Separate different parts of a full mix, manipulating zones of frequencies and stereo locations.
Up to eight zones can be created that can then be panned, emphasised or cut out completely, in both onset and sustain.
What is it?
MashTactic was initially designed as a mashup tool. It can separate different parts of a full mix, manipulating different frequencies and stereo location. Up to eight zones can be created that can then be panned, emphasised or cut out completely. It can be viewed as an eight band filter that exists in stereo ranges as well as frequency.
Transients of varying length can be separated from constant sounds, which allows the user to manipulate the initial punch of percussion, either by emphasising or softening the attack, this can be done separately in any of the eight zones.
What it is not?
There are no harmonic analysers in MashTactic. It's all achieved through stereo balance analysis and very sharp filtering. Some mixes won't be pulled apart that easily, but the 8 filter patches turn out to be very useful at cutting unwanted parts of a mix. Also harmonic analysis tends to require large amounts of user interaction, and this often creates clear but broken vocals with unsteady timelines.
Pricing and Availability: