Sonible Smart:EQ 3

PRESS RELEASE — Graz, Austria — Sonible today released Smart:EQ 3, the world’s first multitrack EQ. The AI-powered equalizer creates spectral balance in single audio tracks and assists users in establishing transparent arrangements of multiple channels with intelligent cross-channel processing. It only takes a single click for Smart:EQ 3 to analyze any given audio track and amend spectral deficiencies, such as disturbing resonances, unwanted notches or an overall spectral imbalance. The computed Smart:filter can be adapted to the user’s needs and leads to a clean, detailed sound – the ideal basis for further creative steps.

Smart:EQ 3 also offers a group view with intelligent cross-channel processing that corrects cluttered and clashing frequency regions within a group of up to six channels. Multiple audio tracks can be arranged by the user in a sonic hierarchy of three layers. Each track is then analyzed to detect and fix masking effects. Smart:EQ 3’s AI-powered algorithms utilize spectral mixing techniques that ensure each track gets its assigned space within an overall transparent arrangement.

The EQ view, inherited from its predecessor Smart:EQ 2, now sports an even leaner and more intuitive interface. Furthermore, various new features have been added to improve the user’s workflow, including filter widgets, a dynamic mode that adapts to the incoming audio signal in real time, and the option to switch between linear phase and zero latency filters.

The driving force behind Smart:EQ 3 is Sonible’s now even more powerful Smart:engine. This AI-based, content-aware system incorporates signal statistics, psychoacoustic principles and extensive hands-on mixing experience and can be further enhanced by applying specific profiles for distinct audio sources.

Peter Sciri, co-founder and head of development, Sonible:

Smart:EQ 2 was a great success. A lot of users have given us immensely valuable feedback since its release and we eagerly listened – the insights into their workflows were a great inspiration for creating a tool like Smart:EQ 3. Developing highly complex features such as the cross-channel processing was a challenge, but we are convinced that the results will be incredibly helpful for any audio pro or ambitious talent out there.

Smart:EQ 3 key features

  • Smart:filter for creating spectral balance in single tracks within seconds
  • Cross-channel processing to establish a sonic hierarchy in a group of up to six tracks
  • Option to switch the Smart:filter to dynamic adaption for a more consistent sound
  • Minimum phase and linear phase filtering for both live EQing and audio postproduction
  • Up to 24 standard filters to fine-tune audio tracks
  • Comprehensive M/S processing, multiple filter types and smart states

Sonible Smart:EQ 3 is available now for €129, with an intro price of €89 until September 10. Upgrades start at €29. It requires macOS 10.12 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.