Review: EQuivocate by Newfangled Audio [Free Until Oct. 31]

The EQuivocate EQ is a 26 band auditory graphic Equalizer made by NewFangled Audio. This is a very clean & transparent EQ great for mixing & mastering.

Get the Equivocate EQ for FREE (ends Oct. 31) — Eventide/EQuivocate

The Features that makes the Equivocate standout from other EQ’s is the Match EQ feature. The filters are designed after the MEL spectrum, The Mel spectrum is how our ears hear sound naturally.

EQuivocate

Match EQ​​​​​​

Allows you match the frequency of a reference track or you can use it to help separate instruments that are making each other in your mix.

Maybe it’s just me but the low bands from 30hz to 100hz sounds great on this eq, the Draw Curve feature allow you to get a good mix fast. Being able to solo bands is a nice feature as well.

Pros

  • Its clean & transparent.
  • Easy to get great sound.
  • Match EQ feature alone is worth getting it.

Cons

  • Cannot resize GUI.
  • Can be CPU intensive when using all 26 bands.
  • Bypassing the EQ with shortcut keys in Pro Tools causes loud pops and can’t get an accurate a/b comparison.

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Release Notes

Powerful & Precise Human Ear EQ

Perfect for mixing and mastering, EQuivocate’s auditory filters and match EQ functionality make it incredibly powerful, simple to use, and natural sounding.

EQuivocate uses filters which are modeled on the human ear. Each of the 26 critical bands tickles a different part of your inner ear, making any combination of settings sound as natural as possible. Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear.

Use EQuivocate’s Match EQ feature to make the sound of your track match or complement the audio signal streamed to its sidechain. You can also use it to make a final master match the tone of a reference track, or help fit a sound into a dense mix. Unlike other match EQ plug-ins, EQuivocate provides a transparent match without trying to model imperceptible differences which can cause a match EQ to sound unnatural. Feed your favorite song or individual track into it and instantly morph your tone to match.

The 26 filters are distributed along the Mel Spectrum but you can customize the filters and their frequencies. When combined with usability options like Automatic Level Compensation, Draw EQ Curve, and individual solos for each critical band, EQuivocate is as powerful as it is precise.

Features

  • Simple yet musical, the 26 linear phase auditory filters are shaped to approximate the critical band filters in your ear.
  • Match EQ feature matches the tone of one track to another. Blend two tracks to sound like they came from the same source, complement each other for better separation, or make a final master have a similar tone to a reference track!
  • Click and swipe your mouse across the gain slider field to draw an EQ curve. Then toggle Draw Curve off to fine tune.
  • Use the output level Auto button to automatically compensate for level changes introduced by the EQ.
  • Solo the output of one or more bands to easily find problem frequencies.
  • Add or remove filters to customize your sound.
  • Includes artist presets from Richard Devine, Jeremy Lubsey, Alex Saltz, Sebastian Arocha Morton, Richard X, and John McCaig.
  • Start with the presets or create your own. Use the Compare button to toggle between two unique settings.

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