The Collective from Focusrite have released FAST Balancer, an AI-driven EQ with simplified controls that the manufacturer says brings tracks to life in an effortless way.
Over 500,000 audio files have been used to train the AI that powers the plug-in, including vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums and more. FAST Balancer is able to analyse incoming audio, and use its knowledge to apply unique settings to the track all in a single click.
Three different settings are available should users wish to have more control, with Warm, Neutral and Bright modes selectable within the GUI. An Intensity slider is also provided, allowing control over how much EQ is applied to the source overall.
FAST Balancer is available in AU, AAX, VST2 and VST3 formats, and is compatible with Windows 10, and macOS OSX 10.12 and above. It is available free of charge for owners of registered Focusrite or Novation hardware. For customers who are not registered, the plug-in is priced at $49.99£39.99 including VAT / €49.99.