Analog Obsession released the Rare “BPB Edition” passive equalizer plugin with a new oversampling feature and macOS Big Sur compatibility.
Rare is a passive equalizer plugin inspired by the classic Pultec hardware. Unlike the hardware, though, Analog Obsession’s design features an optional pre-EQ gain stage. You can use it to saturate the signal before it hits the EQ circuit.
The brand new “BPB Edition” of Rare comes with an oversampling feature. Click the Analog Obsession logo to engage internal oversampling (the logo will turn red). This will remove the aliasing artifacts at the cost of a somewhat higher CPU hit.
Taking a closer look at the user interface, Rare offers two EQ frequency bands, with separate Boost and Attenuation controls in each section. The user can fine-tune the target frequency range and the bandwidth. The plugin also features an output gain knob, a bypass switch, and a frequency range control for the Attenuation knob.
In early 2020, Analog Obsession re-released all of their plugins as donationware on Patreon. You can download Analog Obsession’s entire plugin range for free and support the developer with an optional donation.
Analog Obsession’s plugins (KONSOL, TREQ, MPReq, and others) were recently updated with Big Sur and M1 chip support on macOS. Also, most of their plugins now come with an oversampling feature. Because of their continuous work on developing freeware plugins, BPB selected Analog Obsession as the most improved developer in 2020.
If you’re not sure which plugins to download first, you can start with Rare and the recently released BritBundle collection. We also featured Analog Obsession’s previously released BUSTERse and LALA plugins. And if you like saturation plugins, don’t forget to download our BPB Saturator freebie.
Rare is available in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats for digital audio workstation software on PC and Mac. Only 64-bit plugin hosts are supported.
Download: Rare “BPB Edition” (12.4 MB download size, 64-bit VST/VST3/AU plugin format for Windows & macOS)
More info: Analog Obsession (Patreon)