Landon Viator has announced the release of LV 50A, a free equalizer effect plugin for DAWs on Windows and macOS.
LV 50A contains all kinds of great features and functionality, like oversampling and CPU-saving functions. It combines the sound and curves of two different hardware EQs that have defined music studios across the decades.
This EQ is inspired by real EQs, but it definitely has its own flavor. It sounds great on anything, but it’s great on the master bus, especially since the high and low filters are inspired by a famous mastering hardware EQ.
- Oversampling of 8x when oversampling is turned on from the top-right dropdown menu. This makes a huge difference on the top end frequencies.
- Four EQ bands with proportional Q and 12 dB of boost and attenuation.
- When the gain of a band is set to 0 dB, the filter circuit disables, which saves loads of CPU if you aren’t using the band anyway.
- Saturation algorithm on the output, the EQ pushes into it. When the drive is set to 0 dB, the circuit disables to save on CPU.
- The low and high bands can be a shelf or bell depending on the state of the button under each band.
- Reset button to set all band’s gains to 0 dB.
- High and low pass filters to filter out the very top and bottom frequencies that aren’t super useful. Toggle the filters button under the drive. These filters really make a huge difference when oversampling is on.
- Phase inversion button to flip the phase of the entire circuit. This is useful for parallel processing.
- Trim gain to boost or attenuate the volume of the entire plugin.
LV 50A is available in AU, VST3 (Mac – M1 and Intel Macs) and VST3 (Windows 10) plugin formats.
In order to download the plugin for free, you will need a (free) Patreon account. If you want to support the author, you can select any membership level, starting at just $3 per month. Landon Viator is also giving for free a 10-band graphic eq called LV-60, don’t forget to check it too.
More information: Landon Viator Patreon