Smooth, Natural, Transparent, and Photorealistic
Kuassa has released basiQ, a freeware 3-band baxandall equalizer (more info here) in VST plugin format for Windows and Mac.
basiQ is an acronym for Baxandall Simulation Equalizer, a FREE 3-band equalizer plugin with photorealistic graphics from Kuassa, Inc. As the name implies, the engine are modeled after a design of classic baxandall equalizer well known for its smooth shelves and natural-sounding responses, similar to the tone control on a hi-fi systems. The simple controls allow you to shape the frequency from many sources to your needs, from opening up an air on guitar leads, adding a gentle shimmer on vocals, giving extra ‘oomph‘ on your synth basslines, or even getting more presence from your masters.
This straightforward equalizer are well-suited for mixing or mastering purpose although the neutral characteristic of basiQ are more suitable as a ‘sweetening‘ device or giving some transparent ‘tilt‘ to your mix rather than a surgical device, best paired on master output with Kratos Maximizer, another audio processing plugin from Kuassa, Inc.
Main features of basiQ:
- Simple tone control with large Low, Mid, and High knobs
- Preset Management with 12 preset slot within a single bank
- Mono and Stereo applicable.
- Supports up to 96 kHz Sample Rate.
- Compact and straightforward user interface.
basiQ is available for free download via Magesy.es.