TDR VOS SlickEQ is a mixing/mastering equalizer designed for ease of use, musical flexibility and impeccable sound.
Three (and a half) filter-bands arranged in a classic Low/Mid/High semi-parametric layout offer fast and intuitive access to four distinct EQ modes, each representing a set of distinct EQ curves and behaviors. An elaborate auto gain option automatically compensates for changes of perceived loudness during EQ operation. Optionally, SlickEQ allows to exclusively 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 4 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 structure 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.
Key specs and features
- Intuitive, yet flexible semi parametric EQ layout
- Modern user interface with outstanding usability and ergonomics
- Carefully designed 64bit “delta” multi-rate structure
- Three EQ bands with additional 18dB/Oct high-pass filter
- Four distinct EQ models: “American”, “British”, “German” and “Soviet” with optional non-linearity
- Five output stages: “Linear”, “Silky”, “Mellow”, “Deep” and “Toasted”
- Advanced saturation algorithms by VoS (“Stateful saturation”)
- Highly effective and musically pleasing loudness compensated auto gain control
- Stereo and sum/difference processing options
- Tool-bar with undo/redo, A/B, advanced preset management and more
SlickEQ is a collaborative project by Variety of Sound (Herbert Goldberg) and Tokyo Dawn Labs (Vladislav Goncharov and Fabien Schivre).
No matter whether you are looking at this plugin from the perspective of coding, functionality, sound quality or design and user friendliness – this plugin is top notch.Resound
This little guy sounds amazing.Dave Pensado
Binaries can be downloaded using the TDR Collector library manager or the links below:Windows installer
Latest version: 1.3.8 (Changelog)
# AAX Apple native Silicon support added
1.3.7 Maintenance update
# AAX compatiblity fix
# Fixed update lookup
1.3.6 Maintenance update
# Added support for native Mac Silicon
1.3.5 Maintenance update
# Inline help layout updated
# Fixed dropdown menus occasionally not opening on click
# Fixed small graphical details
1.3.4 Maintenance update
# VST3 format compatibility fixes
# Logic 10.5 compatibility fixes
# User-defined EQ models (see blog post)
1.3.3 Maintenance update
# VST3 format compatibility fixes
# MacOSX installer fixes
# Settings: Added framerate control for primary UI elements (meters, analyzers)
# User-manual moved online (pdf removed)
# Fixed bug with dual mono being used as default preset
# Fixed VST3 soft bypass
# Fixed British shelves
# Added support for VST3
# Added UI scales: 100%, 125% and 150%
# Added zero latency "live" mode
# Fixed DC appearing in "funky" saturation mode
# Various DSP performance improvements
# Fixed possible lock when closing the plugin in certain hosts
# Minor UI enhancements and fixes
1.2.3 Maintenance update
# Fixed broken peak over LED + TRIM
# Settings Dialog: New local data manager
# Settings Dialog: New online registration option
# UI performance improved
# Minor enhancements and fixes
1.2.2 Maintenance update
# Added support for stepped sliders and custom parameter steps
# Text input field below knobs can now be dragged like knobs
# Pressing BYPASS while holding Alt resets all parameters affecting gain back to unity
# Minor stability fixes
1.2.1 Maintenance update
# Added product update lookup functionality (optional)
# Added experimental openGL renderer (see settings dialog)
# Added "Save As Default Preset" function
# Comboboxes can now be used like sliders
# UI performance improved
# Fixed a rare Window XP issue sometimes closing plugin host a fter a few hours
# Fixed an "white UI" issue appearing in Renoise/mac/32bit
# Minimal fixes
# New LEFT and RIGHT channel modes
# New OUT STAGE mode "Funky"
# Various minor UI changes
1.1.2 Maintenance update
# Fixed autogain for (true) mono channels
1.1.1 Maintenance update
# Fixed crash occuring with ECO mode at high sample-rates
# New "Eco" processing mode with almost zero latency
# Reduced overall CPU usage
# Stepped frequency/gain knobs activated by ctrl+drag or right mouse button drag
# More user presets
1.0.3 Maintenance Update
# Fixed url for "Gentelman's Edition" button
1.0.2 Maintenance Update
# Add preset interoperability for Standard vs Gentleman's Edition
# Fixed occasional "pop under" in some plugin hosts.
1.0.1 Maintenance Update
# New AAX Editions (experimental, Win32 not functional).
# Performance optimizations (+30% in some cases).
# Value-displays now accept "," as decimal separator (in addition to ".")
# Fixed rare denormal issues
# User presets slots increased to 10
# On a Mac, short-cut labels show "Cmd" instead of "Ctrl"
# Preset code now uses the Plugin-name as root tag (the old format is still supported)
# Show parameter units in GUI-less mode
# Fix in mac install script bug which prevented the creation of user presets
1.0.0 Initial release
# Yay! :)
TDR VOS SlickEQ GE
The Gentleman's Edition takes SlickEQ to new heights with a realtime analyzer, additional filter modes, more colours and a precise Tilt-filter.
|VST2, VST3, AU, AAX|
|VST2, VST3||VST2, VST3, AAX|
Win XP SP2 or above, Mac OS X 10.9 or above.
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