ADSR Sounds offer the Slice EQ ($79 value) plugin by Kilohearts as a FREE add-on with every purchase throughout March.
March seems to be a pretty good month for freebies and deals already.
We have massive discounts on Pulsar Echorec, Bitwig Studio 8-Track free at Plugin Boutique, along with other deals from their 10th Anniversary Sale running into March. One such deal is 89% off the SSL Native FlexVerb (ends March 7th), which I’m mentioning as a reminder to myself, as well as the readers.
Add REmatrix Player and the Blackstar Studio IR Collection to all of the above, and that’s my shopping list for now.
Slice EQ (usually $79) is an advanced parametric EQ plugin from Kilohearts. I have a little experience with Kilohearts from the Slate Digital All Access Bundle, and I like the functionality of things like Snap Heap. Slice EQ is compatible with Snap Heap for added functionality.
Slice EQ has six parametric filter types, any of which can be set to slope up to 96dB/octave. It also features a Spectrum Analyzer, frequency spectrum referencing, and mid/side processing. You can adjust the resolution of the spectrum view and Falloff rate.
Obviously, performance comes first, but It seems that much of Slice EQ’s appeal is centered around the interface. Kilohearts generally create plugins that can quickly get you where you need to be, and Slice EQ seems to follow that trend.
The GUI is full-resizable, but it goes a step further by allowing you to increase/decrease the size of certain aspects within the GUI. However you set it up, the layout is pretty straightforward.
The main window is where you shape your EQ curve by adding and adjusting up to 32 stereo filters.
The GUI has two toolbars, one on the left (vertical) and one along the top. The vertical toolbar is where you select different tools and editing controls, while the top toolbar is where you make changes to the currently selected tool. I think small things like separating the two toolbars make for much faster use rather than adding layers to one toolbar.
I see a few common complaints mostly centered around Dynamic EQ and the lack of a band solo function. Based on my previous use of Kilohearts products, and the common opinion shared by users, Slice EQ should be an excellent addition for anyone.
Slice EQ is available in AU, VST, and AAX formats for macOS and Windows
More info: Kilohearts Slice EQ ($79 value, FREE with any purchase @ ADSR Sounds)