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Overview

The Dangerous BAX EQ is one of the smoothest sounding EQs you will use. Featuring a world-class design of Peter Baxandall’s legendary 1950’s tone control that has graced hundreds of millions of hi-fi systems, and 2 high pass / low pass filters to clean up your sources, this EQ is a fantastic tool for tracking, mixing, and mastering. Besides the ultra clean and natural sound, which is achieved through the minimized phase delay design, the BAX EQ provides broad tonal control that will not alter the intrinsic sonic character of the source. The added Link and M/S features make this a perfect master buss EQ and a tracking tool alike.

The Dangerous BAX EQ plugin utilizes the same seeds of inspiration from Peter Baxandall’s legendary 1950’s tone control as the original hardware version and is a fantastic tool for tracking, mixing, and mastering. The minimized phase delay design provides broad tonal control that will not alter the intrinsic sonic character of the source: instrument, recording path, stereo buss or final mix.  For example, in tracking applications, add shimmer to a vocal without disturbing the character of the artist, microphone and preamp.   On the stereo buss, tighten up the low end while accentuating the ‘air’.  For mastering, craft sheen and punch without sacrificing phase accuracy. Even more, it adds helpful additional tools for the digital domain, like the M/S mode, the Link mode, and an Output Trim.

Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) to apply the sweet, musical curves of the BAX EQ to your tracks and mixes.

Features

  • High class model of the Dangerous Music BAX mastering-grade analog EQ
  • World-Class High-Fidelity Tone Control Equalizer
  • Modeled exactly after the original Dangerous design, schematics and hardware idol
  • Broad Q Shelving for a natural, open character
  • Master version with dual-mono and additional M/S (mid/side) mode for extended mastering possibilities (the hardware doesn´t have the M/S mode built-in)
  • Mix version
  • Additional Link mode to ease the control (Master version only)
  • Additional Output Trim (Gain)
  • Constructed for demanding professional applications 
  • The sound & behavior of the hardware have been fully captured in the plugin version.
  • Phase reverse tool button

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Jody Wisternoff
    Jody Wisternoff

    Dangerous BAX just sounds really bloody great to me!! Extremely straight forward, musical EQ  - about as non surgical as they come . Gonna be using this liberally, I have a… Read More

  • Stonebridge
    Stonebridge

    Excellent tool for surgically removing disturbing frequencies in a whole mix or a sound in the most stylish and elegant way. Sounds fantastic too!

  • Toby Pitman
    Toby Pitman

    Need some icing on your mix cake? This'll do it!

  • Thomas Gold
    Thomas Gold

    I LOVE this plugin! I own the outboard BAX EQ, compared to the plugin there is literally no difference! It’s just an awesome tool to shape single tracks and full mixes. Adding shimmer and punchy… Read More

  • Fred Kron
    Fred Kron

    The new BAX EQ plugin is amazing! It has found a permanent home on my mix bus, and the M/S mode simply takes it to the next level. You need this plugin!

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    I've Been Waiting For This
    by B4Lasers
    Mannnnnnnn such a beautiful sound it imparts on my masters even my mixes sometimes. its that golden touch thank you so much from Wisconsin with love! - B4Lasers
  • ★★★★★
    Smoooooooth
    by Bobandy
    The combo of hi and lo cut offs with the super gentle Bax slopes means this works very well as a mix bus 'finisher'. I put it up against what I thought were transparent EQs and it proved they were… Read More
  • ★★★★☆
    Just pure love
    by Papa Branca
    My hopes was set up highly, when I downloaded the Bax EQ and it did not dissapoint me.
    You can make the highs sparkle a bit more, without any harshness and You can get a bit more detailed low… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Bax EQ
    by Da Goose Music
    I had my mind set on the hardware version of this EQ for quite some time, but in some kind of way the idea of more hardware to my setup didn't feel right. I work with the less is more principal, only… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    On Most of my Busses!
    by White Vox
    Loved this plugin since the first day I got it, it's cpu-light compared to the plugins with the same sound quality yet powerful. I work a lot on the go so this works really well while being light on… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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

Downloads

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