Here’s why Eventide’s SplitEQ is the groundbreaking plugin that you didn’t know you needed

When a new EQ plugin is released, it’s easy to dismiss it on the grounds that you already have plenty of the things already. In the case of Eventide’s SplitEQ, however, that would be a serious mistake.

We don’t want to sound overdramatic, but it’s fair to say that SplitEQ operates in a fundamentally different way to other EQs on the market, and that’s definitely to its advantage. 

It might look like the kind of eight-band parametric EQ that you’re already familiar with, but Eventide has a trick up its sleeve in the form of the Structural Split engine.

This takes the incoming audio and splits it into two separate streams, named Transient and Tonal, and each of these can then be processed individually.

This transient/tonal split actually replicates the way that humans perceive sound, and there are multiple benefits to breaking the streams apart. EQ problems become easier to fix, and the independent Left/Right Mid/Side panning options means that you have great creative scope to enhance the stereo field.

Eventide SplitEQ

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It isn’t all about the sound, either - SplitEQ is also a visual delight. The real-time spectrum analyser enables you to ‘see’ your audio, and the picture can change based on your requirements.

You can, for example, solo just the transients or a single band. Or, taking things even further down the rabbit hole, just the transients on a single band. And because the tonal and transient streams are separate, you can easily track down troublesome resonances.

So, SplitEQ is far more than Just Another EQ Plugin. Whether used on an individual track, a full mix or anything else, it’s a corrective and creative powerhouse.

SplitEQ is available for Mac and PC in VST/AAX/AU formats for the introductory price of $99 (the regular price, which will apply from 3 January, is $179). Head to the Eventide website to find out more and request a free 30-day demo.