I wish the EQ plugins/effects in Soundtrap were more fully featured/labelled. There is no way in either tool to know which frequency you're adjusting - the graphic EQ is just 9 unlabelled faders Low-Mid-High with no sense of the scale of the gain on the Y-axis and the parametric EQ has no indication of the frequency you're choosing, how much gain you're adding/subtracting, or what exact Q setting you're using. This is in stark contrast with the compressor, which is super clearly labelled and even has the GR meter. Even if it were a mouse-over thing or when you're clicking and dragging the label pops up, it would allow me to teach these things at a more professional level and reference frequency charts like this more precisely.
I teach High School Sound Engineering, Music Theory, & Hip Hop classes, all of which use Soundtrap in some capacity. My Sound Engineering classes eventually bump up to using Logic, but that transition would be made easier with some additional frequency labels. I understand there is a lot of value in using your ears, but for beginners, knowing which frequencies they're adjusting is super helpful. Teachers on Facebook have actually gone through the process of bringing in white noise and figuring out these values (see attached) when it could just be added text/not CPU-intensive code.
To go pie-in-the-sky, it would be amazing if the parametric EQ could have a visual representation as you see in most DAWs and even in Soundation.
Other simple things that come to mind:
- Control/customization of the "master reverb" assigned to the reverb knob
- A mix knob on the distortion effects OR a saturation plugin - there's no way to lightly distort something without doubling a track and mixing clean and distorted signals.
- An optional master track for overall automation? Soundation has this.
- A De-Esser? It's really just an EQ->Compressor, so this doesn't seem impossible...
- A gate? BandLab has one. Again, can't be more CPU-intensive than the compressor..
Pie-in-the-sky, but probably too CPU-intensive:
- Meters? or maybe just a more precise Master meter than the current one?
- A Sampler (I know BandLab added one, so I assume you've considered this..)
I understand you are all balancing between being making things easy for beginners and still have some full features, but a couple more things. Maybe you could create an "Advanced Tools" mode the way Logic has?
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