EQ III Plug-In 6.9cs3 (Windows and Macintosh)
August 31, 2005
From the EQ III 6.9cs3 Read Me, included with the downloads:
What’s Fixed in EQ III Plug-In Version 6.9cs3 for Windows XP and Mac OS X?
Fixed: EQ III 1-band will not hold its Q setting (Item #67564)
*EQ III operates as a mono or multi-mono plug-in only. Stereo and multi-channel tracks are supported through multi-mono operation.
Fixed: Gain flipping an EQ may not work when set to maximum settings (Item #66092)
Fixes Included from EQ III Plug-In 6.9cs2:
Fixed: The EQ III Peak/Shelf switches for Low and High bands are causing their knobs to send incorrect automation tokens (Item #66441)
The EQ III Peak/Shelf switches for Low and High bands are causing their knobs to send out "latched" tokens when these switches are automation-enabled and an automation pass is done in Latch mode. The result is that automation-enabling EQ III can cause EQ III controls to move in a sluggish manner as well as write unintended automation data.
Fixes Included from EQ III Plug-In 6.9cs1:
Fixed: EQ III HF and LF Settings Are Not Recalled Correctly (Item #63367)
Fixed: EQ III HF and LF Q Settings Change Value when Duplicating (Item #61540)
Who Should Use EQ III 6.9cs3 for Windows XP and Mac OS X?
Important: EQ III 6.9cs3 for Windows XP and Mac OS X is provided as an interim "customer support" (CS) release to address the issues described. While our testing has not shown these changes introduce other problems, this version has not been fully qualified by Digidesign.
Please note that EQ III v6.9 Mac and Windows downloads elsewhere on the Digidesign website do NOT include the fixes in the EQ III 6.9cs3 downloads below. The CS downloads below will replace your previous version of EQ III.
For more information about EQ III, including important compatibility information, please see the EQ III DigiRack Plug-In — Initial Release Announcement on the page below.
For information about using the EQ III DigiRack plug-ins, refer to the DigiRack Plug-Ins Guide, version 6.9 and higher, or the EQ III Plug-In Guide:
Download EQ III 6.9cs3
Welcome to the EQ III DigiRack plug-in for Pro Tools LE, Pro Tools TDM, and Avid systems on Macintosh and Windows.
*April 2005 Update: The DigiRack EQ III plug-in is automatically installed during installation of Pro Tools TDM and LE 6.9.x, including the Pro Tools 6.9.x web updaters. You only need to download it for earlier versions of Pro Tools TDM, LE, or M-Powered software.
EQ III Features
The EQ III plug-in provides a high-quality 7 Band, 2–4 Band, or 1 Band EQ for adjusting the frequency spectrum of audio material.
Plug-In Format Support
EQ III is available in the following formats:
Sample Rate Support
EQ III supports all Pro Tools session sample rates: 192 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, and 44.1 kHz.
Channel Format Support
EQ III operates as a mono or multi-mono plugin only. Stereo and multichannel tracks are supported through multi-mono operation.
Control Surface Support
EQ III can be operated from the following control surfaces:
Frequency Graph Display
EQ III has a display that shows the response curve for the current EQ settings on a two-dimensional graph of frequency and gain. The frequency graph display also lets you modify frequency, gain and Q settings for individual EQ bands by dragging their corresponding points in the graph.
Efficient DSP Usage on TDM Systems
By choosing from the 7 Band, 2–4 Band, or 1 Band versions of the EQ III plug-in, you can use only the number of EQ bands you need for each track, conserving DSP capacity on TDM systems.
To use EQ III, you need one of the following systems:
Warning: EQ III was only tested and qualified by Digidesign with Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools LE systems with Pro Tools version 6.7 and higher.
We have received reports that installing EQ III on Pro Tools systems on Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) or on Windows XP with Pro Tools 6.2.x or earlier not only will not work, but may disable Pro Tools entirely. This then requires removal of all EQ III components and in addition may require reinstallation of Pro Tools. See Removing EQ III below for removal instructions.
EQ III Q & A
Q: Will the new EQ III plug-in open settings created with DigiRack EQ II?
A: No. DigiRack EQ II plug-in setting files are not compatible with EQ III. The EQ III plug-in is very different from the EQ II plug-in and similar settings will not sound the same.
Q: Will DigiRack EQ II open presets created with the new EQ III plug-in?
A: No. DigiRack EQ III plug-in settings are not compatible with the EQ II plug-in.
Q: Will EQ III be included with Pro Tools TDM and LE systems?
A: The EQ III plug-in is included with all Pro Tools 6.9 and higher software as part of the DigiRack plug-in suite.
Please see the EQ III Plug-In Guide and EQ III Read Me documents, included with the EQ III Plug-In installer.
Installing EQ III
To install EQ III:
The EQ III Installer installs the following components in the corresponding locations:
Mac OS X
The EQ III plug-in is not copy-protected and does not need to be authorized.
Removing EQ III
If you need to remove the EQ III plug-in from your system, follow the instructions below for your computer platform.
To remove the EQ III plug-in:
A manual removal is required because Add/Remove Programs does not remove the file named DSPManager.dll
Depending on your version of Pro Tools, it may be necessary to reinstall Pro Tools again after you have deleted the DSPManager.dll file.
Mac OS X
To remove the EQ III plug-in:
Depending on your version of Pro Tools, it may be necessary to reinstall Pro Tools again after you have deleted the Digidesign DSP Manager file.
Download EQ III
To download the latest official release version (non-CS release) of the EQ III Plug-In installer, EQ III Plug-In Guide, and EQ III Read Me, please visit the following section of the website: