VSTBuzz has launched a 75% OFF deal on the Harmonic Maximizer mastering limiter and multi-band exciter VST/AU/AAX plugin by Audiority.
Harmonic Maximizer (a €45 value) is a multi-band mastering utility designed for enhancing the tone and boosting the loudness of the audio mix in the final stages of production. It offers a set of post-processing tools packed in a nicely designed and easy to use interface, suitable for professional mastering engineers and producers who are still learning the art of mastering. The plugin is on sale for just €9.99 until October 10th, 2017.
The user interface is organized into two main sections, featuring the multi-band exciter controls on the left and the loudness maximizer on the right. Also included are input and output volume meters with gain reduction metering on the output, a preset manager, and the HQ mode switch for increasing the audio quality at the cost of higher CPU consumption.
The 6-band exciter module features frequency and gain controls for each band (low, low-mid, mid, hi-mid, presence, high). It is a powerful tool for shaping the tone on the master channel where applying subtle, rounded frequency boosts is key. Harmonic Maximizer makes it easy to enhance the mix with broad and subtle strokes that are hard to achieve with a conventional equalizer. Although it’s very tempting to apply more prominent frequency boosts with tools like this one, the important thing is not to go overboard and only add a layer of high-end sparkle and low-end boost where needed.
The loudness maximizer module was designed to increase the overall volume of the mix while also applying analog-style saturation to further enhance the sound. With its auto-release and auto-gain operation, the maximizer could hardly be any easier to use. Simply increase the Drive knob value to your liking and set the Saturation control to the desired value without applying too much distortion. The results can range from modern-sounding transparent limiting to a more vintage-like loudness boost reminiscent of analog compressors and reel to reel machines.
Priced at just $9.99 during the sale, Harmonic Maximizer is a highly recommended purchase for anyone interested in adding a versatile mastering tool to their arsenal. The plugin comes with a powerful duo of mastering tools in a streamlined user interface that is a joy to work with.
More info: Audiority Harmonic Maximizer (75% OFF @ VSTBuzz)