Fuse Audio Labs has partnered with Roger Schult to introduce the RS-W2395c plug-in. It’s a free, authentic emulation of German Audio Lab’s W2395c, a classic Baxandll EQ combined with a powerful mid-band filter. Roger Schult was the original creator of the EQ, so this collaboration is certainly the real deal.
The plug-in has been modelled directly on the original circuitry and sonic character of the analogue hardware. As a result, the RS-W2395c “provides precise control of the midrange combined with broad tonal shaping of bass and treble”, according to a spokesperson for Fuse Audio Labs.
RS-W2395c features high frequency control, useful for carving out percussive sounds or brightening up instruments and voices – or dulling them. A low frequency control provides a solid grip on the sub frequencies, while the mid frequency control can help create a more natural-sounding track.
Fuse Audio Labs’ plug-in is designed to be straightforward in operation, with a minimal design that exhibits the controls in their most simplistic form. The LF can be switched from 80Hz to 110Hz, the HF from 2K to 5K, and the semi-parametric MF offers three different Q factors to choose from. Drive control is a function that can add “satisfying grit to its supernaturally-natural tone character”, the company says.
Fuse Audio Labs CEO Reimund Dratwa says “We are very happy that our friendship with Roger Schult has made this wonderful freebie possible,”.
Roger Schult, German Audio Lab CEO and original creator of the EQ says “I have to say I am really amazed at the quality of the plugin version; Reimund has obviously put as much effort into his code as I did when developing the analogue hardware.”
RS-W2395c is available now for free at fuseaudiolabs.com