Crave EQ, introduces a new transparent phase algorithm in v1.3

Transparent phase is our new phase suppression algorithm, click here to find out more about transparent phase.

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Supported audio plugin formats: VST, VST3, Audio Unit and AAX. Available for Windows 7+ and macOS 10.9+.

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New in Version 1.3: Transparent Phase


Transparent phase combines the best of both the analog and digital worlds. At lower filter frequencies it employs an analog phase model and at higher filter frequencies uses an innovative phase suppression algorithm to deliver precision at low frequencies and transparency at high frequencies.

Transparent Phase in Action

The following diagram shows the four phase models in Crave EQ (analog, digital, transparent and linear) for a peaking filter at 5kHz. The transparent phase model is set to a lookahead/crossover of 5ms/800Hz. The crossover is configurable to trade-off latency against phase suppression.

Analog Phase

In the above diagram, the analog phase model faithfully recreates the phase characteristics of an analog Butterworth peaking filter at 5kHz using a very small amount of latency (just 1.1ms at a sample rate of 44kHz).

Digital Phase

The digital phase model provides zero latency at the expense of deviating from analog phase at high frequencies.

Transparent Phase

The transparent phase model has analog phase at low frequencies and approaches linear phase at higher frequencies with a narrow transition band between the two regions.

Linear Phase

The linear phase model stays at 0° accross the frequency spectrum at the expense of much higher latency.

Other New Stuff in Version 1.3

Improved Metering

Decibel meter scalable from -90dB/+30dB to -12dB/+12dB. Input levels added alongside output levels.

Peak Hold

Above the decibel meter is a new peak hold indicator (click to reset).

Adjustable Linear Phase Latency

Linear phase latency is now adjustable.

Key Features

  • Four beautifully smooth, lovingly crafted EQ models for mixing and mastering
  • 16 parametric bands with a choice of peaking, high/low shelf, high/low cut, notch, band pass and tilt filters
  • M/S, L/R and mono channel processing
  • Solo listen (double-click a band to activate)
  • Configurable high-resolution spectrum analyzer
  • Fluidly scalable frequency, filter and meter axes
  • Resizable interface
  • macOS Retina and Windows high-DPI support
  • Velocity sensitive knobs
  • Automatic gain compensation
  • GPU accelerated graphics
  • Light on CPU
It's now our defacto EQ. It's sped up EQ decision making by a serious margin and lets us develop the filtering from the start of tracking through to mixing and mastering. Bruce Wood & Louis Colan, Touchwood Augmented Audio
All I can say is wow. This is my new go-to EQ, I love the sound and the workflow. Javier Roman, Sound Technician
The analog mode definitely sounds like outboard to me: alive, smooth, adding dimension, wow. Jimmy Deer, Producer / Engineer / Composer
Thank you for creating a wonderful product, and for continuing to expand the feature set. Simon Morrison, Morrison Studios
I love it. Very usable EQ, broad or surgical - whichever you need it to be. Very impressed, I’ll use this one a lot! Bobby Holland, Grammy-Nominated Producer / Engineer / Musician

What's New in Version 1.2

Automatic Gain Compensation

Automatic gain compensation adjusts the output gain to compensate for the effect of filtering on perceived loudness.

Input Gain

Input gain controls complement the existing output gain controls.

More Control Over Presets

Use the extended preset functionality to specify exactly what parameter subsets a preset will affect.

Default Settings

Use the extended preset functionality to specify default settings for new plugin instances.

Bypass Automation

The filter bypass is now exposed as an automation parameter.

Cursor Tracking

The gain and frequency display of the current cursor position are highlighted on the axes.

AAX Support

The AAX format is now supported for Pro Tools users.

What's New in Version 1.1


Crave EQ is now available for macOS 10.9 and above.

Spectrum Analyzer Enhancements

The spectrum analyzer now has a smoothing control. Also, the resolution and latency of the spectrum analyzer is clearly marked.

Solo Listen

You can solo a band from the context menu or via double-click.

Mouse Wheel Support

Filter bands, knobs and axes can be controlled via the mouse wheel.

More Shortcuts

Filter slope can be controlled via Ctrl mouse wheel on Windows and Command mouse scroll on macOS. You can make finer adjustments to bands by holding Shift while dragging.

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