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Tokyo Dawn Labs and Variety of Sound releases SlickEQ (free AU/VST for Mac & Win)
1st April 2014

Tokyo Dawn Labs and Variety of Sound have released SlickEQ, a mixing/mastering equalizer designed for ease-of-use, musical flexibility and highest quality sound.

Three (and a half) filter-bands arranged in a classic Low/Mid/High semi parametric layout are designed to offer fast and intuitive access to four EQ modes, each representing a set of distinct EQ curves and behaviors. An auto gain option automatically compensates for changes in perceived-loudness during EQ operation. Optionally, SlickEQ allows to exclusively process either the stereo sum or stereo difference (i.e. "stereo width") without additional sum/difference encoding.

In order to warm up the material with additional harmonic content, SlickEQ offers a switchable EQ non-linearity and an output stage with 3 different saturation models. These options are meant to offer subtle and interesting textures, rather than obvious distortion.

Beside the primary controls, the plug-in comes with an array of additional helpers: Advanced preset management, undo/redo, quick A/B comparison, copy & paste, an online help, editable labels, mouse-wheel support and more.

SlickEQ is a collaborative project by Variety of Sound (Herbert Goldberg) and Tokyo Dawn Labs (Vladislav Goncharov and Fabien Schivre).

Key specs and features:

Price: Free. SlickEQ is available for 32- and 64-bit Mac OS X and Windows in VST and AU plug-in formats.

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