Soothe2 is a dynamic resonance suppressor. It identifies problematic resonances on the fly and applies matching reduction automatically.
Spiff is an adaptive transient processor that lets you control transients with great detail.
I luckily was an early adopter of Soothe. I have enthusiastically shared with anyone that would listen how great I knew it was. When the new Soothe2 arrived, I had to get my hands on it. The bottom line is I’d be screwed without it. I use Soothe2 on almost every lead vocal I mix, and quite often I have it on the mix bus itself.
Soothe2 is always saving me when there’s a problematic vocal that I can’t tame with regular de-essers or dynamic EQs, Soothe to the rescue!
Harsh resonant buildups between 2-4 kHz have always been a pet peeve of mine. I’ve found Soothe to be a life saver, particularly for taming vocals, clean guitars, and cymbals. I find it stops fatiguing frequencies from poking through the mix, allowing for a more cemented mix.
Soothe2 is the very first plugin on every vocal that I mix from now on. With the new features of Soothe2 and its drastically enhanced CPU performance, means that every vocal in my session can benefit from this amazing plugin. If vocals are your thing then this is a must-have plugin.
Wow, even more flexibility [compared to Soothe]. I save an incredible amount of time; Soothe2 gets what I need in seconds, really loving it on the mix bus, guitars, and vocals. No need for multiple plugins on problematic tracks or full program, Soothe2’s intuitive interface and flexibility takes care of all the problematic resonances with one clean sweep. It is extremely precise on suppressing harsh areas. Loving the attack and release features. The new low-frequency range is Huge!
The interface of Soothe2 is much more detailed and nuanced than version one, but still very easy to use.
Soothe saves me sooo much time. So simple yet dynamic, great GUI. Thank you for existing <3
Soothe2 is super powerful. I used it a lot on the recent Diplo - MMXX project for smoothing out challenging harmonics in pads and synths.
Especially on sounds with aggressive resonances like background vocals that clash with lead vocals or even hi-hats, it can be a lifesaver.
oeksound’s plugins find their way into every mix of mine, whether it’s Soothe2 removing harsh whistles and overtones in cymbals and voices, or Spiff enhancing attack and body in my drum sounds without bringing out nasty cymbal spill. They’re both irreplaceable tools that greatly affect the listenability and clarity of my mixes.
I’m still pretty fresh using the plugin but it has changed my mixing night and day, especially with vocals. I use the vocal warmer the most and move the frequency bands around to taste for each song. I’ll also use it on harsh high end synths and guitars. It does the hard work of getting all the upper harsh resonances out of the mix giving me that clean mix I’m looking for. This plugin makes me more excited to mix now literally. It’s a top 5 plugin for me.
Soothe2 is always in my vocal chain. I also love it on guitars, strings, and the mix bus. I used to spend hours automating EQ’s to do what Soothe2 does in seconds. It’s definitely one of my desert island plugins!
Soothe2 is my scalpel for removing abrasive sharp frequencies, giving me complete control of the shape without having to sacrifice the top end. On Lil Nas X’s INDUSTRY BABY, I used it on high hats, snare, vocals and horns.
Soothe2 removes the guesswork out of EQ’ing and gets rid of all unwanted frequencies. Could you ask for anything better? Simply put, Soothe2 is a must-have plug-in and I highly recommend it!
If you’re looking for a couple of plug-ins that will sound great on literally every mix you do, then the Spiff and Soothe2 from oeksound are the right plug-ins for you!
You hear a lot about soothe’s vocal applications, which are indeed phenomenal, but I have found it to be a secret weapon for treating acoustic and electric guitars. Soothe does an incredible job of taking out all of the unpleasant and harsh resonant frequencies that guitar tracks are so full of. By removing the artifacts that occur when close mic’ing an instrument, Soothe actually makes recorded guitars sound more natural and true to life. This is especially important in the digital environment, where guitars often end up sounding harsh and sterile. Soothe brings back the warm organic qualities of the instrument, and makes mixing guitars much quicker and way more enjoyable!
Reasons I use Soothe2 on a daily basis:A. I don’t need to cut with EQ’s anymore.B. Soothe2 is both faster to set up and more accurate than any dynamic EQ.
Congrats on another winner of a plugin. The attack and release are game-changers for me. Sometimes I’d find Soothe was either too subtle or too extreme and it’s always been about the timing for me. Now I can adjust it and it always does what I want and expect.
Soothe2 has established itself as the perfect virtual assistant in my sessions in the past few weeks. Whether it’s 808 resonances, harsh guitar overtones, hihat hiss, or comb filter in vocal recordings, Soothe2 finds the weak points and straightens them out. The plugin always does exactly what a manually configured dynamic EQ does, although much faster and more intelligently. In an age where as a mobile producer you’re working in various, partly unfamiliar studios, I don’t want to miss out on this mojo anymore!
I use Soothe2 on every session. Regardless of genre or how many elements are in a song, I find myself going to Soothe2 to improve the mix. It’s really easy to use, is easy on the eyes, and I haven’t found anything else that does what it does. Thanks for making a musical piece of tech!
Both Spiff and Soothe2 have made their way into my vocal chain template for writing sessions. It’s really a big help to be able to print a respectable vocal at the end of a writing day when there is no time for a mix-ready cleanup. I’ve also found Soothe2 useful on some resonant and piercing hi-hats. But Spiff has been the overwhelming positive surprise for me. Everything I’ve chucked it at has responded well. It’s been really interesting actually to hear what’s in the signal on delta mode. I like using it to smooth out low-mid noise on synth and guitars for example.
Soothe2 has been my golden solution lately when I’m mastering a stereo mix and trying to control a buried vocal that is desperately fighting for space with a high frequency transient percussive element like a tambourine or a hi-hat mixed way too loud. Something about the way the dynamic EQ works sounds so natural and attenuates the issues smoothly while self-adjusting to whatever else is going on in that same frequency range… it also makes it sound like I just strapped a compressor on a vocal mix bus when I don’t have access to a multi-track or even stems to control balances or EQ something poking out. It works best in conjunction with my favorite de-esser. In the past, I would have spent hours manually automating those problem frequencies and losing my mind. Soothe2 has helped reduce that grunt work down in half.
Soothe2 is an incredibly useful tool for taming and balancing resonant peaks that build up from vocals, synths, and distortion treatments. Right now I’m using it on my vocal bus to smooth out all my high end EQ boosts, and it’s great for instruments like Wurlitzers that can get really crunchy when the harmonics start to step on each other. Overall I’m finding it’s really useful for bringing up the presence of a sound without needing as much compression and EQ. It’s a much faster process than adding in dynamic EQ notches, so I love any plugin that saves me time.
Soothe2 is without a doubt one of the best plugins that I have. It used to take me so long to look at problematic frequencies and resonances and try and tame them without taking a lot away from the source sound. Somehow this plugin is so transparent and it does everything I need it to do in a few seconds so I can move on. It’s been incredible on things like electric guitar where there are often nasty frequencies that I need to tame. I have used it on every session since I got it! Great work, oeksound!!
Acoustic pianos often create unwanted resonances that are difficult to tame. I used to spend hours fine-tuning surgical EQs to even out the frequencies. With Soothe2 I am able to get better results in a fraction of the time and with more flexibility. It’s also an amazing tool for balancing harsh vocals and cleaning up the mix bus.
Sometimes you want to EQ some weird resonance into a sound, but most of the time you find yourself actually eqing resonances and painful frequencies out of sounds. Soothe2 is an incredible time-saver. Plus the algorithm is so precise that its artifacts are also useful when you just keep the reduced frequencies for creative purposes.
Soothe is a game changing plug-in! The amount of time I’ve saved using this thing is crazy. It does wonders for vocals, guitars… I even have it on my master bus at all times. I call it the tinnitus protector! No more hours of notching out frequencies or automating resonances out of the mix. Soothe has it all covered.