Axis Plug-ins has released Track EQ, a new plug-in for 32- and 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X in VST, VST3, A and RTAS formats. It costs €39, which is a 12 month subscription that licenses all current and upcoming Axis plug-ins: Track EQ, Track Limiter and Inspektor.
Track EQ is not another native software simulated tube instrument. Axis Plug-ins believe that simulating fantastic classic or retro analog hardware will degrade the sound of a whole generation. A software simulated plug-in is not able to cover the sound of an unique classic hardware where every single unit has had its own unique sound because every building part used is an unique real-world-physical-piece with great unique flaws. These flaws imprint. These flaws make the unique sound.
All those software simulations that are available will always and only be able to copy one unique classic or retro hardware unit. So in the end using a hardware simulation plug-in will make everybody using the same unit over and over again. And all uniqueness is gone.
That is why Axis Plug-ins think buying the classic or retro analog hardware is the choice to do. And after you bought this hardware and have recorded your sound on to the digital domain, that is where the Track EQ comes in. The Track EQ will not color your sound. The Track EQ lets you edit your digital data surgically.
The base facts are: 8 individual filter blocks, up to 16 filter blocks in split mode. Every filter block can select from up to 11 different filter types. Full solo and mute for one filter block or a group of filter blocks together. Automation for all Digital Audio Workstations. FFT Analysis and Spectrograph Display before or after the processed signal.
- Supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz.
- 8 filter blocks, up to 16 filter blocks in split mode.
- Apply different filters to each filter block
- 11 filter types available.
- parametric, low/high pass, band pass, 2 low-/high-shelf.
- notch, 4/8 harmonic parametric.
- Controllable frequency, gain, bandwidth, harmonic decay, select harmonics per filter.
- Enable/disable filters.
- Solo/un-solo filters.
- Processing power only used for active filter.
- Output peak hold meters with clip indicators.
- Stereo output trim fader with +/- 24 dB boost/cut.
- Twenty-Eight Factory Presets.
- Integrated 'SAVE' and 'LOAD'.
- Host-based parameter automation.
- Copy settings between workspaces.
- Two workspaces for instant parameter comparison.
- Adjust filter settings using rotary controls or sliders, dragging a filter's handles on the filter plot or using arrows to nudge.
- Show only the selected filter, turn off filter handles, show/hide plot labels, turn on/off grid/fill.
- Zoom in or out on the frequency plot display.