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    Solid State Logic The Bus+

    Dual-channel VCA Compressor & Dynamic EQ

    A stunning overhaul of SSL’s bus compressor, the Bus+ goes much further than most imitators without sophistication undermining ease of use.

    Reviews May 2022
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    Hazelrigg Industries VLC

    Mic Preamp & EQ

    This versatile input channel gives you the classic sound of tubes, transformers and inductors.

    Reviews . May 2022
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    Gainlab Audio Empress

    Passive Valve Equaliser

    Hungarian company Gainlab impressed us with their Dictator compressor, so we were looking forward to putting their EQ through its paces.

    Reviews . Apr 2022
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    Sonnox Claro

    EQ Plug-in

    This powerful new EQ plug-in aims to encourage you to make better mix decisions.

    Reviews . Mar 2022
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    Eventide SplitEQ

    Transient-shaping Equaliser Plug-in

    An EQ that gives you separate control over the transient and sustain portions could be more useful than you think!

    Reviews Feb 2022
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    EQ: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    Sound Advice

    The right EQ settings can make a mix — and the wrong ones can make a mess. Our in‑depth guide will help you get more from this all‑important tool.

    Sound Advice . Feb 2022
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    H2 Audio Helios 2128 Preamp & 5011 EQ | Audio

    Hear For Yourself!

    The audio files available on this page accompany my review of the...

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    H2 Audio Helios 2128 Preamp & 5011 EQ

    500-series Modules

    H2 aim to put the legendary sound of Olympic Studios in your 500‑series rack.

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    Softube Empirical Labs Collection

    EQ & Dynamics Plug-ins

    Created in partnership with Empirical Labs, these two emulations form a characterful yet capable channel strip.

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    Antelope Audio VEQ-432C

    Mastering EQ Plug-in

    Antelope Audio recreate a cult mastering equaliser for their unique AFX platform.

    Reviews Jun 2021
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    Fredenstein Artistic Plus

    500-series Modules

    This refreshed range boasts new features and improved specs — but the same great value for money.

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Trident Hi-Lo

    500 Series Tracking Filters

    PMI breathe new life into a classic dynamic EQ design.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Pope Audio BAX2020

    500-series Baxandall EQ

    We test this stylish take on a classic EQ design.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Source Audio EQ2

    Programmable EQ Pedal

    The EQ2 offers quality graphic and parametric EQ, with full MIDI capabilities, all delivered in a robust pedal. What's not to like?

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    Mastering Essentials: EQ - Balance, Don’t Match

    Part 4 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    EQ will make or break your master. It's the single most important factor in mastering, once you've decided the loudness...

    Techniques Nov 2020
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    Plugin Alliance Brainworx Amek EQ200

    EQ Plug‑in

    This Brainworx EQ is inspired by esoteric mastering hardware.

    Reviews Sep 2020
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    Babelson Audio FD Bundle

    EQ & Saturation Plug‑ins

    Warmth is the name of the game for these three EQs, which boast modelled Marinair transformers and a range of different virtual vacuum tubes.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    MAAT thEQblue12

    Mastering EQ Plug‑in

    MAAT's mastering equaliser models the characteristics of 12 analogue EQ designs, but leaves out their real-world drawbacks!

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Silo SoundLabs Vintage Series

    Trident Audio Equaliser Plug‑ins

    How close do these modelling plug‑ins sound to the real thing?

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Wes Audio Prometheus

    Digitally Controlled Analogue EQ

    Two channels of Pultec-style EQ in a 500‑series module would be enough for most manufacturers. But not for Wes...

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Q. How steep should I make a high-pass filter?

    I've always advised my students to set their high-pass filter slope at a steep setting of 48dB per octave to reduce boominess. Is this the best advice to give my students, who are very much at the beginner stage?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020

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