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StonEQ 4k

Saturation Plugin by Sonimus
StonEQ 4k - Satson series
StonEQ 4k by Sonimus is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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StonEQ 4k

StonEQ 4k is inspired by the idea of mixing the best of the 4000 EQ's two units: The Brown version (which in our opinion is the most musical) and the best attributes of the Black version.

Differing from the hundreds of analog EQ emulations in the plugin market, StonEQ 4k has its own personality, color and behavior. It is not, nor does it try to be, a faithful emulation of the original EQ.

Let us demonstrate with an example: When using the "Width" control, you will notice that from 0% to 49% the equalizer is rather surgical -- mostly used to "repair" audio as well as to eliminate unwanted resonances or frequencies. In this sense, the band behaves more like the Black unit. However, when employing a width from 50% to 100%, the band will become much more musical.

In addition, StonEQ 4k features its own unique form of saturation, ranging from subtle to aggressive.

Key Features:

  • Refined analog style. Four bands and two filters.
    • Highs: Featuring selectable high shelf or bell filter.
    • High Mids: Ranging from 300 Hz to 7000 Hz.
    • Low Mids: Ranging from 100 Hz to 3000 Hz.
    • Lows: Featuring selectable low shelf or bell filter.
    • Filters: Featuring low pass and high pass filters.
  • Saturation Ranges from very subtle, passing through "warm" levels, all the way to levels approaching overdriven.
  • Output to level the output volume.
  • A/B switch for A/B comparison.
  • Presets system to create and edit both user and factory presets.
  • Support for HQ screen resolution (Retina).
  • Optimized for real time usage.
  • Internal 64-bit floating point double precision.

Supported platforms

Audio Unit, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX. All platforms support both 32 and 64-bit operation.

Supported Operating systems

Mac OS X 10.8 or newer.

Windows 7 or newer.

Technical specifications:

  • Sample Rate Support: up to 192 kHz.
  • Bit Depth: 64-bits (floating point).
  • Channels: Mono and Stereo.
  • Latency: Zero.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review
StonEQ 4k

Reviewed By dissofiddle [all]
May 26th, 2020
Version reviewed: 101 on Windows

A good SSL sound quality at a cheap price .

I don't like using my eyes for tone shaping and place instruments in the mix. when it comes to tone shaping and make mixing decision, this is my go-to plugin ! (for surgical purpose, I still use IIEQ pro).

This plugin is not as popular as other sonimus, because when sonimus released it, the gui was awfull... but they correct it, and it is now worth the price.

This EQ makes the bulk of the work in my mixes :

- 4 bands, shape from precise narrow band to large musical band (it is a mix between brown and black ssl units).

- Nice low-cut and high-cut.

- low CPU usage when the drive is at 0%, a bit more with the drive on, which sound very nice by the way !

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