Overview

CHARACTER intelligently enhances the tonal spectrum and dynamics(!) found in your instruments and vocals by automatically adjusting complex sets of parameters rather than merely boosting a specific frequency region.

This revolutionary approach allows you to get to desired results quicker, 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.

Features

  • Auto-Improvement Tool, based on scientific algorithms
  • Enhance any signal or master in tone and dynamics with just a few tweaks
  • Great tool to help shape mixes fast
  • 3 different modes for various instruments and sources:

    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

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Jody Wisternoff

    Jody Wisternoff

    Way Out West

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

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced Music

    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

Customer Reviews

  • Noveltech CHARACTER

    ★★★★★
    by dili

    非常好用的插件,用于人声,吉他,钢琴,都能获得很好的声音。最关键的是非常的编辑,这很重要!!
  • Subtle

    ★★★★☆
    by Nick F
    Campared to most Saturation plugs this is subtle. And the more I've mixed the more I find myself adding this plugin to vocals, especially BVs. It brings out definition / character of the vocalist. It… Read More
  • Must have for vocals!

    ★★★★★
    by Kirill Afonin
    This is my go-to 'instant enhancement' tool when mixing vocals. Gives all the clarity I need without being harsh. Also great on acoustic guitars.
  • Noveltech Character

    ★★★★★
    by Sawtooth Syndicate
    Used this on the powercore when it first came out and its still fantastic to this day. Easy to dial in with great results.
  • Love it

    ★★★★★
    by Love it
    Great easy to use Plug In.

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

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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ChangeLog

Character

Noveltech Character - Changelog

Version 1.11 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 1.10 (May 24, 2018)
- General: Microsoft Windows Redstone 4 compatibility
- General: Added computer keyboard control for plugin parameters
- General: Fixed Mouse scroll wheel not working in Windows 8
- General: Fixed an issue where plugins will not validate or load after a certain amount of plugins have been loaded (Windows)
- General: Fixed visual GUI freezes when adjusting DAW parameters, meters, analyzers (Mac)
- General: Fixed possible issue with Pick Pack licenses
- General: Small licenser stability fix
- Added Pro Tools Multi-Channel support

Version 1.9 (Oct 23, 2017)
- General: Mac OS High Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed possible crash on online activation (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed Logic Pro X not validating AU plugins (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed CPU spikes and crashes with Cubase (Windows)
- General: Fixed bug that could lead to "AAE -6 error" in ProTools (Windows)
- General: Fixed crash with FL Studio
- General: Fixed crash when cross-opening plugins in various hosts
- General: Fixed crash when using mixdown in Audition
- General: Fixed crash in Final Cut Pro
- General: Fixed delayed parameter handling and crackling issues in Cubase with VST3
- General: Fixed bug where plugin settings were not saved in Harrison Mixbus
- General: Fixed bug that led to AAE error -9317 in ProTools when instantiating plugin
- General: Fixed bug where plugins did not render properly when "x ray" option is enabled in Sonar
- General: Modifications to factory presets were lost when reopening session
- General: Fixed mouse wheel behaviour with second monitor setup (Windows)
- Some plugins: Value labels do not appear every time when clicking on parameter in UI
- General: Faster instantiation time for plugins (Windows)
- General: Adding support for automation highlighting in Presonus StudioOne

Version 1.8.1 (Dec 20, 2016)
- General: Mac OS Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed automation issues in AU and AAX
- General: Fixed license dialog use of special characters
- General: Improved AU preset support
- General: Performance improvements

Version 1.8 (Apr 1, 2016)
- General: Major UI codebase update
- General: Fixed possible crash when authorizing plugin
- General: Added gain reduction meter support for StudioOne 3
- General: Installers show version info in Windows "Programs And Features"

Version 1.7 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Fixed meter naming
- Removing RTAS/TDM/VENUE 32-bit format support

Version 1.6.4 (Sep 29, 2015) - Hotfix Release
- Fixed AAX DSP support (#753)

Version 1.6.3 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.6.2 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.6.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 1.6 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Fixed problems with target parameter
- Fixed problems when using store button
- Fixed meter inaccuracies

Version 1.5 (Nov 18, 2013)
- Licenser update (V3): Fixes and new features
- Prevent wrong mouse wheel behavior in 32-bit hosts on 64-bit Windows (Windows bug) (87, 95, 156)
- Fixed keyboard events after text input in Pro Tools Windows (325)
- Fixed parameter value display in VST3 (330)
- Fixed toolbar triggering automation (335)
- Fixed window size issues (279, 327)
- Fixed possible preset issues in Pro Tools 11 (312)
- Fixed Logic Pro X issue with failed validation (324)
- Fixed context menu check box under Mac (314)
- Moved preset menu to host (331)

Version 1.4.2 (Aug 01, 2013)
- fixed support for Pro Tools 11

Version 1.4.1 (Jun 28, 2013)
- fixed installer for 32-bit Windows

Version 1.4 (Jun 21, 2013)
- fixed preset menu
- added support for Pro Tools 11
- licenser update: fixes and new features
- fixed automation with VST3 offline processing

Version 1.3.1 (Apr 10, 2013)
- AU version fixes

Version 1.3 (Apr 05, 2013)
- otimized performance
- fixed issues with possible high CPU load
- fixed Avid related issue in Pro Tools 10 that could lead to sporadic crashes
- fixed issue that could lead to values jumping in Ableton Live

Version 1.2 (Jan 16, 2013)
- added AAX DSP
- added support for high resolution displays (e.g. Apple Retina)
- licenser: improved Pro Tools activation

Version 1.1.3 (Oct 31, 2012)
- fixed potential TDM automation issue under Mac OS
- licenser: minor fixes
- licenser: fixed activation issue under Mac OS 10.5 / Pro Tools 8
- licenser: fixed potential crash in online activation under Mac OS
- licenser: fixed issues with USB stick activation
- licenser: fixed file handling with offline activation

Version 1.1.2 (Jun 22, 2012)
- Licenser update: added toolbar and USB activation
- Fixed response issues in AU format
- Fixed preset saving bug

Version 1.1.1 (Apr 11, 2012)
- Fixed high CPU-load bug

Version 1.1 (Apr 5, 2012)
- Fixed character parameter mapping / processing bug, plugin sounds closer to the original now

Version 1.0 (Mar 12, 2012)
- Initial release