MeldaProduction MMultiAnalyzer by Tommy Zai
*Disclaimer: I'm a songwriter, producer, and educator. My writing style may read like a billboard ad, but my user review is sincere and authentic. I only appraise a product I consider extraordinary, hence the high rating. I don't work for the developer. In fact, I rarely work at all. :-) I hope you find my review useful. — Tommy Zai
MMultiAnalyzer by MeldaProduction is an outstanding multi-track analyzer that displays "frequency collisions" on a colorful sonogram. These visual representations of the spectral information clearly indicate where the audio frequencies sit on a track. I'm a visual person, even when it comes to creating music. I need to see what I'm listening to. Therefore, for me, MMultiAnalyzer is a dream. Instead of only listening to determine volume discrepancies and frequency collisions, I can see the problems and address them. Without much effort, I can use another sense while mixing — my eyes! Most of the work is done behind the scenes and adjusted in easy mode; however, there is an advanced edit mode that allows deeper manipulation, including: normalization, super-resolution and deharmonization. MMA gathers all the information and illustrates comparisons in a multi-mode. There are four main views. My favorite is called "collision view," which shows the frequency overlap.
• User-friendly interface (the top row of knobs include: averaging, smoothness, resolution, gain, slope, decay, and deharmonize).
• Easy to use basic page and fairly easy on advanced (simply insert on channels).
• Graphs can be color-coded to organize analyzed tracks.
• Four well-defined views (spectrum, sonogram, collision, level).
• MIDI Learn.
• Nice price.
• Responsive developer (communication and updates).
• Lifetime updates.
• A little heavy on CPU during multiple instances, but well worth it.
• Advanced editing can become complex — would benefit from a simple step-by-step tutorial.
Soon after I launched and began experimenting with MMultiAnalyzer, it became an indispensible tool — I can't imagine mixing without it. I have always tried to separate sounds while producing music. When two sounds fight over occupying the same frequencies, both suffer. Unfortunately, I never had a way of validate my sonic space-making efforts. I trust my ears; yet, it's nice to use my eyes to verify. This plugin is a visual treat. I highly recommend MMA to any level e-musician, sound designer, producer, etc., LOOKING to improve the sound of their mix. Thank you Melda for releasing another fine tool. Tommy Zai gives MMultiAnalyzer two big eyeballs that are open wide and ready to mix.