updated 04:20 pm EDT, Wed August 7, 2002
Elemental Audio Systems today announced three new VST-compatible plugins as part of the rollout of its first line of audio products. Equim is a multi-purpose EQ with unlimited bands; Fiirium is an EQ/drawing program hybrid, and the freeware Inspector offers an integrated spectrum analyzer as well as custom alarm settings. All three are compatible with Mac OS 9 and OS X.
Eqium, "the first" unlimited bands software equalizer. Eqium is a VST plug-in that It creates bands and filters "on- the-fly", as needed by the user, allowing users to go from having a 2 band EQ to a 20 (or more) band EQ seamlessly. It includes 11 different filters, which can be adjusted using sliders, arrows, or by dragging directly on the large filter graph.
The company also announced Firium, a paragraphic EQ with an integrated drawing program, Firium is a linear phase equalizer plug-in that allows users to draw their entire EQ curve freehand.
Inspector, available for free for a limited time, is a full-featured analysis plug-in for VST hosts, which uses its alarm feature to "alert users of adverse conditions in their audio." It offers integrated spectral analysis and extensive metering as well as realtime numeric readouts support for sampling rates up to 192 kHz, and AltiVec optimizations.