Overview

This plugin is included in our MEGA Bundle and MIX & MASTER Bundle Subscriptions at no extra cost!

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

    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

  • 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

  • Jimmy Douglass

    Jimmy Douglass

    Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Jay-Z.

    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.

Customer Reviews

  • Better oh better

    ★★★★★
    by Cyrille Cassier
    This is simply the next one century’s Pultec EQ. A must have in my Arsenal.
    Well done PA
  • Bettermaker EQ232D

    ★★★★★
    by Mossed
    Impresionante. Es la primera vez que opino sobre un producto de PA. Es increíble. Compacta la mezcla final increíblemente bien. Lo estoy usando en los últimos tracks y es tremendo. Muy buen… Read More
  • the PA plugin

    ★★★★★
    by Alfredo
    simple the best eq plugin ever, and I have many from so many companies. Bettermaker let me see again what happen with PA, really outsounding sound and performance
  • Straight up ridiculous!!!

    ★★★★★
    by Swaby
    Quite simply, an absolute must.
    Try it.
    You definitely will buy it.
  • Maybe the best PA plugin so far

    ★★★★★
    by Fred
    I've purchased almost every plugin from PA over the years. Yesterday I decided to go for the Mega subscription. The elysia plugins in general and the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A in… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 10.15
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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