I know I may catch flak on here from the elite saying this plugin can be done on your own, but I’m a proponent of “sometimes you need something done quick and easy.” Yes I’m all for the expanding of knowledge in mixing, but sometimes a project has deadlines and it doesn’t hurt to have a tool to get you there using a little less time and energy. Enter Waves new plugin Vitamin. Dubbed as a harmonic enhancer, this plugin acts as a quasi side chain EQ multitool to add a little character to the track. I know in the past, I’ve been pretty judgmental about the “one-stop niche” plugins, but I’m slowly starting to understand its purpose in music creation.
Waves Audio announces the availability of Vitamin Sonic Enhancer, a multiband harmonic enhancer and tone-shaping plugin that can make any track sound powerful and full of spark by mixing an enriched version with the original signal. With its zero-latency processing, Vitamin caters to studio and live mix engineers alike. Used as an insert on any track or bus, Vitamin instantly delivers a warm, vital result that is comparable to what users would get from a parallel chain of EQ, compression and saturation processors, but without the hassle.Vitamin’s controls are intuitive, easy to use and immediately responsive, letting users smooth or accentuate punchiness and dynamics, determine the crossover frequency points between the plugin’s five bands, and control the mix of the direct signal with its enhanced version. To top it all off, when Vitamin is in stereo mode, each band has a width control that lets users create wider sound images or make room for a vocal right in front of the mix – a great tool for mastering.No matter what it is used on, Vitamin opens up the sound in a way that complements and enhances all mixes, ensuring they get all the nutrients they need.Vitamin Sonic Enhancer Features:
- Parallel multiband harmonic enhancer with five individual bands
- Control over the crossover frequency points between bands
- Control over the mix of the direct signal with the enhanced version
- Per-band stereo width control
- Punch control for smoothing or accentuating punchiness and dynamics
- Zero-latency processing
Vitamin is available separately as well as in the following bundles: Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Horizon, Mercury, Prelude, Essentials, Pro Show, and SD7 Pro Show. Owners of these bundles with current Waves Update Plan coverage can update the bundles and receive Vitamin at no additional cost.
Vitamin Sonic Enhancer is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of $200 (Native) or $300 (SoundGrid) and a special introductory price of $99 (Native) or $149 (SoundGrid). Visit http://www.waves.com/plugins/vitamin for more information. Product video: http://youtu.be/VRWWPPnGGOQ.