ToneBoosters has announced the release of TB EZQ, a simple, intuitive and effective audio equalizer with adjective labels that optimizes ease of use and workflow.
TB EZQ is a zero-latency, VST implementation of the work by Andrew Sabin and Bryan Pardo from the interactive audio lab at Northwestern University, IL, USA. They developed a method to automatically map common equalization manipulations involving multiple equalizer controls onto descriptive terms such as ‘warm’, ‘dark’ and ‘bright’. These descriptive labels can subsequently be placed onto a 2-dimensional space, in which each point represents a certain amount of ‘warmth’, ‘darkness’, and ‘brightness’. More information can be found in their paper.
TB EZQ consists of a static implementation of their results with fixed descriptors. With this plugin, common equalization tasks to manipulate warmth or brightness can be performed much more efficient than with common equalizers involving many controls that require manipulation.
TB EZQ features
- Zero-latency processing.
- Support of all sampling rates from 44.1 to 192 kHz.
- Simple and intuitive user interface.
- Based on the VST 2.4 specification to allow compatibility with virtually all host programs.
TB EZQ is available to download as a freeware VST plug-in for Windows and Mac.