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Unveiling TEOTE by Voxango: An Overview and How I Use It

Tutorial | Nov 26, 2020

In this video, I showcased the TEOTE plug-in by Voxango and explained why I think it's useful. I showed how I use it to reduce and push frequencies on my drum bus and how you can change the profile and bands. I also explained the dynamic section, with the FX knob and Mastering button, as well as the low cut and high cut, room dip and boost threshold. Finally, I shared my experience using the plug-in on drums and the master bus, and why I think it is great for rougher estimations or matchings.

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Questions & Answers

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What is TEOTE by Voxango?

TEOTE by Voxango is a plugin designed to help balance out frequencies against a profile, allowing you to customize the sound of any track. It offers 64 band resolution, adjustable profile and slope, low cut and high cut filters, a room dip feature that reduces room resonance, and a dynamic section with a FX knob for wet/dry balance, a mastering button for gentle gain adjustments, and a boost threshold for limiting the amount of gain applied.

How does TEOTE by Voxango differ from GoalForce and DSQ by TBPro audio?

TEOTE by Voxango offers more customizability than GoalForce and DSQ by TBPro Audio. It allows users to adjust the profile and slope, choose between low and high-cut filters, and adjust the amount of gain applied. Additionally, it has a room dip feature that can reduce room resonance, and a dynamic section with a FX knob for wet/dry balance, a mastering button for gentle gain adjustments, and a boost threshold for limiting gain.


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[00:00.000] Welcome back to another video. Today I want to showcase to you a plug-in called
[00:05.200] TEOTE by Voxango and as a disclaimer this video is also sponsored by Voxango so thanks for that.
[00:13.200] I want to show how I use TEOTE and why I think it's useful, explain a bit what you can do with it
[00:21.600] and how it differentiates from like goalforce and dsq by tbpro audio.
[00:28.080] So I would say let's start the video and yeah let's dive right in.
[00:38.240] So this is how this plug-in looks like if you open it in your door and it's already
[00:43.360] working here as you can see on my drums bus reducing and pushing frequencies.
[00:51.120] And this is basically what this plug-in does. It tries to balance out your frequencies against
[00:56.240] a profile and in the case of this plug-in you can change the profile. It's not hard coded as in
[01:03.360] as in other other plug-ins you can change the profile. So here we can go from flat to equal
[01:09.600] loudness to equal rock equal loudness plus rock and in this case here I have chosen flat which is
[01:17.520] okay for me and not only you can choose the profile you can also change the slope and in this case
[01:23.440] here I am at minus minus 3 which is I think pink noise so the curve or the slope of pink noise
[01:30.800] but you can also choose your go back to the default setting which is minus 4.5 I think that this
[01:36.400] this is more like a pop uh pop-oriented music curve but this is drum bass I want to have a bright
[01:44.800] sound I want to have a bright loud sound so I go to the pink noise profile slope okay. What's also
[01:53.840] nice is that you can change the bands this is also not usual these type of plug-ins so you can go
[02:01.760] from pretty high detailed resolution of 64 bands you can go down to three bands which is
[02:10.160] useful in the case here of the drum bass sometimes you just want to balance out drums just roughly
[02:16.800] you don't want to have all the details balanced out individually you probably need this by
[02:24.960] on piano sounds or pad sounds lead sounds or you know noise textures or something like this
[02:32.080] point the case of this drum bass here three bands are pretty okay so you can also choose something
[02:38.720] in between which is nice and you can also go pretty high detailed here to up to 64 bands
[02:45.360] then we have a low cut in the high cut and by default you are dialed in at 35 hertz and high
[02:53.040] cut is at 40k which is nice to have on the mastering bus because you need to low cut and high cut
[02:59.440] there anyway so this is by default and if you don't need it you can switch here to aptly to range
[03:06.080] which basically changes these low cut and high cut knobs to yeah a range range filters where you
[03:16.800] can say I just want to only balance out frequencies in the middle so let's leave the low end and the
[03:24.320] high end alone and just balance out everything in between these two sliders so it's more like a
[03:30.560] limiter of where this plug in acts okay so this is also nice to have what I need to your high
[03:38.000] cut and a low cut just double click for the default values then we have some a strange knob
[03:43.520] here called room dip and I don't know what this actually really does it kind of reduces frequency
[03:51.680] at around 200 hertz if you if you use your the online help it says profile smith minus 2.5 dB
[04:00.560] depth frequency hertz accounts for usual house rooms resonance mode which reduces in
[04:06.720] telegivillity set to 20 to disengage this depth so if you go down here to 20 it's disabled so it
[04:14.560] kind of reduces resonances in your room if you use speakers then you can reduce your room's
[04:22.960] resonance with this with this knob here so interesting thing I never heard of that I don't know
[04:28.640] how it works I think it just reduces frequency okay that's basically the whole section here of
[04:35.120] of the spectral profile so we can change the profile which this plug in matches your audio
[04:41.440] signal against then we have in front here the dynamic section where we have at first here this
[04:48.640] fx knob which basically is just a try and wet knob and when we go here to the online app it says
[04:57.040] affects the strength of the effect by specifying mix balance between the effect that wet and try
[05:03.600] signals so it's a wet and try or just a mix now basically so you can mix in the wet signal
[05:10.640] to your try signal so if we have this at full here you can see it acts pretty drastically
[05:18.000] so I don't think it's just a it's just a mix knob it looks like it's more like a strength knob
[05:25.760] how much you want to have this plug in act on your audio signal we have this mastering button here
[05:34.800] which basically yeah like it says here in the online help mastering mode enabled offers a lot
[05:44.080] gentle again adjustment so you can put this with this activated on the mastering or on the master
[05:49.600] channel and it's it's more gentle this way so it doesn't act too drastically on the audio signal
[05:57.120] itself then we have this boost threshold here if we go up to zero it basically doesn't change
[06:08.160] the signal at all and if you go back here to minus 60 you can see it's applying more changes
[06:17.440] to the gain than before and this is more like a limiter where you can limit the range in how much
[06:23.600] at max this plug in act so it's it's not a frequency limiter like this one here it's more like a
[06:32.560] gain limiter so we can reduce the gain at how much gain is applied at max and then we have your
[06:39.680] timing settings for the for the attack and the release of course all these frequency bands have
[06:46.320] compressor on it so you can change the timing setting here for the bass and with the bass I think
[06:53.920] this plug in means the lowest band which is this one here and then you can change the tie the
[06:59.200] timing of the top bands via this slider here so if you want to have or have the compressor act
[07:06.320] more faster on the top and you probably go to 120 here so you can dial in the attack and release
[07:14.560] settings for the low end and then the top end is acting more quickly right so then we have your
[07:21.440] also now something like I think a timing and fluid punch here is perfectly nice for drums
[07:27.920] and energetic is probably something for a pad sounds for slowly evolving sounds and fluid
[07:35.520] punches more for drums so and then you have also a lot of stuff here in between these two extremes
[07:41.920] and yeah that's basically it the overall explanation what this plug indoors and how it works
[07:50.880] we have of course here some settings for over sampling you can go up to a time over sampling if
[07:57.360] you want on the mastering bus and we can just leave it on audio and this means it basically acts
[08:04.640] in I think one time over sampling and when you bounce the track to audio then it switches to a
[08:11.680] times so you have a much much better quality when you bounce out your whole project afterwards
[08:19.840] how I use it it's hard to describe but I think it sounds best on drums or drums buses on drum
[08:26.800] end bass basses and I use it sometimes on the master bus here itself and it's because you can
[08:35.840] change the bands and how much you want to apply it and yeah this basically the timings
[08:43.760] of the compression of the compression of each band that's why I think it's great on drums and
[08:53.280] the percussion elements in general with other options like goalfors I don't have these options
[08:59.680] I just I just put it on and I can change the amount and that's it and here I can play around
[09:05.840] see what what it does and how it sounds on the different settings and yeah I can dial it in
[09:11.680] basically creatively so it offers at least me some options right and also I have the feeling that
[09:20.720] this most of these bands here which are at max 64 bands are pretty rough I think most of the
[09:29.600] plugins like goalfors go more into detail it's more like for shaping or balancing out
[09:36.480] individual pretty noisy signals or in the case of the DS EQ I think it's more for reducing harsh
[09:46.480] frequencies in the top end or for noisy pretty detailed sounds and this one here is more like for
[09:54.560] you know for rougher estimations or matchings like drums or bass sounds so not so detailed
[10:04.000] sounds basically but that's just my impression for it I think it's probably great on every sound
[10:11.200] and it's at least nice to have more options than just the usual plugins we had before and it's
[10:18.480] a nice plugin and I probably use it a lot on drums like I said maybe try it out download the
[10:25.680] demo version it's also pretty cheap I think at the default it's 79 dollars or 79 bucks or
[10:33.360] something like this and at the moment it's black friday it's black friday probably for two weeks
[10:39.760] or three weeks so we can get it much cheaper I think so give it a try I'm not done yet with
[10:48.720] experimenting with it and trying it out but I wanted to give you yeah a short overview and
[10:56.960] tell you how I use it let me know what you think maybe you already have it tried out give me
[11:04.000] some feedback and yeah that's it for this video thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next one bye