IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia - EQ 73

The T-RackS “EQ 73” module is based on one of the most renowned, heavily used, and sought after pieces of hardware in music recording history. Originally part of a large-format British mixing console, this unit was first introduced as a standalone rackmount module in 1970, and quickly became a studio staple.

It was favored by recording engineers the world over for its thick class-A sound, rich in harmonics and fullness. On top of its preamp section, it sported a 3-band EQ that was also a key factor in shaping the richness and sound of countless tracks.

The EQ 73 is a “true to the original” reproduction of the classic “73” EQ in all of its nuances, thanks to IK Multimedia’s extensive development of innovative modeling technologies. Not only have all of the gain stages, circuit designs, and EQ curves and shapes been modeled to perfection but also, unlike many other emulations, the preamp behavior, saturation and preamp/EQ interaction have been brought to the DAW format.

No other digital model of this classic EQ offers this key interaction that truly defines why this unit was so special and used. The tone-shaping capabilities don't stop with the wonderfully analog-sounding EQ, the preamp can be used to add “grit” or distortion to tracks, providing a wider sonic palette.

Features

  • Works within the T-RackS CS Standalone application
  • High-quality oversampling
  • High-precision and high-transparency digital processors
  • Accurately analog-modeled vintage classic devices
  • Full-latency compensation support
  • Supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz
  • DSM™ and SCC™ proprietary IK technologies for extremely accurate digital models of analog hardware devices
  • Native compatibility with 64-bit applications and operating systems

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System Requirements

Mac (64 bit CPU, 32 or 64 bit Mac OS)

  • Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
  • Supported Plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX (32 and 64-bit).

Note: on 64 bit systems, the plug-in also works in 32 bit compatibility mode.

Windows (32 and 64 bit)

  • Minimal: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 
  • 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, AAX (32 and 64-bit).

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