The folks at Soundtoys have released a new EQ plugin called Sie-Q and they are giving it away for free for the next couple of weeks for anyone who wants to put up with authorizing it through iLok.
After the free release period is over the Sie-Q plugin will sell for $129, so act now while it’s still free! The free download is available through October 13th, 2016.
The Sie-Q plugin comes in AAX, AU, and VST formats for Mac and PC in both 32 and 64 bit.
Even though the plugin is free it requires setting up an account with both Soundtoys and iLok, but an iLok dongle is not required, just a free account.
Sie-Q is a nice-sounding “boutique” equalizer. It is based on the Siemens W295b, a classic German equalizer from the 1960s.
More details from the description:
The stand out feature of Sie-Q, like the original, is its amazing high end. It adds space and air, and feels perfect on any track, no matter how much you boost. Turn up the High knob to breathe life into vocals, or pull it back on bright acoustic guitars and cymbals to create a silky sheen. Sie-Q is also a fantastic addition to your master bus–just a touch of the High band can add life and openness.