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Audified ToneSpot Acoustic Express

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Improves the tone of stringed acoustic instruments such as acoustic guitar, piano, violin, cello, banjo or mandolin. Express is a little brother of the Pro version.


Highlights

No more tweaking. Get inspired by the sound and explore some new colors. Across genres & styles, Immediatelly. Dirt cheap. Express delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power, but with minimum controls so you can get the sweetspot of your tone super-fast. ToneSpot Acoustic Express is a preset-based plug-in that improves your tone in one click.

Tone Hunting

You need that outstanding tone you are hearing on your favorite album. So you bought an awesome instrument and a fantastic amp. Maybe you have also bought some beautiful stomp boxes, expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. You use many hi-end plug-ins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.

Why?

Acoustic instruments can take a lot of processing even the natural tone is needed. It’s because of the context. Acoustic instruments can fight against busy arrangement with several layers of instruments clashing into each other. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. So you need the tone that can cut through. The tone has to be harmonically rich and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time. But it’s not all! Even if the instrument is heavily processed, it also has to be very natural sounding at some point so everyone knows what instrument is played.

And that's why you need ToneSpot!

Let's Talk Engineering for a While, Shall We?

"When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several re-amping chains with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect tone. There are very few products tailored for acoustic instruments post-processing, but most today’s engineers use very similar workflow."

Standard Acoustic Instruments Rigs

Mostly it’s not enough to run the acoustic instrument through a preamp or DI-box to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records.
At the end of the day, we need a ton of surgical plugins, a ton of effects, simulation plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.

ToneSpot Solution

There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every stringed acoustic instrument. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.

What Matters? Music or Sound?

Both.

Great musical ideas need a great sound. Music industry changed over years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need breathtaking sound to get attention. 

And...
If you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music. 
You have the ideas, we have the tool, so…
Lets get inspired by the sound!

 

ToneSpot Acoustic Version Comparison

Feature Pro Express
Usage Maximum flexibility Quick results, "set & forget"
Interface Zoom function Yes Yes
Digital input and output meters Yes No
Switchable analog meter No Yes
Price $99 $49
iLok required No No
Number of factory presets 118 118
More factory presets in updates Yes Yes
User presets Yes No
Calibration Yes Yes
AGC control Yes Yes
Fully adjustable modules: Yes No


Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows 7 - Windows 10
AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b
 

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ToneSpot Acoustic Express improves the tone of stringed acoustic instruments such as acoustic guitar, piano, violin, cello, banjo or mandolin. Express is a little brother of the Pro version.

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