I tried this out as an alternative to some digital EQ's that I was never quite satisfied with in the very top end (probably 3 kHz and up).
In demo'ing it to be honest I was hoping not to like it - because I've paid a few hundred dollars on EQ's at this point, and could never get what I was hoping for out of them at the aforementioned very top end.
It seemed like making any adjustment at all in this range, where all the analog magic of a lead guitar tone lives, was going to alter it in an unwanted way. For example, a cut using a 6db slope and gentle Q would still seem to change the "color" I was hearing, and remove something very desirable that I was hoping to only slightly subdue.
Then after creating a number of presets for everything to lead guitar, to piano, to synths, to drums, (using the mixed mode), I concluded that I like the clarity that remains with this - it's given me a new standard for the word "transparency" when applied to an EQ.
The reason for this benefit is not plain to me, but it may have to do with something about the minimum phase mode keeping amplitude intact across the spectrum. The alternatives would be an EQ that alters the phase, or one that has tons of latency. This mode, however, is low enough on CPU, but perhaps accurate enough in terms of phase and amplitude (a pretty esoteric subject that Dan Worrell should visualize for me!).
I love the purchase and gave it 5 stars because I don't have another EQ that beats the sound of this, including from Fabfilter, Meldaproductions, DMG (Equilibrium - haven't tried Multiplicity yet), Threebody Tech, Eventide, Voxengo, and several from Plugin Alliance (I have the bx hybrid - which comes close but isn't as "clean" in terms of being digital in my understanding; and I have the digital v3, as well as the Amek 200).Read Review
Sounds good, Looks good, good price.
There is a very clean sound to it, a great mastering eq.Read Review
Great standalone piece of software, the only thing that could make it better is if it could somehow one day be uploaded as a VST insert inside a daw and work while you are actually using a plugin being fed some audio in your mix but show changes that are being made in real time.
But for now i make changes, save the VST preset and upload straight into my daw vst.Read Review
Smooth compression and gate section, I like it so much. It is a quality and cheap plugin. Enjoy use it.Read Review
MDE is a great bus compressor that gives "a feel of Movement". I was using a lot of other comps and very rare got those feelings...
With proper match of atack and release for your material it does the job making the sound "move" which is pretty musical and cool thing.
In my opinion, it is one of the "must have" plugins.Read Review
My favorite Digital EQ so far !
It's my go to digital EQ. I use it mainly for surgical EQ (tame resonances/noise in a track or surgically.
correct the mix) and sometimes for tone shaping (Only when I wanna be quick. Otherwise, my taste is to 4 bands analog EQ with no graphical display and rely on my ears only).
There are 2 main reasons I love it :
1°) High quality with low CPU usage : Better than basic daw EQ (soft sounding in the high frequency) with less CPU usage than most external Digital EQ. I found that only Fabfilter Pro-Q beats it when considering quality over CPU usage. This EQ cost less than 50 bucks ! that's amazing.
2°) ease of use : Click to create a band and depending where you click the nature of the band is different (in the lows or high, you got a filter, in the medium you got a bell, and in between a shelf).
Other than this : stereo operation, mid-side, AB and serial/parallel processing ! There is also a feature that allows to control all the instances of IIEQ from a window. It can be convenient for quick mixing, but be careful not to mix with your eyes .
There only downside for me is the stability of the graphical interface, that can be buggy on some daws/software (doesn't work on maschine, works pretty well in reaper) or laggy (multi-window feature can become laggy with a lot of instances)....But at that price I still rate it 5 stars .Read Review
The IIEQ has a M/S EQ with Analyser for each - the Mid and the Side. You can visualize and work with them both in one Window. That is a feature I haven't seen before and might be useful for Mastering, although it is recommended as a track-EQ. The Sound of the EQ is fantastic and you get a good workflow. Negative is the point that (in Reason10) the presets load not until you move a knob on the EQ. But it works and doesn't need much ressources of the CPU.Read Review
I recently bought the Midnight EQ but I wanted another great EQ for sound experiments. Here you have one. The EQ sounds nice and has Lo/Hi-Cut possibilities and you will get good results in low time. Even the shittiest samples sounded good after using it. I dont't know if typical neve but good sound with more clarity. A good complement at all.Read Review