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soothe harshness so your EQ doesn’t have to

  • Remove harshness from any sound source
  • Manage sibilance in vocals and dialog transparently
  • Treat uneven tonal balance from suboptimal recordings
  • Clear muddiness, boominess, and proximity effect

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soothe harshness, save time

Soothe2 is a dynamic resonance suppressor. It identifies problematic resonances on the fly and applies matching reduction automatically. This results in a smoother, more balanced sound and saves you from having to notch out frequencies by hand. The reduction only kicks in when and where needed, without affecting nearby frequency areas. This preserves the timbre of the original sound source resulting in a transparent treatment with minimal artifacts.

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Soothe saves me sooo much time. So simple yet dynamic, great GUI. Thank you for existing <3


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Soothe2 interface with the ‘Vocals’ preset list open

tame vocal harshness, sibilance, or proximity

Unwanted resonances in vocal recording can be caused by multiple factors: the voice, the microphone, mic placement, the room, and so on. Soothe balances out these resonances – making your voice sound less shrill, the microphone sound better, the proximity just right, and the room less roomy. Instead of notching out frequencies from individual syllables or clip-gaining individual ess sounds, Soothe does the work for you, allowing you to focus on the music.

intuitive enough for beginners

Instead of spending minutes notching resonances, add Soothe and jump straight to deciding which resonances you want to suppress and how much. Use the hard mode for hard problems and the soft mode for a more gentle correction. The attack and release parameters let you slow down the processing. This way, you can use Soothe as an overall tonal balancer.

soothing impact

The previous version of Soothe was released in 2016. Since then, we have redesigned the algorithm to improve sound quality, performance, and flexibility while retaining its ease of use. Soothe2 has received numerous awards and praise from grammy-winning engineers and producers. Filling a gap in the engineer’s toolbox, Soothe has become a mainstay in mixes worldwide.


...version 2 is a triumph. Without noticeably adding to the plug-in's complexity or slowing down the user, oeksound have found numerous ways to make it more widely applicable, more controllable, and more appropriate to more sources.

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A wealth of new features improve the performance and usability of an already superb plug-in. An essential mixing tool for your arsenal.

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advanced when you need it

Choose from mid/side and left/right processing for individual bands or the whole frequency spectrum. Use the external sidechain input to duck another signal’s spectral “footprint.” Combining these tools, it’s easy to carve out space for your vocals. The quality settings can be set to differ in real-time and offline. This saves your CPU when working on your mix while maintaining the highest quality in your bounces.

soothe with ease

Soothe is equally at home on individual tracks and busses. It works wonders on anything from sound design and post-production to the most demanding mastering applications. The workflow is fast and intuitive; add Soothe to a track and decide which resonances you want to suppress.

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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.

Adam “Nolly” Getgood

Periphery, Devin Townsend, Animals as Leaders, Haken

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technical specifications

Windows 7 - 11
64-bit VST, VST3 and AAX (Pro Tools 11 and up)

Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) – macOS 14 (Sonoma)
64-bit VST, VST3, AU and AAX (Native). Both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs supported.

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iLok account and iLok License Manager installation required. iLok dongle is not required. Online access required for the initial activation of the product and trial. One license allows activation of the product on 2 machines. Licenses are valid for both Windows and macOS platforms.

Optional hardware accelerated rendering: OpenGL 2.1 or newer support on the graphics card chipset, with latest graphics card drivers provided by the card vendor.

Please ensure system and DAW compatibility by using the free, fully featured trial license before committing to purchasing a full license. All purchases are final.

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Download Soothe and use it on your own projects for 20 days without any limitations. The integrated tutorial and presets will get you up and running in no time. After the trial, if you find yourself reaching for Soothe, you know where to find us.

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