HoRNet Plugins offers the ElliptiQ equalizer as a FREE download for 24 hours only. The offer expires in less than 24 hours, on November 16th, 2023.
ElliptiQ typically costs 7,99€, but you can get it for FREE today. However, the offer expires very soon, so you must be quick if you want to claim it.
Let’s take a closer look at HoRNet’s latest freebie. What does ElliptiQ do, and is it worth downloading?
ElliptiQ is an elliptical equalizer, a specialized type of EQ that originates from the vinyl cutting era. Its primary function is to manage bass frequencies in audio tracks, particularly addressing issues related to phasing and stereo differences between the left and right audio channels.
If such issues are present in your mix, they can cause the turntable’s needle to jump out of the groove. An elliptic EQ operates by modifying the difference between the two channels, specifically by removing part of the low frequencies to prevent these issues.
So, if you’re planning to press your music on vinyl, ElliptiQ is worth checking out.
With the resurgence of vinyl, specialized equalizers like ElliptiQ are useful for fixing the potential issues caused by the stereo width of bass in tracks and for enhancing the impact and presence of bass by making it mono.
The process works by encoding the stereo signal into a Mid/Side matrix, filtering out the side component with a low shelf, and leaving the mid-part intact. This results in a stereo output with reduced low-frequency width.
ElliptiQ can filter out frequencies up to 2000Hz, extending into mid-frequencies. It offers a Butterworth-style low-shelf filter with slopes of 12, 24, and 48 dB/octave, allowing for a range of adjustments from gentle to steep curves.
One of ElliptiQ’s unique features is its “auto width” function, which automatically reduces excessive stereo width in the bass to avoid issues and enhance track impact. Additionally, it includes a correlation meter that helps identify anti-phase issues across seven key frequencies.
To secure your free copy of HoRNet ElliptiQ, visit the product page linked below, add the plugin to your shopping cart, and complete the free checkout process.
HoRNet Plugins launched several 24-hour freebie deals lately, including offers on plugins like HoRNet TrackUtility MK2 and the Graffio Multi-Band Saturation Effect. I wish the deals were at least 48 hours long, giving us journalists more time to cover and share them with the readers. :)
HoRNet ElliptiQ is available in VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS.
Free download: HoRNet ElliptiQ