Excite Audio VISION 4X v1.0.2Developed in partnership with electronic music trio Noisia, VISION 4X gives you the insights you need to prepare your tracks ready for competition with today’s top mixes, and the clarity to make the right mixing decisions with confidence – however modest your setup. Get a deeper understanding of your sound than ever before with VISION 4X, a powerful visual analysis plugin with maximum precision.
See Your Sound
Get a deeper understanding of your sound than ever before with VISION 4X,
a powerful visual analysis plugin with maximum precision. Developed in partnership with electronic music trio Noisia, VISION 4X gives you the insights you need to prepare your tracks ready for competition with today’s top mixes, and the clarity to make the right mixing decisions with confidence – however modest your setup.
Four Visual Dimensions
VISION 4X combines four custom-built visual analysis tools that work simultaneously in real-time, including a spectrogram, bar graph, waveform and phase correlation meter. Each analyser is displayed in its own resizable window, allowing you to scale the plugin’s UI to suit your workflow.
Perfectly sync VISION 4X to your DAW and customise the analysis timeframe for any project. Choose to run the analysers continuously, or loop a section of time and let them overlay. Alternatively, if you want to hone in on a particular sound, set the plugin to retrigger whenever a MIDI signal is received – ideal for comparing kicks in real-time
VISION 4X’s powerful spectrogram provides enhanced low-end resolution, offering access to more information about the frequencies in your mix. Freeze the visualiser for a snapshot of your sound, zoom in to get a close-up of the frequency spectrum, and navigate the display to discover details that otherwise could be missed.
Customise the spectrogram’s display with ten Colour Maps to choose from, each one specifically selected for maximum information density when analysing sound. Brightness can be biased towards the low or high frequencies using Map Bias, and Range Hz and Range Db sliders give you total control over the frequency and volume range of the display.
VISION 4X’s bar graph is a fully customisable spectrum analyser that can highlight the gain levels of the sustained frequencies in your sound. Choose to get an overview of how frequencies are distributed in your mix, or an intricate analysis, by varying the number of bars shown in the graph. The Speed of the bar graph’s movement can be adjusted to run alongside your track however you see fit, and you can easily spot peak levels using the Peak Hold sustain control.
VISION 4X also has a Spectrum Highlight feature that indicates resonant frequencies, which can be tailored for sensitivity and matched with the colour coding of the spectrogram.
Understand and improve the balance of your mix by comparing it with reference curves from a range of genres, generated through an in-depth analysis of hundreds of tracks. Each reference curve has an average and a maximum value line, with overshooting clearly indicated in red – the perfect visual feedback tool for assurance in your mixing decisions.
As well as the spectrogram and bar graph, VISION 4X features a waveform analyser that enables you to carefully inspect your sound source. Alongside the plugin’s other visualisers, you can use the waveform analyser to magnify soundwaves and gain valuable pitch, volume and timing information, with an intuitive colour-coded display.
The waveform analyser is accompanied by VU and RMS metering tools, allowing you to assess volume and loudness levels with ease. Keep track of the headroom for your mix with an overshoot highlighting feature that informs you when levels are going above 0dB.
Phase Correlation Meter
Explore the stereo dimensions of your sound with VISION 4X’s phase correlation meter, a tool that gives you an impression of your stereo spread and helps you to determine phase differences between the left and right channels. Any phase issues are clearly displayed along the centre line, helping you to maintain alignment and prevent any loss of audio when you’re converting to mono.