We are thrilled by the latest Wavesfactory Spectre review from Production Expert Kevin Becka.
In his extended video review, he gives a full overview of the Spectre plug-in and gives great examples of Spectre in use on various pieces of audio material, including MS processing of drums.
Plot spoiler! Kevin says of Wavesfactory Spectre:
“My experience of Spectre has been fantastic and I highly recommend it!”
You can watch the full review of Wavesfactory Spectre at Production Expert.
Spectre is a sound-shaping tool that combines the best features of an enhancer coupled with a graphical parametric equaliser.
Spectre processes the difference between the input signal and the EQ signal, introducing harmonic content to just the part of the spectrum that you want from a variety of saturation algorithms based on classic recording hardware.
Spectre can be used on individual tracks, sub-mixes, the entire mix and is ideal for mastering.
Spectre does not work like a conventional equalizer. Spectre introduces harmonic content that was not in the original recording, bringing colour and life to the sound not possible with a conventional EQ, this ability to offer almost phantom content across the audio spectrum led us to the name Spectre.
Spectre process the incoming audio with a five parallel band EQ, it extracts the difference between this signal and the dry input and process it through one of the eight saturation algorithms included, then it mixes it back with the dry signal. The result is a signal with character, full of color, with bigger and warmer low frequencies, shiny shimmering highs and powerful mids that any other processor just can’t give you.
Spectre is more versatile than a simple enhancer as you can choose from eight different saturation algorithms to get different colours. Spectre can go from the warmth of valve to a harsh digital clipper, from creamy tape saturation to a chip bit crusher.