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Expander by Mastering The Mix

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"ANIMATE adds colour and depth to tracks in really expressive and musical ways whereas other plug-ins of this type can often touch the sound too much."
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"A sound designer will love ANIMATE, and it belongs in many mixing engineer’s arsenal. Simply put, this kicks ass."
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"Love it! It’s like the Swiss Army Knife of plugins!"
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ANIMATE helps you inject life into your mixes in a precise, versatile and colourful way.

It consists of four modules, which can be purchased individually or as one multi-effect plugin:


Expand mode allows you to dial in a pristinely clean sounding upward expansion. This increases the volume of signals over the threshold, giving your audio more dynamic range in a transparent way.

System Requirements:


  • Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
  • AU, VST 2/3 or AAX host (64-bit only)


  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • VST 2/3 or AAX host (64-bit only)

Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX formats (64-bit only).

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