Folks, do you remember Eiosis? They did perhaps the most effective de-esser out there – the E2Deesser – and a rather nice EQ called AirEQ. They also did a vocoder that was rather wicked, if you’re into that sort of stuff, called the ELS Vocoder. Then products stopped coming. The fine folks there split ways, one to form XILS-lab and the other to join forces with Slate Digital, namely Fabrice Gabriel. Well, Fabrice is back in full force with Eiosis and he brought an updated version with AirEQ with him!
The old AirEQ sounded pretty good, smoothish if memory serves me right, and had a fairly unique “air band” that did some nice things to the top. The major improvement in the new version of AirEQ is the ‘Character’ feature – a slider that will change the curve of the EQ, ranging from smooth and transparent water to focused fire.
The Air-band got a new buddy as well, and if you can’t guess the name of it, you should immediately turn in your license for practicing Chinese medicine. It’s of course ‘Earth’. The opposite of ‘Air’, ‘Earth’ deals with the lows instead of the highs, and can – according to Eiosis – be described as an “adjustable transformer”.
AirEQ will be available in 2 versions: AirEQ (MSRP $219.99) & AirEQ Premium (MSRP $349.99). The premium version will have a frequency analyzer and a curve display, as well as Multichannel M/S and L/R features. The variable Fire/Water/Neutral curve is also a premium-only featured (though it seems like all fixed curves are available in the regular version).