Waves Releases GEQ Plug-In
Waves has released GEQ, a graphic equalizer plug-in with both Classic and Modern mono and stereo components, featuring 30 ISO bands plus high and low pass filters, a high precision floating parametric EQ bell filter, and a real-time analyzer.
GEQ Classic components use traditional proportional Q filters inspired by the renowned DN series 1/3 octave equalizers, which narrow the filter width as you increase a band’s gain; GEQ Modern components utilize special Flat-Top filters which eliminate the artifacts associated with band interaction, and provide perfect plateau and stair-stepped responses. Set band gains one-by-one, or draw your curve via touch-screen or mouse. Finally, GEQ’s integrated real-time analyzer lets you compare the difference between two sources. Created for live sound but equally useful in the studio as well, GEQ is powerful proof that all equalizers are not created equal.
» 30 ISO bands with selectable 6, 12 & 18 dB scales
» Independent HPF, LPF and parametric bells per side
» Classic component with Proportional Q filters
» Modern component with non-interactive Flat-Top filters
» Real-time analyzer
» Zero latency
GRAPHIC EQ SECTION
» SCALE controls the maximum range of GEQ faders.
» Q FUNCTIONS as a multiplier for the proportional Q algorithm.
» ISO FADERS control the gain of selected frequency centers.
» DRAG selects the method of setting the band faders.
» LINK relatively links left and right channels, including all bands, high and low pass filters, floating Parametric Bell EQ and Master Gain settings.
» FLAT snaps all bands to 0 dB.
FLOATING PARAMETRIC EQ SECTION
» HP activates the high pass filter.
» HP FREQUENCY sets the cutoff frequency of the high pass filter.
» LP activates the low pass filter.
» LP FREQUENCY sets the cutoff frequency of the low pass filter.
» PARAMETRIC BELL activates the floating parametric bell filter.
» PARAMETRIC BELL FREQUENCY sets the cutoff frequency of the floating parametric bell filter.
» PARAMETRIC BELL GAIN controls the gain of the floating parametric bell filter.
» PARAMETRIC BELL Q determines the width of the floating parametric bell filter.
» MASTER GAIN controls the output level of the entire plugin.
» GRAPHIC DISPLAY / ANALYZER show the EQ curve, RTA1 and RTA2 input RMS frequency responses and the Difference between them.
» INPUT METER displays input level (peak) in dBFS.
» OUTPUT METER displays output level (peak) in dBFS.
» RTA1 assigns the first input to the real-time analyzer.
» RTA2 assigns the second input to the real-time analyzer.
» DIFFERENCE mode turns off the real-time analyzer and displays the difference in frequency response between RTA1 and RTA2.
» CALIB activates the Calibration mode which calibrates the analyzer.
» RTA1 & RTA2 FADERS are used to adjust and match the analyzer input levels.
» RTA RESPONSE sets the response time of the analyzer.
» RTA1 DELAY sets the alignment of RTA1 to RTA2.
Wave’s GEQ costs $99 for a limited time and is Native and SoundGrid compatible. It is included in Mercury, SoundGrid Pro and SoundGrid SD7 Pro bundles.