The Axis is a new plugin from SoundSpot that’s capable of dual directional multiband compression, promising both subtle and brutal results. Here’s SoundSpot with the full story…
When mixing or mastering, sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you need to manipulate the audio in a way that falls outside the realms of what a conventional plugin can do, and with this, in mind, SoundSpot set out to create a plugin that can solve this problem.
Introducing the Axis… The Axis is a combination of two of their most popular plugins, the MSW1 & Propane with the addition of a brand new upwards and downwards compressor that is capable of dual directional compression which can be both subtle and brutal. But it doesn’t end there! We’ve made the whole unit multiband, for complete control over the incoming signal, allowing you to manipulate the audio to get punch, clarity, groove or sparkle without the need to load up a vast number of individual plugins.
The Axis linear phase has been made to be lightweight, so go wild… The only limit is your imagination.
- Intuitive, easy to navigate user interface.
- Designed to work flawlessly with touch controllers such as the Raven by Slate Media.
- Multiband Layout
- Individual Compressor, Imager & Metering module per band
- Simultaneous Upwards & Downward compression
- Parallel Compression mixing
- Mid Side Panning
- Mono Maker
- Stereo Widener
- Individual Band Anti Pop Bypass
- Individual Band Isolation Mode
- Preset Manager with newly preset scrub through feature
Compression is a key element to giving your music that professional sound and each Axis compression module comes loaded with features to do just that.
The most significant feature of the compression modules is the downward and upward compression parameter, which can add life to a dull mix, or make a snare drum snap through the mix.
Good imaging makes all the difference in taking your music to the next level. By giving musical elements space to breathe, the mix will instantly sound more transparent and less fatiguing the listener.
The Axis imager module is loaded with features that allow you to manipulate the audio positioning in ways that no other singular plugin can do.
Gain staging is an essential aspect of achieving a well-balanced mix, so the Axis features it’s own per band dedicated metering and gain levelling module. The module also includes an RMS meter so that you can check your perceived loudness at a glance.
The band isolation parameters allow you to cut the signal to other bands that you are not working with. This is useful when you need to fine-tune your settings on a band as all another signal will mute.
Each module has a band bypass function, which allows you to switch between the original and affected signal. This is useful when making A/B comparisons, and can be especially useful to check your edits in context to the whole mix.
New Preset Manager
As requested by many of our customers we have now included a preset manager that allows you to switch between presets with a click.
“Axis is a very cool multiband tool that gives you a lot of control. It has the ability to breathe new life into dull elements as well as tame and improve whatever material you use it on. Clean, simple and logical GUI makes it a breeze to work with.”
Björn Åkesson. Armada, Perfecto
-OS X 10.7 – 10.12 (32 & 64-bit)
-Audio Units (AU)
-Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 & 64-bit)
Pricing and Availability:
Soundspot Axis has an introductory sale price of £13/$17 at Plugin Boutique until 2nd April. RRP is £130/$178. For further information head to the product page.