The EQuivocate is a new EQ plugin from Eventide Audio & Newfangled Audio. For a limited time, you can get this plugin for free!
Perfect for mixing and mastering, EQuivocate’s auditory filters and match EQ functionality make it incredibly powerful, simple to use, and natural sounding. EQuivocate uses filters which are modeled on the human ear. Each of the 26 critical bands tickles a different part of your inner ear, making any combination of settings sound as natural as possible. Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear.
- Simple yet musical, the 26 linear phase auditory filters are shaped to approximate the critical band filters in your ear.
- Match EQ feature matches the tone of one track to another. Blend two tracks to sound like they came from the same source, complement each other for better separation, or make a final master have a similar tone to a reference track!
- Click and swipe your mouse across the gain slider field to draw an EQ curve. Then toggle Draw Curve off to fine tune.
- Use the output level Auto button to automatically compensate for level changes introduced by the EQ.
- Solo the output of one or more bands to easily find problem frequencies.
- Add or remove filters to customize your sound.
- Start with the presets or create your own. Use the Compare button to toggle between two unique settings.
The one feature that I like the most about this plugin is the match EQ. It is quite intuitive and adapts quite nicely to the source material. This feature is great for applying some final EQ adjustments during the mastering stage and getting your mix to sound a little bit closer to a professional track that you may be referencing.
You can also adjust the amount of the match EQ that is applied to the audio as well. This is a nice way to subtly enhance or aggressively adjust the overall EQ curve of the audio. In order to use the match EQ function, you will need to know how to sidechain audio in your DAW. It’s fairly straightforward in some DAWs, but in others, you might want to look up a tutorial or consult the manual if you are unfamiliar.
The EQuivocate is free through October 31, 2017. After that, the plugin will retail for $99. So make sure you download it before then!