Announcing X-DynEQ, the most advanced EQ plug-in from SSL

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Announcing X-DynEQ, the most advanced EQ plug-in from SSL

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Solid State Logic announces its first-ever dynamic EQ plug-in, X-DynEQ.

Drawing upon SSL and their extensive legacy in EQ innovation, developed over decades of designing analogue and digital mixing consoles, X-DynEQ is the most advanced EQ plug-in ever developed by Solid State Logic and represents the ultimate EQ tool available in a DAW. A dynamic EQ can boost or cut frequencies based on changes in the audio signal’s amplitude. They allow users to precisely sculpt instruments, vocals, and entire mixes without significantly altering their natural character or introducing unnecessary artefects.

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X-DynEQ ensures a transparent and musical result, maintaining clarity, dynamics/transients, and balance in the mix while effectively addressing specific frequency issues. When nodes are switched to dynamic mode ‘Attack’, ‘Release’, and ‘Threshold’ parameters become active. When not in dynamic mode, X-DynEQ is a fully featured parametric EQ offering users precision, control, and stunning sound quality.

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Your new EQ toolkit

​X-DynEQ features 20 different EQ types and filter shapes with dynamic EQ options for each shelf or bell filter, offering up to 24 dynamic EQ bands for detailed sound sculpting. Three new filter types are available – Notch, Bandpass, and Tilt EQ – each designed for targeted frequency shaping from precise fixes to broad tonal balancing. Leveraging SSL’s unparalleled knowledge of program-dependent time-constants (as found in their legendary Bus and Channel Strip compressors), X-DynEQ features ‘Auto’ Attack, Release, and Threshold parameters that intelligently adapt to the incoming signal. X-DynEQ delivers extremely flexible sidechain capabilities. Sidechain dynamic nodes from the internal or external sidechain of any other node/band for precision EQ’ing, repair work, and creative effects.

The new plug-in, which is available now as part of SSL Complete, joins SSL’s ‘X’ range of plug-ins renowned for their flexibility, advanced workflow, and superb sound quality. Building upon the popular X-EQ 2 Plug-in, X-DynEQ is the definitive tool for dynamic equalization during recording, mixing, and mastering.