Bettermaker joins Plugin Alliance with inaugural EQ232D

Hailed as suitable for hip-hop, EDM, pop, and even metalcore, Bettermaker EQ232D is a new plugin recreation of the original hardware Bettermaker EQ232P MKII analogue mastering EQ.

Available via development and distribution company Plugin Alliance, it follows the footsteps of the analogue original, it promises precise, detailed low- and high-end shaping. The original Bettermaker team has been at the developmental helm, to ensure authenticity. 

The maker cites producers and engineers like Mike Dean, Jimmy Douglass, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Luca Pretolesi, Matt Schaeffer, and Greg Wells as users.

“I can use my Bettermaker on a plane; I can use it on a train; I will use it on a bus; I will use it everywhere… man, oh man,” enthuses recording engineer and record producer Jimmy Douglas (Aretha Franklin, Genesis, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott).

Notable features include five EQ filters on each channel, including two classic Pultec sections and two high-pass filters, plus four parametric filters with wide frequency ranges; passive P EQ section comprising shelving filters based on Pultec EQ filters, including separate Boost and Atten (attenuation) knobs; 24dB/Oct high-pass filter; two parametric filters per channel, covering frequencies from 15Hz to 15kHz; Stereo, Dual Mono, and M/S modes; and, of course, lots of presets to kickstart user workflow, including four exclusive mastering and mix buss presets made by Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI — all accessible via an intuitive interface.

Bettermaker EQ232D is available for purchase (as an AAX AudioSuite-, AAX Native-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting effect plugin for macOS 10.9 through 10.15 and Windows 7 through 10) at an introductory price of $229.99 USD until October 31 2020,  rising to $299. It’s available here

The proprietary Plugin Alliance Installation Manager means users can select, download, and install only the products and formats needed for their system. For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit Plugin Alliance’s dedicated Bettermaker EQ232D webpage here