Kazrog has announced ValvEQ, a Baxandall-inspired mastering and mixing EQ with Kazrog's Thermionik vacuum tube emulation built in.
The EQ features lo cut, hi cut, lo shelf, and hi shelf bands with contiguous frequency control. The valve section can be disabled for a solid state EQ topology. Mid/Side processing toggle allows for equalization of the stereo image for a greater feeling of depth, width, and heft in your mix.
- 4 band Baxandall style mix / mastering EQ.
- Switchable tube topology featuring the Thermionik engine.
- Mid/Side processing.
- Stereo linking.
- Inverse gain link for tube saturation.
- Continuously variable, virtually weighted, high resolution controls.
- Internal 8x oversampling.
- Factory presets for many different types of program material and tracks/buses.
Baxandall style EQs (named after Peter Baxandall) allow for large scale changes in the frequency response of a given source without harsh resonances or exaggerated phase effects associated with other types of filters. They can be incredibly useful on many sources, and are often used in major mastering studios.
ValvEQ is included in the Kazrog Complete Collection 1 bundle – this means that if you already own the bundle (or purchase it today), you will receive this plugin when it is released in April for Mac and Windows in VST, AU and AAX plug-in formats. You can pre-order ValvEQ separately from the bundle for $40.