Ear Machine iQ
Ear Machine has unveiled iQ, a new equalizer plug-in designed to learn the user's preference.
iQ recommends equalizer settings by analyzing user ratings of examples. The result is displayed in a traditional equalizer window where users can fine-tune the recommendation.
With iQ, users indicate how much they like each of a series of example settings by arranging dots from left to right, where each dot represents a different EQ setting. iQ uses a model of auditory perception to gradually hone in on the user's preference. A meter at the bottom of the window indicates when iQ thinks it has learned what the user wants. The user then clicks "Create EQ" and iQ's recommendation is displayed in a traditional equalizer window. Users can also double click any dot to display it in the equalizer window.
Ear Machine says that iQ is the first audio plug-in that is designed to learn a user's preference. Ear Machine also recently launched a related free web app (myMicSound) that is designed to learn a user's preferred microphone characteristics.
Pricing & Availability
iQ is compatible with AU and VST hosts on Mac OS X and Windows and is compatible with RTAS wrappers.
See the Ear Machine website to watch a video, purchase the plug-in ($19.99), or download a free demo.
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