82% off “frei:raum” by Sonible

82% off “frei:raum” by Sonible

Using these three independent processing layers, “frei:raum” is not only a top quality, linear phase equalizer with an interactive user interface, but a completely novel approach to high quality audio postproduction and sound design.

This is the smart EQ plug-in for audio editing, it balances spaciousness with ease and unlocks new creative possibilities in the post-production of music and language!

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frei:raum – One Plug-in, Three Revolutionary Audio Tools!

A high grade equalizer is certainly one of the most important tools for every audio engineer. “frei:raum” offers everything that a demanding engineer could wish for … and a lot more!

With frei:raum, you get the world’s first equalizer with three different interaction layers for different audio processing tasks:

  • Smart EQ – manual and automatic adjustment of the spectral balance of a track
  • Proximity EQ – simple and fast adaption of the spaciousness of a recording within different frequency ranges
  • Entropy EQ – frequency dependent modification of the tonal and inharmonic components of a sound

With unlimited possibilities for music and audio post-production “frei:raum” opens up an inspiring new dimension of creative editing options!

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Smart: EQ layer – Detail & Speed

The core of “frei:raum” is a fully interactive equalizer with state-of-the-art mastering quality.

Each band can either be used in “classical” mode for manual EQing, or in the unique “smart” mode, offering automatic detection and removal of problematic resonances in different frequency bands.

Based on a unique ability for automatic learning, the smart:engineTM recognizes disturbing resonances or notches and automatically calculates individual filters to optimize single tracks or the mix as a whole.

In classical mixing as well as in broadcasting, the smart:engineTM delivers fast high-quality results.

Features

  • S – Solo button – listen to the smart EQ only
  • B Bypass button – bypass the smart EQ
  • Master – Master gain of the plug-in
  • Sensitivity Encoder for adjusting the sensitivity of smart bands. Generally speaking, the higher the value, the stronger each smart filter tries to compensate “spectral deficiencies”.

Sensitivity Behavior At lower values (<25%), the smart filters are primarily trying to compensate small and narrowband peaks and notches, at higher values (>75 %), the smart filters tend to correct more “global” spectral deficiencies.

Hint – It is very important to note that the sensitivity encoder is only active while a smart band is in “learn mode“. To observe the impact of this parameter, the value has to be changed BEFORE a new smart band is learning its filter curve.

Special Feature Of The Smart EQ: Smart Filters

Bands 3, 4 and 5 of the smart EQ can be used as so-called “smart filters”. Based on different analysis methods, a smart filter is able to recognize spectral deficiencies in the audio signal (broad- and narrowband) and can compensate them with an accurate and complex filter structure.

A smart filter is enabled by selecting the wand symbol as filter type. Once a smart filter has been “learned”, you can interact with it as with any “normal” filter (gain, quality and center frequency).

The only difference is that the bell function shown in the gui is not the filter which is deployed to the signal, but the weighting function for the complex smart filter function.

For more detailed information on these functions read the Manual HERE.

Proximity: EQ layer – Space & Depth

Got your spectral balance right but some frequency ranges still sound blurred and lack presence? That’s where the Proximity EQ comes into action: With a few clicks, the clarity and spatial impression of your recording can easily be adjusted.

In these instances, Proximity: EQ can reconstitute the spaciousness you originally intended. Whether you need to decrease or increase the reverb – the Proximity: EQ’s separation of reverb and direct sound gives you the ability to freely adjust the mixing ratio.

This way, components degrading the transparency of a track can be removed without any impact on the overall frequency leveling.

Please note that the “gain” of a filter curve is not an actual gain, but the mixing ratio between direct and reverberant components in the respective frequency range of the filter band.

Features

  • S – Solo button – listen to the proximity EQ only
  • B – Bypass button – bypass the proximity EQ
  • Proximity – Offset parameter for the proximity EQ. Use this parameter to globally adjust the mixing ratio between direct (>0%) and diffuse (<0%)
  • Strength – Adjusts the separation strength between direct and diffuse parts of the audio signal
  • Smoothing – Smoothing of the calculation results

Strength Behaviour – Lower values (<50%) lead to a wider transition range between different signal parts (direct and diffuse) and may sound more natural. Higher values (>50%) result in a harder separation and can be used to get more distinct results.

Smoothing Behaviour – Low values (<50%) may be used to reduce the amount of smoothing during computation. In some cases, this may lead to computation artifacts. High values (>50%) increase the amount of smoothing during computation and may lead to a more natural sound but less distinct results.

Parameter Section

The parameter section offers a complete overview of all filter settings in the current processing layer. The additional small effect meters for each band indicate how much signal energy is affected by the applied filter curve.

When hovering over the parameter section of a band, the band is highlighted with the color of the related filter curve inside the interactive EQ display.

For more detailed information on these functions read the Manual HERE.

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Entropy: EQ Layer – Frequency-Selective Transient Design

You’ve achieved a perfect, nice and clear sound, but it’s still not “tight” enough? Get your hands on the Entropy EQ! The Entropy: EQ layer separates harmonic and inharmonic components of your recording at any frequency range.

This greatly simplifies the post-processing of impact noise created by drums, guitars and other plucked instruments. Speech intelligibility, too, can be effortlessly improved by deliberately increasing noisy consonant sounds.

By separating tonal components (e.g. sustained notes) from inharmonic parts (e.g. drum attacks), the entropy EQ can be used to freely adjust the tonal characteristics of your sound at any given frequency. Turn up picking sounds and play with the sharpness of your snare drum!

Please note that the “gain” of a filter curve is not an actual gain, but the mixing ratio between tonal and inharmonic components in the respective frequency range.

Features

  • S – Solo button – listen to the proximity EQ only
  • B – Bypass button – bypass the proximity EQ
  • Entropy – Offset parameter for the entropy EQ. Use this parameter to globally adjust the mixing ratio between inharmonic (>0%) and tonal (<0%), the higher the value, the more “punchy” and “impulsive” the resulting sound
  • Strength – Adjusts the separation strength between harmonic/tonal and inharmonic components of the audio signal.

Strength Behaviour – Lower values (<50%) lead to a wider transition range between different signal parts (inharmonic and tonal). Higher values (>50%) result in a harder separation and can be used to get more distinct results.

Blind:flug on / off

A nice little feature of frei:raum is its “blind:flug” mode. This mode replaces the commonly used interactive equalizer display with an “old school” view, where all parameters have to be adjusted using rotary encoders. The lack of visual feedback may sometimes help to focus on your ears…

Bypass

The “bypass” button (positioned on the upper right-hand corner of the plug-in window) can be used to bypass all processing of frei:raum. This internal bypass may be helpful when the bypass function offered by your host leads to glitches or sync-problems with other tracks.

For more detailed information on these functions read the Manual HERE.

Who Is Using frei:raum? An Overview Of Some Everyday Studio Use Cases

With “frei:raum”, you get the world’s first equalizer with three different interaction layers for different audio processing tasks, making it an ideal time-saving tool for the busy studio professional.

Mixing Engineers

“frei:raum” is the perfect tool when it comes to complex or time critical mixing tasks. The highly specialized signal processing of frei:raum allows mixing engineers to easily do the following:

  • Improve the spectral balance of a whole mix
  • Match the spaciousness of individual tracks in projects of any size.

Mastering Engineers

“frei:raum’s” unique smart filters based on the Sonible smart:engineTM offer very precise and detailed filter curves for delicate mastering tasks.

The filtering structures have been designed to preserve the naturalness of processed recordings and offer a warm, transparent sound.

Using these three independent processing layers, frei:raum is not only a top quality, linear phase equalizer with an interactive user interface, but a completely novel approach to high quality audio post-production and sound design!

All processing stages operate fully parallel and in realtime – so there’s no need for time-consuming pre-analysis steps!

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What Exactly Can I Do With “frei:raum”?

With “frei:raum”, you get the world’s first equalizer with three different interaction layers for different audio processing tasks.

This is the smart EQ plug-in for audio editing, it balances spaciousness and unlocks creative possibilities in the post-production of music and language thanks to the following features:

  • Revolutionary learning ability powered by the Sonible smart:engineTM
  • 3 in 1 linear-phase EQ plug-including:
  • Smart EQ – manual and automatic adjustment of the spectral balance of a track
  • Proximity EQ – simple and fast adaption of the spaciousness of a recording within different frequency ranges
  • Entropy EQ – frequency dependent modification of the tonal and inharmonic components of a sound

With unlimited possibilities for music and audio post-production “frei:raum” opens up an inspiring new dimension of creative editing options!

Still not convinced? Try the time limited (30 days) demo HERE!

Note: Requires machine based (two activations limit) or iLok key activation. See the official Sonible FAQ HERE.

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82% off "frei:raum" by Sonible

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  • 82% off the normal price (normally €279)!
  • Revolutionary learning ability powered by the sonible smart:engineTM
  • 3in1 linear-phase EQ plug-including:
  • Smart EQ – manual and automatic adjustment of the spectral balance of a track
  • Proximity EQ – simple and fast adaption of the spaciousness of a recording within different frequency ranges
  • Entropy EQ – frequency dependent modification of the tonal and inharmonic components of a sound
  • Supported sample rates – 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz
  • PC Windows 7 or above – VST, AAX (32/64 bit)
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or above – AU, VST, AAX (Universal Binary)
  • RAM – at least 4 GB (recommended)
  • CPU – at least intel DualCore i5 (recommended)
  • Note: Requires machine based (two activations limit) or iLok key activation. See the official Sonible FAQ HERE
  • Still not convinced? Try the time limited (30 days) demo HERE!
  • Balance spaciousness with ease and unlock new creative possibilities in the post-production of music and language!

What People Think About 82% off “frei:raum” by Sonible

  • "frei:raum has become a plugin I keep at the ready all the time. I get sounds from within sounds that has never been possible before. I'm a big fan!"

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    David Farmer

    David Farmer

    Sound Designer (The Lord Of The Rings, Hobbit Trilogies, Ant-Man)

  • "frei:raum might change the daily work in the studio as profoundly as the Aphex Exciter or Celemony's Melodyne."

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    H. Gieselmann

    H. Gieselmann

    Editor - C'T Magazine

  • "The sound and the possibilities of frei:raum are absolutely fascinating."

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    Roland Schwarz

    Roland Schwarz

    Mastering Engineer (Parov Stelar, Stephan Hoellermann, Ed Royal)

  • "Frei:raum is a plugin that can really be called ground-breaking and unique. Most importantly, it sounds awesome and can do things that other plugins will have problems doing - if they can do it, which I'm not sure to be possible."

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    Gearslutz

    Gearslutz

    Music Industry Blog

  • "At the end of the day, I must admit that Frei:raum has undeniable qualities. As far as I'm concerned, I can only congratulate Sonible and give Frei:raum the Innovation Award. Hopefully other software makers are taking notice...Such innovative plug-ins are always welcome!"

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    Audio Fanzine

    Audio Fanzine

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  • "A completely fresh take on what EQ can do, automated ‘smart’ EQ is pretty amazing when it’s ‘on’, entropy EQ is a control freak’s dream tool. If you’re tired of fixing EQ problems with poorly maintained instruments or improperly set up live recordings, frei:raum is a no-brainer."

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    Ask Audio

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  • "The world doesn’t need another EQ, but it does need frei:raum! It is a really fresh EQ concept, and I really love its workflow and possibilities… I personally haven’t seen such a fresh concept in years, and it was easy to get used to frei:raum within minutes. I am sure that frei:raum will maintain its steady place in my workflow from here on in. Thank you Sonible!"

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    Film & Game Composers

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  • "Just when you think you’ve seen it all... [frei:raum is] a problem-solver with some truly brilliant attributes, and provides a significant, and innovative, tool for a professional’s bag of tricks. The Smart EQ is smart, not just because it does a good job by itself, but because it’s smart enough to let you make the final decisions."

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  • "For me, the most obvious customer for this plug-in is the harassed and time-poor engineer working in audio post-production, for whom its combination of easy-to-use reverb reduction and magic-wand waving could be just the ticket. Frei:raum packages some very sophisticated DSP in a friendly and familiar interface... if you frequently have to rescue bad recordings, it could prove very handy."

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