In recent years Slate Digital has been at the forefront of audio production. As a result, they are constantly bringing new and innovative products to their subscribers. On February 20, 2020, Slate Digital released its new graphical Infinity EQ. This subsequently became a part of their subscription-based All Access Pass. From its nice visuals to its large toolset, this quick review will clarify why the Slate Digital Infinity EQ plugin is a great tool for the modern producer.
From a workflow standpoint, the Infinity EQ goes the extra mile to make using it as effortless as possible. For example, the analog curves have zero latency, making your EQ adjustments smooth. Secondly, the visual analyzer does an excellent job showing what the user is hearing. Therefore illustrating how your EQ tweaks are directly affecting your mix. These impressive features barely scratch the surface of things the Infinity EQ can do. Allow me to sum up the Infinity EQ:
Infinity EQ features
- Intuitive all-in-one controls consequently minimizing unnecessary mouse clicking
- 24 frequency bands
- Band grouping for simultaneous mix adjustments
- Mid/Side and Left/Right processing
- Individual frequency band soloing
- Beautiful visuals that indicate how you’re affecting your mix
- Zero-latency analog matched curves for maximum transparency
- Presets made by legendary producers
Ultimately, Infinity EQ’s features allow you to tailor your audio to whatever style of music you are making. Thus including anything from a bright clean jazz guitar, to thick and round EDM kicks.
Quick Review of the Slate Digital Infinity EQ Plugin
Opening up the Infinity EQ for the first time was a pleasant experience. Right off the bat, it opens up a slideshow with a simple tutorial showing you how it works. The program is so easy to understand that I could have used it without help (although I do appreciate it). When it comes to actual use I found that the Infinity EQ is just as smooth as described. In spite of this, it did take me some time to adjust. This is because I have gotten so used to the majority of other plug-ins and the extra steps it takes to get my desired result. However, I did grow used to the workflow, and I found that the Infinity EQ is the most efficient.
Because of the amount of frequency bands and the precision that Infinity offers, I have not found myself needing to stack EQs like I normally would with other plug-ins. This is super beneficial to the speed of my work flow and overall processing my laptop has to do. Boosting frequencies also doesn’t make them too brittle or muddy unlike some other EQs on the market. Furthermore, the frequency band soloing is really helpful, especially on vocals when I’m fine tuning the mix.
If you have been wondering about subscribing to Slate’s All Access Pass and haven’t been sure if it was worth it, then I would recommend it solely for this EQ alone. In addition to the Infinity EQ, the All-Access Pass has plenty of helpful tools to help compliment your work. In short, the Infinity EQ is a powerful multi-faceted tool that can benefit any producer. I highly recommend investing. Check out the videos from Slate Digital promoting the Infinity EQ:
Infinity EQ Promo & Overview
You can permanently purchase the Infinity EQ plug-in directly from Slate Digital’s website for $149.99 here.
Or if you want to subscribe to Slate’s All-Access Pass, which includes the Infinity EQ, you can do that here.
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