Sculpt

Next Generation Broadband Dynamics

Transparently reshape dynamics, tone, and transients in ways you never have before.

£299.00

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Dynamic Master

Designed for master and group buses, SCULPT lets you thoroughly and cleanly reshape your sounds in ways that other processors simply can’t. Use it to add refining touches to masters and mix buses, or to enhance specific elements inside of samples, stems and instrument groups.

Quad Processing

SCULPT is built on top of four dynamic modules that run in parallel. At its heart are a remarkably transparent “Upward” Compressor, a more traditional Downward Compressor, and powerful Tonal and Transient “Sculpt” sections.

Distortion-Free

SCULPT uses a state-of-the-art Envelope Detection Algorithm (EDA) that mimics the way humans hear sounds, making it more responsive than conventional compressor technology.

Auto Gain That Works

Advanced Adaptive Auto Gain (AAAG) analyzes incoming audio and accurately applies makeup gain based on the way humans hear sound.

Demo 1 - Dry
Demo 1 - Wet

AUDIO DEMOS

Listen to the difference Metric AB can bring to your sound.

Next Generation

ADPTR Audio’s Sculpt represents the future of dynamic and tonal control. Designed to be able to push dynamic shaping in every conceivable direction, Sculpt presents the most sophisticated selection of tools with a workflow that goes as deep as you could ever need to coax every nuance required to produce a masterpiece. From corrective to creative, Sculpt delievers the ultimate dynamic experience.

Four Powerful Modules

Sculpt is built on top of four dynamic modules that run in parallel. The Upward Compression module offers an uncommon spin on dynamic control with greater transparency, while a high-quality Downwards Compression offers more conventional dynamic control. 

The beauty of Sculpt is that it doesn’t apply frequency-dependent processing. Instead, it affects the gain of your input on a sample-by-sample basis, which leads to unbelievably transparent results.

Tone and Transient Sculpting

The one-of-a-kind Tone Sculpt module accentuates or suppresses specific aspects of your audio, while the Transient Sculpt module manipulates the onset of each sound for precise control over its sonic “envelope”. Each module has its own mute, solo and output meter so you can see and hear how they’re affecting your audio.

Side Chain EQ

Each of Sculpt’s modules come with frequency controls that affect the way Sculpt analyzes your signal. These function as side-chain EQ controls within the compressor modules, as tonal balance controls within the Tone Sculpt module, and as transient selection controls within the Transient Sculpt module. The Tone Sculpt module also includes a tonal balance graph that displays the frequency balance of tracks, allowing for constant tone monitoring

Distortion Free Envelope Detection

Distortion-free dynamics control
Sculpt uses a state-of-the-art Envelope Detection Algorithm (EDA) that mimics the way humans hear sounds, making it more responsive than conventional compressor technology. EDA detects the envelope of sounds with lightning-fast precision, allowing Sculpt to operate distortion-free, even when processing complex material using super-fast attack and release settings. Use Sculpt to apply light to heavy side-chain compression without worrying about distortion ever again.

Auto-Gain That Actually Works

The issue with most dynamics processors is that they don’t take perceived loudness into account when applying makeup gain, meaning you often end up with a “level matched” signal that sounds much louder or quieter than your input signal. Sculpt analyzes the full frequency response of your incoming audio signal and adjusts its knobs accordingly, allowing you to make accurate level-matched A/B comparisons. The presets included with Sculpt also adapt themselves based on the dynamics of your incoming audio signal so that you can hear how they’re intended to sound.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

LATEST VERSION UPDATES

KEY FEATURES

Master Shaper

Transparently shape the dynamics, tone, and transients of individual tracks, busses, and masters.

Quad Dynamics

Four dynamics modules that include an upwards compressor/expander, downwards compressor/expander, tonal balance module, and a transient processor.

Side Chain Filters

Each module comes with low and high-shelf filters and a Spectrum Tilt EQ. use them internally or feed it a signal via the external side chain input.

Surgical Shaping

Independently bypass each module’s bands and scale the processing applied to fine-tune your sound.

Advanced Envelope Detection

An Envelope Detection Algorithm (EDA) that results in distortion-free processing, even when processing complex material

Advanced Adaptive Auto Gain

(AAAG) analyzes incoming audio and accurately applies makeup gain based on the way humans hear sound.

Flexible Mixing

A Master Mixer Panel that provides a bypass control, wet/dry mix knob, and mid/side processing options.

Presets

An extensive library of presets that adapt to meet the needs of your material. Enable Auto-Gain when browsing for a seemless audio experience without any rude jumps in volume.

Tonal Balance

The Tonal Balance Visualizer accurately displays the tonal balance of incoming audio. Two modes of visualisation enables us to see gain change across the frequency spectrum, as absolute or as a relative change between input and output.

Extensive Metering and Graphs

Master output meters with adjustable range, dynamics trace displays upwards and downwards gain change.

Channel Formats

Sculpt supports all channel configurations including Mono (1 in 1 out), Mono-Stereo and Full Stereo. Tested working with Pro Tools side chain input.

Resizable UI

Resize the UI to the ideal footprint, wether you prefer Day mode, night mode, bright and clear or sublime and mellow, Sculpt has a theme that perfectly compliments your mood

Supported Plugin Formats

 

AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

 

Supported Operating Systems

 

MacOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Mac
Intel or Apple Silicon architecture
PC
x64-compatible CPU

 

 

System Requirements

 

Display Resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Version 1.3.0 (Feb 8, 2024)

– NEW High-Pass / Low-Shelf toggle added for side-chain EQ

– NEW External side-chain audition toggle button

– NEW Auto-gain begins analysis automatically when switched on

– NEW Numbers can be dragged up and down in EQ pop-out boxes

– CHANGE Auto-gain is now disabled when external side chain is activated

– CHANGE Mono side-chain enabled to allow external side-chaining in Pro Tools

– FIX: Fixed bug where an incorrect latency was occasionally reported wrongly in WaveLab

– Various stability / performance improvements

 

Version 1.2.0 (Mar 16, 2023)

– NEW Precision Mode with higher meter resolution

– NEW Master output meters have adjustable range

– NEW Mono (1 in 1 out) channel configuration support

– NEW Tone Sculpt smoothing param

– NEW More Plugin Themes

– NEW AAX Native Apple Silicon support

– Module controls are now hidden when mouse cursor is outside the plugin Window

– Fixed bug in FL Studio latency error when offline rendering

 

Version 1.1.2 (Aug 24, 2022)

– Native M1 builds for VST2, VST3 and AU mac formats

– New performance menu added, allowing enhanced customisation of latency vs performance (see hints / manual)

– Internal sound quality improvements on lower latency modes

– Many internal optimisations for lower CPU usage

– Option to disable OpenGL added to settings menu in Windows (not recommended, only for when you have issues with OpenGL)

– Hide module controls when mouse is over Tone Area for better visibility of History Graph

– Disable controls when greyed out to prevent confusion

– Extra-small (60%) UI size added

– Metering, Tonal Graph and History Graph parameters are no longer saved with Master Presets

– Highlight parent folder of currently selected preset when navigating preset menus

– Hard-enable Transient Module automatically when interacted with

– Fixed bug where non-realtime rendering in Wavelab 11 was creating incorrect/noisy results

– Fixed bug where transport bar visually flickered in some hosts

– Fixed bug where latency was incorrect when host-bypass engaged in some DAWs

– Fixed bug where Changes to declared plugin latency were picked up for VST2 in Cubase (Mac/Win)

– Minor UI tweaks

– Oversample / Latency Mode / External Sidechain parameters no longer saved with Master presets

– Audio Demo folder added to master presets

– Fixed crash in Adobe Audition 2020 on Plugin Open

 

Version 1.0.5 (Feb 17, 2022)

– Initial release