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New Plug-in from FireSonic – FireCharger

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A universal processing plug-in with an intelligent algorithm for spectral charging and instantly bettering the sound, including emulations of analog tape and advanced exciters.

FireSonic feels compelled to create smart, easy-to-use tools that can be put to good use on any track to make it sound better, because — let’s face it — most music productions benefit from a little enhancement here and there. Fortunately for anyone compelled to add it to their modern-day music production toolkit, FireCharger follows this tradition perfectly as a universal processing plug-in with an intelligent algorithm for spectral charging and instantly bettering the sound, including emulations of analog tape and advanced exciters.

FireCharger analyses audio material to get it as close as possible to what its active audio engineering creators consider to be ideal, resulting in a better-balanced richer sound. So let’s take a guided tour around its easy-to-use functionality via its equally-easy-on-the-eye user interface that easily adapts to different screens — same size on any screen, in fact, whether low DPI (Dots Per Inch) ‘golden oldies’ or more modern high DPI/Retina 5K displays (with a horizontal resolution of around 5,000 pixels). Put it this way: with an arrow always available in the bottom-right corner of the plug-in window itself, it is easy to change its size, making it smaller to save valuable screen space or larger to make it easier to use. Using FireCharger is simplicity itself. Indeed, in most cases, only the DRY/WET knob dominating that photorealistic user interface is needed — increase its value to get more enhancement, and vice versa, of course, but bear in mind that this knob also controls how much of the following (individually-controllable) enhancement algorithms are applied.

Ultimately, users can control each enhancement algorithm separately — DRY/WET defining overall level of enhancement, starting with CHARGE, which is the main control for FireCharger’s sophisticated spectral dynamics processing: smooth and improve the signal with one knob and its intelligent analysing and processing algorithm.

ANODIZEadjusts the amount of energy that the treated track(s) will temporarily gain using theCHARGEwhen required. But be careful not to burn the track(s) being treated!

Meanwhile,MAGNETIZEcontrols the advanced vintage tube tape machine saturation simulation, making it perfectly possible to add additional warmth and a live feel to the sound being treated.

TheTONEcontrol is a special sophisticated dynamic height exciter, helping higher frequencies become more pronounced and making the treated track(s) become brighter sounding as a result.

FireChargerfeatures helpfulINPUTandOUTPUTpeak meters and gain controls. Though they are self-explanatory, it is worth noting that theINPUTlevel should stay, say, within the-10dBto-30dBrange for optimal results. (It is alsoworth noting thatFireChargeritself is an optimal plug-in since it uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sample rate — up to 192kHz, or even higher.)

Top toolbar-based functionality featured above those onscreen knobs and faders includeA,B, andCOPYbuttons — clickingAandBswitches between two recallable settings, so very useful for double-checking beforecommitting to the best-sounding result, whileCOPY, unsurprisingly, copies the selected setting to the other slot, soAtoBorBtoA, in other words. FortunatelyFireChargeritself, of course, comes complete with a set of preloadedpresets, perfectly suited to most applications; access them using the toolbar’s ‘left’ and ‘right’ arrow buttons, or by clicking the preset field directly, though it is perfectly possible forFireChargerusers to save and manage theirown presets. Propelling our guided sprint over the functionality finish line isFireCharger’sBYPASSbutton; better still, the intelligent wayFireSonicplug-ins manage bypassing ensures that there are no audible click or harmful noiseswhen automating the parameter while also compensating for latency by ensuring that the bypass states are perfectly in sync with each other.

Use FireCharger as a mastering plug-in — positioned at the end of the host DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) output chain — as well as to improve single tracks. Whatever way anyone chooses to use it, rest assured that it will add body and brightness to acoustic guitars and vocals, improve drums and bass guitar tracks, and charge electric guitar performances.

FireSonic’s FireCharger is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of €19.00 EUR until December 6, 2020 — rising thereafter to €129.00 EUR — as an AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible audio plug-in directly from United Plugins here: https://unitedplugins.com/FireCharger/ (A 15-day, fully-functional trial version for macOS and Windows can be downloaded for free from here: https://unitedplugins.com/download/)

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