Voxengo is pleased to introduce a new PC VST plug-in called Soniformer. This plug-in is an innovative mastering tool for DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that allows the user to form and reform the sonic structure of any sound material. Many of our tests at Voxengo have revealed that even a professionally mastered audio track can be adjusted by Soniformer, resulting in a new level of sonic excellence.
The main idea behind Soniformer is a spectral balance. A perfectly balanced mix can be seen on a spectrum analyzer as a spectral curve with a downward slope towards the high end. There can be some deviations from this rule, but generally it always applies (at least the higher frequencies are usually less powerful than lower frequencies). Soniformer uses compression to adjust the spectral balance of any sound material being processed in a way that its spectral curve fulfills the aforementioned rule. Thus, Soniformer could also be called a spectral compressor.
Soniformer implements both compression and expansion, which allows a variety of different sound structures to be created, including classical tape compression, unobtrusive bass expansion, and general mix compression. And it all sounds pristine! One could say that Soniformer brings a classical warm analog compression to a digital workstation. This is true, because even at very subtle compression settings, Soniformer brings a strong feel of a professionally balanced mix. In fact, Soniformer allows the user to produce professional sounding mastering in a budget environment. Spectral balance is almost a universal thing, and every mastering engineer has to master it, while Soniformer brings it the easy way. Soniformer's adjustments of the spectral balance actually reveal details of the mix being processed.