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. 

Activate the full function 14-day demo of SPL’s EQ Ranger Plus with your Plugin Alliance account (no dongle required!) and see how quick and easy it is to grab the perfect EQ for whatever you’re working on.

Features

  • 181 EQ settings 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
  • Convenient +/- buttons allow stepping through of each module directly from the plugin interface
  • Reset function quickly zeros all frequency bands in the selected module
  • 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
  • Efficient operation of passive filters, producing musical and transparent curves
  • Very effective at subduing or emphasizing key frequencies while keeping the sound solid and focused

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Thomas Gold
    Thomas Gold

    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

    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

    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

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
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

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.