Mastering The Mix Animate Review

A versatile processor capable of dynamically revitalising dull audio.

Mastering The Mix Animate


Price £59
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Animate key features:

  • Audio processor with 4 modes
  • Adds dynamics, harmonics and width
  • Filters and thresholds to focus processing
  • VST, VST3, Audio Units & AAX (64-bit/32bit)
  • OS X 10.8 or higher, Windows 7, 8 or 10

Animate is a new plug-in with four modes to help inject some life into your mixes; Expand provides upwards expansion, Punch enhances the transients, Ignite dials in harmonic distortion, and Grow increases stereo width. The modules are also available separately for £17 each. There’s excellent visual feedback to show where and how much processing is being applied, and each mode has a filter, threshold, attack and release, and M/S option to help target specific parts of your audio in a dynamic way. Other nice touches include a solo function to listen to just the processed audio, and an excellent automatic output volume match. Whether you’re working on the mix buss or on specific instruments, all the different controls combine to form a highly versatile set of tools to enhance the audio in a targeted and meaningful way.