When solid or natural sounding bass is a requirement in your recording projects, Monofilter provides the foundation for real power and definition. Bring transparent solidity to your bass; sharpen, define and align for the tightest mix.
Monofilter defines the centre of your bass, so easily lost through stereo effects processing, synth sound generation, unwanted phase inconsistencies and live recording microphone bleed - accurate control over stereo spread and phase alignment, with precise visual feedback that lets you grab the applied stereo envelope and directly manipulate it.
With presets for every situation and intuitive controls for fine tuning to perfection, Monofilter anchors your bass with ease, while retaining the perceived spatial characteristics of the original sound.
Independent mono & stereo trim
Stereo spectrum analysis
Zero Latency option
Linear Phase option
Phase correlation control
Monofilter offers powerful fine-tuning of your low end sounds and their interaction with higher frequencies. The plug-in's highly tweakable parameters include a high pass filter, plus independent width control of high and low frequencies.
These width controls range from completely mono at their minimum point, to completely unchanged at their maximum. The changes are clearly displayed in an easily intuitive stereo width envelope.
Stereo effects which use phase shifting can cause cancellations and superpositions of certain frequencies when played back in mono. Monofilter includes a Phase control which can correct phase imbalance below its threshold frequency by adjusting the phase of the L and R components being summed. This function has an auto mode which can be especially useful for input signals with a dynamic phase shift.
With multiple algorithm settings, you can easily choose the most appropriate one for the task at hand, including zero-latency for recording and linear-phase for general mixing. Switch in HQ mode for ultimate definition during mastering.
Monofilter becomes especially useful when mastering for vinyl. Vinyl has difficulty reproducing stereo information in the low frequencies, and wide stereo frequencies in the bass can cause the needle to jump upon playback, so the track has to be cut at a lower level to compensate.
Monofilter's Zero Latency algorithm has been designed with low CPU usage in mind, making it ideal for live and recording applications where low latency is essential. The 'link' control can be used to switch all Monofilter instances to the same algorithm simultaneously.
In a live context, you can use Monofilter to maintain even power distribution, and to reduce the width of hard-panned effects. This can be important in larger venues where many audience members' listening experience may be dominated by a single speaker stack, leaving them unable to experience the full stereo image.
Different playback systems and mediums have different requirements and low frequency ranges. If the intended playback medium is known, then Monofilter can be adjusted to make full use of the available headroom and optimised to take into account the low frequency handling available. Likely ranges are:
Laptop - Minimum frequency 200Hz;
TV - Minimum frequency 90Hz
Computer game 2.1 system - Minimum frequency 50Hz
Hi-fi - Minimum frequency 35-50Hz; low frequency crossover 80-150Hz
Home theatre - Minimum frequency 35Hz; low frequency crossover 80-160Hz
Club PA - Minimum frequency 20Hz; low frequency crossover 90-250Hz
Vinyl - Minimum frequency n/a; low frequency crossover 70-150Hz
Bringing definition to weak bass
Re-centering low frequencies
Correcting phase issues
Restoring old masters
Mastering for vinyl
Optimising for louder playback
Supported are AAX, VST, VST3, AU and AudioSuite, both 64-bit and 32-bit. RTAS is only available in 32-bit.
Mac OSX 10.7.x / 512MB RAM
Windows (64-bit), Vista or above / 512MB RAM
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.