
  • Includes an additional source plugin called REFSEND that allows you to bypass entire FX chains to make loudness-matched A/B comparisons.

How To Use REFERENCE 2

1. Load Your References

Load up an instance of REFERENCE as the final plugin on your master bus. REFERENCE should come after your metering plugin but before any speaker / headphone calibration software (if you use it). Drag and drop the reference tracks you want to use onto the Wave Transport.

2. Level Match

Your mix will most likely be a lot quieter than your reference tracks giving you the misconception that it has a weaker bass and less clarity in the high frequencies. The Level Match button will allow you to compare your mix to the reference tracks without bias, allowing you to make informed mixing decisions.

3. Gain Insights

The visuals in the Trinity Display show you how your EQ balance, stereo width and compression compares to your reference track. You can also click to solo a frequency band allowing you to zone in on the intricate differences between your mix and your references.

►Levels

What Is Levels?

Ever felt that your music could have sounded better? There are so many technical details to focus on when mixing and mastering that mistakes are common. LEVELS has presets for CD, Club, Streaming, Youtube and more to help you make sure your music sounds great wherever its heard.

LEVELS helps music producers get a technically excellent final mix and master. It does this by analyzing the essential elements of your mix and alerting you if there is an issue. The powerful tools give you the crucial information you need to make improvements to your mix.

LEVELS 2.0 is Released! Find more info below!

Headroom

  • True peak meter (16 X oversampling ) to make sure your masters don’t clip.
  • Standard peak meter. Keep it below -6dB for a perfect final mix
  • EBU R128 compliant integrated and short term LUFS meters. The most accurate way to analyse perceived loudness.

Stereo Field

  • Vectorscope to visualise stereo width.
  • Correlation meter to monitor phase issues.
  • Left/Right meter to assess the balance of your mix.
  • Low Pass button solos your low frequencies below 300hz so you can see their stereo width.

Dynamic Range

  • Instantly see if your music is over-compressed
  • Oscilloscope glows green if your music is dynamic.
  • ‘DR’ Dynamic Range display based on reliable Short Term LUFS to peak ratio.

LUFS

  • EBU R128 compliant integrated and short term LUFS meters.
  • The most accurate way to analyse perceived loudness.

Loudness Range

  • EBU R128 compliant loudness range meter to monitor the difference in loudness between the various sections in your track.

Bass Space

  • Identifies if any channels are outputting unwanted low frequencies.
  • Helps you clean up your low end giving your track punch and clarity.
  • Level meters for 40Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz.

LEVELS 2.0 is Released! Here’s What’s Up!

Mastering The Mix has finally released a serious update for LEVELS! For pre-existing customers, You can access the update by clicking the (?) icon in the top right corner of LEVELS. Or you can update via your account area right on the Mastering the Mix website.

Levels 2.0 Update Includes:

  • New Loudness Range Section
  • Separated LUFS Section
  • New Presets
  • Compact View
  • Adjustable Filter Solo in Stereo Field Section
  • Tool Tip Suggestions on How to Fix the Issues LEVELS Finds

Other Improvements:

  • Mid/Slide Solo Feature
  • UI and UX Improvements
  • Better error code reporting
  • Offline activation
  • Bug fixes

5. IGNITE

 
IGNITE
 

IGNITE

Ignite mode allows you to dial in rich harmonic distortion in a dynamic way based on the input signal. Ignite can increase the perceived loudness, power and presence of a channel without the pumping effects of a compressor.

More Features:

  • Mid/Side, Left & Right Functionality
  • Sharp retina display
  • Easy to set up. Gives you total control with a user friendly interface. Interactive tool tips can also be activated for even more information.

This product is an individual plugin related to the Parent Plugin: Animate 


6. MIXROOM

 
MIXROOM
 

MIXROOM is an intelligent EQ that guides you to set the perfect balance of richness and clarity whether you’re working on a vocal, a synth or mastering your music.

MIXROOM analyses your audio and shows you which frequencies could be adjusted to improve your sound. The EQ target suggestion helps you get a solid starting point, from which you can tweak your sound to suit your preference.

NO MORE MUDDY, DULL, THIN, OR HARSH SOUNDING MIXES

Key Benefits

  • Specifically designed EQ filters that deliver maximum clarity & transparency in the mid and high frequency range.
  • Genre and channel specific EQ target suggestions to take out the guesswork and give you pro-sounding results in seconds.
  • Create your own EQ targets by importing reference tracks so you can get closer to the sound of your favorite tracks.
  • Level match pointer on output gain to help you make sure you’re making real improvements to your music.
  • Super-fast workflow with easily adjustable EQ bands and mid-side functionality.
  • Clear and immersive mixing experience with the retina 3D & fully resizable user interface.

How To Use MIXROOM In 4 Easy Steps:

1. Load On Master or individual Channel – You can use MIXROOM to EQ anything in your session. It works great on vocals, instruments, grouped buses, or on your master channel.

2. Choose A Preset or Create A Target – To get the most value from MIXROOM, start by selecting a preset that best suits the material you’re working on.

3. Shape Your Sound – Now monitor a full bodied section of your audio. The Target EQ Curve takes out the guesswork and helps you dial in pro-sounding results in seconds. The ‘Add Smart Bands’ button will instantly load EQ bands that match the Target EQ Curve to give you a great starting point. MIXROOM’s unique and specifically designed EQ filters give you maximum clarity & transparency when shaping your audio.

4. Level Match – The EQ adjustments may have changed the perceived loudness of your audio making it difficult to hear whether the changes you’ve made are improving your sound. Match the gain slider to the level match pointer to match the perceived loudness of your audio before it passed through MIXROOM. This allows you subjectively hear how the changes have affected your sound.

Hear The Difference!

Whether your audio is muddy, dull, thin, harsh, or even almost perfect, MIXROOM helps you elevate your mix to get the perfect balance of richness and clarity.


7. PUNCH

 
PUNCH
 

PUNCH

Punch mode enhances the transients of your audio to help them bite through the mix. Whether you want to subtly accentuate the high-frequency transients in the mid-channel of your master or bring out serious smack on an individual channel, Punch can handle the task.

More Features:

  • Mid/Side, Left & Right Functionality
  • Sharp retina display
  • Easy to set up. Gives you total control with a user friendly interface. Interactive tool tips can also be activated for even more information.

This product is an individual plugin related to the Parent Plugin: Animate 


8. Reference 2

 
Reference 2
 

Get closer than ever to the sound of your favourite mixes.

Ever felt your mix didn’t sound as good as your reference tracks? It can be frustrating not knowing exactly how to get your music comparable to your favourite mixes. That’s why Mastering The Mix created REFERENCE 2.

It’s packed with powerful tools and never seen before insights to help you get closer than ever to the sound of your favourite music.

Key Benefits

  • Compare your mix or master to up to 12 reference tracks and create multiple loops so you can quickly compare various sections of your track to your reference.
  • Instantly and accurately match the loudness of your track and your references. This is crucial for a fair comparison and for making informed decisions on how to shape your sound.
  • Visual and actionable insights to make matching the true peak, loudness, EQ balance, punch, and stereo width of your reference tracks easier than ever. 
  • Includes an additional source plugin called REFSEND that allows you to bypass entire FX chains to make loudness-matched A/B comparisons.

How To Use REFERENCE 2

1. Load Your References

Load up an instance of REFERENCE as the final plugin on your master bus. REFERENCE should come after your metering plugin but before any speaker / headphone calibration software (if you use it). Drag and drop the reference tracks you want to use onto the Wave Transport.

2. Level Match

Your mix will most likely be a lot quieter than your reference tracks giving you the misconception that it has a weaker bass and less clarity in the high frequencies. The Level Match button will allow you to compare your mix to the reference tracks without bias, allowing you to make informed mixing decisions.

3. Gain Insights

The visuals in the Trinity Display show you how your EQ balance, stereo width and compression compares to your reference track. You can also click to solo a frequency band allowing you to zone in on the intricate differences between your mix and your references.


9. Levels

 
Levels
 

What Is Levels?

Ever felt that your music could have sounded better? There are so many technical details to focus on when mixing and mastering that mistakes are common. LEVELS has presets for CD, Club, Streaming, Youtube and more to help you make sure your music sounds great wherever its heard.

LEVELS helps music producers get a technically excellent final mix and master. It does this by analyzing the essential elements of your mix and alerting you if there is an issue. The powerful tools give you the crucial information you need to make improvements to your mix.

LEVELS 2.0 is Released! Find more info below!

Headroom

  • True peak meter (16 X oversampling ) to make sure your masters don’t clip.
  • Standard peak meter. Keep it below -6dB for a perfect final mix
  • EBU R128 compliant integrated and short term LUFS meters. The most accurate way to analyse perceived loudness.

Stereo Field

  • Vectorscope to visualise stereo width.
  • Correlation meter to monitor phase issues.
  • Left/Right meter to assess the balance of your mix.
  • Low Pass button solos your low frequencies below 300hz so you can see their stereo width.

Dynamic Range

  • Instantly see if your music is over-compressed
  • Oscilloscope glows green if your music is dynamic.
  • ‘DR’ Dynamic Range display based on reliable Short Term LUFS to peak ratio.

LUFS

  • EBU R128 compliant integrated and short term LUFS meters.
  • The most accurate way to analyse perceived loudness.

Loudness Range

  • EBU R128 compliant loudness range meter to monitor the difference in loudness between the various sections in your track.

Bass Space

  • Identifies if any channels are outputting unwanted low frequencies.
  • Helps you clean up your low end giving your track punch and clarity.
  • Level meters for 40Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz.

LEVELS 2.0 is Released! Here’s What’s Up!

Mastering The Mix has finally released a serious update for LEVELS! For pre-existing customers, You can access the update by clicking the (?) icon in the top right corner of LEVELS. Or you can update via your account area right on the Mastering the Mix website.

Levels 2.0 Update Includes:

  • New Loudness Range Section
  • Separated LUFS Section
  • New Presets
  • Compact View
  • Adjustable Filter Solo in Stereo Field Section
  • Tool Tip Suggestions on How to Fix the Issues LEVELS Finds

Other Improvements:

  • Mid/Slide Solo Feature
  • UI and UX Improvements
  • Better error code reporting
  • Offline activation
  • Bug fixes

10. Bassroom

 
Bassroom
 

The Struggle Is Over

Balancing the low-end is one of the hardest challenges in any mix or master. This is where so many potentially awesome tracks fail. Too much bass and your track will sound bloated and lack clarity. Not enough bass and your track will sound weak.

BASSROOM is a final mix and mastering EQ that helps beginners and pros nail their low-end in seconds.

It does this by delivering exceptional sound quality and suggesting genre-specific EQ adjustments a great audio engineer in a world-class studio would make.

We analyzed the best mixes in various genres to give you EQ target presets you can trust.

You can also create your own targets with BASSROOM’s inbuilt analysis tools. From this starting point, you can tweak your low-end to perfection using the immersive 3D room interface.

Main Features

  • Minimized phase distortion and transient distortion filters
  • Immersive 3D user interface
  • EQ targets based on reference material
  • Level match pointer on output gain
  • Fully resizable user interface
  • Create your own EQ targets by importing reference tracks
  • Solo bands
  • Q Bandwidth control

How To Use BASSROOM – What’s It All About?

Master Channel

BASSROOM uses complex algorithms that accurately identifies how the human ear perceives low-frequencies relative to the balance of the whole mix. For that reason it should be loaded on your master channel so it can analyse and be applied to your whole mix.

Choose A Preset

To get the most value from BASSROOM, start by selecting a preset that best suits the material you’re working on.

Create A Target

Alternatively, you can create your own target values by clicking the target icon in the bottom left corner and importing reference tracks. If you’re creating targets, we recommend clicking and dragging on the waveform to select the drop or chorus for the analysis, as this is usually the material with the best representation of the bass in the track. BASSROOM will create targets based on all the tracks loaded into the analysis window.

Shape your low-end

Now monitor a bass heavy section of your production (i.e. the drop or chorus), and you’ll see the targets move to the suggested EQ positions based on the tonal balance of your mix compared to the tonal balance of your preset. Use the targets to get a great starting point, then adjust by ear to tweak your low-end to perfection. The algorithm accounts for differences in loudness, so the targets will be accurate and relevant whether you’re mixing or mastering.

Level Match

The EQ adjustments may have changed the overall gain of your audio. If the gain has changed by more than 2dB the speaker icon will turn orange. Hover your mouse over the bypass icon to open the output gain and level match pointer. Match the gain slider to the level match pointer to match the perceived loudness of your audio before it passed through BASSROOM.

Hear The Difference

Not only will your low-end fall into place, but the level matching will give you a well balanced sound across the whole frequency spectrum. Toggle bypass on and off to hear the difference.

What Else Can I Expect from Bassroom?

Unparalleled EQ Quality

BASSROOM gives you unparalleled EQ quality when working with low-frequencies on your master channel. Other EQs can introduce transient ringing and smearing or phase distortion that reduces the quality and clarity of your audio.

BASSROOM has specifically designed filters that have minimal phase distortion AND minimal transient distortion providing greater transparency than standard linear-phase filters at low-frequencies.

This means that the low-end is not affected by unwanted phase changes that can alter the timbre of your audio or by transient distortion that means you lose the bite from kicks or bass-lines.

For example, the plots show the transient effects on a step function when applying a 6dB gain at 240Hz. Think of this as a simplified waveform of a kick drum. It’s clear that the output of the filter in Plot 2 has an oscillation before and after the “hit”. This is a “ringing” of the transient and can sound like a sucking effect. In Plot 3 BASSROOM’s EQ produces virtually no oscillation and so the transient is preserved.

With BASSROOM, you can transparently shape your low-end without compromising the clarity of your mix or master. This translates into retaining punch in the low-mids, and definition in the low-end compared to other EQs.

Immersive 3D Room Display

Ordinary EQs use a horizontal representation of frequencies and vertical representation of gain. BASSROOM takes a unique approach and focuses more on how we experience audio in the real world. Louder sounds feel closer while quieter sounds feel further away and lower frequencies are associated with a ‘foundation’ whilst higher frequencies are perceived as ‘air.

To reflect this, in BASSROOM frequencies are displayed vertically, and gain is represented by depth in the room.

When a band is on the central 0dB line in the middle of the room, there is no gain adjustment. Push frequency bands back in the room to decrease gain, and bring them forward to increase gain.

The unique and intuitive UI helps you visualise how you’re adjusting the low-end of your song. This gives you a more immersive mixing experience, helping you connect more with your music.

EQ Targets You Can Trust

The targets on the walls of BASSROOM suggest the genre-specific EQ adjustments a great audio engineer in a world-class studio would make.

We analysed the best mixes in various genres to give you EQ target presets you can trust.

This isn’t simple ‘slowed-down’ frequency matching.

The targets are a result of a complex algorithm that accurately identifies how the human ear perceives low-frequencies relative to the balance of the whole mix. BASSROOM analyses your mix and displays a target in each frequency band to help you make informed mixing decisions sonically relevant to your audio.

Matching the bands to target suggestions results in a clear and defined low-end that’s well balanced in the context of the whole mix. Use the targets to get a great starting point, then adjust by ear to tweak your low-end to perfection.

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