A slant EQ is a filter that simultaneously boosts one end of the frequency spectrum while attenuating the other end. This is a useful tool for brightening or darkening your tracks quickly. Another reason this is handy is that it allows you to change the tone of your track without changing the overall level. With traditional EQ plugins, as you boost certain frequencies, the overall sound gets louder. The problem with this is that our brains have the screwy little feature where louder music tends to sound better (even if it actually sounds worse. Make sense?). A slant EQ works around that special feature in our brain so that you aren’t deceived by the changing level and you can know instantly if you are improving or worsening your sound.
While a slant EQ is a handy filter to have, Boz Digital added a few features that make it easier to dial in the sound you need, including a high pass filter with resonance control and low pass filter with resonance. There is also a feature called Boom and Harsh Control.
Sometimes adding extreme amounts of slant EQ can have some nasty side effects. If slanted too far to the left, you can end up with a lot of low-end build up. Slant too far to the right and you can get too much harsh high end. The Boom and Harsh Control lets you add massive amounts of slant without getting harsh or boomy. It’s an essential part of what makes this plugin so easy to use. There is also a mid/side mode and an analog mode that add subtle distortion and compression to your sound. Enable that for some grit, or disable for super clean tone shaping.
Clean filters without the CPU hit
During the development of this plugin, Boz Digital created smooth filters that don’t have any of the crazy side effects on your high frequencies (technically known as wonk). These wonkless filters not only give you a smooth frequency response all the way up to Nyquist frequency, but they do this without adding that CPU hit that oversampled filters take.