J1000 has released version 3.0 of Alpha and Beta, two free equalizer effect plug-ins for Windows.
Changes in Alpha and Beta v3.0
- Redesigned and reorganized interfaces.
- Dynamic loudness processing based on equal-loudness contour.
- Easier frequency selection.
- Saturation mode.
- Two-stage clipping indicator.
- CPU optimizations.
Alpha and Beta are available to download as freeware VST effect plug-ins for Windows PC. Note: Gamma and Delta are now definitely discontinued and no longer available.
More information: J1000
Sonimus has released version 1.1 of SonEQ, a free equalizer effect plug-in modeled from two analog equalizers.
Changes in SonEQ v1.1
- New GUI.
- Mac AU / VST versions added.
- Fixed CPU usage problem on some processors.
- Band gain now shows dB instead of Hz.
- The “VU Meter” is softer, and some host-specific bugs were fixed.
- Mono tracks now supported.
- Includes two new high quality filters: High-Pass and Low-Pass.
- Fixed problems with noise when moving some knobs.
- Many minor bugs fixed.
SonEQ is available to download as a freeware effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: Sonimus
Sonimus has released SonEQ, a free equalizer effect plug-in for Windows.
- 3-band EQ curves simulating vintage equipment.
- Simulation of pre-amplifier and Bass Boost control.
- Woow Control (all-pass filter) creator of psychoacoustic effects.
- 64 bits internal accuracy
- Supports sample rates above 192 kHz.
- Programmed entirely in C + + framework with the help of WDL.
SonEQ is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.
Mac VST/AU versions are in development.
More information: Sonimus SonEQ
It was solely designed for Trombones, Saxophones, Trumpets and so forth. Jazz, & Classical Music is the concept behind this Parametric Equaliser.
There is also the option to configure the Q in a very narrow mode. This enables you to reduce peaks at certain frequencies that arise from troublesome rooms and, addressing offending frequencies from microphone feedback.
Brass Instrument Equaliser features
- Tuneable Frequency Range: Five-fixed-band frequency contours offering a total sweep able range from 10 – 21000 cps.
- Q Selector: Three mode selectable Q’s ranging from 0.27 (wide) – 60.36 (narrow).
- Input Level Control.
- Overall Loudness Control.
- Left/Right Output VU Meters.
- Maximum Power Consumption: 2.4% on a Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ computer on Windows XP (Non Service Pack).
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G-Sonique has introduced the Analog Bundle, a collection of its “analog” effects plug-ins for Windows.
G-Sonique Analog Bundle includes
- XBass4000L – Analog Bass saturation / Enhance processor: Designed to facilitate the maximization the bass frequencies, enriches your kick-drum & bass to give them the energy you need to drive your track.
- Pultronic EQ-110P – Vintage vacuum tube equalizer: Equalizer emulating classic professional parametric vacuum tube equalizer from ’50s and ’60s. It can add real and hearable warm, color and dynamics of the vacuum tube devices into your music.
- FSQ1964 – Vacuum tube high frequency / transient vitaliser: With this plug-in your records gain professional, expressive and crystal clear sound. It is capable of giving them a true sound, sharpness and boldness, everything the modern records should have.
- Twisthead VS-206 – Vintage vacuum tube preamp: This machine behaves like a real analog hardware, it behaves in non-linear way and unexpectedly. Combining the quality and possibilities of digital sound with a heat, grandiosity and charisma of vintage analog vacuum tube machines.
The Analog Bundle offers a 25% savings on the regular price when purchasing the plug-ins separately. It is currently available to purchase for 58 EUR (additional 10% discount in G-Sonique’s Summer Sale 2010).
More information: G-Sonique
Sir Elliot has announced the release of Studio Q (The Snob Equalizer), a free equalizer effect plug-in for Windows.
It is designed to offer very rich tone, which is common with hardware devices. As with all hardware devices the frequency response are not always flat and, Studio Q is no exception to the rule.
The Frequency Bands are as follows: 40 cps, 60 cps, 80 cps, 120 cps, 160 cps, 240 cps, 1000 kcps, 2450 kcps, 9000 kcps and, 13500 kcps.
Studio Q is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.