Overview

Reveal the true potential of your mixes
Vitalizer is an unmasking EQ that allows you to make music and speech more comprehensible, loudness more intense, and the stereo width of songs wider. By shifting the timing of louder frequencies, soft and overlapping frequency content is made audible. Lows become more powerful and defined, while highs become vivid and brilliant.

Enhance the loudness of your music
Vitalizer uses equal-loudness contours to balance the frequency spectrum of your mixes according to human hearing, which increases loudness. Due to the way Vitalizer processes audio, it’s possible to increase loudness without affecting the peak level of your mixes.

Increase width using the stereo widening circuit
The hidden gem in this EQ is the Stereo Widening circuit, which can help spread apart guitars, drums, keys, synths, and vocals. Use the Stereo Widening circuit while mastering to create a robust sense of space, or apply it to aux effect tracks to enhance stereo spatial effects.

A multitude of applications
You can use Vitalizer during the recording, mixing, or mastering stage of the production process. Enhance individual signals, subgroups, and your stereo bus. Provide your mixes with clarity by emphasizing the character of instruments and vocals, as well as fattening up your lows. Restore old recordings, intensify sound effects, and improve the stereo width of your music.

Features

  • Component-level modeling developed in cooperation with Brainworx and SPL.
  • Unmask overlapping sounds to increase clarity and depth.
  • Enhance the presence of sounds.
  • Increase perceived loudness without increasing peak levels.
  • Soften or tighten your low end.
  • Selectively compress the low end of sounds.
  • Balance your low end and high end.
  • Widen your mixes with the Stereo Expander.
  • Mono, stereo, or multi-channel operation.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Ethan Mates

    Ethan Mates

    Engineer (Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, J-Lo, Tupac, Tom Petty)

    Add clarity without EQ, just like the classic! This box gives you top end air and presence like nothing else!

  • Thomas Gold

    Thomas Gold

    Producer/DJ (Armada, Axtone, Protocol, Revealed)

    Great tool, I’m using it on vocals and in the master chain -- great to make a vocal shine and stand out of a mix. Or just to ‘beautify’ the master a bit

  • Josh Newell

    Josh Newell

    Producer, Engineer, Mixer (Linkin Park, Anthrax, Avril Lavigne)

    The Vitalizer is a really handy tool for getting tracks to cut through dense mixes. It's great for bringing out heavy guitars or keys in a layered metal mix.

  • DJ Swivel

    DJ Swivel

    Grammy Winning Producer/Mixing Engineer (Chainsmokers, Beyonce)

    The SPL Vitalizer MK2-T is my go-to plugin when I want to add a little magic to almost any sound. Whether it’s pianos, guitars, or vocals, I can always count on the Vitalizer to make a modest… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • unMASKING EQ

    ★★★★★
    by L&H MUSIC GROUP
    This PLugin definitely unmasks certain fine elements in your music to give it that add professional quality u might be looking to achieve. if you need that MID RANGE forward clarity that needs to be… Read More
  • Clear as new reading glasses

    ★★★★★
    by Francisco Morales
    It always gives me that perfect bass that I needed in the channels and subgroups and the clarity that it adds in the mid’s and highs are impeccable, but not to mention the drum group, yeah, pure… Read More
  • Secret Weapon

    ★★★★★
    by mparker
    This is one of those plugins I've had my eye on for ages and never bothered to try out. I'm now glad I did. Before buying I'd watched all the videos I could find. Some suggested it was 'snake oil',… Read More
  • Vitalizador tonal não Master

    ★★★★★
    by Kelvin Diniz
    Extremamente útil naquele subgrupo ou Master em que a mix tá legal, mas muito tocada nas médias. Sem acabamento nas mais altas e mais baixas. Tranquilamente ele adiciona peso suave ou agressivo… Read More
  • Vitalizer

    ★★★★★
    by David Bauer
    Pure magic & a secret weapon. It lives on my projects now. I use it on my master bus and it brings

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

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

Vitalizer MK2-T

SPL Vitalizer MK2-T - Changelog

Version 1.17.1 (Jun 28, 2022)
- General: Fixed potential blacklisting of VST2 on Windows
- General: Fixed potential crashes on Windows
- General: Fixed processing being Mono with VST2 in FL Studio
- General: Fixed value readouts not being present when clicking knob

Version 1.17 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.16 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode

Version 1.15 (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

Version 1.14 (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

Version 1.13 (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 1.12 (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 1.11 (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

Version 1.10 (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 1.9.1 (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 1.9 (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 1.8.4 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Removing RTAS/TDM/VENUE 32-bit format support

Version 1.8.3 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.8.2 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update
- Signal oversampling fix

Version 1.8.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 1.8 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Added AAX DSP format
- Fixed crackling artifacts when changing the bass compressor parameter

Version 1.7 (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 AAX Audiosuite latency compensation (311)

Version 1.6.2 (Jul 5, 2013)
- fixed sound issues

Version 1.6.1 (Jun 28, 2013)
- fixed installer for 32-bit Windows

Version 1.6 (Jun 21, 2013)
- added support for Pro Tools 11
- licenser update: fixes and new features
- fixed automation with VST3 offline processing

Version 1.5 (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 1.4.4 (Jan 16, 2013)
- added support for high resolution displays (e.g. Apple Retina)
- licenser: improved Pro Tools activation

Version 1.4.3 (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 1.4.2 (Jun 22, 2012)
- Licenser update: added toolbar and USB activation
- Fixed response issues in AU format
- change company string to Plugin Alliance

Version 1.4.1 (Jan 28, 2012)
- Resolved DAE/AAX AudioSuite incompatibility
- Fixed audio problems with certain licenses

Version 1.4 (Jan 2, 2012)
- Added presets
- Added AAX Native
- Added 64-bit support
- Added Plugin Alliance Licenser