Kilohearts has announced Carve EQ, adding to their extensive range of VST/AU/AAX effects plugins. This is what they have to say about it...
A versatile, sonically transparent equaliser plugin for mixing, mastering and sound design, Carve EQ gives you access to a powerful under-the-hood filtering system via an efficient and intuitive set of tools. It's also compatible with Kilohearts' Snap Heap and Multipass effects rack plugins, making it part of the broader modular Snapins* system as well as a self-contained processor.
Designing your perfect equalisation curve in Carve EQ's responsive graphical interface couldn't be easier. Use the Sculpting tool to cut or boost width-adjustable peaking bands, the Pencil tool to draw freehand, and the Point Select tool to drag breakpoints around in the curve. Left and right or mid and sides channels can be tweaked together in linked mode, or unlinked for editing as two independent curves. Alternatively, if you'd rather the hard work was done for you, switch to the Match tool to capture the frequency profile of one track or sound and apply it to another.
Carve EQ also features a responsive spectral analyser, showing you exactly what effect your frequency adjustments are having on the signal, and enabling a range of onboard genre-based profiles, any imported WAV or a live sidechain input to be used for monitoring reference. The resizable GUI is readily adaptable to any workspace, while the the curve editor encourages musicality as well as precision by describing the current mouse pointer position in both Hz and note name.
Surgical enough to handle the gamut of mixing duties, and with the all smoothness and transparency required for a place in the mastering chain, Carve EQ is the ultimate creative and corrective frequency shaping toolbox.
As well as VST, AU, AAX and Rack Extension formats, every Kilohearts device also installs as a Snapin, for use with the free Snap Heap plugin. This intuitive virtual effects rack lets you host multiple Kilohearts modules in up to four parallel chains, and modulate them with onboard LFOs, envelopes and macro knobs. For even more creative juice, Kilohearts Multipass ($99) enables multiband splitting of Snapin chains – push the low end through the Compressor and Phase Distortion Snapins while treating the high frequencies to Chorus and Delay, for example.
Pricing and Availability:
Available: November 16, 2017
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