Developer London Acoustics has released Osaka Mix EQ. This is a bespoke virtual solid-state parametric EQ that, according to London Acoustics, is inspired by the Oxford EQ from the Sony OXF-R3 console.
The equalizer has low shelf, low mid, high mid, and hi shelf parameter controls. It stands out with the DRIFT+ feature – an additional preamp stage where the custom circuitry’s reaction to component temperature changes over time is modeled, and you have hands-on control over it. This is fairly novel, as far as I’m aware!
London Acoustics says its new EQ will get your music sounding more airy, open, and subtly enhance the dynamics. The solid-state preamp and DRIFT+ circuits can be switched on or bypassed at will, depending on the kind of character you are going for.
Osaka Mix EQ is an official plug-in for Acustica Audio’s N4 Player host. It’s based on Acustica’s Nebula engine, using the company’s proprietary hardware sampling technology to capture the circuits in action.
Price and availability
Osaka Mix EQ is currently available at an introductory price of EUR 59.50, down from EUR 70. It runs in the N4 Player host, which is available in VST, AU, and AAX formats for Windows and Mac computers.