Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce the availability of RP-EQ, a new effect plugin, a truly essential music-making tool for today available for both Windows and MAC OS.
Why would anyone need another one from Rob Papen? Quite simply because RP-EQ is from Rob Papen, that’s why!
RP-EQ, evolved from another Rob Papen plugin, RAW, released last year as a soft synth specialising in ‘distorted’ sounds specifically suited to EDM production and beyond.
- Eight-band EQ, which can work in regular EQ mode or Mid/Side EQ mode (with bands 1-4 being for the ‘Mid’ signal and bands 5-8 being for the ‘Side’ signal), with a graphic control panel and lower control panel with additional settings to allow users to quickly view, solo, or lock a single band;
- An AIR section that represents an additional EQ band, boosting very high frequencies with a wide bandwidth with the perceived effect of providing the effected audio with a bit more breathing space (or ‘air’);
- A FILTER section with filter slopes selectable between 12dB and 24dB per octave with two filter types — the HP (high-pass) filter with a 75Hz setting can be used to filter out any rumble or otherwise uncontrolled low-end material, for example, while the LP (lowpass) filter is a classic ingredient of any synthesizer setup, so can be used here to enhance the creative application of equalisation — that are the place to start for creating dynamic and rhythmic filter effects in combination with the XY pad;
- A MONO/STEREO SPLIT FILTER section to divide the audio signal into mono and stereo parts based on a frequency — typically, low frequencies do not contain much spacial information and are perceived as mono signals while spacial placement in a stereo image is provided by the higher frequencies, making this an amazing tool for contemporary music-making in a mix-bus configuration or for mastering applications;
- A SATURATION section for applying a ‘warming’ effect to the sound, based on the effect of saturated analogue tape recordings;
- A SPEC (spectrogram) section that displays the input and output signal as an FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) spectrogram, a 30-band (1/3-octave) bar spectrogram, or a 30- band (1/3-octave) single-line spectrogram;
- and more besides, including the aforementioned XY pad — truly unique to RP-EQ, which works as two programmable LFOs (Low-Frequency Oscillators), with movement in either direction directly controlling the value of one or more RP-EQ parameters.
RP-EQ is available for Mac (32- and 64-bit, AAX, AU, and VST for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher) and PC (32- and 64-bit, AAX and VST for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10).
RP-EQ can be purchased as a boxed version from PluginBoutique.com, authorised Rob Papen dealer, for €79.95.
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UPDATE: We had the pleasure to test this plugin, you can read our review here: RP-EQ Review