Sie-Q - A Very Boutique EQ
In Soundtoys' quest to capture unique tones and colors from the world of hardware, they dug deep into their gear museum and found a little known gem: the Siemens W295b. Sie-Q faithfully captures the hardware’s curves, airy highs and ease of use, allowing you to get the tone you want fast.
Of course, in classic Soundtoys tradition, they’ve also carefully modeled its saturation character so you can hit it hard and get the real analog vibe of the hardware. The magic of this classic piece is now in your hands, and in your mix.
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 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. Is your mix sounding a little too digital? Combining Sie-Q and Decapitator in the Soundtoys Effect Rack is the perfect remedy.
EQ with IQ
Like the original, Sie-Q is an EQ that’s hard to make sound bad. One of the things Soundtoys loves so much about the W295b is that even though it’s over half a century old, the design is as intelligent today as it was back in the 60s. When you use it, it feels like all the work has been done for you.
Designed for broadcast, its frequencies and curves were carefully chosen to keep things sounding good no matter what. And this clever design translates perfectly to tracking and mixing records, too. From full mixes, to sub mixes, to vocals and guitars, to drums and percussion this EQ helps you find the sweetness without the hassle.
Current Version: 5.2.0
Plug-in Formats (both 32 and 64-bit):
AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)
Supported Sample Rates:
Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz
Operating systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
An internet connection is required at the time of activation.
Pro Tools (10.3.5 or later), Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Logic, Digital Performer
This product requires an activation!
You can either "soft" activate on your computer without addditional hardware or transfer the license to an iLok USB dongle which has to be purchased separately. The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.
An internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com is required to authorize the product.
Please check with the software manufacturer which iLok version is required at least if you want to use a hardware iLok!