Throughout the month of March, you can save an exclusive 20% off Leapwing CenterOne or DynOne, or 25% if you buy both.
You can buy CenterOne or DynOne individually for the discount price of £119 each - 20% off, or buy both together for the discount price of £222 - 25% off.
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Pro Tools Expert recently reviewed CenterOne, which is a centre channel extraction / spatial manipulation plugin. Whilst the instant use might be assumed to be to be able to change the balance of a mixed piece of music by controlling the level of mono or "centre" image sounds, it is also very useful when it comes to post production sound in multi-channel formats such as 5.1 or 7.1 and upwards.
The Phantom Of The Centre
If you've ever sat outside the "sweetspot" when listening to a stereo system, you'll know that there is an emphasis towards whichever speaker you are closer to, even if the signal is panned equally between the left and right. There's nothing that can be done about this - it's the laws of physics. Unfortunately when your speakers are behind the screen in a cinema, the majority of the audience will be sitting outside the sweetspot. To compensate for this Dolby (and other cinema sound system manufacturers) decided to add a third speaker to the front, directly behind the centre of the screen. This means that wherever you are sat in the cinema, if a sound is panned to the centre, it will appear to be coming firmly from the centre of the screen.
Engineer Ronald Prent had this to say about CenterOne -
Finally there now is the Primal Tool to add or subtract center information in a stereo signal. Being in a mix situation where delivered stems don't match the new balance, recordings where you want to change the feel of the overheads or in mastering, where you just want to reach for that vocal. CenterOne does it ALL without artefacts or phase incoherency! Absolutely stunning! It has become my tool for dealing with anything that needs change in the 'center'
CenterOne is a very useful plugin to have in your tool box, whether you're mixing music or doing post production.
CenterOne Review Conclusion
CenterOne is a very effective and versatile plugin and in my opinion is worth every penny. Whilst it is very useful within the stereo domain, it is also really handy for use with dialogues, music and effects in 5.1 and 7.1. I have used it extensively in my current feature mix, where I've been supplied stereo music tracks, but as a submix within Pro Tools, so I can't simply use an upmixer plugin. Ignore the centre speaker at your peril - if you do, expect lots of negative dialogue clarity feedback!
Leapwing DynOne is a multi-band dynamics plugin, but unlike a lot of similar plugins also offers parallel processing and a simple, clean, fast user interface. Many multiband compressors can take a long time to set up and tweak. Dynone was designed to have fixed bands where you are literally mixing in the compressed signal.
- Flexible Multiband Controls - 5 bands with custom-built linear-phase gentle crossovers at 160Hz, 800Hz, 4kHz and 11kHz
- Enhanced control for mixing and mastering, from variable RMS vs peak detection, to stereo linking percentages all the way to control signal variations
- Clean but attractive design - beautiful Retina interface with unique design, focused on the optimal workflow
- Extremely good filters - the highest quality FIR filtering it can have for modern CPUs
- Multiple DAW and OS compatibility - available on Mac OSX (10.9 +), Windows 8, 10 (64-bit only) in AAX-Native, VST, VST3 and AU
Mastering engineer Seth Drake had this to say about DynOne -
The sound is mental, it got me 80% to my default mastering chain by only using the faders in under 10min. I'm so excited to dig deeper into their impressive timing options. Top notch <3
And Producer Riccardo Pasini said -
I've never heard such a musical sounding compressor: as soon as I've plugged DynOne into my mastering chain, everything started to sound smooth and clean, without those side effects that you usually get from a multiband compressor. Hats off!
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This is a great opportunity to own two extremely versatile and useful plugins, ideal for use in any mix situation.