Top Flight EQ. There are a lot of EQ plugins out there. Thousands of them in fact. But one thing I want in my toolbox is a great graphic eq. For me, those are harder to come by. The EQ560 has the vibe and sound I was looking for. It sounds amazing and easy to use. I can get where I need to go lighting fast.
Anything that I don't like, does have a hot key to fix it. But I wish I didn't have to use a hot key. The throw of the sliders are very fast. I wish the action was a little slower. Instead of a hotkey, maybe a check box option to change the speed.
Gain staging, is something I work hard on. Most of my plugins are vintage emulation or inspired by vintage gear. And all of them are optimized for -18db. The EQ560 does not have a Gain knob or a VU meter. I can do without the VU meter, but a simple gain knob would help a lot with keeping gain staging.
The pros out weigh the cons here and its not even close. I have used this on 3 projects so far. It became my go to graphic eq. No other graphic eq will replace this. It is so musical. You would have to work hard to make a track sound bad using this eq, no joke, try it, it's hard to make sound bad.
The EQ does have some character, but that never gets in the way. You can hear the Q change the farther you push the slider and that is a good thing. You can drop this on dirty guitars and make it crunch and ooze rock n roll. Drop it on a Buss to sweeten to taste. Get the boom out of a acoustic track or smooth the top end of a vocal.
This is a professional EQ and is a gift from Red Rock Sound for free. Thank you for this amazing EQ.
I love it, sounds great and easy to use. I'm glad you didn't keep the vertical design of the original. An EQ just feels more natural to me when the frequencies are laid out horizontally. That's why I never purchased the 560 from Waves, even if it was on sale for $29.
Small feature request: It would be great if it was possible to move the faders using the mouse wheel. That in combination with the shift key for slow fader scrolling would be awesome.