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Luftikus

Luftikus
Luftikus by lkjb is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
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1.3.0
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1.3.0
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Open Source
MIT
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Luftikus is a digital adaptation of an analog EQ with fixed half-octave bands and additional high frequency boost. As an improvement to the hardware it allows deeper cuts and supports a keep-gain mode where overall gain changes are avoided.

Features

  • Hardware-modeled EQ.
  • 10, 40, 160 & 640 Hz bands.
  • 2.5 kHz shelf.
  • optional boost-only shelf at 2.5, 5, 10, 20 or 40 kHz.
  • Mastering and analog modes.
  • "Keep-Gain" option to avoid drastic overall gain changes when EQing.
  • Output trim to adjust gain.
  • Improved design to allow deeper cuts.

Luftikus is based on JUCE and open source (MIT licensed). Downloads and source code available on github.

Change-log

Version 1.3.0:

  • updated to new JUCE version.
  • fixed: minor GUI glitch (text value of global gain not fully visible with low values).
  • added: VST3 support.

Version 1.2.1:

  • fixed: high boost text input & precision.

Version 1.2.0:

  • improved GUI design and removed old GUI designs.
  • fixed: FL Studio volume increase due to 6-channel mode.

Version 1.1.0:

  • fixed: parameters might change after reopening the GUI in mastering mode.
  • added: 6-channel support for 5.1.
  • added: new GUI and ability to switch.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.83 from 6 reviews
Luftikus

Reviewed By laurensius_steven [all]
July 8th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Mac

I used this for 2 years now, its help me alot, the carachter suitable to me for band and everything like orchestra .

thank for making this EQ .

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Luftikus

Reviewed By Fantozzi [all]
January 10th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.3 on Windows

Warm and energetic - sound reminds me of the old Kjaerhus EQ. Wouldn't use it on the master, maybe sounds a little bit blurry there, but on the bus - if you know what you want - it can be a versatile workhorse making parts richer, fuller. Not the only EQ you will need but the "special one" you will be glad to have it.

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Luftikus

Reviewed By 2NDMOUSE [all]
December 5th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.3.0 on Windows

After hearing it was better than the Maag, I had to try it.
I don't know if it's better than the Maag as I've never tried that plugin, but it does exactly what I needed it to do.
It boosts the part of the top end that you actually want boosted, without any artifacts, harshness or nasally resonance.
It treats top end with respect.
The keepgain switch is brilliant as you are then making EQ decisions made firmly on frequency rather than on volume and the trap of thin king something is better because it sounds louder.
I have EQs for low end, general EQs for everything else, but this is now my go-to for detail and clarity in the top end. Great find !.

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Luftikus

Reviewed By andrewklimek [all]
August 21st, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.3 on Mac

The curves match up exactly to the endorsed Maag EQ4 at Plugin Alliance, just the numbers on the dials are a little different. This one also gets a tiny bit more air boost at max setting.

Luftikus is superior because of double-click-to-reset knobs; and the gain compensation, which this EQ seriously needs, it's pretty insane without it. Also appreciate the mastering mode, this should be in all plugins.

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Luftikus

Reviewed By escalona [all]
August 7th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.3.0 on Windows

Well, the plugin works very solidly in my Windows 7 and Windows 10 systems with Studio One Pro 4 and 4.5. I am so happy with it that I sold my maag eq4 plugin. While there are minimal sonic differences between the two, I find the Luftikus better sounding and more pleasant overall.

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Comments & Discussion for lkjb Luftikus

Discussion
Discussion: Active
manysounds
manysounds
9 December 2014 at 6:26pm

One of my favorite consoles to mix on had fixed frequencies and sounded amazing. This plug sounds great and has some good choices.

Lord Walnutwhip
Lord Walnutwhip
9 September 2015 at 3:44pm

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me please!
I'm trying to download the Luftikus plugin Via KVR to use with Ableton Live, but I receive an error message saying "The achieve is either in unknown format or damaged" I've tried repairing the zip file, I've tried using Jetbrains DotPeek Decomppiler but none of this works.
I'm running 64-bit Win 7 OS.
Cheers

27boolin
27boolin
18 February 2021 at 7:58am

The one on the download doesn't work for Windows. Tested With FL Studio 20. These ones work: https://code.google.com/archive/p/lkjb-plugins/downloads

Helmanfrow
Helmanfrow
13 July 2021 at 6:25pm

Who compiled the version available for download here? As far as I can tell from the GitHub page, the developer released this plugin as source only; no binaries.

Uppo_51
Uppo_51
20 April 2022 at 3:24pm

Anyone knows if there's a version working on macOS Sierra with Logic Pro X 10.4.4?

TY.

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johnghadimi
johnghadimi
5 November 2022 at 5:32pm

Has the developer updated this to work with Mac OS Monterey and also be M1 native? Love this EQ and after moving to an M1 machine, it won't authorize anymore and sadly can't use it now.

luis rogelio iza cando
luis rogelio iza cando
15 November 2022 at 10:59am

a mi me descarga pero no me deja abrir es para mac alguien que ayude.

enuel20
enuel20
18 February 2023 at 3:07am

does not have a instalation file.

DanArev
DanArev
26 May 2023 at 4:55am

Eh, read M2?

Me_0
Me_0
21 November 2023 at 1:34pm

Hi guys,

I'm trying to install Luftikus on my mac M1 Monterey 12.6 but it does not show on Ableton. i tried to drag the file into VST/VST2/VST3 folder, as well as the whole Luftikus folder but nothing is happening.

I can not find any information online. could you please help me? am i missing something?

Thank you in advance for the help.

Crossinger
Crossinger
21 November 2023 at 3:58pm

To my knowledge the Luftikus is not ready for Apple Silicon. Last update on GitHub was 4 years ago - so presumably "intel only".

Since I'm on Intel myself, I cannot help much here. My (maybe outdated) information is that a mixed operation of native DAW and Intel plugins might be possible (via installing Rosetta on your Mac) but is not recommended. But maybe this is a starting point to research further.

Me_0
Me_0
22 November 2023 at 5:08pm

i suspected it was because the M1, thank you for answering.

johnghadimi
johnghadimi
21 November 2023 at 4:11pm

I posted about this last year.. this plugin is not Apple Silicon compatible. Until the developer updates it, you can't use it.

Me_0
Me_0
22 November 2023 at 5:08pm

I couldn't find anything, but thank you for confirming.

Jfinny
Jfinny
20 January 2024 at 2:36pm

Hi I'm trying to download but the link doesn't allow you to do so. How do you do this?

bojanboyss
bojanboyss
21 January 2024 at 10:12am

Both Mac & Win downloads work for me. It's right here on the "download" tab: https://www.kvraudio.com/product/luftikus-by-lkjb/downloads

blumpy
blumpy
28 February 2024 at 7:20pm

Sounds great, however, for some reason the VST3 version is not controllable via MCU controller at least when using Driven by Moss in Reaper. VST works as expected. When I move the faders to control the gain of a band it moves the faders, but does not receive control commands as I'd expect from the MCU.

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