NoirSonance Releases EQ6 Pro (50 FREE Copies + WINNERS ANNOUNCED)

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NoirSonance releases EQ6 Pro (€19.99), a versatile EQ and dynamic processor for macOS and Windows. The developer kindly offers 50 free licenses to 50 lucky BPB readers and exclusive coupon codes.

EQ6 Pro from NoirSonance is the professional-grade big brother of the EQ6B and EQ6W plugins, both of which are free to download.

The new EQ6 Pro provides everything the previous two plugins offered and more.

Like many EQ plugins, EQ6 Pro’s primary aim is to deliver precision results and versatility in an easy-to-use package that doesn’t compromise your system’s performance.

The precision promised by EQ6 Pro starts with a wide frequency range covering the entire audible spectrum (0 Hz to 22 kHz) and six fully customizable frequency bands.

That kind of comprehensive control over the entire spectrum should make EQ6 Pro a suitable option for a wide range of duties.

You can further shape each band with the Resonance function ranging from 0.1 (Narrow Bell) to 1.0 (Wide Bell). 

One often appealing thing about less flexible EQ plugins is that they might produce a very specific character that is perfect for a specific task.

NoirSonance has included two Character Modes that make introducing a particular vibe to your audio easy with minimal fuss.

The first Character Mode is warm and nostalgic with an unmistakable vintage influence. Character Mode Two is darker, with more aggressive saturation and compression.

The interface has no unnecessary controls, clearly displays any important value, and finishes with a nice VU meter showing the amount of compression applied to the output.

There’s no shortage of EQ plugins, like the free ZL Equalizer from ZL Audio, so new plugins have some work to do in convincing people to part with hard-earned cash.

At €19.99, I don’t think EQ6 Pro is unfairly priced when considering its feature set versus other paid alternatives. NoirSonance has ticked a lot of boxes, and EQ6 Pro could be a steal at the price if the performance over time matches the promise.

You can download a free trial version if you’re not ready to part with your cash just yet.

I dread to think how many deals I’ve missed in my absence from BPB (editor’s note: Welcome back, James!), but here’s a reminder that you can grab ten classic Brainworx plugins for under $50 at Plugin Boutique until the end of April 2024.

EQ6 Pro is available in AU and VST3 formats for macOS and Windows.

The Giveaway

We’re thrilled to offer 50 FREE copies of EQ6 Pro exclusively to BPB readers! A heartfelt THANK YOU to NoirSonance for generously providing these licenses for our community of bedroom producers.

To enter the giveaway, please answer the following question in the comments below: What is harder to learn, using a compressor or an EQ?

We will randomly select 50 winners on May 1st. Please make sure that you enter the correct email address when posting your comment so that we can contact you if you win a prize.

Good luck, everyone, and thank you for reading Bedroom Producers Blog!

The winners are:

  1. Darius
  2. Klem
  3. Nguyễn mạnh Cường
  4. Nicola
  5. Adrian Prescott
  6. Denis
  7. Dulip
  8. Sino
  9. Mark D.
  10. L
  11. yambu
  12. Ok1
  13. mash
  14. Allen Somerlot
  15. Peetu
  16. Maciej
  17. akshay chandna
  18. basskie
  19. Chris
  20. Brian
  21. Krampelli
  22. Kawn
  23. Tomas
  24. Andrej
  25. Otaku
  26. Silvio
  27. Phil
  28. Jan
  29. Annihlation’s Veil
  30. giovanni
  31. Brock
  32. ajh
  33. MrFigg
  34. Dave Neal
  35. to
  36. xchak
  37. aClub soul
  38. Dzy
  39. Des
  40. poe
  41. Alan
  42. Christopher
  43. Luis
  44. Jamie Marvel
  45. ChrisGhost
  46. Mer
  47. Jerry Krepakevich
  48. James
  49. JEP1928
  50. Chris

Congratulations! We are delivering the prizes via email, so please check your inbox if your name is on the list.

Exclusive Discount

In addition to the 50 free licenses, Bedroom Producers Blog readers also have access to exclusive discounts (250 redemptions available):

  • 70% OFF with coupon code “bdp70off” – for the first 100 readers;
  • 50% OFF with coupon code “bdp50off” – for the first 150 readers.

Try the coupon code “bdp70off” first, as it will work up to 100 times. Once those discounts have been claimed, you can still use the code “bdp50off” to get EQ6 Pro at half price.

Also, don’t miss our epic IK Multimedia T-RackS Quad Image giveaway tomorrow!

Check out the deal: EQ6 Pro ( 15-minute FREE demo – Full price €19.99 )

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367 Comments

  1. Jafet Figueroa

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    I think the most difficult thing is to “educate” your ears to decipher those subtleties that can make a great work or a good attempt at production.

  2. Katuhiro Kasuga

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    I feel that both EQ and compressors are difficult, but I am keenly aware that compressors are especially profound.

  3. David Obaniyi

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    The Compressor is harder to learn, especially when it comes to nuances of hearing how the sound is compressed in full action.

  4. definitely compressor. it’s easy to hear what you are doing when you tweak an eq. some of the controls on an advanced compressor/ limiter are a lot more subtle.

  5. Rizal Muhammad Zakki

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    Compressor. I know the basic function and knobs/parameters of it. But my ears… Idk. I just need more practicing using this tool.

  6. Cristiano Barata

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    A compressor is a more complex beast. EQ is more intuitive to use. You can easily get fair results provided you have good ears and, of course, decent aesthetical audio tastes…

  7. Question; What is harder to learn, using a compressor or an EQ?

    Nothing but Frequency Response. Every Comp and EQ has its own.

  8. Compresor sin duda, aunque ambos son difíciles me parece que aprender a comprimir correctamente en cada tipo de compresión es un poco mas complicado saludos

  9. Compressor I believe. EQ only appears to be difficult when we don’t have the visual clues of the curves and we need use our ears…

  10. 3rdPersonProductions

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    Our answer is… we don’t believe we know enough to even answer that question yet! 🤪 on one hand we would say compression because you don’t want to overdrive and deaden your sound. On the other EQs often do very different things from each other.

  11. Luis Alcaraz

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    What is harder to learn, using a compressor or an EQ?

    I feel a compressor is more difficult to learn…it has less intuitive parameters than an Eq

  12. EQ, what with all of it’s frequencies, resonances, boosting, and cutting.

    Compression is a bit more straightforward and a lot less of a moving target it seems, whereas, EQ is a tedious, complex bastion of a spectral playground that still likes to trip me up on the monkeybars from time to time.

    Thank You.

    🤘🏽 BPB RULES! 🤘🏽

  13. Compression is definitly harder to learn, especially since the graphic eq facilitates the understanding of the process, with compression the visuals only help one has to comprehend the whole process after a certain level has been reached.

  14. I think compression offers much more character instead of simply reshaping parts of the sound. That way it needs a way more trained ear and experience in production to really master it while proper EQ use can even be learned basically completely without sound relying solely on the graphical an numerical part. With compression you just have to hear it to judge it and that will need a trained ear first.

  15. Stephen Dewey

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    Compression is harder to learn, I think that this is because what compression does is not so obvious as the effect of an eq knob twist.

  16. compression is definitely harder to learn. the parameters are tied to the time domain, which makes it a bit of an abstract effect. EQ can be explained to a beginner much easier, eg. tie frequency ranges to adjectives like rumbly, muddy, boxy, airy.

  17. Overall I think eq… Phase is affected… Balance can be ruin… It’s not just about how audible it is… When and how to use it to substract or to add.. Using linear phase on mastering and how processing can be overload … For me it’s underrated how to really learn all about eq.

  18. learning eq looks easier in the first place and then gets more difficult, when we’re in the details. learning compressor is difficult in the beginning, because it looks more abstract and we have to listen carefully, but after a while we’re accustomed to it and it’s generally easier to handle than an eq.

    • In my opinion, this is the first comment that takes into account the learning process and what comes next with EQ. EQ becomes more challenging, and here’s when you do have to have a better-trained hearing.

  19. Julien Moise Moreira

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    In my personal opinion equing and compressing are not hard to do so the difficult part of it is knowing when a signal needs an EQ or Compressor . We may innocently overcompress it or when it comes to EQ we might go crazy on boosting or cutting which may lead to damage. So hard to do is learning when to operate with these two plugins using our knowledge first and our ears.

  20. Vinícius Lessa

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    What is harder to learn, using a compressor or an EQ?

    A guess it’s a compressor cause often there’s no visualization at all, or at least it’s not very intuitive!

  21. It depends on your recording quality. If bad (too many loud passages), compressor is more difficult to get hands on, if good then EQ offers lots of options to tackle and then more difficult to handle, including effect on compressor result.

  22. Konstantin K

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    At first glance, it is definitely a compressor. But if you dig deeper, at a high level of tool proficiency, I think they are equal in complexity.

  23. I think that for beginners compression is a more difficult concept to get your head round. Most of us are used to EQ at least in its simplest form – a basic bass or treble booster on a car stereo, for example. But compression takes a while to understand what it is doing, how it is affecting the sound, and how to adjust it to get the sound nearer to what you want

  24. I think a compressor is harder all in all. Of course there are very simple compressor beginer should start with, but it only get more complex. EQing on the other hand seems pretty much straight forward.

  25. Well, to get the basics and learn to an adaquit level, I agree that equalisation is easier to get to grips with but my options differ with regards to mastering the processors. I think equalisation takes longer to master. Compressors are initially more difficult to understand without a doubt, but to master, I would say an equaliser. With a digital parametric equaliser, there are so many options like 20,000 possible locations for frequency, variable bandwidth and also gain. When you master using an equaliser, you will start being able to pin point by ear which frequencies are in excess or lacking in an instrument or sound. In my progression of learning equalisation, I went from learning perhaps 3 bands as a total beginner to around 12. Sometimes I will surprise myself and pick out a resonanse by ear and get withing a tenth of digit close to that frequency that needs treatment. Compressors, while being a complete mystery to me when I began producing, got the gist and improved with it much quicker than equalisaion. While difficult to understand initially and even more time to master, compression can be learned and your skills improved much quicker.

  26. Compressor is harder to learn. There’s some parameters that you have to understand to use and not so obvious to hear if you don’t know what to hear for.

  27. Compression is harder to learn and also hear. We’ve all become accustom to having EQ on our devices so most people have a good understanding. Saying that, getting pro results with EQ and ear training feels easier imo, it does take longer to master.

  28. Phan Anh Tú

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    in my opinion, compressor have more problems than EQ when first time we try to learn cause we don’t really get the change of gain or specific is ADSR compare to the change of frequency. But EQ have some with phase issue. To recap, I think when begin to learn produce music, Compressor is harder than EQ.

  29. I think eq is harder to master. Its a delicate process that can completely change the style and purpose of your project. it takes a lot of time and effort to master the eq for a song, and you have to keep an open ear foe the changes each part of the eq provides. you can either go to far or not far enough and that’s a tough thing to concur. but when done right, it can elevate your project

  30. Compression is easy to learn teory but is harder to listen the attack/realease time make different effects

  31. It depends on the plugin you use, but I personally find a good mix with good EQs on every instrument is harder to find than a pumping well compressed one.

  32. While compression is more subtle and takes lots ear training to pick up, the EQ is harder to master and learn since you have so many option and you can do so much with them to alter or shape sound…, for me it takes longer to master beyond the 3 band EQ. With band pass, curves, etc.. and affect of phasing you really do need a lot of time training your ears to how your monitors react to eq, more choices and settings give you more capabilities to alter your sound from mild to drastic… eq affects to the sound where compression affects how it sounds… i guess its what i am trying to say.

  33. Marcio Morais

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    Compressor is hardest to understand the differences in application. As for the equalizer, despite different execution possibilities, it is naturally more intuitive in my opinion.

  34. Luis Jauregui

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    It’s possible both of them? I think compressor could be harder to learn because, for me, it’s harder to hear what really is going on on audio.

  35. Peter Jolly

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    With modern EQ being relatively easy to both see and hear what’s happening, I’d have to say Compression compression is harder because it is very difficult to display the complexity of Time Domain changes and effects, and each persons particular listening environment and hearing, is different enough for the evidence of changes to be hard hard to grasp

  36. I FEEL THE COMPRESSOR, as an eq seems more tangible from the start, and just the familiarity with it from the start.

  37. Compressors absolutely, although I find software with a visual representation of the effect can help in some ways.

  38. Compression. “Threshhold” is a concept EQ’s don’t have. EQ’s also don’t have ratios, an attack or release setting. EQ’s are basically detailed volume knobs that only affect certain frequencies. Once you know the difference between a bell curve, a shelf, or a Hi/Low Pass filter, and the slope of that filter, you’re good to go.

  39. Israel Makhubedu

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    I think eq is harder to learn as it has a lot of bands to work with whereas with compression it is mainly the ratio, attack, threshold and making up the gain afterwards.

  40. Depends on the individual, but in my opinion compression is harder to learn. The nuances of compression tend to vary a little more than EQ.

    Factor in the different styles of compressors (FET, Vari-mu, Optical, et al) and it’s a lifetime of continued education every time you dial one in.

    But understanding both compression and EQ are two of the most important tools for anyone working with audio.

  41. Tristan G.

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    I will say it’s harder to learn the compressor, because it is harder to conceptualize and hear than the EQ.
    Thanks for this giveaway !

  42. Great, I didn’t think I would win something. Many thanks also to the brilliant bpb!! Unfortunately, the plugin comes without presets, but that can be a small drawback that can be overlooked. Many thanks again and I wish everyone involved and readers of this great site a nice day and stay healthy! yeah, let’s music

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