Eventide’s SplitEQ Equalizes the Playing Field

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022
  • Time to read: 6 min.

Eventide is a company that never rests on its laurels and has always been at the forefront of music technology. They pride themselves on being innovators and so it’s no surprise to see them release something as innovative as SplitEQ, an equalization plug-in featuring their patented Structural Split Technology.

This new EQ goes beyond traditional equalizers by offering corrective rebalancing, enhancing, repairing, and widening any musical signal or another audio source with surgical precision.

Eventide has released SplitEQ, a revolutionary equalization plug-in featuring our patented Structural Split technology. Innovations in sound design have come so far since we first created reverb units with specific effects for rock music back in 1968!

Eventide’s latest product takes this idea to new heights by providing an audio engine capable of modifying multiple bands at once—the same way musicians adjust their tone using instruments such as guitars or drums while playing live on stage -and then blends them together based upon what you want your final.

SplitEQ Features

  • World-class 8-band parametric EQ with precise musical filters 
  • World-class 8-band parametric EQ with precise musical filters
  • Equalizes Transient and Tonal parts of a sound separately using Eventide’s patented Structural Split technology
  • Controls Transient and Tonal Output levels
  • Enhances the stereo field with continuous Transient and Tonal panning controls (L/R and Mid/Side modes)
  • An innovative real-time spectrum analyzer displays the Transient and Tonal streams independently
  • Controls for the underlying Split technology for fine-tuning and experimentation
  • Globally scales the EQ curves together or independently
  • Has Peak, Notch, Bandpass, High-Shelf, Low-Shelf, Tilt Shelf, High-Pass, and Low-Pass filter types with slopes from 6 to 96 dB/octave
  • Includes a comprehensive library with over 150 presets
  • A/B buttons allow quick auditioning of two presets or settings plus Undo/ Redo functionality
  • Graphical user interface with zoom options and can be re-sized

SplitEQ is a revolutionary new EQ that changes the way we think about Equalization.

Imagine taking an audio signal and cutting it into two separate copies, the left half for instruments or vocals with less emphasis on particular frequencies while the right side contains more extreme sounds without being too harsh on musicians’ ears!

This unique feature allows you to balance out different elements in your mix – something not possible before now even if there were multiple bands available within this type of software package due to its traditional design thinking where all filters are created equal despite having very specific uses depending upon what kind music production style one works towards at any given time

An international team of experts in audio engineering developed a new approach to corrective and creative rebalancing, enhancing, repairing, or widening any musical signal.

An Innovative EQ Plugin

SplitEQ is an innovative plugin for creative professionals who want to make their audio sound as good, if not better than they can play. It has eight bands of precise and musical filters that will help you get the most out of any mix with tons of tweakability!

Divide into Transients and Tones

Eventide has created a way to divide the audio into separate Transients and Tones that is unlike anything else on the market. They call it Structural Split Engine, which divides incoming sound for each band in half with powerful algorithms at different rates depending on where they are going to be used – making it easier than ever before!

This approach can instantly make EQ problems easy to solve even in a complex mix. It also opens up exciting new musical possibilities for the producer, which is why I recommend using this technique!

What Does Transients Mean in Music?

A transient is a type of sound that can be very intense and distracting. It usually has much more energy than the surrounding background noise, so it stands out from other sounds or average levels in music for example on drums when you want to add some excitement at particular points during your song where nothing else really seems exciting enough such as after hitting “a big” cymbal crash for instance; then another instrument might come into play with what we call “transient reinforcement.”

What Is a Transient Sound Design?

A transient sound design is usually a very brief and intense sound effect that might be used to grab the listener’s attention. It may not necessarily stand out as much as a loud musical instrument or addition of drum beat, but it gives an added level of excitement in music production nonetheless; especially if you create many different types of sounds like this throughout your song and want to keep the audience on their toes. Some examples of these sounds may be a gunshot, explosion or any other sound that is very intense and exciting for the listener.

Transients in music can come from many different sources such as drum kits too.

What Are Transient Signals?

A signal that has short-duration high amplitude deviations from the average amplitude is called a transient signal. It can be used in various fields of science and engineering but what we are here to talk about it how they relate to music production, so let’s keep going with that.

Transient signals typically result when an input changes abruptly. They may represent discontinuities or “spikes” on a waveform.

How Does SplitEQ Work?

SplitEQ takes the sound and complexity of a song into account with its intelligent algorithms. It splits any sound into two streams, mimicking human perception of its tonal and transient elements. This effect can be used in music or recording sessions to help bring more life into your work by creating new layers that weren’t there before!

You can cut or boost only that part of the sound on which you’re focused. For example, if a singer has a strong upper range but weak lower register tones-you may want to emphasize their beautiful tenor singing while cutting weaker bass notes so they don’t overpowering compete with it!

Creative Tool

SplitEQ is a creative tool that can be used to add dimension to mixes. It has independent left and right panning as well as mid-side options, making it possible for you to find your perfect sound

Split EQ isn’t just another corrective measure–it’s also an innovative type of audio enhancing device which provides alternative possibilities in terms of both musicality and creativity when using this particular piece of kit! You have the option between Left/Right or Mid /Side processing with fully customizable parameters so each track gets its own distinct flavor without being too reticent on detail

New Plugin Approach

SplitEQ is a revolutionary new eq plugin that makes your music sound like nothing else.

Split EQ lets you hear and see the spectrum analyzer in real-time as it shows what sounds are being produced by one’s headphones or speakers, giving them an entirely new perspective on how they listen/watch their favorite tunes!

Solo mode

You can use solo mode to listen only to the transients on a single band, but if you have multiple bands in your spectrum display it will be more useful for detecting stronger signals.

Soloing lets us take an individual snapshot of just one frequency range at once so that we may enjoy clearer reception when trying out new channels or tuning around with our favorite broadcast station’s signal strength indicator (that little bar graph).


The output tone of voice should be creative. Use this analyzer to track down problematic resonances or transients by displaying the tonal and transient streams separately, adding a new dimension to your troubleshooting toolkit!

SplitEQ is the perfect tool for any sound designer & mix engineer. Whether you’re working on individual tracks or a full mix, this innovative and powerful plug-in will allow your work to be more creative in terms of both music composition as well as sonic analysis.

About Eventide

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Eventide has remained at the forefront of recording technology since 1971. In 1975 it revolutionized the audio industry by creating the world’s first commercially available digital audio effects unit, the H910 Harmonizer®. Since then, its legendary studio processors, effects pedals and plug-ins have been heard on countless hit records.

Pricing and Availability

SplitEQ is available for Mac and PC in VST, AAX and AU formats for an introductory price of $99 (reg. $179) from Eventide and authorized dealers worldwide. Visit eventideaudio.com/SplitEQ for more information and to request a free 30-day demo. 

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