Analog Obsession releases GrapHack, a freeware equalizer plugin for Home windows and macOS.
Clear EQs are a dime a dozen within the plugin market. Discovering one that may impart just a little mojo or saturation to a sign at all times is a little bit of a deal with. Analog Obsession hopes to rectify that considerably with the introduction of GrapHack, an equalizer and saturator.
Eager-eyed readers will word the resemblance between GrapHack and the API 560 Graphic Equalizer. Analog Obsession doesn’t draw back from this, even noting it’s based mostly on a well-known American equalizer.
GrapHack options ten bands operating the entire frequency spectrum. Customers aware of different graphic equalizers will really feel proper at dwelling right here.
The way in which every of the bands works is just like the API 560, with greater acquire settings narrowing the filter’s bandwidth. Along with the everyday proportional Q, there’s additionally saturation per band.
Having saturation per band provides this EQ some fantastic depth, as it could actually goal areas the place further harmonics could be good with out affecting the entire sign. Every band can, in fact, be bypassed. On the interface, the bypass button could be the I/O change, which is current for all ten of the equalizer bands.
You may swap between equalizing and saturation by deciding on the M button for every of the ten bands. Additionally obtainable are enter and output controls for driving the equalizer and compensating the sign’s output.
GrapHack is a enjoyable EQ and a welcome addition for somebody comfy with the API sound. It options the usual Analog Obsession options customers have grown to anticipate, with resizing and 4x oversampling selectable instantly from the person interface.
As with all Analog Obsession plugins, they’re supplied without spending a dime, however for those who use the software program a good bit, it might undoubtedly be well worth the Patreon sub.
There isn’t any scarcity of equalizers within the plugin world, however having one with the flexibility to saturate per band is at all times a pleasant contact. GrapHack is accessible for Home windows and Mac computer systems. Supported plugin codecs are VST3, AU, and AAX.
GrapHack is Apple Silicon suitable, however there’s additionally the choice of Intel binaries for older Macs.