Basic tips and advanced tricks: The proximity:EQ+ user guide

August 31, 2016 | Tutorial

We have developed proximity:EQ+ to be able to manipulate the spatiality of sounds in completely new ways. The plug-in allows the editing of room information and direct sound for each frequency band individually. You can create more depth in your stereo mix, or bring an interviewee closer to the microphone – even during post-production.

Check out these short tutorials for the most important functions and application areas of proximity:EQ+.


The first tutorial guides you through the basic functions of the plug-in:

Edit reverberation without influencing the direct signal

proximity:EQ+ allows you to amplify the reverberation for certain parts of the spectrum. At the same time, you can leave other parts of the sound dry and direct:

Add depth to your mix

Creating a sense of depth is essential for a professional audio mix. That is, where proximity:EQ+ comes in handy. It works like an acoustic zoom: You can push sound sources further back or bring them closer to the listener:

Surgical removal of room modes

With proximity:EQ+ you can isolate disturbing room modes. Remove them without touching the original sound.

Workflow tips

In life, it’s often about the little things… A/B testing, saving presets, blind:flug mode are features that speed up your workflow considerably and and make you more efficient in your daily studio work.

Improve vocals and interviews with EQ+

The EQ+ series includes next to proximity:EQ+ the plug-ins smart:EQ+ and entropy:EQ+ (all three layers are also included in frei:raum). Together, they form a strong team that for example can repair vocal and speech recordings gone bad. A few tweaks and they can air in prime time quality:


More useful answers can be found in the FAQs.
For further questions, just send a short mail to:

Have fun with proximity:EQ+!



  • added native support for Apple M1 hardware
  • various performance enhancements


  • removed PACE iLok License Manager dependency for non-iLok licenses


  • initial release