Overview

The Bettermaker EQ232D is a faithful plugin recreation of one of the most respected analog mastering EQs of the new millennium, developed by the Bettermaker team!

The original hardware Bettermaker EQ232P MKII on which it is based is renowned for delivering the lush, supple bottom and clear, smooth top end of the legendary Pultec EQs—but with a clean and modern twist that’s perfect for contemporary styles of Hip Hop, EDM, Pop, or even Metalcore. 

This precisely modeled plugin version of Bettermaker’s instant classic mastering-grade EQ is no different. Like the analog original, it offers the incredible low and high-end shaping capabilities of the best passive EQ designs ever devised, along with the precision, detail, and features of a high-end 21st-century design.

At the heart of the Bettermaker EQ is the “P EQ” section, which recreates the classic curves and creative workflow of the iconic Pultec EQs, but with tremendous clean headroom, and without the extra grit or distortion of a vintage tube piece.

This blend of the best characteristics of old school and modern hardware EQs won the Bettermaker EQ232 fast fans with major producers and engineers like Mike Dean, Dave Pensado, Jaycen Joshua, Matt Schaeffer, Jimmy Douglass, Greg Wells, and Luca Pretolesi.

The EQ232 adds some additional features not found in the original Pultecs, like two wide-ranging semi-parametric bell filters, a flexible high pass filter, advanced mid-side processing, presets, A/B comparison options, and more.

Discover for yourself why the Bettermaker EQ is a contemporary classic, loved by some of the best engineers in the businesses for their big clean bottom, clear and soaring top end, and flexible, intuitive workflow.

Features

  • Developed by the original Bettermaker team!
  • 5 EQ filters on each channel,  including 2 classic Pultec sections, 2 highpass filters, and 4 parametric filters with wide frequency ranges.
  • Passive “P EQ” section comprised of shelving filters based on legendary Pultec EQ filters, including separate boost and attenuation knobs.
  • 24dB/Oct highpass filter
  • 2 Parametric filters per channel cover frequencies from 15Hz to 15kHz.
  • Lots of presets to kick start your workflow, including 4 exclusive mastering and mix buss presets made by Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI
  • Stereo, Dual Mono, M/S modes
  • Painstaking modeled on one of the most trusted EQ brands in the world of professional mastering with an amazing feature set, outstanding sound, and an intuitive interface.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Matt Schaeffer

    Matt Schaeffer

    Recording Engineer (Kendrick Lamar, Bakar, A$AP Rocky)

    The Bettermaker EQ232D is the Pultec of the 21st Century.

  • Paul

    Paul "Willie Green" Womack

    The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q

    The Bettermaker certainly lives up to its name, it's a wonderful sounding EQ that's simple enough to get results quickly, but with enough features to address any problem areas in your audio. The P… Read More

  • Luca Pretolesi

    Luca Pretolesi

    Producer/Mixing/Mastering Engineer (Diplo/Major Lazer, Snoop Lion, Steve Aoki)

    The analog version of the Bettermaker EQ has been my final top-end and bottom-end for final touches on almost every single mix for the past five years. The plugin version is a winner! Sounds,… Read More

  • Romesh Dodangoda

    Romesh Dodangoda

    Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic

    The Bettermaker Plugin has given me an EQ sound I didn’t have before. I love this across the mix, and it's also great for adding some shine to the drums!

  • Klaus Hill

    Klaus Hill

    Ministry Of Sound, Will Sparks, Chris Lorenzo

    The hardware has been my go-to analog EQ for years. It's clean, tight solid-state Pultec is my first choice for reinforcing a light bass when mastering. And the new plugin version does not let you… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Superb

    ★★★★★
    by EBNY
    The GUI threw me off at first but don`t be misled, this EQ opened the lid on all of my mixes. Top end without harshness and a focused bottom end within seconds. This will live on my Master buss.
  • Beautiful Sounding; Poorly Thought-Out GUI; Wait for Sale

    ★★★★★
    by Mr. Emun
    The 232 sounds great, earns all these five-star reviews, and there is no option not to mix with your ears when using it.
    I have only one complaint, and it's firm. I find the GUI tedious and… Read More
  • Superb

    ★★★★★
    by Sebbie
    Bought this recently, it hit me in the face...
    I'll never have to audition another Pultec emulation. Thank you!
  • Best Eq so far

    ★★★★★
    by Amon
    This is by far the most impressive EQ i have ever used. Very precise and easy to use. It sounds awesome.
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you!
  • EQ232D

    ★★★★★
    by Astytekk
    lovely piece for getting things round and bright. locked in the mastering chain

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

With the Installation Manager you can select, download & install all the Plugin Alliance products. Select any and all formats you need for your system! Mac & PC.

ChangeLog

EQ232D

Bettermaker EQ232D - Changelog

Version 1.0.2 (Mar 30, 2022)
- added Apple Silicon support

Version 1.0.1 (Oct 30, 2020)
- fixed an issue with bypassed processing
- fixed missing AU presets
- fixed issues with settings in VST2

Version 1.0 (Jul 24, 2020)
- Release version