Overview

The EQ Ranger legacy from SPL has always been a go-to source of quick and intuitive frequency treatment for the fast-moving studio professional. This sweet sounding passive EQ design was centered on a concept that involved selecting certain optimal center frequencies for each of the eight bands in each unit, instantly providing a quick path to the right EQ settings for a particular source.

EQ Rangers Vol. 1 had three separate EQ modules with uniquely optimized frequency settings: The Vox Ranger, Bass Ranger, and Full Ranger. These extremely musical EQs allowed engineers to use handpicked critical bands to quickly dial in a frequency response for those particular sources in their mix. 

Now, SPL has collaborated with Brainworx in evolving the EQ Rangers to their next level- EQ Ranger Plus. With frequency band settings designed by Grammy winning mixer/producer Craig Bauer and Brainworx founder Dirk Ulrich, the EQ Ranger Plus offers a vast array of new, optimized combinations of center frequencies and bandwidths. These settings span across six genres and 181 modules to dramatically open up the options for source treatment in any mix. It’s like having 181 different 500 series modules, each designed by a top pro for a particular purpose, in your studio rack!

Working on a dirty guitar riff in a Metal mix? Just select the "Metal/Guitar Riffs” module by selecting “Metal” in the Genre menu and “Guitar Riffs” in the Source menu and you’ll instantly get an EQ that’s been customized for just this purpose. Need to clean up and punch out that kick in an Electronic mix? Just select “Electronic” in the Genre menu and “Kick Heartbeat” in the Source menu and you’re covered. With a total of 181 modules across six genres, there’s a custom EQ available for nearly any situation.

It is literally like having a Grammy winning engineer set up your EQ for you!

Not sure which module to pick? Simply step through each setting with convenient navigation buttons until you find the module that works for your sound. Every module setting also comes with a preset of boosts and cuts per-band, so you can see the intended gain setting behind each frequency selection, and have an even quicker path to dialing in your sound. Aside from all the new module options, EQ Ranger Plus also includes the three modules from the original plugin; Vox, Bass and Full Ranger. These classic modules provide existing users of EQ Ranger with the sound they’re familiar with.

Features

  • 181 EQ modules created by Grammy Award winning mixer Craig Bauer and Brainworx Founder Dirk Ulrich
  • 181 factory presets that include cut and boost settings optimized for each specific Genre/Source module, plus 23 presets for the original three EQ Rangers Vol. 1 modules
  • Graphical EQ interface offers quick and easy access to relevant frequencies without getting bogged down with too many parameters
  • Cut time in half by not having to hunt for frequencies commonly manipulated in a given source
  • Passive filter design, producing musical and transparent curves
  • Keep the sound solid, focused & musical at any setting

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Thomas Gold

    Thomas Gold

    Producer/DJ (Armada, Axtone, Protocol, Revealed)

    Really love the sound of this one; it is warm and smooth without being harsh when you crank up the highs. The module selection is great; you can instantly switch to another ‘character’… Read More

  • Craig Bauer

    Craig Bauer

    Grammy Winning Mixing Engineer/Record Producer (Hinge Studios)

    Developing the modules for EQ Ranger Plus was a fun and rewarding project. Whether a pro or a novice, having a variety of EQ setups to quickly pick from will give you a great starting point.… Read More

  • Stonebridge

    Stonebridge

    DJ/Producer/Artist

    I have a lot of EQs but most seem to lack a clean interface. This allows you to go in and attack areas you want. Grabbing curves in other plugins means messing with Q values, but I find this… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • My first PA plugin

    ★★★★★
    by Nick F
    As a newbie mixer I bought the v1 of this. It really helped train my ear and has the BEST preset list of any EQ i've ever used (the plus version that is). If you run out of ideas finding that… Read More
  • EQ Ranger Plus

    ★★★★★
    by Spinncontrol
    Its works, sounds really
    good, and simple to use = 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

    ★★★★★
    by Musician B.
    It is fantastic EQ for everything!! Love it! Presets!!!!
  • EQ Ranger Plus

    ★★★★☆
    by Zenpoolzone
    Very impressive EQ! The kind of EQ that you need sometimes in your arsenal to shape the tone of an instrument very fast. Easy of use, efficient and very musical the way I like it to keep my creative… Read More
  • Ranger EQ

    ★★★★★
    by little cloud
    I use this little fella on every session I do now....nothing more to say about it except thanks to the contributors of the presets! THANKYOU! :-)

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

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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ChangeLog

EQ Ranger Plus

SPL EQ Ranger Plus - Changelog

Version 1.3 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 1.2 (May 24, 2018)
- General: Microsoft Windows Redstone 4 compatibility
- General: Added computer keyboard control for plugin parameters
- General: Fixed Mouse scroll wheel not working in Windows 8
- General: Fixed an issue where plugins will not validate or load after a certain amount of plugins have been loaded (Windows)
- General: Fixed visual GUI freezes when adjusting DAW parameters, meters, analyzers (Mac)
- General: Fixed possible issue with Pick Pack licenses
- General: Small licenser stability fix

Version 1.1 (Oct 23, 2017)
- General: Mac OS High Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed possible crash on online activation (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed Logic Pro X not validating AU plugins (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed CPU spikes and crashes with Cubase (Windows)
- General: Fixed bug that could lead to "AAE -6 error" in ProTools (Windows)
- General: Fixed crash with FL Studio
- General: Fixed crash when cross-opening plugins in various hosts
- General: Fixed crash when using mixdown in Audition
- General: Fixed crash in Final Cut Pro
- General: Fixed delayed parameter handling and crackling issues in Cubase with VST3
- General: Fixed bug where plugin settings were not saved in Harrison Mixbus
- General: Fixed bug that led to AAE error -9317 in ProTools when instantiating plugin
- General: Fixed bug where plugins did not render properly when "x ray" option is enabled in Sonar
- General: Modifications to factory presets were lost when reopening session
- General: Fixed mouse wheel behaviour with second monitor setup (Windows)
- Some plugins: Value labels do not appear every time when clicking on parameter in UI
- General: Faster instantiation time for plugins (Windows)
- General: Adding support for automation highlighting in Presonus StudioOne

Version 1.0.1 (Dec 20, 2016)
- General: Mac OS Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed automation issues in AU and AAX
- General: Fixed license dialog use of special characters
- General: Improved AU preset support
- General: Performance improvements

Version 1.0 (Apr 1, 2016)
- Release version