Customer Reviews

  • pretty good

    by cat
    had this for 2 years, super useful. it does at times stop working when i load up the project but its an easy fix so idm
  • Stuff from PA/unfiltered audio rules…

    by Lynn
  • Surprised by how much I love it

    by JSPVL
    I got this once with a voucher, not really sure if or how often I would use it. The Unfiltered Audio plugins are great for interesting and atypical sound design and experimentation, but I've been very pleased and surprised that this plugin is also incredibly cool even for more standard mixing purposes.
    I recently used it on a track to enhance some vocals - just experimenting with presets. The preset gave me exactly what I needed, with only very minor tweaking. I also used it on that same track to enhance some guitars - using the "Octavizer" preset. I don't have an octave pedal, but just putting this on the chain did exactly what I needed it to on the guitar tracks. In both cases, the plug gave very "traditional" enhancements (nothing crazy), but just sounded better than anything else I had tried.
    Of course, you can also make this plugin do really weird stuff too, if you wanted. It stands up to its name.
    One "warning" is that it can be very CPU heavy. In my case, just one instance of it added something like 84 ms of latency. Of course, different effects within the plugin will use different amounts of CPU, so not every instance will cause so much latency, but this plugin is one you'd be unlikely to be able to use in tracking. Better to add during mixing.
  • SpecOps Review

    by Jaffasplaffa
    This plugin is awesome.
    My go to plugin when I want to do unique sound design.
    Not much else to say.
  • Amazing for creative FX!

    by Xtraktor
    This plugin is a really awesome plugin if you want to make incredibly weird and creative FX, but it can also be an amazingly subtle plugin for enhancing specific parts of your sound! I'd definitely recommend it!

    by Pete
    I think this is one of the best (and still so small in terms of $) investments to FX I've ever made. Having iZotope Everything Bundle, being former Waves Local Representative, 25 years in pro musicware industry, a computer programmer myself, etc. so writing this all from that point of view;)
    Well, guys at Unfiltered Audio, when I was watching the presentations for SpecOps and those guys had their mouth open, I did not know that I will do the same :))) Downloaded the demo and in 5 mins was buying it. And with the voucher from you Plugin Alliance, thanks a lot for it.
    Compared to some similar functions of various Glitch and Freeze and granular FXs, etc., maybe with e.g. Melda Production HarmonizerMB (MB means the multiband version) I am far far more productive with with SpecOps, as it is way simpler and so has a greeeeat intuitive workflow, open for creativity - no long learning for me, just tried some presets and enjoyed. The Harmonizer, packed in the Melda's famous 'unbelievable' and amazingly parameterizable UI, has of course lots to offer in terms of sound manipulation, LFOs, multiparameters, followers, ... and lots more. HarmonizerMB is just a bit overcrowded with knobs and buttons for me, hardly distinguishable and memorizable. Still with hard to parallel parameterizing and automation possibilities.
    Also maybe iZotope's Break Tweaker could be compared to some SpecOps functions, but Break Tweaker cannot process audio track, but has its own sequencer that is again an obstacle in productivity and workflow, but is also an amaaaaaazing tool (re various freezing and glitching and sound twisting functions especially).
    Ok, guys, well, thanks almighty God and you for this brilliant piece, so simple, and so powerful, Bless us please, Pete
  • Amazing creative possibilities

    by Under A Mile
    Can make a stylophone sound like the loudest doom mongering ship foghorn! I used it for just that on a recent track.
    Really useful when an instrument is just not sitting right in the mix - you can manipulate its spectrum in many ways, it never fails to help. Also helps convert cheesy sounding keys to something more modern when remastering.
  • SpecOps

    by 6Rev
    Weird, but really cool. Try the demo first, though.
  • SpecOps

    by element4audio
    wow, I only wanted test it, but then to one hour i bougth it. The noise filter section is the more powerfull on the market. Have other interesting options, but the filter (and the compander) is a unique gem. One of my favorite plugin at now, imprecindible for a good mix session.
  • Do not expect too much

    by Loque
    You should not expect too much here. Its quite nice for a bit sound mangling and experimentation and thats it.
    The amount of fx types are in fact just a handfull with different variations and there could defenetly more for a spectral FX. The quality is ok.
    The modulation possiblities are ok. No direct Mixing/scaling of modulators. No MIDI key input.
    Making my low end glow or my high shine, i would take other fx.
    The patches are quite boring.