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.

DynPEQ Version 1.4.3 out now

A new version 1.4.3 of the DynPEQ plugins has been released.  We now run natively on the new M-chip Mac hardware and support new versions of MacOS, while retaining support for legacy systems.  Engineers working in immersive formats will appreciate Quartet’s stem channel capacity under Pro Tools has been increased to 16. 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 that email, let us know.

Jason LaRocca guests on Pensado’s Place

Check out the latest episode of Pensado’s Place featuring DynPEQ advocate, game/film/TV score mixer, and punk idol Jason LaRocca. Jason talks with Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick about his career path and where it may lead to in the future.

New Mix with the Masters video series with Alan Meyerson

Multiple-award-winning score mixer Alan Meyerson presents a new Mix with the Masters video series covering his work on Hans Zimmer‘s score for the movie Dune. Quartet DynPEQ makes an appearance in the series trailer! You don’t need us to tell you that Mix with the Masters (MWTM) offers outstanding instructional videos, seminars, publications, and perks. We are excited to play any part in their programming.

You can always learn more about DynPEQ by attending one of Wholegrain’s Zoom seminars. Details are on the upper sidebar here.

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!

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

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 M-chip-and-Intel 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.

Read all about it!

The DynPEQ plugins are the subject of a review by the late Darwin Grosse in the June 2017 issue of Recording Magazine.  Here is a highlight.

“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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