Softube and Empirical Labs release Lil FrEQ and Distressor emulations

Trak Pak for Console 1 merges both plug-ins into a single virtual channel strip.

Review: Bettermaker EQ232D

Will this intriguing new replication of the revered 232P MK II mastering equaliser add the necessary phat-ness to your tracks, or will it leave us hoping for better?

Review: UVI Shade

Combining EQ, filtering and swaths of meandering modulation, UVIs new effects plug-in draws the spotlight, but will it leave others in the Shade?

UVI Shade is a filter and EQ with tons of creative modulation possibilities

The multi-effect tool features nine types of modulation and 35 filter types

The Bettermaker EQ232D plug-in recreates a classic hip hop EQ

Featuring the beloved Pultec EQ section with much more headroom.

gbSoundlab’s EasyMix helps you deal with your mid-range EQ and dynamics

Featuring an extensive EQ section and a selection of 10 different compressors

Plugin Alliance’s Amek EQ200 has vintage hardware DNA

Plug-in based on legendary GML 8200 EQ is the first in a new Amek range.

Achieve genre-specific energy balance with iZotope’s Tonal Balance Control 2

Compare your track against genre-specific targets, custom tracks or a whole folder of the latter.

MIXROOM offers smart EQ suggestions based on audio analysis

Mastering The Mix’s intelligent EQ presents the frequency spectrum in a unique virtual 3D space.

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