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DJ EQ Rack for Ableton Live

Jeremy Jive

TRIBE Member
Today I finished up and posted version 4 of my DJ EQ Project for Ableton live. This rack is a DJ style EQ rack for DJs and Producers who work on the Ableton Live platform. It's been a collaboration project for the past year or so.

Included in the rack are the following elements;

Low EQ Gain
Mid EQ Gain
High EQ Gain

Low Pass EQ Filter
High Pass EQ Filter

Low EQ Kill Switch
High EQ Kill Switch

Fade to Grey Effect

The Low & High EQ Gains are designed with a custom curve parameter that is flat at zero but becomes dramatically steeper like a band pass as you remove the frequency to infinite. However as you gain up past 0 the curve becomes much flatter to almost a 45* angle to add a subtle frequency gain and minimize distortion. The upper limit is capped to stop audio from overdriving or clipping.

The Low & High Pass EQ Filters reside inside the main EQ (changed from the outside like in version 3). As before when you impart the filter it sweeps through the frequencies as you engage to full. End result either passes only the low frequencies or the high frequencies depending on which you are using. Similar to the main EQ Gains, the custom curve parameters start with a flat line at 0 but become steeper like a band pass curve as you engage to full.

The Low & Hill EQ Kill Switches are essentially instanteous Low and High Pass Filters that toggle on and off to full cut inside the main EQ. When not engaged they are unseen in the EQ spectrum. As you toggle either of them on you see them engage the EQ and cut the desired frequencies. Engaging both will give you a mid band pass.

Fade to Grey is a modified effect that when engaged crosses a low pass & high pass EQs while greatly gaining each side as they cross. Also in the mix is a Ping Pong delay. The further it's engaged and pushed to maximum the audio is actually dropped out and fades to nothing. Taking the effect back out brings the audio back in gradually and sweeps the frequencies back to normal. It's hard to explain really how it works but it's fun as hell.

You can download the rack here