soothen (experimental fft resonance supression)

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soothen (experimental fft resonance supression)

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i had another crazy idea. basically, i wondered what would happen if you took the output of the fft module's noise reduction effect, inverted it, and applied it to a dry signal. i tried it, and the result was a surprisingly pleasant "smoothing" of the spectrum. i added the ability to hone in on a specific range, wrapped it up into a metamodule, and here we are

i'm torn between whether to call this "soothen" or to refer to it as a "spectral compressor". i chose the former only because it might make it more familiar to newbs

there are only three main controls: a dry/wet mix, a "threshold" (which acts as a exponential threshold for the noise reduction), and a "ratio" (which is the gain of the inverted output of the fft). there are also controls for the range of the effect, and there's also a monitoring function, which routes the output of the fft to the output of the metamodule; it comes in handy for checking what will be attenuated in the spectrum

the name "soothen" was meant to be a reference to oeksound's popular plugin soothe2, and this does what i imagine that $219 plugin does (albeit probably not as well)

i'm not really sure where this could fit into your workflow, the latency and cpu usage is a bit of an issue, but maybe it could come in handy as a post-export effect

i hope you like it!
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module updated

i fixed the frequency range functionality, added the ability to change the buffer size of the fft (by default it's at 1024), and added a peak filter to the detection to further help reduce resonances
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Re: soothen (experimental fft resonance supression)

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not sure why I missed this , but this is actually very cool.
This seems more effective and flexible compared to dipping resonances of individual channels.
Often cymbals/hihats/snares alltogether run in to these issues.
Im going to play with this thx!
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