The Pure Expander II from Flux is a VST 2.4, RTAS, and AU format compatible dynamics plug-in that provides a range of operation from expansion to noise gating. It features a variety of in-depth controls including external side chain inputs for side-chained expansion, a wet/dry control that allows you to create parallel processing, and a mid/side width control that allows you to dictate the stereo width of the processing. You additionally have control over the processor's time envelope. The Pure Expander II employs Flux's Angel's Share algorithm that is designed to remove noise and reverb from a track.
An integrated VU meter can display a variety of level information including input, output, dynamic processing, summing, and more. The selectable Smooth feature is designed to preserve bass frequencies from being overly processed while the integrated Clipper limiter smoothly rounds off transient peaks. The Pure Expander II can handle up to 8 channels of audio, making it compatible for 7.1 surround sound mixing.
Please note: The RTAS version of this plug-in requires Pro Tools version 8 or later. An iLok is required for this product's license.
Signal Processing Features
Input/Output gain controls for adjusting the levels before and after processing
Phase invert of the processed signal
Dry Mix control (Dry/Wet with gain compensation) allowing for parallel processing or for blending some of the original "peak" into the processed signal
Clipper, a discrete peak limiter at the very last stage of the processing chain rounding off the peaks smooth and musically
Bypass routes the incoming signal direct to the output for a true smooth transition between processed and clean signal
Preset and Parameter Handling
To enhance the workflow the two Preset/Parameter slots, A and B, can be loaded with two full set of parameters at the same time. Apart from saving each preset, a "Global Preset" containing both the A and B settings, and the position of the "Morphing Slider", can be saved
Parameter Morphing Slider with Automation:
The Morphing Slider provides morphing between the parameter settings of slot A/B allowing for really creative and useful real-time tweaking. Enabling the Automation control button exposes the Morphing Slider to the host automation