Developer Unfiltered Audio delivers a successor to its modular BYOME effects processor with TRIAD. TRIAD expands the concept with multi-band processing, letting you apply custom effects chains to three individual frequency bands. Sans effects, the plug-in functions as a “flat-sum” frequency splitter for individual tracks or entire mixes, complete with multi-channel output inside your DAW.
In addition to straight-up band splitting, TRIAD offers Parallel + Serial, Mid-Side, Left-Right and other splitting methods. Furthermore, a built-in Permutation feature lets you switch bands with applied effects around – for example, applying your mid-band effects stack to your high band. Other workflow improvements include per-row load/save/copy/paste, an interactive visualizer, and the new Dynamic Spectral Snap feature with automatic frequency cutoff balancing.
TRIAD’s effects arsenal is the same as BYOME’s, numbering over 40 processors such as delays, distortions, dynamics, filters, granular sampling, mixing effects, modulation and reverbs. The plug-in is compatible with all BYOME presets, including the stock library of over 400 choices. That should make the switch comfortable for upgraders.
Price and availability
Available in AAX, AU, VST2, and VST3 formats for Windows and Mac computers, TRIAD is currently on sale for USD 149, down from a regular USD 299. I’d say the price is reasonable for an advanced effects plug-in like this, which combines an extensive library of FX with signal routing flexibility. A fully-functional 14-day trial version is available as well, should you wish to test the plug-in prior to purchase.