Eventide Ushers In a New Era of Equalization with SplitEQ

Eventide SplitEQ 400pxEventide has released SplitEQ™, an advanced equalization plug-in featuring its patented Structural Split technology. The culmination of a multi-year effort, SplitEQ works in a fundamentally different way from traditional EQs. It’s a new approach for corrective and creative rebalancing, enhancing, repairing, and widening any musical signal or other audio source. SplitEQ is a parametric EQ with eight bands of precise, musical filters. What’s new and different is Eventide’s powerful Structural Split engine which divides the incoming audio into separate Transient and Tonal streams that feed the eight bands, and lets engineers view the two streams independently. This approach makes common EQ problems easy to solve even in a complex mix and opens up exciting new musical possibilities.  

“We’re incredibly proud of what our developers have accomplished. They've built on the Structural Split technology at the heart of our earlier plug-in, Physion, to do something truly groundbreaking: SplitEQ is a fundamentally new type of musical tool.” said Eventide’s founder, Richard Factor.  

SplitEQ takes the structure of sound into account. It splits any sound into two streams, mimicking human perception of its tonal and transient elements. After that, users can cut or boost only that part of the sound on which they’re focused. SplitEQ is not just a corrective tool. It is also a new type of creative tool for adding dimension to mixes through its independent Left/Right and Mid/Side panning options. As one of SplitEQ’s developers, Peter McCulloch, put it: “We can all hear the transient and tonal parts of a sound, shouldn’t our EQs?”  

SplitEQ features an innovative real-time spectrum analyzer so one can see and hear the sound in new ways. Users can Solo only the transients, a single band, or only the transients on a single band. The analyzer lets engineers track down problematic resonances or transients by displaying the tonal and transient streams separately, adding a new dimension to their troubleshooting toolkit.

Controls for the underlying Split technology allow fine tuning and experimentation. EQ curves can be globally or independently scaled. Peak, Notch, Bandpass, High-Shelf, Low-Shelf, Tilt Shelf, High-Pass, and Low-Pass filter types are available with slopes from 6 to 96 dB/octave.  

The plug-in’s graphical user interface includes zoom options and can be re-sized. SplitEQ includes a comprehensive library with over 150 presets. A/B buttons allow quick auditioning of two presets or settings plus Undo/ Redo functionality.  

Whether working on individual tracks, a full mix, or cleaning up a two-track loop, users will find SplitEQ to be an inspiring and powerful tool that allows them to approach material in a new, musically and sonically meaningful way.  

SplitEQ is available for Mac and PC in VST, AAX and AU formats for an introductory price of $99 (reg. $179) from Eventide and authorized dealers worldwide.   

More information and a free 30-day demo are available at www.eventideaudio.com/SplitEQ.

About Eventide:

Since 1971, Eventide has remained at the forefront of recording technology. In 1975 they revolutionized the audio industry by creating the world’s first commercially available digital audio effects unit, the H910 Harmonizer®. Since then, their legendary studio processors, stompboxes and plug-ins have been heard on countless hit records. Eventide® and Harmonizer® are registered trademarks of Eventide Inc.

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