Universal Audio Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool Plug-In by Wesma
The UAD Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool Plug-in is a great tool when working with material that has been recorded with multiple microphones like drums or an acoustic guitar in stereo. I remember when I first started recording I did not even know what phase was – or I did not really bother to try and understand because I did not think it was such a big deal.
When I first tried to mix a song I recorded I remember how the drums just sounded so thin and I learned the hard way that it was not going to help to do massive eq-boosts in the low end when the problem was that the tracks were out of phase with each other. So I learned about the phase button.
To be able to tweak the phase even more in such a simple way like with the IBP is just great. Before I used to just listened to tracks flipping the phase in and out and just stuck with whatever sounded best. With the IBP I can easily tweak the sounds to perfection.
It is a phase alignment tool but it is also a powerful EQ. It’s amazing how you can sculpt the sounds using phase interactions.
I haven’t used the hardware so can’t really comment if there is a difference but this plugin is a no brainer for me.