FAST Equaliser, FAST Compressor and FAST Reveal are the three plug-ins in question, each playing its own role in the mixdown process. By harnessing AI technology, the FAST range speeds up your workflow by listening and learning the profile of your sound. Armed with Sonible’s smart:engine, each plug-in provides source-specific controls that adapt to your needs, with tone-shaping and dynamic-processing capabilities.
All three plug-ins feature a FAST View and Detailed View to customise which controls you want to use. FAST View keeps the essential parameters, while Detailed View will give you deeper control. A Profile selection lets you provide insight into what kind of instrument or voice the plug-in is dealing with.
FAST Equaliser analyses the character of your audio and automatically creates an EQ curve tailored to the input signal. Six active regions are onboard, with three Flavour buttons to select a warm, neutral or bright tone. Flavour Sliders can be placed in up to six optimised points in the frequency spectrum to fine-tune your sound quickly.
FAST Compressor finds the optimum compression parameters for incoming audio. Flavour buttons are featured here, too, offering soft, neutral or had compression styles. A Spectral Balancing tool keeps an eye on the tonal balance of your sounds.
FAST Reveal is a multi-band dynamic processing tool with AI-powered ducking to bring a specific track to the foreground of your mix. It achieves this by lowering the volume of another background track where there are clashes in the frequency spectrum. Heavy, balanced or precise flavour buttons are available to define the ducking style.
Focusrite The Collective
The Collective is a new platform from Focusrite which aims to provide simple and smart software for producers. Users can spread the cost of new plug-ins over several months, rather than a full upfront cost.
Using this pay-monthly platform, all FAST plug-ins cost £6/€5/$6 each. The range is currently available only to UK, EU and US customers.
To learn more about the FAST plug-in range and Focusrite The Collective, head to collective.focusrite.com.
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