Overloud has announced the release of a new audio plugin that aims to deliver the most realistic and accurate emulation of three iconic Passive EQ units.

In addition to offering the most faithful emulation available today, Gem EQP allows to extend the original tone capabilities by adding features which are not available on the analog units.

EQP emulates the most desired EQ modules in the history of recording and mixing. Their warm, fat, and rich sound, with an incredibly detailed midrange, still excite even the most experienced engineers who mix with it.

The original tone shaping circuits are based on passive design, which gives them a unique tonal character. However, to compensate for the loss of level of the passive circuit, the hardware units are equipped with an input transformer and an output tube amplifier, which creates very musical harmonics as well as a deep and warm bass sensation.

This is where most of the digital emulations fail. The EQP uses Overloud’s unique Harmonic Matching technology to recreate the original “coloration” in a way that has never been possible before.

Gem EQP features

  • Emulations inspired to Pultec EQP-1A, MEQ-5 and HLF 3C.
  • Integrated programmable Clipper for punchy tones.
  • Frequency response graphic display for full control of the unit.
  • Obsessively accurate recreation of the original harmonic generation, with the Overloud’s Harmonic Matching technique.
  • Resizable graphic interface.
  • Selectable high oversampling mode.
  • Internal operating level calibration.

The plugin is available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats for Windows and Mac. It is on sale for the intro price of 69 EUR / $79 USD until April 26th, 2022 (regular 129 EUR / $139 USD).

More information: Overloud