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TB Equalizer is a versatile equalizer with a wide variety of filter prototypes and channel modes. Each of the 6 filter sections can be configured to run as low cut, low shelf, digital bell shape, analog bell shape, high shelf, and high cut filter with variable filter gain, frequency and quality.
Each filter section can also be configured to run in stereo, left only, right only, mid only, or side only. The overall equalizer curve can be morphed between 100% and -100% continuously.
TB Equalizer has an integrated spectrum analyzer that can display overall power spectrum, left/right pan, and spatial 'width' expressed as the ratio of side over mid signal.
This EQ is part of the Toneboosters Trackessentials Bundle where you get eight (!) excellent Plugins for 25€ - talk about bang for the bucks - and it the processor I use the most from that bundle, my go to EQ as it is very flexible though still easy to use.
Lets see what the main features are:
6-band EQ with 15 selectable curves for each band, fully parametric of course. This includes classic digital and analog peak curves, hi and lo cut and even pultec-style shelving filter with a dip/peak at the filter frequency dependent which way you shelve. If that is not enough, why not limit a band just to the left or right channel or to the sum or difference channel. Also in included is a configurable spectrum analyzer.
So there's features galore and enough to fulfill the majority of your EQ needs unless maybe you want a vintage emulation with saturation and whatnot. That it isn't, and it also doesn't sport a fancy rendered pseudo-realistic GUI to make you feel like a senior mix engineer in front of a large console. It has a no-nonsense but highly usable GUI with big enough controls and font sizes even for older people with deteriorating eyesight like yours truly.
Toneboosters is also a company that focus on customer satisfaction and this shows especially looking at the demo mode and copy protection. The demo is fully functional and unlimited apart from parameter saving in your DAW. On purchase you receive a personal license file that you simply drop into the same folder as the plugin - simple as that, no challenge-response, no dongle. For backup you just save your plugin folder and restore it on any other machine that you use. Totally non intrusive and user friendly, this should be a model for other vendors.
The only downside is the lack of documentation that can make it harder especially for beginners to fully grasp the power of this plugin. A bit of a shame, because price wise this makes a perfect starter kit for young aspiring musicians.
Nevertheless i can recommend this EQ highly to anyone who needs a robust workhorse equalizer regardless of musical genre. And then there's the other seven plugins in the bundle... Full ten points, there is no way around.Read Review