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Author: Jvo Studer
Adds high frequency harmonics to brighten very dull recordings that don't respond to Equalization. On already good recordings, you can add a little extra "sparkle" or "air". The harmonics are generated by soft-clipping the high frequency band as in a diode limiter, then recombining this signal with the original.
- 1.Enhancer Crossover Frequency: [2000 to 4500 Hz - default=3200] - lower this for very dull sources, or increase it to add only very slight or subtle high frequency harmonics.
- 2.Enhancer Drive: [-10 to 10 dB - default = 0] - increase this to generate more harmonics and vice versa.
- 3.Harmonic Generator Mode: [Even order,Odd order - default = Even] - generates even harmonics or odd harmonics. Even harmonics tend to be less harsh.
- 4.Enhancer Noise Gate Threshold: [-40 -16 dB - default = -28] - increase this to prevent adding un-necessary noise in quieter recordings.
- 5.Enhancer Mix Level: [-26 to +6 dB - default = -10] - how much of the generated harmonics are mixed into the original audio.
- 6.Output: [Mix (Normal),Effect Only,Effect Level - default = Mix] - the two "effect" modes let you see and hear the generated harmonics on their own. Use "Effect Level" specifically to test if the Enhancer Drive level is set correctly. Edit > Undo and run Harmonic Enhancer in Mix (Normal) mode to apply the effect.
A tape saturation simulation effect.
Author: Jvo Studer
A tape saturation simulation effect. When used as intended this plugin enhances the apparent loudness of an audio track, adding just a little controlled distortion, similar to the effect of recording on a tape-based recorder with a "hot" signal. It is based on a soft clipping limiter but also "shapes" the high frequency response. The effect is not calibrated for precise modelling of a real tape recorder, but nevertheless should be capable of producing a similar tonal character.
- 1.Saturation threshold: [-6 to -1 dB. Default = -3 dB]. The level at which the soft clipping begins.
- 2.Limiting ratio: [1 (soft) to 4 (hard). Default 2]. The "hardness" of the clipping. High values will tend to create a more harsh sound.
- 3.High freq. saturation crossover: [2000 to 9000 Hz. Default = 4500 Hz)] The crossover frequency where high frequency signals are limited earlier than low frequency signals.
- 4.High freq. saturation reduction: [-8 to -1 dB. Default = -5 dB] Sets by what amount the limiting of high frequency signals exceeds that of low frequency signals. The more negative this setting, the more that high frequencies will be shaped.
- 5.Auto make-up gain: [(choice) Off or On. Default = Off] Applies amplification after processing to make up for the lowering of the peak level produced by the effect.