Pro Sound And Vocal Editing

Thursday, September 6, 2012



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The graphic user interface of the PSP MasterQ is designed to be both elegant and functional,
offering a convenient and aesthetically pleasing layout which gives you easy access to all of its functions.

 Basic Operation 

To activate the buttons, simply click them. They will glow yellow to indicate that they are active. To avoid accidental resets, the Reset button requires double-clicking. The Latency numbers may also be clicked to force dynamic latency compensation. To adjust the knobs, click on the knob and rotate your mouse clockwise or counterclockwise. The numeric display of the current value below the knob you are adjusting will change to reflect your mouse position. All knobs react to your mouse movement speed. The faster the mouse speed, the faster the knob’s value changes. If you press the SHIFT key pressed before you click on a knob, for as long as you hold the key down the knob will be in Fine Movement Mode, which allows you to make more minute value adjustments. The knob value display below each knob can be clicked to reveal a text box. You can directly type a desired numerical value into this box. Clicking on the name of currently chosen LIM-SAT algorithm opens a popup with a list of available LIM-SAT algorithms to choose from. You can also use the arrow buttons below the LIM-SAT header to scroll through the available LIM-SAT algorithm. You can also directly click on any of small LED-like buttons below the algorithm name
to directly switch algorithms. Finally, you can click on the PSP • Tested On Musicians icon to switch the graph display to an information panel with details about the plug-in authors, the version number, and to whom the plugin is licensed. Simply click on the information panel to return to the standard graph display.



PSP MasterQ EQ Graph
Certainly, the PSP MasterQ’s most obvious display is the EQ graph. The EQ Graph shows the
exact EQ curve of each activated filter in the same color as the line bordering that filter’s Filter Activation button, as well as the thick black line indicating the combined EQ curve of all activated filters. Note that the EQ graph is not only just a display—you can manipulate the EQ curves by clicking active points on the graph itself.


PSP MasterQ
Under the LATENCY header at the bottom of the PSP MasterQ is displayed the current internal latency of the plug-in in samples and milliseconds. Click on the latency indicators, stop and resume playback, or reset the audio application’s engine to force delay compensation. NOTE: precisely how to force the host application to recalculate delay compensation depends on the application used;this will only work properly if the application supports this feature.


PSP MasterQ
Next to the LEFT and RIGHT buttons are the LEFT and RIGHT LEDs. These indicate when yoursignal exceeds 0dBFS. They remain lit dark red until clicked after a digital over occurs. Textindicators below the LEDs indicate the held peak level.



PSP MasterQ
The PROC button switches the plug-in into processing mode. Without this button engaged, theplug-in is bypassed. Please note that bypassing the PSP MasterQ using this button is not the same asturning the plug-in off (or bypassing) using your audio application’s plug-in window controls.


PSP MasterQ
This button activates the Frequency Authentication Technique – a high quality double sampling technology which results in more accurate and transparent high frequency filtrations. This algorithm produces a slight internal latency of 128 samples. In general, you will always want the FAT button engaged, however you might need to turn the FAT off if you must have the lowest possible latency, or need to conserve CPU computation power.


PSP MasterQ
You can use these buttons to turn on or off processing for the left and right channel independently. This allows you to process only one channel while keeping the second channel synchronized.


PSP MasterQ
These arrow buttons allow you to switch between the different soft clipping algorithms available to you. You can also choose to turn off the soft-clipping algorithms completely. The small LED-like buttons below the algorithm name allow you to directly select a Lim-Sat algorithm. Finally, you canalso click on the algorithm’s name to open a popup list with all available algorithms.


PSP MasterQ
Double-clicking this button will instantly reset the Range knob and all of the filters’ settings to their default values. This is particularly useful if you find yourself wanting to zero out all your settings and start over.


PSP MasterQ Filter Activation Buttons

Each of PSP MasterQ’s filters can be turned on or off individually via its Filter Activation button.Note that when you activate a filter, a line in the same color surrounding that filter’s Filter Activation button will appear in the EQ graph to represent that filter’s EQ curve.

24 dB/OCT

PSP MasterQ
Both the low cut and high cut filters have a 24 dB/oct button. Activating this button places low cut and high cut filters into 24dB/oct mode. If buttons are not lit low cut and high cut filters operate in 12dB/oct mode.



PSP MasterQ
This knob sets a cut-off or center frequency of individual filter. The range of each filter’s FREQ knob depends on the chosen filter. Each FREQ knob has a different default setting based on its range.


PSP MasterQ
The “Q factor” knob sets the width for a filter. The lower the Q, the wider the range of filter (which results in a softer slope to the EQ curve). Higher Q values result in the filter affecting a narrow frequency range (which looks more like a notch or resonance than a curve on the EQ graph) The default value for each filter was set to match the purpose for that given filter (see Operations for details).


PSP MasterQ
This knob sets the gain/attenuation for a filter. Its range is –24 dB to +24dB with increased
resolution closer to 0dB. Note that the high and low cut filters do not have GAIN knobs.


PSP MasterQ
The RANGE knob acts as sort of a boost or cut for the entire EQ. It sets the multiplier assigned to all Gain controls of the individual filters. It allows you to increase, lessen or even invert amplitude characteristics of all filters except low cut and high cut.
You can dial in settings from –150% to 150% giving you an extra 50% of filters’ boost or
attenuation. Certain key numeric values are colored to make them stand out: 100% is indicated by green numbers, -100% is indicated by blue numbers, and 0% is indicated by red numbers. The default value is 100%, which does not alter the gain settings of the filters at all.


PSP MasterQ

At the bottom right of the interface, the OUTPUT knob sets the output signal level of the EQ before it enters the limiting-saturation section.


Filter Frequencies

The frequency range of each filter has been specifically tailored to be as useful and dynamic as possible for its given range. You’ll notice that most of the filters in the PSP MasterQ actually have a far wider range than most other EQ plug-ins give their filters. This is to give you the maximum flexibility in adjusting each filter. The frequency ranges and default values for each filter, from left to right across the PSP MasterQ interface, is as follows:

  • Low Cut Filter: 10 Hz — 20 kHz 10Hz by default 
  • Low Shelving Filter: 20 Hz — 2 kHz 100Hz by default
  • Low Parametric Filter: 16 Hz — 16 kHz 250Hz by default 
  • Mid Parametric Filter: 20 Hz — 20 kHz 1kHz by default 
  • High Parametric Filter: 24 Hz — 24 kHz 4kHz by default 
  • High Shelving Filter: 300 Hz — 30 kHz 10kHz by default 
  • High Cut Filter: 10 Hz — 30 kHz 30kHz by default

Adjusting the Q

While there are no hard and fast rules as to how to set the Q factor for each filter, there are a few general rules that can help you get the most out of the PSP MasterQ. The Low shelf and high shelf Q factors within the range of 0.35 to 0.71 result in a smooth shelf curve. Values as low as 0.35 give the smoothest possible curve while values greater then 0.71 add a peak above and while below the set frequency. The Low cut and high cut Q factors in the range of 0.35 to 0.71 result in a typical low cut and high cut curve without any resonance gain. A value of 0.71 value creates a curve of 12dB/oct or 24db/oct depending on if you have engaged 24db/oct switch. Lower values decrease the steepness of the curve down to 6dB/oct (for 12dB/oct filter's mode). Values greater then 0.71 raise the resonance. The Q ranges and default values for each filter, from left to right across the PSP MasterQ interface, are as follows:

Low Cut Filter: 0.35 — 1.41 0.71 by default

  • Low Shelving Filter: 0.35 — 1.41 0.5 by default
  • Low Parametric Filter: 0.05 — 20 0.41 by default 
  • Mid Parametric Filter: 0.05 — 20 0.26 by default 
  • High Parametric Filter: 0.05 — 20 0.41 by default 
  • High Shelving Filter: 0.35 — 1.41 0.5 by default
  • High Cut Filter: 0.35 —1.41 0.71 by default


PSP MasterQ Presets

As Sakis stated in the Forward, when you are dealing with EQ, you need to tailor the plug-in to your specific needs; rarely will anyone’s else’s settings be exactly what you need. But the PSP MasterQ includes a number of settings that should offer you a good place to start your own explorations.

You can access these presets from the PSP Audioware standard PRESET bar at the bottom of the plug-in interface. Here you can select from among the factory presets, and load and save individual, as well as banks of presets. There are three sections to this bar, the PRESET section, the Preset window, and the BANK section.

 Click the green “from disk” icon to load a preset
 Click the red “to disk” icon to save a preset


Click the menu button to the right of the preset window to see the menu of all the presets in
the currently loaded preset bank.
Click the name of the preset to rename it.


Click the green “from disk” icon to load a bank
Click the red “to disk” icon to save a bank

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Adobe Audition Echo/Delay VST Plugin - PSP Echo

PSP Echo is a high quality echo processor. PSP Echo’s powerful and unusual features combined with its smooth operation makes it ideal for all kinds of creative uses from simple slap back and sustain effects through ping-pong delays and spacious echoes. Use the delay sliders to add special tape echo effects for even more unique effects. The tape wow control and built in ducker further extend the creative potential of PSP Echo. Internally, the Echo is like a combination of four mono tape delays—two for the initial ping-pong pre-delay and two for the main stereo echo. PSP Echo includes a set of extremely useful factory presets that cover a wide range of this plug-in’s settings.

PSP Echo Plugin

List of controls

Top Controls

PSP Echo Top Controls

·         Wow Freq: Sets the tape “wow” (pitch variation) frequency.
·         Wow Depth: Sets the depth of wow (pitch variation) effect.
·         Input: Sets the input level of the entire effect.
·         Tape Speed: Controls the speed of all the built in tape delays. The reference speed is 15”.
·         Ping-Pong: Sets the amount of the ping-pong effect. There is no ping-pong delay present in
the C(enter) position. Moving the control to the left from C sets the plug-in's left delay
shorter then the right one. Moving the control to the right from C sets the right delay shorter
then the left one. For a standard, balanced ping-pong effect set this control to 3R or 3L.


PSP Echo Ducker

·         Ducker button: Click on the round Ducker button to open the Ducker view.
·         Ducker LED: Indicates the state of the ducker. Green indicates the ducker is in the opened or
opening state red indicates the ducker is closed or closing. If the ducker is disengaged the
LED will not illuminate.
·         Ducker In/Out: Use this button to engage (In) or disengage the ducker.
·         Ducker Threshold: This knob controls the threshold of the ducker.
·         Ducker Range: Sets the amount of attenuation when the signal on the input is above the

·         Ducker Open: Controls how long it takes the ducker to open when the input signal goes
below the threshold.
·         Ducker Close: Controls how long it takes the ducker to close when the input signal goes
above threshold.

Center Panel

PSP Echo Center Panel

·         ms/bpm switch: Sets the display mode to milliseconds or
to beats per minute. In both settings the reference is 15”
speed and a quarter note on sliders.

·         man/snc switch: Sets the source of time and tempo. When
set to the man (manual) mode the time base or a tempo can
be set manually. In snc mode the time base or tempo is
synchronized to the host tempo. In either setting the
reference is 15'”speed and a quarter note on sliders.

·         Time/Tempo display: Sets the overall delay (echo) time
or tempo referenced to 15” speed and a quarter note. Click
on a selected digit and drag the cursor up or down to
change values of individual digits.

·         Note Sliders: Use sliders to set the musical note value
used for the delay. The reference note is a quarter note,
which also refers to the denominator when synchronized to
the host’s tempo. You can glide to shorter or longer values
during silence or when there is signal present as a way to
mimic –unstable tape like effects.

·         Echo LEDs: These LEDs blink green when a wet signal on the corresponding echo channel occurs. They will blink red when a tape is noticeably saturated.

·         Tap Tempo/PSP Echo: Click on the Echo label below the words “tap tempo” to tap out the tempo you wish for PSP Echo.
·         Panic: Click and hold for at least 0.5s on the Echo label to reset all delays' signals

Left and Right channel settings

PSP Echo Left And Right Settings
·         FB-Pan:
 Sets the feed back panorama for this channel’s echo effect. This allows for various cross-feedback and echonarrowing effects.

·         FeedBack: Controls the amount of feedback of this channel.

·         FILTERS (high pass): Use this to set the high pass filter for the processed signal. The range is 20Hz to 2kHz. A setting of 20Hz bypasses the filter.

·         FILTERS (low pass): Use this to set the low pass filter for the processed signal. The range is 200Hz to 20kHz. A Setting of 20kHz bypasses the filter.

·         FILTERS (combined): Use this combined filter control to change the cut-off frequency for both filters by a horizontal mouse move or to change the frequency distance for both filters by a vertical mouse move.

·         Drive: Sets the amount of tape-like saturation on the delayed signal. Experiment with various drive and filter settings to mimic analog tape echo effects.

·         Level: Controls the gain of the echo effect’s output.


Output section

PSP Echo Output Section

·         Link switch: Turns channel linking on or off. You can switch the link on and off during
setting up PSP Echo without losing independent settings of channels, however if you want to
retain your independent settings please remember to turn it to the Off position before saving
the project or closing your audio application. When a project is stored and PSP Echo is in
Linked mode all independent settings of channels will be lost.

·         Dry Spread: Controls the stereo spread of a dry signal. Values to the left of M(iddle) reverse the stereophony, settings close to M makes the signal narrow. Setting it to S+ provides anormal stereo dry signal on the output.
·         Dry Balance: Sets the balance between dry left and right channels.
·         Dry Level: Sets the dry (unprocessed) signal gain to the output.
·         Wet Level: Sets the wet (processed) signal gain to the output.
  Wet Balance: Sets the balance between wet left and right channels.
Wet Spread: Controls the stereo spread of the wet signal. Values to the left of Middle reverse the stereophony, settings close to M makes the signal narrower. Set it to S+ for a normal stereo wet signal on the output.
·         In-Bypass switch: This switch engages or disengages entire Echo effect.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Adobe Audition/Cool Edit Pro Vocal Plug in SciFi Deluxe

SciFi Deluxe Plug in is very useful tool for those who own the radio station or their own radio online stream.


Well SciFi Deluxe Plug in contain a lot of TV, radio, movie vocal effects that you can use to make your vocal sound like guy/girl on TV or Radio.
These kind of effect were used in many movies like : Star Wars, 300, Terminator series etc.
There are four different effect : Alianator, Communicator, Deepnator and Cylonator. Each of these effect contain their own presets.

Conclusion :

If you want to create some movie, cartoon or if you own radio station or radio live stream you must have this plug in installed on your Adobe Audition/Cool Edit Pro. Your work will be much easier and more enjoyable.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Cool Edit Pro 2012 Mixing Full Tutorial

Hello everyone!

Today I will share with you the new 2012 Cool Edit Pro mixing tutorial.

First thing you must do is to record your vocal (verse). Open that recorded verse in Edit Mode.

  • First you must to eliminate all unwanted sound (noise) from your vocal.

Mark first few seconds of the verse (before your vocal) and click effect and find Noise Reduction. Click on Capture Profile then OK. After that mark whole verse (CTRL + A) and go Noise Reduction again and press OK. This process should eliminate any noise from your vocal.

  • Next effect you need to use is Dynamic Processing. Go to effects and find Dynamic Processing. Now the new window will pop-up and you will get several presents.

Choose Very Fast Attack if your verse is fast or choose Classic Soft Knee if your verse is normal speed or slow. Choose what you want and press OK.

  • Next effect you need to use is Graphic Equalizer. Go to effects find Graphic Equalizer click 2x on it and choose Spit Clear and press OK.

  • Next one is FFT Filter. Go to effects then click on filters and click twice on FFT filter. If you have a low quality equipment choose Kill Subharmonic or Kill Mic rumble, press OK.
  • We will use FFT Filter again so go to FFT filter and choose Mastering Heavy And Wide, click OK.

  • Next thing we have to do is to bring vocals at the same level. To do this go to effects and find Hard Limiting. This will prevent all peeks and puffs.

That's about is, all you have to do is to set a volume for your vocal and beat.  Enjoy