ANIMATE helps you inject life into your mixes in a precise, versatile and colourful way. With four different movement modes, each with individual frequency assignments and mid/side functionality, you’ll get your music jumping out of the speakers precisely how you want.
While the algorithms behind each module sound excellent, it’s the adjustable dynamic and frequency-based response that defines ANIMATE. The all-important modules themselves are great. Expand applies transparent upward expansion at ratios up to 1:4, while Punch does a superb job of subtly emphasising transients or aggressively sharpening them up. Ignite delivers truly delicious harmonic distortion, drivable into decimation if required, and Grow is ideal for dynamically widening mono sources and spreading out stereo ones.
"Love it! It’s like the Swiss Army Knife of plugins!"
ANIMATE adds colour and depth to tracks in really expressive and musical ways whereas other plug-ins of this type can often touch the sound too much. ANIMATE, if used sparingly, lifts and energise tracks in a mix in ways that I have not experienced before.
This thing is pretty fire, I have to say. BIG user of Mastering The Mix products, but this is a Swiss Army Knife plugin. SO many applications!
ANIMATE can make delicate instruments more expressive and it can turn drum elements into savage pumping machines. A sound designer will love ANIMATE, and it belongs in many mixing engineer’s arsenal. Simply put, this kicks ass.