Free Mixing/Mastering Equalizer For Mac, Windows – SlickEQ

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Tokyo Dawn Records has released a previously in-house studio tool as a free download – SlickEQ, made in collaboration with Variety of Sound and Vladg/Sound.

TDR VOS SlickEQ is a mixing/mastering equalizer. It offers, three (and a half) filter-bands arranged in a classic Low/Mid/High semi-parametric layout. An elaborate auto gain option automatically compensates for changes of perceived loudness during EQ operation. Optionally, SlickEQ allows to process either the stereo sum or stereo difference (i.e. “stereo width”) without additional sum/difference encoding.

In order to warm up the material with additional harmonic content, SlickEQ offers a switchable EQ non-linearity and an output stage with 3 different saturation models. These options are meant to offer subtle and interesting textures, rather than obvious distortion. The effect is made to add the typical “mojo” often associated with classy audio gear.

An advanced 64bit multirate processing scheme practically eliminates typical problems of digital EQ implementations such as frequency warping, quantization distortion and aliasing.

Beside the primary controls, the plug-in comes with an array of additional helpers: Advanced preset management, undo/redo, quick A/B comparison, copy & paste, an online help, editable labels, mouse-wheel support and much more.

SlickEQ is a collaborative project by Variety of Sound (Herbert Goldberg) and Tokyo Dawn Labs (Vladislav Goncharov and Fabien Schivre).

SlickEQ is a free download from the Tokyo Dawn Records site.

If you’ve tried SlickEQ, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

6 thoughts on “Free Mixing/Mastering Equalizer For Mac, Windows – SlickEQ

  1. wow.. love their feedback compressor, and this looks like a winner as well. not sure how they’re putting out such quality tools for free, but i’m certainly not complaining.

  2. echoing everybody else, the tokyo dawn feedback compressor is a nice plugin that, having heard it, I’d probably pay for. But free? I’ll take it.

  3. I’ve tried to use it for about a month and a half now and when I try to add it to a channel and apply it to a track, it makes my program shut down abruptly. Not sure if this happens to anyone else but I stopped using it because of that. I think I got it to successfully work maybe twice. I liked it when it worked.

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