Three new straightforward designed AUv3 effect apps have been released by 4Pockets: Compressor, Expander and a Parametric EQ!
4Pockets, the developer of the Meteor Multitrack Recorder has released today three new easy-to-use AUv3 effect apps: a compressor, an expander for increasing the dynamic range and a parametric EQ with 4 bands.
Audio Compressor AUv3 Plugin
This is a AUv3 compatible audio compressor which can be used as plugin with your favourite DAW such as Cubasis, Meteor, Auria or GarageBand. It supports a modern graphical interface and presets with stereo meters for monitoring signal levels.
Audio Expander AUv3 Plugin
This is an AUv3 compatible audio expander which can be used as a plugin with your favourite DAW such as Cubasis, Meteor, Auria or GarageBand. It supports a graphical interface and presets with stereo metering to monitor signal levels.
The expander can be used to increase the dynamic range of the audio signal by reducing specific bandwidths that fall below a specified threshold. This is essentially the opposite of a compressor and can be used when you have a noisy recording and want to reduce the volume of the quieter parts to reduce noise. Expanders are also great for enhancing drum tracks creating gated effects which give your drum tracks more punch.
Parametric EQ AUv3 Plugin
This is an AUv3 compatible stereo parametric equalizer which can be used as a plugin with your favourite DAW such as Cubasis, Meteor, Auria or GarageBand. It supports a graphical interface and presets with stereo metering to monitor signal levels. The equalizer allows you to define up to 4 frequency bands which can be cut/boosted up to 24dB.
The Parametric EQ is a mainstay of recording and live sound production. In professional audio circles, equalization is a highly sophisticated art that can be used to sculpt the tone of instruments in a mix, counteract anomalies in a room, or just pump up the bass. This 4-band stereo EQ allows you to control of the gain (boost/cut) of low, midrange, and high frequency bands. Use the Q knob to adjust the ratio of the center frequency to the bandwidth.
This type of EQ is great for guitars in order to emphesise certain harmonic frequencies or to remove unwanted narrowband noise.
4Pockets Compressor, Expander and Parametric EQ are now available for $4.99 USD each on the Apple App Store.