true:balance’s main features

November 9, 2022 | Tutorial

true:balance is a spectral analyzer plug-in that makes it easy to compare the spectral distribution of your mix in reference to different spectral targets. In this tutorial, we show you how to get started with true:balance to get your mix ready for publishing.

true:balance provides all the information and guidance you need for a well-balanced mix. To meet listening expectations, true:balance allows to compare the spectral distribution of a mix in reference to either different genres or custom reference tracks. Additionally, the plug-in provides you with information on the width and correlation of your track to avoid issues with mono compatibility or a blurry low end.

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Check out the tutorial video below to learn more about the main features of true:balance. For more detailed information about the plug-in, download the latest manual.

How to use true:balance’s main features

Selecting Electronic as a spectral reference in sonible's metering plugin true:balance

I have produced an EDM song that I want to get ready for publishing. First off, I want to look at its spectral balance and Stereo width with true:balance. I’ll begin by selecting Electronic as my spectral reference. The reference zone and the target indicators will then be adapted accordingly.

Choosing Speed and Frequency Resolution of the reference zone and the average spectrum

I can choose between three options for the speed and the frequency resolution of the reference zone and the average spectrum.

Activating the balance check for hints regarding potential issues with the spectral distribution

I can see that my mids and highs are already within the suggested range, but my low end is a bit too loud. true:balance also comes with a Balance Check that provides text-based hints regarding potential issues with the spectral distribution of the track.

Activating the mono check to show mono compatibility problems in sonible's true:balance

Next, I’ll take a look at my stereo image. The width and correlation of my low-end are looking good and the Mono-Check shows that there should be no mono compatibility problems.