It’s true that EQ may not be the most interesting of FX for a lot of people, but this EQ from DDMF might just have the potential to change your mind.

DDMF have brought us a few FX apps recently, like their NYCompressor, NoLimits Limiter, and Envelope Reverb. In fact they’ve already brought us an EQ app prior to DirectionalEQ, their 6144 EQ. Normally I wouldn’t find an EQ audio unit a very interesting idea, but DirectionalEQ is a bit more than just a regular EQ. Here’s the app’s description:

Traditional EQs influence the spectrum of the whole stereo field simultaneously. L/R or Mid-Side-EQs allow you to treat the two channels or the mid and the side signal simultaneously. DirectionalEQ takes this concept one big step further: now you can equalize all directions in the stereo field independently! With five bands, each of them providing state-of-the-art filter types (including 64 bit processing and 2x oversampling) plus the unique ability to specify the direction in which the channel is operational. So you need more bass at 2 o’clock, less midrange at 11 o’clock and a bit more treble from the left? No problem at all, that’s exactly what this EQ has been made for!
This app is intended to work as an Audio Unit plugin within a compatible host app like Garageband, Cubasis or Auria.

Practically speaking I think that DirectionalEQ could be a lot more useful to me personally than other EQs, but time will tell if it makes it into my normal iOS set up. Not a lot does these days.

DirectionalEQ costs $9.99:

  • Does get us to wonder what is in your “normal iOS set up”.