Auburn Sounds provides profound punch and clarity with LENS spectral dynamics processing plug-in.
Auburn Sounds announces the availability of LENS — as a spectral dynamics processing plug-in – providing multi-band compression (without crossover phase shifts); constant phase EQ (without ringing); up to 64 crystal-clear companders (compressing source signals to reduce the dynamic range, and independently expanding them to save headroom and remove noise), all working together on a stereo signal; simultaneous control of sidechain and output EQ; nearby component masked information removal; and clean ‘over-the-top’ upwards multi-band compression — to provide profound punch and clarity since it achieves so much in constant phase.
LENS itself is designed around being spectral — hence the company concerned calling it a spectral dynamic processing plug-in. Put it this way: once a signal is in the spectral domain, compression, expansion, and EQ are all applied by LENS simultaneously with linear phase — property of a filter whereby the phase response of the filter is a linear function of frequency, resulting in all frequency components of the input signal being shifted in time (usually delayed) by the same constant amount (the slope of the linear function). Favoring simplicity in operation, LENS’ Selectivity section shows its available 18 bands (less selective) to 64 bands (more selective) reach, resulting in thinner phase-shift with possible high-end roll-off while offering little in the way of distinguishing between frequencies at lower settings and increasing phase-shift with a fuller, rounder sound while distinguishing between nearby frequencies at higher settings — albeit at considerable cost to the plug-in’s CPU (Central Processing Unit) usage when working at higher Selectivity settings. An adjacent (self-explanatory) Stereo Link control ranges between 0% to 100%.
LENS is available to purchase at an attractive (time-limited) introductory promo price of only $49.35 USD (representing a 53% discount) until September 20, 2022 — rising thereafter to its regular price of $105.00 USD — in AAX, AU, LV2, VST2, and VST3 plug-in formats for macOS (10.12 or newer), Ubuntu (18.04 or newer), and Windows (7 or newer) with supported sampling rates ranging from 11,025 Hz to 192 kHz directly from Auburn Sounds, via its dedicated webpage, HERE.