Photosounder has released version 1.1 of SplineEQ, an equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
SplineEQ is a linear phase equalizer plugin. Designed to be simple and flexible, SplineEQ allows you to create filters using Bézier splines, the best known way to design curves.
Changes in SplineEQ
- Added vertical zoom so that the visualisation range can go from +60/-infinite dB to +/- 3 dB.
- Added horizontal zoom up to 10x. The zoom level is control with the mouse wheel, moving left and right is done by holding the right mouse button.
- New interface with redone graphics and 48-bit colour depth with dithering.
- Selectable interface size in 3 sizes, 780×566, 1060×566 and 1220×666.
- Latency reporting method changed for better latency compensation in some hosts.
- Changed the way resolution and delay are calculated and extended the maximum resolution to 16 (equivalent to ~16,000 bins at a 44.1 kHz sampling rate).
- Fixed the 64-bit VST on Mac.
SplineEQ for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is on sale for $19 USD until July 7th, 2014 (regular $29 USD).
More information: Photosounder / SplineEQ
elephantcandy has announced the release of EQu for Spotify, the first quality equalizer for Spotify.
In 2010, audio software company Elephantcandy introduced audio equalizing for iPhone. With the EQu app, Elephantcandy created the famous equalizing curve that has become the standard in audio equalizing apps ever since. Now we take it to the next level with EQu for Spotify.
EQu for Spotify features
- Pounding bass and crispy highs — Equalizing is the key to get the perfect sound from your system. EQu for Spotify is the first iPhone app that allows premium Spotify users to equalize their Spotify music. Subtly adjusting the spectral balance makes it possible to optimize audio to your speakers, headphones and acoustic environment. Top-notch technology wrapped up in a user-friendly interface.
- FFT Equalizing — Whereas conventional equalizers allow you to amplify or attenuate predefined bands, Elephantcandy’s equalizer makes it possible to design an extremely precise and smooth frequency response by directly manipulating more than 1.000 discrete bands. EQu’s linear phase design also preserves all of the music’s fidelity and introduces no spatial distortion.
- Extra options — The standard version of EQu for Spotify is free. In-app purchases allow for more presets and offer a full version of the app, including extra precise tuning and the option to make and save personal presets.
EQu for Spotify is now available in the AppStore as a free download. The full version is available as an in-app purchase for $2.99 USD, and a presets pack is $0.99 USD.
More information: elephantcandy / EQu for Spotify
VST Buzz has launched a limited time discount on the W735 EQ, a rare vintage analogue equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Add a touch of analogue sound to your tracks! The W735 EQ is a 7 Band graphic EQ plugin that allows you to boost or cut the following frequencies: 63Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 6kHz and 11kHz. It’s based on the very rare W735/1 equalizer which was designed and manufactured by the RFZ. Only a few of them ever were built and even less of them survived the post berlin-wall-time.
The original hardware unit has now been converted to a plugin allowing you to use it as much as you want on projects! No need for the 1000th emulation of all the other big name equalizers – this is the big daddy of analogue EQs! Perfect for boosting bass (solid, warm low end), mid cutting (getting rid of “nasal” frequencies), or adding high end presence (air and a natural sound), this is a beautiful sounding plugin to add to your toolbox!
W735 EQ is available at a 30% discount from VST Buzz until June 24th, 2014.
More information: VST Buzz
WOK has released Loudness Dynamic EQ, a free effect plug-in for Windows.
LOUDNESS simulates the loudness button on old HiFi amps, which alters the frequency response curve to correspond roughly with the equal loudness characteristic of the ear at lower volumes.
The level of high and low frequencies is increased at low listening levels, to compensate for the fact that as the volume of audio decreases, the ears lower sensitivity to extreme high and low frequencies may cause these signals to fall below threshold. As a result audio material may seem to become ‘thin’ sounding at low volumes, losing bass and treble, the ‘Loudness compensation’ button (often just labelled ‘Loudness’ or ‘Loud’) is intended to rectify this situation.
Loudness Dynamic EQ is available as a freeware VST plug-in for Windows.
More information: WOK / Loudness Dynamic EQ
Boz Digital Labs has launched Tilty Wilty, a tilt EQ effect plugin, which is a great tool for quickly adjusting the brightness/darkness of your tracks.
Tilty Wilty uses a special filter that does not have any of the wonky side effects to your high end that most digital filters have. No matter what sample rate you are using, Tilty Wilty will give you a smooth natural curve right up to Nyquist frequency.
You may be wondering why this plugin has such a dumb name and ugly interface. This is by design. We are working on a bigger better version, but we wanted to get this into your hands now.
The plug-in is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX). Until June 9th, 2014, it is free.
More information: Boz Digital Labs / Tilty Wilty
J1000 has announced version 1.5 of its MQ57 and MQ55 parametric equalizers, and version 1.1 of the SX36 threeband stereo processor.
The SX36 3-band stereo processor separates audio into low, mid and high frequencies, and allows for manipulation of stereo properties.
A lot has been changed after careful reconsideration. New graphics, even more optimized performance, some new functions in place of the old ones, file sizes cut in half, and it’s still all for free!
Changes in MQ57/MQ55/SX36
- MQ57 now operates only in M/S mode, no more L/R support.
- Balance/tilt ditched in favor of separate LCF/HCF for each channel.
- Reduced gain ranges in MQ55 from +-12dB to +-9dB.
- Corrected Q factors.
- SX36 now has Haas delay control.
- New GUIs.
- Some smaller bug fixes (audible clicks in operation).
- And a lot more…
J1000 plugins are available for Windows (VST) as freeware.
More information: J1000
Waves has announced the release of its Abbey Road Collection bundle of plug-ins.
Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios, Waves’ Abbey Road Collection features a lineup of exquisite plugins that meticulously model the fabled studios’ legendary microphones, consoles, tape machines and signature effects, as heard on countless historic recordings and pop masterpieces.
The Abbey Road Collection includes the acclaimed REDD consoles, RS56 Passive EQ (‘the Curve Bender’) and J37 Tape, as well as the vintage King’s Microphones and the pioneering Reel ADT.
The collection is available for the introductory price of $480 USD (native) / $720 USD (SoundGrid).
More information: Waves / Abbey Road Collection
AudioD3CK has announced ST-R-I-P, an analog inspired channel strip effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
ST-R-I-P features subtle saturation and noise to emulate the behavior of analog mixing desks.
It’s intended use is with pure in the box music to give it some texture and depth while having traditional sound shaping features like compression and equalizing at your fingertips.
Get traditional, get ST-R-I-P
ST-R-I-P for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 19 EUR (toy version) / 49 EUR (tool version).
More information: AudioD3CK / ST-R-I-P