MIXING & EFFECTS

Fruity Peak Controller

Fruity Peak Controller generates an automation signal based on the input sound. Its function is similar to a noise gate, but with greater flexibility.

A common use of the Peak Controller is to create 'Sidechain' compression effects by placing the Peak Controller in a percussion mixer track and use the output signal to gate the volume control of another sustained sound, e.g. a synthesizer playing chords. This will chop up the sound in time with the percussion, a classic trance effect. NOTE: Alternatively, Fruity Limiter's compressor section has side-chain functionality.

Setup

Place the Peak Controller in the Mixer Track that has the control signal (audio), i.e. the sound that will control the linked target parameter. If you need to hear the control audio make sure the MUTE switch on the lower-right corner of the Peak Controller plugin is OFF. Once the Peak Controller is loaded it will appear as an 'Internal controller'link option in the 'Link to controller' Right-click dialog. To link: Right-click the target control and select:

NOTE: Fruity Peak Controller only registers peaks above -50 dB.

Parameters

Peak Section

Sets the options for the peak controller.

LFO Section

Sets the options for the LFO controller.

Additional Options

Monitor Scales

In the top right corner of the editor window you can see three scales. The input monitor (marked with "I") shows the value of the volume peaks detected in the input signal. The peak output monitor (marked with "P") shows the value of the resulting peak controller. The LFO output monitor (marked with "L") shows the value of the LFO controller.

NOTE: Fruity Peak Controller only registers input peaks above -50 dB.

Plugin Credits: Didier Dambrin