SplitEQ offers a new approach, featuring what Eventide calls a 'Structural Split engine' that divides incoming audio into separate transient and tonal streams feeding 8 bands. The result is a highly innovative EQ design for both corrective and creative EQ applications.
Eventide has a rather amazing history and holds a special place in analogue studio mythology, with its range of harmonisers from the ‘70s and ‘80s. More recently, the company brought these legendary units back to life in plugin form with a few added bells and whistles, designed to bring them up to date for the digital studio engineer. One thing has remained apparent, and that is the unique range of quality audio afforded by these plugins. So while they remain at the higher end of the market in terms of price, this also reflects their unique status and the esteem in which they are still held.
When Eventide released the Clockworks bundle, featuring the Omnipressor, H910, H949 Instant Flanger and Phaser and the SP2016 Reverb, they brought all the legends together in one unique package, giving you a range of sounds you just won’t find anywhere else. The company also has an excellent reputation for exceptional audio quality, while not being processor intensive!
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For me, it was a treat to be asked to have a play with Eventide’s new SplitEQ plugin. The very concept is fairly unique and, at the point of putting pen to paper, I’m not aware of anyone else doing anything similar. However, I don’t profess to know everything, and it seems that every day brings a new plugin of some description.