Mastering with a Brain

Elevate is the most advanced mastering plug-in ever created. This unique multi-band limiter, human-ear EQ and powerful audio maximizer will increase the loudness of your mix while maintaining or improving its dynamic perception. It uses intelligent, adaptive technology that responds in real time to your music; creating not only the loudest, but the best sounding master.

Developed by Newfangled Audio, Elevate maintains subtle dynamics and improves the tonal balance of your mix. The adaptive limiter analyzes 26 frequency bands and alters the gain, speed and transients for each band in real time. The result is a transparent, natural sound, no matter how hard you push it.

Elevate utilizes 26 critical filter bands modeled from the human ear. Each of the bands are spaced to give maximum control over how the sound hits your eardrum. Draw curves, solo bands and manipulate the transient attack for each individual band to bring out particular instruments such as kick or snare drums.

Adaptive Technology

Elevate uses artificial intelligence algorithms to make it easy for you to get the best sounds, but you can still get under the hood for as much precise control as you desire. This includes giving you control over the tonal balance and transients inside the final limiting stage. The adaptive algorithms reduce audible artifacts and the additional controls give you maximum flexibility with professional results.

  • Elevate Mastering Limiter plug-in screen shot


  • Analyzes and alters the gain, speed and transients of each filter band in real time.
  • Includes presets by: APS Mastering, Matt Lange, Jeremy Lubsey, Eric Beam, ROCAsound, Chris Tabron and John McCaig.
  • Automatically adapts the attack, release and look-ahead parameters for each filter band to greatly reduce "pumping" and breathing artifacts and perceived distortion.
  • Preserves or emphasizes fast transients to avoid squashing your mix.
  • Manipulates transients across the critical bands to preserve the attacks from kick drums, snares and cymbals, without affecting the entire mix.
  • Uses linear phase auditory filters — based on the Mel Scale — to manipulate the audio in a way that is natural to your inner ear.
  • Solo the output of one band (or a number of bands) to hone in on problem frequencies, tweak transients or alter gain.
  • Use the Auto Output Level feature to compare the limited signal to non-limited signals with the same amount of gain allowing you to easily hear what impact the processing is having on your sound.
  • Use the Spectral Clipper to overdrive the final output without affecting the tonal balance or allowing the signal to get “tubby.” Perfect for a more aggressive sound.
  • Six different types of metering allow you to keep an eye on every aspect of your output audio. 


Mastering Bundle

EQuivocate Graphic EQ Part of Elevate Mastering Bundle


Powerful & Precise Human Ear EQ

Graphic EQ that uses filters which are modeled on the human ear.  Perfect for mixing and mastering, EQuivocate's auditory filters and match EQ functionality make it incredibly powerful, simple to use, and natural sounding. Each of the 26 critical bands tickles a different part of your inner ear, making any combination of settings sound as natural as possible. Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear. Includes a parametric EQ, compressor, gate, soft saturation, transformer emulation, micro pitch shift, and stereo delays.



Screenshot of Elevate Plug-in Saturate


Saturate is the Spectral Clipper algorithm made popular in the Elevate Mastering Limiter. Saturate's two controls belie a sophisticated signal processing engine which allows it to overdrive a signal without effecting the tonal balance no matter how hard you push it. Add up to 12 dB of clipping with a variable shape parameter which moves from a pleasant soft curve to full hard clipping. Additionally, the SHAPE control allows you to smoothly morph between hard clipping and the mathematically smoothest curve possible. Use Saturate to overdrive individual tracks or your entire mix.



Screenshot of Elevate Plug-in Punctuate


Based on the Transient Emphasis section of the award winning Elevate Mastering Limiter, Punctuate is a multi-band transient modulator based on the critical bands in the human ear. Punctuate's intelligent algorithms allow you to control the transient emphasis or suppression of all 26 critical bands with just 4 controls. This makes for an incredibly powerful, but very easy to use transient modulator.

There is no EQual

Professional mastering engineers, mixers and musicians have all added Elevate to their toolbox. Use it on your next project and hear the difference. 

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Andrew Scheps

"I’m really loving Elevate, using it on almost every mix now. The transient processing is genius!" 

—Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Adele, Green Day, Beyoncé)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Adam Ayan

"I really like Elevate. It has a somewhat unique sound to it, which is a great addition to my limiter toolset."

—Adam Ayan (Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Matt Lange

"It's the best limiter I've ever used."

—Matt Lange (deadmau5, BT)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Alex Saltz

"The surgeon's scalpel of plug-in limiters. It opens up a world of control and sound shaping options...Even with deep limiting, it keeps the pulse and musicality intact." 

—Alex Saltz (Vampire Weekend, Moby, The Racontours)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Sebastian Arocha Morton

"I'm mastering some songs at 96K and it performs like a dream...the multi-band transient enhancements and the spectral clipper for electronic stuff is sick!"

—Sebastian Arocha Morton (Sting, Seal, Santana)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Jeremy Lubsey

"Elevate is so precise and so musical when it's really working hard and being pushed." 

—Jeremy Lubsey (Frank Ocean, Allan Kingdom, Tank and the Bangas

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Don Gunn

"This is a KILLER limiter! It really can sound transparent and clean while making a mix loud.”

—Don Gunn (Deathcab for Cutie, Peter Frampton, King Crimson)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Brian Trifon

"I'm really impressed with Elevate, it's kind of an unbeatable limiter with regard to being able to making things super loud, punchy and not distorted."

—Brian Trifon (Halo Wars 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Massive Chalice)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Eric Beam

"This thing is dangerous & fun!”

Eric Beam (Mastering Engineer, Chief engineer at Formosa Santa Monica)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - John McCaig

"This is my new go-to mastering plugin, I often use nothing but Elevate for an entire album!"

John McCaig (Bitcrush, Seapony, Sufjan Stevens)

Eventide Newfangled Audio - Elevate Mastering Limiter - AAX VST and AU - Count

"This is truly an incredible plug in. I have been waiting for a long time for something like this. In particular, how it handles transients and attacks is completely unique!”

Count (Radiohead, DJ Shadow)

Artists Using Elevate Bundle

Anthony Baldino
Interstellar, Ex-Machina, Avengers: Infinity War, Venom
David Bottrill
Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, King Crimson
Warren Huart
Aerosmith, The Fray, Produce Like a Pro
Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane
Alex Saltz
APS Mastering
Aran Lavi
Oren Barzilay, Avraham Tal, Dikla, George Benson
Ash Milton
Ella Eyre, MNEK, Sigma, Peking Duk
Ed Pettersen
Richard Thompson, Freedy Johnston, Candi Staton, Wadada Leo Smith, Giuseppi Logan, Henry Kaiser
Eddie Grey
Matt Lange
Nargis Fakhri, Sonakshi Sinha, Boi-1Da
Siegfried Meier
Kittie, Face To Face, DMX, Woods of Ypres, Adam Wendler
Vahagn Stepanyan
Eric Moore, Melvin Lee Davis, Eric Marienthal
Aaron Todd
Askold Buk
Frontline, Gibberish, The Lord Calverts
James Watson

Elevate Bundle Awards


best of all is the ability to massage clean acoustic instruments with more consistency and attitude, without getting fuzzy, obviously processed or changing their tone
Rob Tavaglione
Pro Sound News
Elevate is a professional tool that delivers smooth, natural results. I highly recommend this bundle
Garrett Haines
Tape Op
A genuinely useful and surprisingly versatile mastering tool that can be used to control tonal character as well as loudness...Here you’ll find ways to make mixes sound smooth and silky or, at the other extreme, quite aggressive.
Paul White
Sound On Sound
The inclusion of saturation and transient shaping make it a unique mastering tool that I find easy to get a great sound with. I think breaking out the transient shaping and saturation modules into their own plug-ins is a fantastic addition to this bundle.
Mike Thornton
Production Expert
Simply put, Elevate does just what its name implies: naturally elevating your audio with punch, clarity, volume and attitude.
Rich Tozzoli
ProSound News
10/10: The more I used the plugin, the more I came to find just how essential it is…it is by far the most transparent sounding one around, and you seem to really be able to push it further than any other limiter.
Kane Michael
Magnetic Magazine
On a mastering session, Elevate did a great job making a thin, strident rock mix sound warm, punchy and louder. It’s Elevate’s intrinsically transparent sound and fine-grained control that should make it a welcome addition to your mastering toolbox.
Michael Cooper
Elevate from Newfangled Audio is my candidate for plugin of the decade. It is reasonably priced and sounds fantastic, giving you control and a marvelous sound you may have never experienced in your mix — at any price.
Jim Gramze
Audio Plugin Guy
[Elevate] gives you not only the ability to create a loud master that sounds good, but also make some critical mix balance adjustments after the fact as well.
Bobby Owsinski
Bobby Owsinski Blog
Elevate quickly became a very trustworthy tool that I found sounded very musical, even when squashing audio way beyond levels that would normally make a "traditional" limiter distort.
Dan Cooper
Pro Tools Expert
...a high quality mastering solution, driven by cutting-edge technology that aims to assist engineers and producers with better-sounding mixes.
Lyubomir Dobrev
Straight out of the gate they have re-imagined equalization with EQuivocate, and now multiband limiting with Elevate...This is definitely a plug-in developer to keep your eye on!  
Eli Kranzberg
Logic Pro Expert
Elevate is undoubtedly one of the top products for mastering and offers a sound design that is not possible with much more expensive tools.
Holger Obst
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Customer Testimonials

Some of the best money I've ever spent on software. When I was learning how to mix, I was always searching for that 'secret weapon' plugin that would make my mixes sound commercial. I never found it, until now...That multi-band limiting and transient control are absolutely incredible. Other mastering software doesn't even come close to what you have created with Elevate. Bravo!
—Michael Von Olden
In a short time, I've become fascinated with the simplicity of EQuivocate and the results I get from what's happening under the hood. The other night I was thinking of how to zero in on problem frequency areas by simply decreasing the number of bands, and increasing them until I find the culprit(s), and season to taste! Bomb! I am very impressed with your products. 

  • Choose your Color

    Elevate comes with 3 different color variations.

Platform Compatibility

Windows 8+AAX 32/64-bit, VST2 32/64-bit, VST3 32/64-bit
macOS 10.9+AAX 64-bit, AU 64-bit, VST2 64-bit, VST3 64-bit
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