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Active Equalizer

Only available as part of Passive-Active Pack, Mix Bundle or Studio Collection. The Active Equalizer is modeled from an active equalizer design made somewhere in the Swiss alps back in the 70's. It has a tight and focused sound and the equalizer a highly useful problem solver when you need to get into mixing details.

The Active Equalizer is a nice sounding general purpose equalizer with tight and focused sounding filters. It has three bands, each with selectable cut/boost gain, frequency and width, as well as an 18 dB/octave high and low cut with selectable frequencies. The three EQ bands have overlapping but non-interfering frequencies. The Active Equalizer is modeled from a classic and extremely well sounding Swiss equalizer design.

Overall, the Passive-Active Pack is a great piece of work from Softube, designed with vision but also with full regard for the sound of some pretty rare kit. What's more, the price tag is considerably more modest than comparable top-flight analogue emulations.

Computer Music, Magazine

In Short

  • Three parametric bands
  • Low and High cut filters
  • Select between a narrow or wide Q setting for each band
  • Authentic component modeling

The Active Equalizer cannot be purchased separately, only available from Passive-Active Pack, Mix Bundle or Studio Collection.

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Overall, the Passive-Active Pack is a great piece of work from Softube, designed with vision but also with full regard for the sound of some pretty rare kit. What's more, the price tag is considerably more modest than comparable top-flight analogue emulations.

Computer Music, Magazine

Focusing Equalizer nevertheless brims with character, making most other EQ plug-ins sound boring and dimensionless by comparison. [...] Passive Equalizer gave me absolutely magical results on bass guitar, snare drum, and lead vocals. At $179.99, this bundle is an outrageous steal. High-quality equalization doesn't get better than this. Rating 5/5

Electronic Musician, Magazine

I may go out on a limb here, but I claim that the Swedish define the standard of what is possible in today's native DAWs regarding 'Analog-Processing' with these processors. Although I feel a bit sheepish by pushing Softube this hard: but you only have yourself to blame if you don't grab it.

Sound And Recording, Magazine (Germany)

As for the Passive Active EQ's, I don't know what to say. It's like routing your signal through a pile of your grandpa's old stereos. You'll have to experience it yourself.

Søren Balsner, Carpark North