X-EQ, Software parametric EQ from SSL.

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ericthegreat 01/31/2012

SSL X-EQ : ericthegreat's user review

« easy to install and set up »

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The SSL X EQ was easy to install as I had no compatibility issues with my computer and setup. The configuration of the plug-in is easy to follow and just about as straight forward as a parametric EQ can get. It has five bands and controls for gain, frequency, and Q for each. It also has a nice graph that can be controlled to zoom in on exactly what you want to do. I don't have a manual for this but it was easy enough to install and figure out that I didn't need one, but can't say how thorough it is.


I am running the SSL X EQ on a Mac Book Pro with a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I am using it in Pro Tools LE 9 and a Digi002R audio interface. I have never had any problems running this plug-in with this configuration as it has always run smoothly. I've been able to run up for four or five of these at once on different tracks. It has always been stable with this configuration and have had no issues with it whatsoever.


I've been using the SSL X EQ about a year and in that time it has become one of my favorite EQ plug-ins because of the high sound quality and the ease of use. The sound is clean and it won't color your tone beyond what you set it to do. This is definitely better sounding and more versatile than Digidesign EQ III, but of course will cost you much more because EQ III is free with Pro Tools and SSL X EQ is not. The price is a little expensive I think, but it is definitely a great EQ plug-in just as capable as any EQ plug-in out there. I compare this to the eq bundle that comes with pro tools. But this can be used with a wide number of DAW’s.