Could this be the most musical EQ plugin that we’ve ever seen? I’ve been really impressed with many releases from Sound Radix and this update isn’t just a bunch of bug fixes, but a bunch of new tools I haven’t seen before. What really impresses me about Surfer EQ 2 are the clear benefits, rather than a plug-in being developed because ‘they can’. Great stuff, potentially award-winning in my eyes.
Sound Radix pitch-tracking Surfer EQ 2
I challenge any engineer or gear nerd to watch the video below and not be secretly excited inside! Surfer EQ already presented exactly what I’ve always wanted an EQ to do, but these new features take it to another level. The flexibility, adaptability and creativity that seems possible with this single EQ plug-in is surprising.
The new features to this pitch-tracking plugin include a side-chain input, which of course can be used in a large number of ways. However, catching my attention from the video below is the ability to notch-out frequencies from elements in a mix to allow the lead line to sit comfortably. Another new feature is the ability to gate an EQ band, or even reverse-gate that band to help with signal isolation for example. The new ‘Surf-time’ feature also appears to be a really neat addition, allowing control of how radically the EQ moves with the pitch.
Please Sound Radix…. can you add some multi-band style dynamics processing too…?!!
Visit the product page for Surfer EQ 2 for more info and system requirements. Sound Radix are running an introductory offer with this update of 129 USD. This is a great price for such an accomplished and well designed tool. The standard price will rise to 199 USD.
Taken from the Sound Radix YouTube channel, here’s a brilliant video giving an overview of Surfer EQ 2 and the new features. Some respect must also be given to the production of this demo video, using a great piece of music and demonstrating the EQ changes against the entire mix – professional workflow.