Stimulate
by ViatorDSP
4.0 / 5     (6 votes)
Win64 OSX
   
VST AU
Stimulate is a harmonic exciter.

Use this to brighten up your signal. Add in odd or even harmonics, or even both! Then, use the "amount" knob to drive the harmonic distortion harder.

The "range" knob shows you which frequencies are being excited, so everything above the frequency selected.

The middle graph shows you what is happening to your signal as if it were a sine wave, so that you can see the even vs odd harmonics in the signal.
  • Amount - amount of harmonic distortion in the signal.
  • Range - range of frequencies being harmonically distorted. (everything above the chosen frequency).
  • Odd - amount of odd harmonics.
  • Even - amount of even harmonics.
  • Phase - flips the phase of the signal.
  • Mix - mix between wet signal and dry signal.
  • Mix - mix between wet signal and dry signal.
  • Trim - output volume attenuation.
  • Platforms: Universal Mac AU & VST3 64 Bit : Windows VST3 64 Bit.
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Jon B Apr 10 2022
(3 / 5)
Apr 10 2022
The saturation itself sounds really good and the plug-in does what it says it's supposed to do. It's nice to have the option of controlling the amount of even and odd harmonics yourself and the oversampling filter seems to be very effective in removing aliasing. You have to be careful to not use this plug-in on a source that has sends though, because it causes quite obvious phase rotation in the highs. This gets even worse when oversampling is enabled. I'm guessing he's using maybe a 4-pole butterworth lowpass filter internally for the frequency control, and also a similar filter for the oversampling, which are causing a lot of phase rotations in the highs. There is also a bug that makes the graph disappear when oversampling is enabled. The phase issues is a bummer as it prevents the use of this plug-in on sources that needs to stay in phase with other tracks, but hopefully that can be fixed in a future update. It would also be nice if the CPU usage could be reduced a bit when oversampling is enabled.
Oha Apr 10 2022
(4 / 5)
Apr 10 2022
The idea is good to be able to generate something in the frequency range that wasn't there before. But the software has to be revised, because the filter, strangely enough, also affects the dry signal and the display shows unstable, the waves sometimes disappear completely. The trim controller doesn't do what you expect either. In the past I had an exciter with only three controls, Drive, Tune (=HPF) and Mix. That was great. Minor changes in sound, but with great importance.
Landon Apr 11 2022
Apr 11 2022
What should I do about the trim dial? Right now I think I have it controlling the total output.
Eranmadi84 Apr 10 2022
(5 / 5)
Apr 10 2022
It's the most of the best freeware dynamic harmonic exiter enhancer tool for mixing and mastering to master mix glue multitracks together with much more shape and clarity harmonic dynamicallys, well done.
Faydit Apr 09 2022
(2 / 5)
Apr 09 2022
Does not convince me very much. The middle graph does not show anything, if I activate oversampling, but also not, if I deactivate it again. It also shows no informations about what really is increased. Higher amount settings result in very inharmonious distortion, indenpendent of the odd and even settings. I get better results without this "improvement" tool. Decent settings work and sound better but also do not do very much then.
Gan Apr 09 2022
(5 / 5)
Apr 09 2022
Вау! Отличная вещь!
Don Apr 08 2022
Apr 08 2022
32 bit?
Gan Apr 09 2022
Apr 09 2022
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