Overview

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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.

The Dynamic Spectrum Mapper (DSM) plugin is intended to provide multi-dimensional control over both, the spectral response and dynamic characteristics of your audio.

The use of novel processing and program capture algorithms provides the ability to achieve exemplary results in common tasks such as program compression and enhancement, vocal expression and instrument characterization very quickly.

The ability to capture, modify and re-apply the spectral characteristics of your track is a powerful creative tool in all stages of the production cycle, from recording and mixing to mastering stages.

DSM V3 has many use cases, from matching tracks in mastering to evening out difficult audio tracks in a mix. It even serves as an amazing De-Esser!

DSM V3 certainly is a weapon in Mastering!

Features

  • Capture the signature sound from one track, and dynamically impress it upon a different track. The Dynamic Spectrum Mapping of the DSM V3 lends a more believable result than the conventional EQ matching method.
  • Balance out individual tracks by capturing a perfect section of the file and applying it to the whole track.
  • DSM V3 is not only offering compression but also expansion of your audio material.
  • Improved workflow adding intuitive control for adjusting frequency curves.
  • More than 3 times as many frequency bands as conventional multiband compressors, with particularly fine resolution in the mids and highs, where the lion's share of character and vocal timbre are formed.
  • Proprietary Capture System uses both spectral and dynamic information to obtain a Threshold Curve. Thus, program compression, expansion and de-essing is performed with reference to a credible, authentic frequency response.
  • Super-smooth, resilient compression and expansion. Large dynamic events and spectrally complex percussion are compressed with ease. Out-of-character tonal changes are avoided, even under heavy compression.
  • Transients are kept intact, never smoothed-over. The importance of this cannot be overstated, and is where many "spectral" audio processors end up ruining your mixes. The DSM V3 always keeps the punch and detail intact.
  • Mastering Limiter is 100% transparent below -1dBFS.This means the Limiter only processes the peaks, leaving everything else untouched. Again, all transient detail is preserved, even above digital maximum.
  • Parallel Compression is easily achieved with the Dry/Wet mix control.
  • Allows import of DSM V2 capture curves
  • Developed as a completely new plugin, basing on the same processing as V2

New in DSM V3:

  • All new Expand mode.
  • Fully active spectrum sidechain input with source selection.
  • Active Drag handles on Spectrum graph.
  • Limiter and DSM dynamic processing can now be used independently.
  • Improved signal flow for greater convenience.
  • More convenient setup and curve store and restore management.
  • Scalable GUI from 50% to 150%.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Matt Lange

    Matt Lange

    Producer/Composer/DJ (mau5trap, isoRhythm, Anjunadeep)

    DSM V3 is an incredibly powerful tool that bridges the gap from highly technical to creative.

  • Joe Carrell

    Joe Carrell

    Mix / Recording Engineer

    I found the DSM V3 to be a super versatile and smooth sounding tool. My first mix with it contained some unruly electric guitar. I was able to smooth out the tone very quickly and set them right… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Great!

    ★★★★★
    by Naji
    You will read it's great for high end enhancement, I'd say it may get more applications, since it's pretty versatile. It's not great on everything, but when it's great, it's really great!
  • Scary !!!

    ★★★★★
    by 24k
    I'm no mastering engineer and I never thought id get this close to a professional master as this. Took me about 2 hours to figure out how it works. But once I did, it scared me how easy and fast it… Read More
  • Pretty cool

    ★★★★☆
    by Psysword
    It’s an interesting plug-in with a weak limiter so it’s a hit and miss for tracks of mine. Some sound spectacular right out with a few tweaks. Some don’t. I’m no expert and I’m still… Read More
  • Just what I was looking for

    ★★★★★
    by Liquid
    I am happy with every PA plugin I have bought so far. But this one takes the #1 spot and made me write my first review. I was in the middle of mastering a track, which I thought was sounding… Read More
  • Yeah, its really good

    ★★★★★
    by OverUsesReverb
    My review probably falls in line with everyone else in saying this thing is nuts! It takes a bit of time but once you understand how it functions the sky is the limit for sculpting. please do… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11.0.1
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

DSM V3

Pro Audio DSP DSM V3 - Changelog

Version 3.3 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products
- Improved metering behavior

Version 3.2 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows
- Fixed preset management categories not being sorted
- Fixed possible issues with preset management and plugin states
- Fixed possible unresponsiveness when creating a new preset

Version 3.1 (Jul 10, 2019)
- General: macOS 10.14.5 Update compatibility
- General: Windows 10 1903 Update compatibility
- General: Fixed activation issue in Windows hosts set to non-English language (e.g. Cakewalk)
- General: AU: Fixed issue with increased CPU and memory on reopening UI
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with adapting to host knob mode, and now prioritizing linear
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with VST3 preset permissions
- General: VST3: Improved synchronization between parameter states and some UI functions, e.g. toolbar reset

Version 3.0 (Apr 11, 2019)
- Initial release