One of a kind

Trackspacer is an award-nominated plugin that creates space in a mix by carving the frequencies that the main track needs into another track in real-time.

Trackspacer is no ordinary plugin, it is similar to a sidechain compressor plugin but much more powerful, transparent and precise.

TapeOp said: “TrackSpacer is a ridiculously affordable, easy way to get various elements of your mix to interact in useful and musical ways… Final words: buy it! It works!”

Insert it in a track and see for yourself what Trackspacer can do for you.
Available for VST, VST3, AU and AAX (64 bit only).

Trackspacer 2.5


Secret mixing weapon

The Trackspacer plugin features a 32 band EQ that reacts to the incoming sidechain signal. It analyses the spectrum of the sidechain and applies a reversed EQ curve to another track. As if by magic, Trackspacer creates space for the primary track by cutting the exact frequencies on other tracks.

No more fighting for space for the vocal in a mix, or any other instrument for that matter. If you have a solo that needs the room to breathe then Trackspacer makes the task easy.
Complicated automation moves on your mix are a thing of the past!

Simple to use

Like SOS Magazine said about Trackspacer: “sometimes the simplest ideas are the best”. 

Trackspacer features a big centred knob that lets you set the amount of reduction applied in a simple and straightforward way, but it also features a set of parameters that let’s you go deep into how the signal is processed.

With the introduction of version 2.0 the Trackspacer plugin got a host of improvements:

  • Pan: lets you choose exactly where you want to apply the effect. In default stereo mode you can select the left channel, right channel or anything in between.
  • M/S: in Mid / Side mode you can apply the effect to the mid-channel, the sides or anything in between.
  • Attack/Release: set how Trackspacer reacts to the incoming signal, making it smoother or punchier like a regular compressor plugin.
  • Sidechain: lets you listen to the incoming sidechain for easy tweaking of the low-cut and high-cut filters.
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Not a multi-band compressor

Compressors react to the amplitude/volume/level of the audio signal on the track. Based on how loud the source signal is, they apply more or less compression.
Multi-band compressors split the signal in different bands and apply different settings on each band, but the detection is still the same as regular ones.

Trackspacer splits the sidechain source signal into 32 bands and analyses them individually. Then, it reverses the result and applies a 32 band EQ to duck (or carve) those exact same frequencies, giving the source track the space it needs to occupy in the mix… and all in real time!

That’s why the Trackspacer plugin is much better, more transparent and easier to use than regular compressors. It’s all in the detection!

What people say



# Version 2.5.7 – 16 / 07 / 2020
– Fixed: crash on Logic 10.5.
– Improved: general optimisation.

# Version 2.5.6 – 10 / 03 / 2020
– Fixed: knob images on Windows.
– Added: OpenGL on Windows.
– Improved: macOS Catalina compatibility.

# Version 2.5.5 – 14 / 01 / 2020
– Improved: faster spectrogram ballistics.
– Improved: more readable font for parameter labels.
– Added: more detailed screen display that shows the frequency and dB on mouse hover.
– Added: low-cut and high-cut filter graphic feedback on the display.
– Added: window is now resizable by dragging the bottom right corner.
– Added: retina images.
– Added: macOS Catalina support.
– Added: auto updater.
– Dropped: 32-bit support.

# Version 2.5.4 – 13 / 12 / 2018
– Fixed: attack and release bug
– Added: UI resize functionality.
– Added: Menu when clicking on the logo.

# Version 2.5.3 – 23 / 08 / 2018
– Fixed: serial number doesn’t accept extra characters other than numbers and dashes. This was – the first cause of serials not being accepted.
– Fixed: freeze parameters correctly recalled.
– Fixed: spectrum analyser behaviour in Pro Tools when initialising the plug-in.
– Improved: on an invalid serial input the plug-in will show a popup.
– Improved: attack and release ballistics.

# Version 2.5.2 – 29 / 05 / 2018
– Fixed: attack and release ballistics matched with the ones in version 2.0.
– Fixed: license folder is created if it’s not found in the system. This fixes the authorisation issues that were sometimes present on macOS.

# Version 2.5.1 – 17 / 05 / 2018
– Changed binary names so old version and new version can coexist in the same DAW. – Bigger font size for the parameter’s label.

# Version 2.5.0 – 16 / 05 / 2018
– New version created from scratch using a new framework for better maintenance. – General CPU optimisation.
– New graphics.
– Dropped: RTAS support, support for 10.5 and 10.6 MacOS and support for Windows XP and Vista.

# Initial release to version 2.0.5 – Obsolete

Copy Protection

No iLok or challenge response needed for registering Trackspacer.
At the time of the purchase you’ll receive an e-mail containing a user name and a serial number.

System requirements

Mac OSX:

  • 10.7 or higher.
  • DAW capable of hosting VST or AU, or Pro Tools.
  • DAW with sidechain functionality.
  • Intel processor.


  • Windows 7, 8 or 10.
  • DAW capable of hosting VST plugins, or Pro Tools.
  • DAW with sidechain functionality.