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 Post subject: Voxengo SPAN
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:11 pm 
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I have this great looking free Spectrum Analyzer from Voxengo that i can use in Cubase. Helas there is only a very short description of what it does and no explaination of how to use it. While i go searching the net i was wondering if anyone could tell me in short what i should look for in such a tool.

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 Post subject: Re: Voxengo SPAN
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There are quite a few spectrum analysers out there, it`s basically so you can assess visually which frequencies are giving you problems, personally I prefer to do that using my ears, but they can be a good tool.
Another way is to use a narrow eq band and boost it about 12 db`s, sweep across the frequencies and those that jump out at you, pull the band down to -3 or 4 db`s.
The only thing the Voxengo Span does is give you visual info, it can`t affect the sound.

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 Post subject: Re: Voxengo SPAN
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Not sure if SPAN will do this, but some analyzers can save screenshots of various frequency graphs so you can compare them and see which freqs are battling/masking each other... That would be a good reason to use it if it does have the capability...

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 Post subject: Re: Voxengo SPAN
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A very good example of the capability I was talking about in the above post would be by the company Blue Cat Audio...I use an old version of FreqAnalystMulti (got it from a friend for free a few years ago); the new version is a bit expensive.

http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Pr ... lystMulti/

Try the demo.



Here is their other freeware...

http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Ca ... _Freeware/

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 Post subject: Re: Voxengo SPAN
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Thanks Bok. I'm gonna compare songs that i really like with my own mixes trying to spot what's different and se if that yields any result ...

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 Post subject: Re: Voxengo SPAN
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Just a word of warning Dirk, it`s very easy to get bogged down in the visual stuff which can lead to all kinds of problems with your mixes, but as long as you remember that ultimately it`s your ears that should decide what`s right and wrong in your tracks you should be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Voxengo SPAN
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T.Mac. wrote:
Just a word of warning Dirk, it`s very easy to get bogged down in the visual stuff which can lead to all kinds of problems with your mixes, but as long as you remember that ultimately it`s your ears that should decide what`s right and wrong in your tracks you should be fine.

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