The Ultimate Full Spectrum Audio Sweetener

Designed by a team of award winning engineers to offer their most useful and most essential harmonic enhancement techniques in one centralized plug-in.

The resulting color palette is a fast lane to pro-sounding records.

This full spectrum enhancer will add punch, thickness, depth, warmth, edge and grit to all your tracks.

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The Ultimate Full Spectrum Enhancer

4 Faders, 8 Colors

Professionals always add more punch, thickness, warmth, width, edge or air to their tracks. Sugar helps you achieve what your are looking for faster than ever.
Select a color. Push a fader.

3 Types of Saturation

Give your sound that polished analog feel, add more grit or simply tame unruly transients with one of our three carefully selected saturation algorithms.

A Unique Jog Wheel Control

The 4 Sugar bands are processing your sound in parallel and work in mono, stereo or M/S mode. Once you have found the proper balance that suits your sound, use the jog wheel in order to intuitively add more or less Sugar.

Linear Phase Filters

High-pass and low-pass filters are used in order to reign-in bursts of energy. Sugar's filters and the 4 band crossovers are all linear phase in order to allow for mastering grade processing and avoid phase issues.

Designed to be the Perfect Enhancer. Listen for yourself.

    Bass 1
    Bass is a difficult instrument to place in the mix. Often is does not read well and you’re stuck with it being too loud or too soft. Sugar’s LOW and MID sections were designed in part to help with that. The DRIVE circuit is also very useful to bring out harmonics and help the bass cut through. In this example you can immediately hear how the LOW section creates a pillow at the bottom and how the saturation brings the harmonics up. It also adds a cool buzz to the track which will help the bass cut through the mix without having to be pushed up.
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    Magazine reviews

    Music Radar
    Rating: 4/5

    Sugar never tasted so good… This is a highly usable, enjoyable plug-in and a no-brainer if you don’t have a sonic sweetener in your plug-in folder.

    Music Tech
    Rating: 9/10

    The Air band, in particular, is pure magic in its lifting effect, and it’s always worth trying both modes for every band, as the differences between them can be profound.

    Sound on Sound

    Sugar is an appropriately ‘suck it and see’ sort of a processor. And, for the most part, it’s on that delivers gratifying results very quickly.

    Everything recording
    Rating: 4.5/5

    Sugar definitely sweetens tracks. Whether you are a songwriter just trying to quickly enhance tracks or a seasoned audio, tired of placing a few plugins, Sugar does the trick brilliantly.

    Bobby Owinski

    I’ve been looking for the right processor for this for a long time, ad I think I’ve found it with Sugar.

    The Secret Weapon to Pro-Sounding Records

    Sugar Learning Center

    Full mixing sessions available in the following DAWs:

    Minimum System Requirements

    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer
    RAM
    1 GB or more
    OS
    Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only), Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
    Mac OS X 10.9 up to OS 12.0.1 (Monterey)
    PROTECTION
    iLok Cloud
    iLok2+

    Plugin Formats

    64-bit only

    User Manual

    Press Kit

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    Sugar - version 1.2.4 2022-05-19
    Changelog
    Version 1.2.4 2022-05-19
    - M1 compatibility for Mac - performance and stability improvement
    Version 1.2.3 2022-03-11
    Stability and performance improvements
    Version 1.2.2 2021-11-26
    - Update PACE protection - Update 6.0.7 - Working on Monterrey. Not for Pro Tools, waiting for Avid's compatibility release.
    Version 1.2.1 2019-05-17
    - Hot Fix: Cubase bypass button is fixed
    Version 1.2.0 2019-05-16
    - Addes Presets from Vance Powell, Darrell Thorp, John Paterno and Ryan West - Wavelab latency reporting is now fixed, - Pro Tools show automation shortcut on Mac now works as expected,
    Version 1.1.5 2019-04-29
    - Fixed VST3 loading crashes on some Cubase versions - Fixed phase issues on air band on some Cubase versions
    Version 1.1.2 2019-04-10
    - Significant CPU load saving (up to 20%). The plug-ins pure DSP code has been optimized in all the Sugar modules (compressors, harmonic enhancers etc..). Drawing of the In / Out gauges and the histogram has also been optimized. Most significant savings will occur when some of the plug-in modules are turned off (ex: one of the 4 bands at 0, saturations, filters) as the DSP those modules will be completely bypassed and only re-activated when need be. - Linear Filters latency improvement. We've lowered the latency induced by those high quality filters as low as possible (at least as good as industry standards) in order to allow for smooth automations and acceptable GUI / Sound correlation when those knobs are tweaked. - Level Management bug fix. Closing the GUI would switch off the LVL MGMT if it was on. It is now fixed.