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

  • 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

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Great compressor, expander can be improved

    ★★★★☆
    by Boaz-Chris van Kuijeren
    DSM in it self is a special plugin, which is capable of compressing large dynamics and staying true to the source, like no other plugin does. The one of the new add-ons in v3 is the expander, which… Read More
  • Wow!

    ★★★★★
    by DrummerOfTime
    I thought this may be worth checking out and I am so glad that I did. This is not necessarily the most intuitive plugin but once you get a basic understanding of how it works (I'm sure I'm just… Read More
  • Highend Multiband Compressor

    ★★★★★
    by Alex Hepting
    Already was an amazing device by Paul. Now became polished. The requested CPU optimization went well also size of the gui requested by many users fits for modern music production and will become… Read More
  • Amazing results

    ★★★★★
    by Marc
    I'm very pleased with this upgrade. I've always loved the kind of compression I could achieve with this plugin. The new interface is a lot more functional and some stability issues I was experiencing… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, 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

DSM V3

Pro Audio DSP DSM V3 - Changelog

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