PSP – sQuad (VST, RTAS) [WIN x86]

Year of issue: 2007
Version: 1.1.1
Developer: pspaudioware
Platform: pc
System requirements: * VST or RTAS compatible host application
* ProTools TDM / LE 7.3 or later for running RTAS
* 256 MB RAM
* Pentium III 600 MHz
* High Color S-VGA, 1024×768
* ProTools TDM / LE 7.3 or later for running RTAS

Description: PSP sQuad a set of high quality VST and RTAS plugins. PSP sQuad models the characteristics and musicality of vintage equalizers from leading manufacturers such as Neve, Amek and Universal Audio Pultec.
PSPaudioware has released PSP sQuad, a set of four equalizers: PSP ClassicQ, PSP ConsoleQ, PSP preQursor and PSP RetroQ.
These equalizers were designed with an eye to the capabilities and characteristics of classic devices – musicality and simplicity. It was simplicity, not primitiveness, that pursued the PSP, expanding functionality with such things as a tunable filter or the ability to tune the slope of a shelf filter. These equalizers are effective enough to be used at any stage of the creative process.
The processing algorithms in PSP sQuad have a lot in common with each other and with other PSP Audioware plugins:
* Automatic doubling of the sampling rate when the original values ​​are below 50 KHz. This is the guarantee of accuracy when working at any sampling rate.
* 64-bit processing (double precision floating point numbers) to minimize accumulated error
* A switchable saturator in each plugin. This protects against clipping of the signal, and adds softness to a strong signal in terms of dynamics. The saturation treatment is performed after the output level regulator.
PSP ClassicQ is designed to resemble various classic British equalizers. There is an imitation of the “A” class circuitry and the output transformer. In addition to this classic, the equalizer is equipped with simply irreplaceable things: an adjustable high-pass filter, an adjustable slope on the high-frequency and low-frequency shelving filters. Best of all, such an equalizer will sit on separate tracks of the mix.
PSP ConsoleQ was also drawn from the classic British, but already console technology. It’s easy to guess that his element is also separate tracks from the mix. But it is best used where spectrum manipulation is strong enough.
PSP preQursor is assembled on filters using our own PSP technology. Resonance in these filters is minimized to avoid ringing clutter, good band separation and narrow band filtering with negative gain. Such an equalizer asks to process the whole mix. It is also good on individual acoustic tracks and in general where natural sounding is clearly not the tenth thing.
PSP RetroQ is the embodiment of the idea of ​​an equalizer with unique musicality and low phase distortion. Shelf filters are taken from PSP VintageWarmer. The midrange filter is built using the same technology. Apparatus is recommended for application to groups of tracks or to an entire mix.