Plugin Alliance has announced the release of the AMEK EQ 200, a transparent equalizer audio effect based on some of the first parametric equalizers.

The previously announced plugin is inspired by the sound of Brainworx founder Dirk Ulrich’s own GML 8200 EQ and vintage SONTEC EQs, some of his all-time favorite pieces of analog outboard gear.

Plugin Alliance and Brainworx are proud to bring you the very first in a series of new plugins under the iconic AMEK brand, which has just joined the Plugin Alliance family. The first product under the new AMEK brand is the EQ 200, which is modeled after some of the most coveted hardware EQs ever designed.

Drawing on years of experience in analog modelling, Brainworx’ goal with the EQ 200 was to develop a plugin that captures the DNA and recreates the unique sound of the most legendary parametric equalizers of the 70s and 80s.

This era was dominated by new, paradigm-shifting EQ designs from brands such as SONTEC and GML, which offered groundbreaking new features, including parametric control: the ability to adjust the center frequency and bandwidth for each band. While this is a standard feature on EQs today, it was an absolute audio revolution back then.

The extraordinary resolution, extreme transparency, enormous headroom and surgical precision of these classic 70s and 80s mastering-grade EQs served as the inspiration for many later equalizer designs. And for many top engineers, these original parametric EQs are still considered unrivaled tools, even today.

AMEK EQ 200 features

  • 5 wide overlapping fully-parametric EQ bands.
  • Additional High and Low pass filters, and Low and High shelving EQs.
  • 15dB or 7dB switchable boost or cut for each band.
  • Modeled after the brilliant, precise and beautiful sound of legendary EQs, like the GML 8200 and vintage SONTEC EQs.
  • Includes Brainworx signature plugin-only enhancements, including TMT modeling, variable THD control, M/S processing, Mono-Maker mode, Auto Listen and more.
  • Scalable UI to adapt to your screen size and workflow.
  • Loaded with plenty of useful presets to give you a starting place for finding your sound, including presets from legendary mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (LA).

The plugin is available now for the intro price of $349.99 USD (regular $399 USD). It is included in the MIX & MASTER and MEGA Bundles at no extra cost.

More information: Plugin Alliance