An accurate emulation of the Neumann w495 3-band EQ
Neumann w495 equalizers were used to master 90% of the vinyl records manufactured from the 1970s to the 1990s. But even after this golden age, many mastering engineers still love this equalizer
Why? Because the w495 has sweeping EQ curves that can be taken to ridiculous levels while still being musical. The w495 is an easy-to-use tone shaper for individual tracks. But it can also enhance the presence and depth of an entire mix
But Pulsar W495 goes further, adding all the key features you’d expect from a modern EQ plug-in, including visual curve editing for fast workflow. From channel EQ to mastering EQ, Pulsar w495 is a powerful, easy-to-use tone shaper, faithfully emulating an iconic 3-band EQ
Don’t think too hard, just put it on your bus and listen. Transparent and musical, the w495 is an easy-to-use mastering equalizer, with just three bands to consider, for faster mix balancing. It has the ability to broaden the whole sound stage without ever being too harsh, even at extreme settings.
For electronic musicians, synthesizers are often the main instruments in any production. However, they can be dominating – and temperamental when it comes to finding the right spectral balance to fit them into the mix. Pulsar W495 lets you adjust this balance quickly and well, with ridiculously low CPU consumption.
The W495’s sound partially comes from its output transformer (a Haufe RK 756), which brings a subtle coloration to the lower end of the spectrum, especially on dynamic sources like a drum buss. Pulsar w495 can easily add body to your bass drum, enhance air to cymbals, and add color to your midrange (or soften it if the need arises). All in record time.