A whole new dynamic...
First off. I have to start by saying it is unbelievable that this is free.
Here we have the NOVA, Parallel Dynamic Equalizer (Gentleman's Edition MKII) by Tokyo Dawn Records, and boy, oh boy, is this a big one. This dynamic EQ right here is somewhat akin to the dynamic EQ by Izotope, except it comes in at that sweet, sweet price of nothing!
So let's take a look at what is on offer here.
We will start with a graphical user interface, a standard EQ interface (however, the frequency range here extends from 10hz to 40khz) with 4 (6 on the paid version) frequency response bands and HP (high pass) / LP (low pass) filters.
Like a multiband compressor, gain can be added or subtracted from the frequency spectrum. After playing with the threshold amount (and the other ratio, attack and release knobs attached to the threshold), this plugin gets into the action, as it feeds live visual information back about what is being removed and when all in real-time!
In addition to this, being a very capable dynamic EQ in its own right, NOVA comes into its own realm when placed where it says it wants to be. And that is on a parallel bus, which is due to the EQ having the ability to offset a dry mix with output gain, allowing for even more control.
As said before, this plugin does rival that of the Izotope dynamic EQ or even ProQ3 to some degree, and while those plugins may have some more obvious features that this may lack, what won't? Be lacking is your PayPal balance after downloading this. And while yes, there is a paid version of this plugin, I implore you to download this and give it a try; it will take you a long way.
I have got to thank Tokyo Dawn Records for creating this plugin and giving it away for free, making it accessible for all; these kinds of efforts are what will allow musicians of all generations and backgrounds across the globe the opportunity to create without boundaries. It is highly appreciated and of the utmost importance!
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Works on all good platforms, Windows and Mac (no mention has been made of if this works on the M1 processor; however, in testing, there was no problem with performance at all).
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