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Voxengo HarmoniEQ v1.1 Released

March 28, 2005

HarmoniEQ is a digital equalizer in PC VST format specifically designed to bring excellent and unconventional equalizing performance requiring little to none effort from the user. We have called HarmoniEQ a harmonically-enhanced equalizer because harmonical enhancement it applies to the sound is an inherent element of its overall sonic quality. Its special Boost mode coupled with a high-shelving boost produces a really stunning harmonically-rich and shiny sound.

Since the easiness of tuning was one of our goals HarmoniEQ features a single control surface to control equalizer curve. No knobs to have hassle with! HarmoniEQ's control surface workflow implements our best findings in the area of "user-equalizer" interaction. This allowed us to offer the user 3 shelving and 4 bell-shaped filters without making HarmoniEQ a hard-to-finetune device. At the same time having 7 equalizer bands in total gives the user a lot of control over spectral details of the program material being processed.

As an added bonus HarmoniEQ features a special Woofer sound mode which allows you to make instant silky-smooth bass adjustments. Another very useful element of HarmoniEQ is its control surface's frequency range which goes up to 35 kHz. This allows you to make air boosts which are among the best in the industry. It should be also noted that HarmoniEQ works best for frequency band boosts. At the same time frequency band cuts tend to sound almost invisible which is a very important feature for an equalizer.

4 bell-shaped filter bands
Low-shelf filter band
2 high-shelf filter bands
Three different EQ sound modes
Special Boost mode
Special Woofer mode
"A-to-B" comparisons
Factory presets
Mono-to-Stereo, Stereo-to-Stereo processing
Any sample rate is supported
Internal 64-bit processing
Native assembler DSP code

Windows 98 or any later Windows OS
About 1 MB of harddisk space
1+ GHz processor
Audio application supporting VST plug-ins

Processing stops for a moment every 45 seconds.

What's New
Version 1.1, 27-mar-2005
1. Quality switch added.
2. User interface's visual size increased.
3. 'Sound' switch added. This switch can be used to affect equalizer's coloration. 'Phasy' sound mode coupled with the 'Boost' mode may give you a really colorful equalizer sound.
4. Linear phase mode implemented. This mode affects internal oversampling only. If in some cases original mode causes phasing problems when mixing different tracks it is suggested to enable linear phase mode. This mode adds processing latency, though. This mode can be enabled on the '?' dialog screen.
5. Overall sound has been changed a bit to provide a better sonic performance.

More info at http://www.voxengo.com/harmonieq/

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