Tone Boosters has released TB EZQ, a simple, intuitive and effective audio equalizer with adjective labels that optimizes ease of use and workflow.
TB EZQ is a zero-latency, VST implementation of the work by Andrew Sabin and Bryan Pardo from the interactive audio lab at Northwestern University, IL, USA. They developed a method to automatically map common equalization manipulations involving multiple equalizer controls onto descriptive terms such as ‘warm’, ‘dark’ and ‘bright’. These descriptive labels can subsequently be placed onto a 2-dimensional space, in which each point represents a certain amount of ‘warmth’, ‘darkness’, and ‘brightness’.
The free trial version bundle includes EZQ free! In order to download this plugin you wil have to download the whole pack which is circa 7 MB.