spiff

an adaptive transient processor
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transient control, oek-style

spiff is our take on transient control. Following the success of our first plug-in, soothe, spiff was designed to fill in the gap of the sound engineer’s toolkit. It has been designed to cut or boost transients with extreme detail. Similar to soothe, spiff analyses the incoming signal and applies the processing only on the parts of the signal that contain the transient information. This keeps the rest of the signal intact and free from side effects.

less spit, more articulation

spiff handles transients the same way soothe handles resonances. By reacting only where and when needed, spiff is capable of attenuating or even removing transient information from a sound. Effective on mouth noises, hard consonants, clicks and pops, it can also be used for example to soften the pick attack from a guitar recording while retaining the top end sheen. Engaging the boost mode turns spiff into a powerful transient enhancer. This allows you to bring elements to the front of a mix without increasing the RMS level, or to boost fundamentals from drums without additional boominess.

spiff it up

A lot of attention was put into making the algorithm accurate, versatile, and yet feel intuitive. For spiff we’ve redesigned our user interface to make for a quick and focused user experience. spiff operates perfectly with minimal adjusting, and can be left on a track without the need for constant readjustments to compensate for changes in the audio material. At the same time, the clearly laid out parameters let you dig into the processing if the material requires it.

looks like it works!

The OpenGL-accelerated graph lets you see where and when spiff is at work. The EQ-section lets you zone in on frequencies that require more attention. Use the delta toggle and per-band cue to hear just what is being affected. Oversampling and increased resolution are also there, if your CPU has what it takes!

not just a problem solver

Presenting a new way of controlling transients, spiff opens up an infinite number of possibilities for sound manipulation. Even on more extreme settings, spiff retains the original character of the sound, without introducing any nasty artefacts. Remove all attack from a piano, turn guitar parts into a lapsteel. Make a picked guitar sound fingerpicked. Remove the close mics from a drum recording. spiff is your one-stop solution for transients.

Jay Ruston

Stone Sour, Fall Out Boy, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria

Spiff is an incredible transient designer, actually the only one I will use from here onwards. 
My initial test was on a kick and snare subgroup bus. In parallel with the “dry” kick and snare group, the punch and thud was incredible.
I sent an a/b comparison to 2 other engineers and their first question was “how did you do that??”
My other favorite drum use is on the toms, in parallel with the dry signal as well. The attack was amazing!
I also tried using Spiff to remove unwanted mouth noise on a vocal track and it worked wonderfully. 
This is probably the most versatile plugin I’ve used in a very long time.

Phil Greiss

J Balvin, Jason Derulo, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Willy William

During the production and mixing stages of “Gooodbye”(Jason Derulo, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Willy William), spiff allowed me to interact with transient information both creatively and technichally, in a totally different way - It’s almost like having a transient “cheat-code”

Alan Meyerson

Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, John Powell

spiff is really one of a kind. It takes a completely new approach to transient design and I immediately found great uses. I’m actually going to remix a percussion project I’m doing so I can  add spiff. It’s that good.

X:144

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Qusai, Naughty Dog Inc,, EA Sports, Madden NFL

oeksound is fulfilling a niche in a way no one is doing it right now. soothe and spiff are instantly apart of my every day chain for both mixing and mastering.

Ruben den Boer

Vicetone

spiff is the transient designer we were always looking for: one where you can change the transient based on the frequency response. The fact that spiff allows you to add or remove transients musically is completely unique and changes the way you approach drum transients. No more harsh low ends when boosting transients in drum samples. A game-changer for us!

Rik Simpson

Coldplay, Jay-Z, Portishead

The best thing about digital recording can sometimes also be the worst. The accurate capturing of transient information can be fatiguing and indeed painful to listen to. Analogue tape used to round the edginess of transients off and make them creamy and lovely to listen to, now spiff does a similar job (and so much more!), oeksound have another winner on their hands, it’s all over my new mixes.

Available as:

Windows 7 and up as 32/64bit VST and 64 bit AAX.

Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) – 10.13 (High Sierra) as 32/64bit VST and AU, and 64 bit AAX, Intel-based Macs.

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 Mac OSX platforms.

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