Metric Halo Multiband Expander is a plug-in that allows you to manage, suppress and control noise in your tracks in a frequency-sensitive way. The 3-band phase-coherent crossover network directs the audio to three independent expanders that you configure to smoothly suppress noise below the threshold you specify. The expanders can also be configured to change the feel of rhythmic patterns by suppressing elements that are played more softly – all in a frequency-sensitive way.
Multiband Expander features SpectraFoo™ spectral analysis to allow you to zero-in on crossover points and thresholds quickly and with confidence.
The Multiband feature of the expander is extremely useful for controlling noise and hum in guitar tracks, as you can attack the noise more aggressively than the desired signal.
While Multiband Expander is not an essential tool for every mix, when you need it, it will really save the day!
When Grammy Nominated Engineer Ariel Borujow used the Production Bundle to mix Charlie Red, he found that the tracks were noisy at times and he was able to use the Multiband Expander to carve out the noise. The very accurate spectrum analysis feature allowed him to zero in and position the bands for maximum effect.
- Low, mid, & high band expanders with independent controls
- Comprehensive master-slave linking between bands
- Dynamic Transfer function to show the overall response
- SpectraFoo™ spectrum analysis built-in
- Scalable gain reduction meters
- Adjustable UI size
- MH Preset Manager - Provides cross-platform presets
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer, Intel Processor, AU, VST, or AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12 DSP & Native) host, 32 & 64 bit
- Windows 7 or newer, Intel Processor, VST or AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12 DSP & Native) host, 32 & 64 bit
- iLok.com account
- iLok dongle is optional — you may install the license on iLok for portability
- Only one license required – works on all supported platforms