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Overview

CHARACTER intelligently enhances the characteristics found in your source material by automatically adjusting complex sets of parameters rather than merely boosting a specific frequency region. This revolutionary approach allows you to get to the desired result far more quickly via just three intuitive controls.

The CHARACTER algorithm is based on Noveltech’s Intelligent Adaptive Filtering (IAF) technology. The processing affects both the frequency response and dynamic properties of the input material in a highly time-variable sense. CHARACTER intelligently identifies and enhances the characteristics in audio material that are pleasing to the human ear. One example of such characteristics is the time related attack and decay properties of the signal’s transients.

Focusing on the perceivably favored characteristics of the original musical instrument or voice, CHARACTER intelligently enhances the relevant characteristics found in the source by automatically adjusting complex sets of parameters rather than only statically boosting one specific frequency region.

This revolutionary approach allows for instant gratification since you only have three very intuitive parameters to tweak.

Keep in mind however, that CHARACTER doesn’t perform magic or miracles, though it may often sound like it. It can only emphasize characteristics already present in the source material.

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Features

  • Input gain

Cut/Boost your input signal (-48..+6dB)

  • Output gain

Cut/Boost your output signal (-48..+6dB)

  • Character

Amount of character signal being added to the boosted input signal (0..100%)

  • Target

Represents the relative position in the full frequency range of the input signal at the current time.

  • Mode

Mode 1 is optimized for percussive instruments and vocals.
Mode 2 is optimized for guitars and synths.
Mode 3 is optimized for bass guitar and pads.

  • Input Clip/Output Clip

Red LEDs start to illuminate when input/output signals clip.

  • Character Meter

Measures the amount of characterization

  • Presets

Includes 17 powerful presets.

  • A/B

Compare two different Character settings easily with the A/B switches.
Any changes you make will be stored automatically in the setting you are using.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher
    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    This modern-day exciter and tone enhancer is great for pulling up sections of frequencies and emphasizing the harmonics in a way that sounds REALLY good. The lack of analyzer or numbers in… Read More

  • Jody Wisternoff
    Jody Wisternoff

    Excellent top end brightener. Really opens the sound up, slightly reduces the low end, and is really useful when buss mixing.

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Character
    by JimHam70
    I bought this plugin because I've been so amazed by Noveltech's Vocal Enhancer. This one does not disappoint. Just as I have used the Vocal Enhancer on acoustic guitars with great success, Character… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Time saver!!
    by Marcinho Fernandes
    The simplicity and versatility of this plugin makes it a time saver. I've found that it worked better without aggressive settings, especially on pianos, but is a really good and unique plugin.
  • ★★★★★
    It Makes "that" Instrument Stand Out
    by MixingITB
    I've tried every technique in the book for bringing out a certain instrument or sound in a mix. Character does just that with finesse and precision. It almost feels like cheating. What normally took… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Noveltech Character
    by Denis Woods
    To be perfectly honest I thought this was a bit of a gimmick before I tried it, silly me!!!. Really very clever plugin that seems to boost frequencies and dynamics in a very musical way. Great for… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic
    by Protoculture
    Been a fan of this plugin since the TC Powercore days. Indispensable tool for making leads cut through the mix amongst other applications.

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, Venue 32-bit, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host 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

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.