This website contains detailed descriptions of the DynPEQ plugins and dynamic parametric equalization in general. We know that even though the processing opens up a large space of possibilities, it is understandable for people to say, “Yes, but what does it do?” To that end, the pro audio community has been discovering many applications for which DynPEQ is well-suited and a few for which DynPEQ is uniquely suited.
Thanks for visiting us at
Wholegrain was in Room 14924 at ACC North Level 1. It’s been so long. We enjoyed showing you DynPEQ, answering your questions, and showing off our new award. We look forward to seeing you again in person.
Mix NAB Best in Market 2021!
We now offer you the newly award-winning DynPEQ family of plugins. You are best off getting a trial license and attending a seminar if you haven’t already done so, with the TRY NOW and SEE DYNPEQ IN ACTION sidebars on the DynPEQ page. Act soon!
Good to see you at Mix Sound for Film and TV 2021!
Wholegrain is a proud sponsor of Mix Sound for Film and TV 2021, held online on Friday 24 September. We staged a round table session on using DynPEQ in soundtrack mixing. Click here to see an article on the session. Click here to see the expanded version of the video, with Thor Legvold (moderator), Jason LaRocca, Tom Marks CAS, George Massenburg, and Matt Orlando.
Travel-free DynPEQ seminars over Zoom, BYOT (Bring Your Own Track)
Under the current situation, we can’t travel as much as we like. So we have decided to bring DynPEQ presentations directly to you over the net.
We offer DynPEQ seminars over Zoom and will try to perform at least one per week. Please check the top sidebar on DynPEQ or other pages of this site for upcoming show times and to request an invite.
Seminar attendees are welcome to submit single-track audio content for live application with DynPEQ. To do this, please follow these guidelines.
• Maximum length: 20 seconds
• Maximum sample rate: 48Khz
• Maximum channel count: 2
• Have permission from all rights-holders
• Use Zoom on a computer: i.e. the Chat window contains a File button for transfer
Recording in Self-Isolation? DynPEQ to the Rescue!
Social restrictions only increase the desire to make music. Fortunately there is technology for recording that music part-by-part. Unfortunately the conditions under which the parts are recorded cannot be made consistent a priori. Assembling a song during the 2020 pandemic lockdown takes a few steps beyond simple mixing. Award-winning engineer Wes Maebe has graciously shared some of his production notes for a banger of an isolation recording.
DynPEQ Version 1.4.2 out now
A new version 1.4.2 of the DynPEQ plugins have been released. Users who work with new monstrous hi-res screens should find the DynPEQ UI larger and more readable. We have also fixed up several minor problems.
This is a free upgrade to license holders of versions 1.3 or 1.4. We have emailed existing licensees upgrading instructions. If you are eligible to upgrade and did not receive this email, let us know.
Building and Maintaining a Successful Recording Studio
Pro Tools Mono/Stereo Utility Now A Free Download
DynPEQ version 1.4 users already have this utility but may not realize it can be used with any dual-mono AAX plugin. It is a very simple utility, in the Sound Field category, that converts a Left/Right channel pair into a Mono/Stereo, or Sum/Difference, signal. What Pro Tools designates as L is the Mono (Sum) channel, and R is the Stereo (Difference) channel. Instantiate the utility again down the insert chain to convert the Mono/Stereo signal back into Left/Right stereo.
We offer this non-DRM’ed utility to the Pro Tools community as a free download. The plugin works on Pro Tools version 10 and up, both AAX Native and HDX DSP, on Mac OS X version 10.6 and up. The download contains installers for both 32/64-bit AAX hosts and 64-bit-only Gatekeeper-cleared Mac OS X 10.14 and up AAX hosts. You can download the utility by clicking here, or by visiting the utility’s page on KVR.
Pickles, and How To Get Out of Them
We have added a new page to this website in response to your stories of unusual uses for our unusual DynPEQ plugs. Click this link to read the work tales and for instructions on how to submit your own.
Pro DynPEQ Videos
Our video featuring Nathaniel Kunkel and Alan Meyerson has been published on the Avid Blog. We added a precis of what’s in it for those in a hurry. You can also find the video without the writeup here.
Look for Us on the Avid Blog
We talked to DynPEQ product advocate and re-recording mixer Tom Marks on the sound of Sense8 season two. Check out Sense8 on Netflix. The Tom Marks interview is published on the Avid Blog in July 2017.
Wholegrain and DynPEQ were featured in the Avid Blog in January 2017. Check out this cool article.
Read All About It!
“Perhaps the aspect that has me most interested in using this product is the way it makes me think about my work–while it is clearly both an EQ and a compressor/expander, it is viable to approach it like a super-EQ.”
Through the kind permission of Recording Magazine, you can read the entire review through this link.
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