This article will go in-depth into an FL Studio software product known as a “Soundgoodizer.”
FL Studio develops and distributes Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), also known as software music production environments. For over 20 years, FL Studio has crafted many types of music software elements and environments that allow its users to record, edit, compose, arrange, mix and master high-quality music all within one environment or DAW.
FL Studio’s Soundgoodizer is a Maximus soundprocess engine-based, “maximizer-enhancer” plugin. Using this intuitive, one-knob plugin, you can improve the sound and quality of virtually any of your particular tracks.
How Does the Soundgoodizer Work?
The Soundgoodizer plugin works through several parameters: its knob and 4 Maximus presets.
The Soundgoodizer Knob: It can blend sounds from the left to the right, with a range of Soundgoodizing 0, or bad, all the way to Soundgoodizing 100%, or good. You can easily adjust the blending effect by turning the knob to your desired level.
Maximus Presets A, B, C, D: These Maximus presets can be clicked, offering you four different, highly customized types of sounds. Each of the presets is hyper-calibrated, phase-locked and Bit-polished.
After covering the Soundgoodizer’s core purpose, you should learn more about the Maximus presets.
The Soundgoodizer in Essence
Learning how the Soundgoodizer works may mean digging into the workings of its knob and the Maximus presets, including each preset’s settings.
The knob of the Soundgoodizer works in the same way as the Maximus’s “LMH” mix knob. The knob works like a mix between plugin inputs and the compressor outputs LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH.
Maximus has a powerful influence on the operations of the Soundgoodizer: even on the plugin’s top, there is the message, “Powered by Maximus.” Maximus’s multiband processor can be used to mix individual tracks, mix busses or even master your entire music project. Maximus can be found within FL Studio’s DAW, and you can access the same presets that the Soundgoodizer uses: A, B, C and D. Working with Maximus’s presets in FL Studio will grant you a better appreciation for what is going with your tracks while working with the Soundgoodizer.
The Soundgoodizer is essentially a combination of stereo manipulation, limiting, saturation and compression. The Soundgoodizer takes the essence of the Maximus, highlighting many of its best features and controls with one wet/dry knob, working within 4 Maximus presets.
Soundgoodizer Maximus Presets: A
Preset A is composed of a 3 band-split, with splits made up of high, mid and low frequencies. In this preset, the mid and high frequencies are configured to be increased at a higher rate than this setting’s low frequencies.
The high band experiences the most increase in the three bands. When in the mono setting, the low frequencies are still enhanced, which can have an interesting effect on elements such as kick drums, bass, sub and 808s.
The mid-band is layered wide into the stereo setting, while both the high and low bands deliver some amount of saturation. Using saturation, you can add some harmonic fullness to the music or sounds that you produce.
A small amount of compression can be found in each of the three bands, with Maximus’s limiting function being incorporated into the low and high bands. You should note that as you increase the total volume through the plugin’s signal, the larger the compression and saturation effects will impact your sounds. To play with these levels, such as with Fruity Panomatic or Fruity Balance, you should attach a volume control plugin or use the control rack’s volume knob beforehand.
This preset’s master control contains several options for compression and saturation that can affect each of the three bands. The Soundgoodizer main knob can be used to balance out the Soundgoodizer’s effects with the original sound that you crafted. It may be best when only working with individual tracks.
Soundgoodizer Maximus Presets: B
Preset B can adjust the stereo field and saturation controls. The bands in this preset do not use limiting or compression, but the master setting will contain some saturation and compression. As mentioned previously, this will depend on how much you drive the plugin signal for the Soundgoodizer.
The mid-band has some level of stereo, while the low-band has even less of a stereo effect. Overall, there is less of a stereo effect in Preset B than in Preset A. Generally, there are very high amounts of distortion or saturation in this preset’s high- and low-bands. This preset would be ideal with synth-style tracks.
Soundgoodizer Maximus Presets: C
Preset C brings compression back to the three bands and incorporates Preset A’s limiting of the high- and low-band frequencies. Preset C also has the same stereo field settings that Preset A has, but with less mono on the low-band end, something that’s hardly noticeable to the settings in Preset B. Preset C stands out from Presets A and B due to the significant increase in the levels of each of the frequency bands, with the mid-band being impacted the most. The master setting still has some compression. Preset C would work best with guitars, strings and pianos.
Soundgoodizer Maximus Presets: D
Unlike the other presets, Preset D does not work using spilt bands. It starts as a compressor and goes towards a master limiter. This preset lacks any saturation or any stereo manipulation capabilities. You could work with this preset to manage the overall dynamics of any sound or track.
The Soundgoodizer is an efficient way to bring the best out of a wide assortment of tracks. Many sounds can be adjusted and mixed to create a fresh and interesting sound through the Soundgoodizer. However, if you’re looking for more precise control of how your end-products will sound, then it may be best to work with Maximus instead.