BTE Audio has released AEQ1, an american console equalizer algorithm.

With their symmetrical curves and smooth proportional Q characteristics, the secret ingredient of the legendary LA sound is the discrete channel equalizer modules designed in the late 1960s.

BTE Audio AEQ1

BTE Audio AEQ1 – GUI of VST plug-in

The AEQ1 Algorithm accurately and efficiently simulates the earlier version of these modules in the digital domain with its meticulously designed topology.

AEQ1 key features

  • Extremely High Processing Efficiency.
  • Supports sampling frequencies up to 384 kHz.
  • Clickless parameter update.
  • Proprietary topology which is optimized for low latency, low noise and high dynamic range.
  • Supports both 32 bit (single precision) and 64 bit (double precision) floating-point processing.
  • Built-in reference-quality upsampling algorithm which can be enabled at sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz to achieve bell shape symmetry at high frequencies.
  • Clearly and concisely implemented in pure C++: portable to any platform that is supported by a C++ compiler.

There seems to be a demo VST plug-in of AEQ1 (which requires a WIBU Systems CodeMeter Stick), but I couldn’t find a link on the BTE page, so perhaps you need to email them for more info.

Visit BTE Audio for more information.