Beef up your production toolkit with these excellent dynamic EQ plugins. Here's why you should - and how to get some of them for free.
Using a surgical EQ to shape and sculpt your sounds is a core part of getting a good mix. Here, Rich Tozzoli explains how he uses FabFilter's Pro Q2 to do just that.
An EQ powered by algorithms that adapts itself to manage frequencies over 100 times per second sounds like the stuff of magic. Hollin Jones found out what Soundtheory Gullfoss Intelligent EQ can do.
Standard, Character or Linear Phase? Joe Albano explains each of these EQ types as they relate to the mastering process, and what they bring to the table.
A high quality preamp can make a world of difference to your recordings. But would the Heritage Audio HA73 & 73 EQ Elite deliver? Matt Vanacoro found out...
Match EQ tools are incredibly useful for quickly applying the same treatment to multiple files. Here, we go head to head with three of the best from Apple, Fabfilter and iZotope.
What does it take to make Matt Vanacoro opt for a hardware version of an EQ he already has in software form? The answer, is the BAE G10 EQ.
Watch iZotope’s Neutron in action. This AskAudio Mixing & Mastering MasterClass features Lead Product Specialist Evan Allen mixing a Track with Neutron.
The beauty of analog music hardware, especially EQs, is the unique character they can impart on your mixes. Fortunately, there's a number of faithful emulations in the plug-in world. Here's 7 for you.
Recording, mixing or mastering? Want to highlight the vocals or get your instruments to pop through the mix? An aural exciter like the Aphex Exciter might be what you need. Joe Albano checks it out.
In this video Alex Solano uses the SSL Duende Native’s filters to clean up the low end and high end of a piano. Then he explains the different E and G series EQ modes and demonstrates them in action.
TB Pro Audio's dEQ6 is a 6 band stereo/MS dynamic equalizer with high quality oversampling and accurate spectrum analyser. Hollin Jones finds it powerful and easy to use, with great visual feedback.
This 10-Band Equalizer from BAE Audio features Balanced Input and Output and Hi/Low-Pass Filters they tell us is the ultimate hands-on sound shaping tool for tracking, mixing, or mastering.
It's surprising how many producers stick with their DAWs built-in EQ plugin. There's no harm in it, but Joe Albano explains why just trying different EQ plugins results in different flavors...
frei:raum from Sonible is NOT just another EQ plugin. It is a completely fresh take on what EQs can do with automated ‘smart’ EQ and entropy EQ which is a control freak’s dream too. Read more...