Earlier this year, Sonible released their original Frei:raum plug-in, encompassing three EQ plug-ins in one. Expanding on each of these, Sonible has released a trifecta of these plug-ins individually. The highlights from Sonible include:
smart:EQ+ | Perfect Spectral Balance
The smart:EQ+ is the ideal partner because of its ability to learn; this makes it reliable, especially when sound editing on a deadline. As a self-learning equalizer, the smart:EQ+ has intelligent filters that know how to automatically analyze the existing audio material, identify spectral imbalances, and suggest a custom-made filter curve within seconds. Used the other way around, it can strengthen and highlight the individual character of particular instruments. The smart:EQ+ can be used in either speech or music mode.
proximity:EQ+ | Optimize Natural Spaciousness
The proximity:EQ+, which can be used for every frequency range, distinguishes between direct sound and echoes. So the room acoustics can be seamlessly manipulated, even after recording is complete. Make sounds more precise, or move them to the background. Less-than-ideal room acoustics can be balanced even in the existing recording. The proximity:EQ+ is not only a practical tool for sound editing, it is a powerful plug-in for every sound designer.
entropy:EQ+ | Clear Enunciation
The entropy:EQ+ is a plug-in that can tell the difference between harmonic and inharmonic sound portions. This makes the postproduction of transients significantly easier. Frequency-selective manipulation makes it possible to selectively edit the strokes of individual instruments within one track. Not just for complex instrumental tracks, the entropy:EQ+ is also a practical tool for working with human voices. Noisy consonants can be raised in an instant, improving the intelligibility of speech, whether for vocal recordings or an interview.
Each of these are available for about $140 USD (€ 129,00 MSRP) or about $300 USD (€ 279,00 MSRP) for the three-in-one frei:raum plug-in.