Pi&Phi MkIII features 10 bands that cover the frequencies from 80 Hz up to 16KHz, along with a “Super Low” and a “Super High” band to complement the extremes of the spectrum.
It has an innovative way of spectral processing, creating an acoustic effect that can be described as “super-enhanced”, with a warm yet powerful “sparkle”.
This tool is ultimately capable of enriching a mix and each of its separate components with minimum phase distortion, enabling the user to precisely shape the spectral balance as dictated by the Golden Ratio.
Pi & Phi also stands out for its “demasking” capabilities, as it is exceptionally suitable for making an instrument or vocal track ‘cut-through’ and stand-out from the rest, in an otherwise cluttered mix.
Overall it is a very effective yet easy-to-use tool, as well as very ‘forgiving’, since the amount of distortion introduced is minimal compared to the increase in “loudness” perceived, even in extreme settings.
In this version, Pi & Phi utilizes the signal processing path of the 358 Enhancer for its Super-Low area, delivering the round and solid sub that 358 Enhancer is well known for.
The updated GUI also incorporates an Input/Output spectrum analyser, while the controls are placed in a way that corresponds to the frequency bands displayed on top of them.
Since there is no other plugin similar to π & φ, we suggest that you treat it as something new, experiment, try and discover.