Solid State Logic, the world‘s leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, showcased a new plug-in for the Duende DSP powered DAW plug-in platform at the 123rd Audio Engineering Society Convention at The Javits Center in NYC.
X-EQ joins Drumstrip in extending the range of plug-ins available for Duende, with sophisticated task specific tools that deliver the very finest audio performance, yet are extremely simple to use.
X-EQ is an open and transparent sounding parametric EQ that provides the user with a truly comprehensive range of EQ tools within an intuitive user interface. X-EQ is exceptionally flexible with the ability to be surgically precise for mastering duties or to smooth and sculpt for everyday audio production and is particularly suited to real time manipulation for dramatic filter sweep effects.
X-EQ is at first glance a 10 band parametric EQ, but each of the 10 EQ bands can be selected to provide a different type of EQ, making X-EQ a vast range of different EQ processors in one package. Bands 1 and 10 are High and Low Filters, each of which can be set to employ one of five different Filter topologies with five very different tonal characters. Bands two and nine are shelving EQ‘s with a Q range that extend right up to 10.3 and a degree of undershoot and overshoot at higher Q settings that give a unique tonal character. The remaining six bands are all Bell EQ‘s with a choice of nine different EQ types providing a comprehensive range of response curves. All Shelving & Bell bands can operate across a full 20Hz-20kHz frequency range with a powerful gain range of +/-20dB. All of the Bell bands can also be switched from the usual serial signal flow of a parametric EQ to the parallel signal flow of a graphic equalizer.
The Graphic User Interface is designed to make using X-EQ incredibly intuitive regardless of personal preference for click and drag graphic manipulation, on screen control, mouse wheel or numeric parameter editing. There is a superb real time display of FFT frequency analysis. An A/B comparison feature enables two completely separate EQ set ups to be compared on the same source material and set ups can be saved and loaded independently. Rounding off the package are fully featured input and output sections with stereo level meters with peak hold, RMS meter and dynamic range indicator.
For more information, visit www.solid-state-logic.com.