Partnering up with developer Newfangled Audio, Eventide has updated its Elevate mastering bundle to version 1.5, adding a pair of new plug-ins and some enhancements to the already available EQuivocate.
The new plug-ins are Saturate and Punctuate. Saturate is a spectral clipper that’s able to add up to 24dB of drive, controlled via a variable Clipper Shape parameter which ranges from a soft curve to hard clipping. The spectral processing algorithm is said to maintain the distorted signal’s tonal balance regardless of how hard it’s being pushed. Saturate also automatically compensates output level in accordance with the Drive control, which you can also do manually.
Punctuate is a transient shaping plug-in with up to 26 bands of transient emphasis or suppression. Its Adaptive Transient and Adaptive Length controls let you tune each band’s transient shaper, with further tweaking facilitated by customizable parameters.
Turning our attention to EQuivocate, the equalizer now has a new Range feature that lets users scale or invert the total dB range for the EQ as to change the total amount of equalization applied after adjusting the individual bands. Each band also gets an Enable button to quickly switch bands on and off.
Price & release
The 1.5 update is free for owners of the Elevate bundle and owners of the Elevate mastering limiter. Otherwise, the Elevate bundle 1.5 is currently being sold for a promo price of USD 139 until September 5, after which the price jumps to USD 199. EQuivocate owners can upgrade to Elevate Bundle 1.5 for USD 99 until Sep. 5 (regular price USD 150).