ADSR Sounds has released EQ Masterclass, a video tutorial course on equalizing.
Understanding EQ in sound design, music production and media production makes a critical impact on how alive and professional your audio sounds.
This guide to EQ provides all the knowledge, tips and tricks to take you from the basics of ‘what is EQ’ to knowing how to EQ sounds. Learn how to make leads sound brighter, percussion punchier and vocals – sing! Master a more professional mix today.
This course uses Logic to demonstrate the EQing process but the skills learnt are applicable to most DAWs including Ableton Live, FL Studio and Cubase.
EQ Masterclass is available for purchase for $19.99 USD.
More information: ADSR / EQ Masterclass
Voxengo has updated its SPAN and Overtone GEQ free effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac, providing minor fixes and adding VST3 support.
SPAN is a real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music and audio production applications.
For the most part it was derived from Voxengo GlissEQ dynamic parametric equalizer and reproduces its spectrum analysis functionality.
Overtone GEQ is 7-band harmonic (overtone) graphic equalizer AU and VST plugin with multi-channel operation support (supporting up to 8 input/output channels, host setup-dependent). Overtone GEQ offers extensive internal channel routing capabilities, and supports mid/side channel processing. Beside equalizing, Overtone GEQ applies harmonic enhancement processing: it uses 7 harmonic enhancement modules, one for each EQ band. This generates a complex harmonic coloration you will probably like a lot.
These updated and other pro audio plug-ins can be downloaded at the Voxengo web site.
More information: Voxengo
J1000 has announced the release of BTQ2, a free bass/treble equalizer effect plug-in for Windows.
BTQ2 is simple equalizer that twists bass and treble using two interlocked pairs of shelf and peak filters. Some famous studio equalizers use this method to achieve deep bass and sparkling treble while simultaneously reducing muddiness and harshness. Main advantage of BTQ2 is that it allows you to get desired results quickly.
- Independent bass and treble equalization modules.
- Each module consists of interlocked pair of shelf and peak filters.
- Filter slope is adjusted with span control instead of standard Q factors.
- 32-bit internal precision with zero latency and low CPU consumption.
- No introduced harmonic or dynamic distortion, no hidden signal processing.
The CH4D chorus plug-in was updated to version 1.1.
Changes in CH4D v1.1
- Improved sound quality of modulated signal.
- Broader delay time range, now from 3 to 15 ms.
- Different dry/wet knob reaction with more noticeable effect at start and end positions.
- New correlation meter.
Both plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST).
More information: J1000
Waves has announced the release of the Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345, a channel strip effect plug-in modeled after a legendary solid-state console from EMI.
Waves and Abbey Road Studios bring to life the legendary TG12345, the first-ever solid-state console from EMI which epitomized the sound evolution of the late ’60s and early ’70s and helped shape groundbreaking recordings by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and many others.
Thanks to meticulous component modeling, the Waves/Abbey Road EMI TG12345 channel strip plugin captures every celebrated feature of the one-of-a-kind original console: the input mic preamp, down to every last detail of its harmonic distortion, hum and noise; the bass and treble EQ bands from the mic cassette; the presence EQ band from the console’s group/main section; the lush-sounding spreader; and to top it all off, the console’s famous compressor/limiter, with its distinctive, irresistible sound.
EMI TG12345 features
- Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios.
- Based on the legendary TG12345, the first solid-state console from EMI.
- A complete modeling of the entire TG12345 channel strip.
- 3-band EQ with continuous gain and frequency.
- Includes TG12345’s famous compressor/limiter.
- Modeled on the actual desk used by the Beatles on their album Abbey Road.
The plug-in is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (Native) / $149 USD (Soundgrid).
More information: Waves / EMI TG12345
TC Electronic has launched a sale on George Massenburg’s MDW, offering over 50% off the hi-res EQ for System 6000.
For one month – October 2014 – we’re dropping the price from $2,360 to just $995 for George Massenburg’s MDW Hi-Res EQ for System 6000. Now’s the time to give your System 6000 a real treat!
No doubt, George Massenburg has a great sense of audio, and the MDW® HiRes EQ has been developed strictly to his personal specifications. As the MDW design complements the TC Electronic EQ alternatives, you get the opportunity to choose between several desirable EQ flavors, each with their own specific advantages.
The sale ends October 31st, 2014.
More information: TC Electronic / MDW for System 6000
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