Softube Trident A-Range EQ [review]

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Audio Gear, Music, Review
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This new plug-in from Softube is a recreation of the EQ section of a Trident A-Range console channel.

The original desk featured a powerful inductor-based EQ design associated with the ‘British’ production sound of the time (think David Bowie and Marc Bolan). It also had distinctive fader-style gain controls, four frequency options per band and ‘additive’ high- and low-pass filters. Naturally, all these features have made it into the Softube version.

The four-band EQ includes high and low shelving bands and two bell-shaped mid bands. There’s a selection of four fixed frequencies per band and +/-15dB gain. The frequencies are fairly evenly spaced across all bands, but with emphasis in some key areas, so you get 50, 80 and 100Hz options for the low shelf, and 1, 2 and 3kHz options in the midrange. There’s also some overlap between the high shelf (8kHz) and the high midrange band (9kHz). [read]

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