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SoundToys PhaseMistress v5.2

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Analog Phaser

Classic phase-shifting is a widely diverse sound. From the Bi-Phase, Boss Super Phaser, Phase 90, to the Moogerfooger 12 stage, Small Stone, Trine and many more.


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All of which were stacked in our test room, stock room and lining the halls. We needed to be sure PhaseMistress nailed that rich, warm, silky analog sound. We put in tons of styles to emulate all the classics and do some things those old boxes couldn't do, like MIDI sync, and a large preset library. We think you'll agree, PhaseMistress has got it all.

Versatile and Creative
With LFO, Envelope follower, Random, ADSR and our unique Rhythm Mode we're constantly amazed at all the places our users are putting PhaseMistress to work. It's on guitar, bass, drums, vocals (Queen, ELO, Pink Floyd anybody?), even whole mixes. We've heard crushed envelope phased drums and gritty phased out radio guitar. Turns out it's more powerful than even we thought. This is one phase you won't grow out of.

Friendly Controls
Even though PhaseMistress is deep, we wanted it to be easy to get your sound fast. Presets are great (and we included a bunch), but sometimes you just want to experiment, so we made the interface look and feel like a friendly piece of hardware. Switch between mod modes fast. Easily change styles and the whole sound of the phase. All the main controls are right there to tweak, turn and automate. Go ahead, you won't break it.

Extreme Phasing
MIDI locked 4 bar sweeps, custom rhythmic patterns, freaky talk box random phase, wide stereo swirls, every phase you've ever heard all in a straight-forward interface with automation. OK, we think we got it all in there. But just in case, we threw in a Tweak Menu so you could dig into the guts of Phasemistress and create your own sound or fine tune one of ours.

 

 

Updates

What's new in 5.2

Features:

  • Plug-ins with the Analog Mode option now have a new “Op Amp” style to replace the Version 4 “Digital” style that was removed. In the previous version 5 release sessions using “Digital” defaulted to “Clean”. They now default to “Op Amp”. This will address the sound differences that some customers heard when recalling old sessions.
  • PrimalTap has a new Auto Gain switch added to the Tweak menu. When enabled, the output will automatically be lowered proportionally as the input gain is raised. This is the new default behavior for PrimalTap. Old sessions and user presets will open with Auto Gain set to “Off.”
  • Preset names, when edited, now display in italics to indicate an edited state

Fixes:

  • Preset names are now displayed correctly when sessions that were last saved with V4 are recalled (instead of reading “Default”).
  • Fixed an issue in PrimalTap where the Rolloff feature was not filtering the feedback loop as intended. (Note: this update will change the sound of some presets and sessions but is the correct and intended sound and behavior of PrimalTap).
  • Fixed an issue where Devil-Loc and Devil-Loc Deluxe knobs could jump to minimum or maximum when clicked in a certain area.
  • Fixed a problem where the delayed signal in EchoBoy might drop out under certain conditions.
  • PhaseMistress default settings will now sound identical to the default preset.
  • Preset names are now pre-populated when using the Save As… option.
  • Resolved a Windows problem where alerts could be hidden behind other windows.
  • Fixed issues that would cause the compare light to come on unnecessarily with certain plugins and presets.
  • RTAS  • AAX (Mac)  • Audio Units  • AudioSuite  • VST
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Windows XP/Vista/7 (Pro Tools users see Avid system requirements) and have an open USB port for an iLok hardware key.
  • Compatible with Pro Tools LE, M-Powered, HD Accel, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar and Live.

All of SoundToys most popular plug-ins are now compatible with all supported 64-bit platforms, including Pro Tools 11, Ableton Live, and Cubase/Nuendo on both Mac and Windows, and Logic X on the Mac.

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