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BitterSweet Pro v3
The Ultimate Frequency Dependent Transient Designer
Global Bypass
Speed
Dynamic
Frequency Range
Frequency Order
Static Gain
Period
Mode
Clip
Output Gain
Geek
Diff. / Dyn. Band
Attack
Hold
Release
Preset/Parameter Slots.
Morphing
Tutorial:: Understanding Mode
Tutorial:: using sidechain input

 
 

BitterSweet Pro v3 - The Ultimate Frequency Dependent Transient Designer
[ AU 32 & 64 bit | VST 32 & 64 bit | AAX Native/DSP/AudioSuite 32 & 64 bit* | Waves WPAPI | Merging VS3 32 & 64 bit** ]

 

BitterSweet Pro v3, Frequency Dependent Transient Designer, is built around a new improved design of the algorithm found in Flux:: acclaimed freeware transient processor, BitterSweet, used by hundreds of thousands of users all over the world, and the approach we had when designing BitterSweet Pro was to make it just as easy and straightforward to use.

 

Frequency Dependent Transient Processing

One of the main features of BitterSweet Pro is the Frequency Dependent Transient Processing, providing the ability to process only a certain part of the frequency spectrum making it act just like a dynamic equalizer driven by Transients and/or Sustain.

 

Explained: When Frequency Range is set from 20 Hz to 20 KHz the processing is performed on the full band, now changing the value of the low cut off frequency turns it into a High shelve dynamic eq, setting the high cut off frequency turns it into a Low shelve dynamic eq, and setting both turns it into a peak dynamic eq, in any case the gain can be adjusted with the Static Gain parameter, and the slope can be set with the Frequency Order parameter, from 6dB per octave to 12, 18 and 24 dB, the higher the Frequency Order is the steeper the slope of the frequency response becomes.

 

The detector sidechain is filtered in accordance with the frequency range setting and its low cut, high cut and band pass filter, and the filtered sidechain extraction can be audited with a simple button click.

 

 

In addition, Transients and Sustain can be amplified or attenuated simultaneously or individually, and it can process either all components (Main) in one, or process the Mid (Center) or the Side (Stereo) parts of the sound independently by encoding the material with its internal MS encoder, process it, and then decode it back to stereo again.

 

For extended control of the transient processing envelope, a group of additional advanced controls is accessible through the “Geek”-pane.

 

To retain control of the signal, even under extreme processing, a soft clipper is provided at the very last stage of the processing path carefully rounding the edges of the clipped peaks for a smoother clipping. This fundamental design makes it a genuinely easy task to perform powerful level-independent transparent shaping of the sound spectrum using BitterSweet Pro.

 

 

BitterSweet Pro v3 is built around our latest 64-bit version 3 framework, with the graphic rendering using a GPU-efficient 2D/3D graphic engine. The engine, introduced first in the Pure Analyzer System, is based on the OpenGL standard optimizing the audio-to-visual experience utilizing the GPU on the computer’s built in graphics card.

 

*BitterSweet Pro v3 AAX Native/DSP & AAX AudioSuite supports 32 bit in Pro Tools 10.3.5 and 64 bit in Pro Tools 11.

 

**VS3 32/64 bit versions for Pyramix 9 & Ovation Native/MassCore available only through Merging Technologies

 

 

To learn more about the features in BitterSweet Pro v3 hover your mouse over the thumbnail images above.

 

 

Open Sound Control Support

 

Open Sound Control (OSC) is a content format for messaging among computers, sound synthesizers, and other multimedia devices that are optimized for modern networking technology. Bringing the benefits of modern networking technology to the world of electronic musical instruments, OSC's advantages include interoperability, accuracy, flexibility, and enhanced organization and documentation.

 

With the Flux:: version 3 (v3) framework support for OSC is introduced in order to allow for remote control of the plug-in parameters using OSC enabled devices and software applications such as TouchOSC for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad.

 

Sample OSC layout in TouchOSC (for Ircam Verb v3)
http://www.fluxhome.com/public/download/beta/16672/VerbV3OSC.PNG

 

TouchOSC Website
http://hexler.net/software/touchosc

 

 


 

Press Reviews

 

Read BitterSweet Pro reviews on Flux:: review page

 

Gearslutz.com

 

"BitterSweet Pro V3 is definitely one of the very best transient processor in the market right now and Flux has delivered one excellent plugin that is very effective and totally fulfills its goals. Highly effective, flexible and clean sounding, ease to use, well polished and optimized, it really delivers on all fronts!"
 
Read the review on gearslutz.com

 

 

For the full feature set, hover your mouse over the small images to the right above.

 

Preset and Parameter Handling

 

Preset/Parameter slots

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.

Availability

BitterSweet Pro is available in:

  • AU / VST / AAX Native / AAX DSP / AAX AudioSuite / Waves WPAPI
  • Merging VS3 MassCore/Native**

 

Processing Specifications

BitterSweet Pro v3, as all Flux:: plug-ins, provide

  • Up to 8 channels Input/Output.
  • 64-bits internal floating point processing.
  • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz DXD (Pyramix & Ovation MassCore/Native)**
  • Sampling rate up to 192 kHz for Native (AU/VST/AAX/AAX AudioSuite).

 

Compatibility

All major native formats as well as AVID AAX DSP are supported

  • Windows - 7 SP1, 8, 8,1 and 10 all in both 32 and 64 bits*.
    • VST (2.4)
    • AAX Native/DSP*
    • AAX AudioSuite*
    • Waves WPAPI
    • Merging VS3 (Only in Windows 7 32/64 bits)**
  • Mac OS X (Intel) - 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5 and 10.11.5 in both 32 and 64 bits*.
    • VST (2.4)
    • AU
    • AAX Native/DSP*
    • AAX AudioSuite*
    • Waves WPAPI

 

* BitterSweet Pro AAX Native/DSP & AAX AudioSuite supports 32 bit in Pro Tools 10.3.5 and 64 bit in Pro Tools 11.

 

**VS3 32/64 bit versions for Pyramix 9 & Ovation Native/MassCore available only through Merging Technologies

 

 

Due to AVID ProTools changing to AAX, from Version 3 (v3) RTAS for AVID ProTools is not supported.

 

 

Software Licence Requirements

In order to use the software one of the following alternatives is required

  • An iLok.com user account (the iLok USB Smart Key is not required).
  • A Flux:: USB Dongle (Available in our online store).

 

 

BitterSweet Pro AAX DSP Specifications

 

AAX DSP Number of BitterSweet Pro instances per dsp.
 
44.1 - 48 khz (1 FS)
88.2 - 96 khz (2 FS) 176.4 - 192 khz (4 FS)
1 Channel
11
5
2
2 Channels
5
2
1
3 Channels
4
1
0
4 Channels
3
1
0
5 Channels
2
1
0
6 Channels
2
1
0
7 Channels
1
0
0
8 Channels
1
0
0