Harrison Consoles offers the AVA Mastering EQ ($89 value) equalizer plugin as a free download until January 15th, 2021.
AVA Mastering EQ is a transparent graphic equalizer plugin for audio mastering and post-production. It features a smooth EQ curve and an intuitive user interface that is optimized for speeding up the mastering workflow in a digital audio workstation.
The plugin sports a transparent EQ curve that retains the audio source’s original character while allowing the mastering engineer to adjust the frequency balance across the entire mix. AVA Mastering EQ is designed for applying broad tonal adjustments while preserving the harmonic balance of the mix.
Just like its frequency response curves, AVA Mastering EQ’s user interface is also optimized for a fast mastering workflow. You can draw the curve shape by clicking and dragging the mouse pointer across the interface. The plugin then automatically applies an estimation of that custom curve to its 31 frequency bands.
To fine-tune the applied curve, hold the CTRL-key and manually re-adjust the frequency sliders. AVA Mastering EQ’s frequency bands cover the frequency range between 20Hz and 20kHz, with ⅓ per octave increments.
Another helpful feature is the plugin’s built-in real-time frequency spectrum analyzer. You can switch it on to monitor the frequency balance and detect any frequency balance issues visually.
Here’s how the developer describes the AVA Mastering EQ plugin:
“The AVA Mastering EQ is explicitly designed for the task of mastering your mixes. When 2 adjacent bands of the AVA Mastering EQ are adjusted, the resultant curve is “flat” across the band edges, rather than discrete humps and valleys. The resulting curves are perfectly suited for the broad, musical changes needed for final tone-control while retaining the harmonic balance between the elements of your mix.”
AVA Mastering EQ is available for free download via Harrison Consoles until January 15th, 2021. This is a limited-time offer, as you’d normally have to pay $89 to use the plugin.
The software is compatible with VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin hosts on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Both 32-bit and 64-bit plugin hosts are supported.
More info: AVA Mastering EQ (21.3 MB download size, EXE installer, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugin formats for Windows, macOS, Linux)