Overview

Developed by Paul Frindle, the developer of some of the most respected and beloved products in the recording history, including the SSL E / G series consoles, and the mighty SONY OXFORD OXF-3 digital boards. Talk about some serious audio legacy here...

The DSM V2 plugin uses FFT analysis to accurately capture both, the frequency and level characteristics of your audio material. This "captured" FFT data can then be dynamically controlled using standard parameters (like Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Decay and Gain).

But unlike typical dynamic processors, these controls directly affect the FFT data, not just the audio. This way, you can capture the characteristics of any audio signal and apply it to any other sound or part!

Truly professional results can be achieved quickly for several dynamics processes, including (but not limited to): Loudness Enhancement, Compression, Vocal enhancement, De-Essing, adjusting different songs to each other in mastering, etc.

The DSM also includes a single-button Limiter function and Dithering, optimized to work with the DSM’s 18-band (!) compression stage.

Get creative with this magic tool set!

Features

  • Controls both the frequency response and dynamic characteristics of audio material via FFT manipulation!
  • Quickly captures, modifies, and re-applies sound character to its own source, or copy characteristics to other sounds.
  • Sound character mapping between whole mixes, tracks, vocal parts, and instruments.
  • Continuity matching in mastering.
  • Low Frequency Attack control progressively increases the attack time for lower frequency signals in relation to higher frequencies.
  • High Frequency Release control progressively decreases the release time for high frequency signals in relation to lower frequencies, speeding up the gain recovery for high frequency compression events.
  • Parametric Threshold - an expert mode feature that allows the user to either modify a captured spectrum manually, or build a custom spectrum from scratch.
  • Stereo or dual mono operation
  • Included 24 bit Dither, with a selectable 16-bit Dither option!

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Simon Franglen

    Simon Franglen

    Composer/Producer (Avatar, Titanic, Michael Jackson)

    Paul Frindle has forgotten more about digital audio than I will ever know. His decades of experience have made the truly unique DSM into one of those essential "Desert Island Plugins" that I have… Read More

  • James Wiltshire

    James Wiltshire

    Producer (Freemasons, F9 Audio)

    This has been a secret weapon of mine for note-by-note consistency on bass and frequency aligning vocals for a few years. It is utterly unique and quite often life saving.

  • Steve Mac

    Steve Mac

    Songwriter/Producer (Rhythm Masters/Bunker Recording Studios)

    This is one of the best multi-band compressors I have come across. It deals with phase issues, which makes it worth its weight in gold.

  • ill.GATES

    ill.GATES

    Producer/Performer/Educator (Beats Antique, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar)

    Dynamic Spectrum Mapper was first shown to me by Seth Drake and I use it every time I need to get a new track ready to play out. It allows you to copy the dynamic spectrum from one track and apply… Read More

  • Lee Slater

    Lee Slater

    Producer/Mixer/Engineer (Emeli Sande, Roots Manuva, Lana del Rey)

    BOOM! "In your face," big, clear, airy vocals, instantly. I've used various enhancers over the years, both hardware and software, but this immediately gives me what I want to hear within a few… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Fantastic design, great sound!

    ★★★★★
    by Maniou
    If you're looking for authentic sound, this is the one compressor that brings the true character of your mix up front. Very easy to handle, and professional.
  • Thanks Paul

    ★★★★★
    by JimHam70
    I've waited for this plugin to appear in one of PA's flash sales for over 6 months. This is a one of a kind software that's able to bring balance to your mix and duplicate the dynamic range of… Read More
  • Top class maximizer

    ★★★★☆
    by DSM V2
    Doesn't harm the clarity of the final mix
  • 这个插件真是非常棒

    ★★★★★
    by liuyanbochang
    这是我用过的插件里很另类的一个插件了,把它放在人声吉他还有其它几乎所有的素材上,蹦!魔法发生了,非常奇幻。绝对是必须拥有的插件之一。
  • DSM V2

    ★★★☆☆
    by Saintpid Mastering
    The DSM V2 is great when it does work, the best thing at de-essing vocals and can also be good in mastering in some cases where normal compression just won't cut it. But, all that said, the number of… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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