this thing is pure magic on vocals, guitars, and synths. the way it can aggressively push mids and highs without ever sounding artificial or unpleasant is unique, and effortlessly brings dull tracks to life. the low band is great for adding pronounced weight to a kick drum - equally at home in old school rock, hip-hop, and modern dance mixes. far from a surgical EQ, but with enough character and flexibility to find its way on just about every track i mix.
wonderful on dirty guitars. you already know the sound cause you've heard it before
I swear I hear magic in this EQ. I have the 1081, 1073, 88RS, Pultec, & Cambrige EQ. All are great at what they do, but I found shaping drums with the 69 adds a lot of character. To me I think this EQ sounds more natural than the 1073. You can hear the EQ bring out the wood in the instrument it's crazy. Put this on individual drums tracks and Pultec & 1176 on Drum Buss and your golden. Thanks UA.
I wasn't impressed with this plugin. Sounds OK, but doesn't really have anything over any of the EQ's I already own. The presets are not useful. Lots of cute names, but no real clue as to what the EQ's are emulating. I paid $200 for this plugin, because the demo would not work. Don't waste your money like I did, take this plugin through it's paces to make sure you can find a use for it that is worth the $200 - I still haven't found a good use for it after trying it on several occassions. I frequently find that I already had a suitable UA EQ plug that sounds better. I love the UA products, and all of their plugins, but the Helios is definitely the exception.
I own it but I don't use it a lot. Admittedly, I like to start with presets and then edit from there. The presets are cryptic and not extremely helpful so I usually go to another plug so I can continue working quickly.
I got this bad boy free with my Apollo Twin Duo! What a prize! Very easy to use EQ.
Took a little time to get familiar with it. But it really helps my mixes shine.
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I love this EQ for imparting a real old-desk analog mojo to individual tracks as well as the stereo mix bus. Great for fattening up and refreshing electric and acoustic guitar, and I like it a lot on bass and stereo drum mixes as well. Easy to get great results quickly. The preset names are 60's - 70's funky, fun but not truly informative. But that's OK -- kind of fits with the overall groovy vibe of this plug-in.
Didn't expect to like it but I actually did the first time I ran vox thru it. It reminds me of the SSL G eq. It's an upfront gritty sound which would work great on rap or spoken word. I wish it had a lil more parameters tho.
This is a plugin that was nowhere near the top of my list to purchase, but I got it free as a 'thank-you-plugin'. If I had know it was this great it would have been on the top of my list. It doesn't look like much, but you get an instant vintage vibe with this plugin. It has become my to-go EQ for bassgtr and kick drum. I like it even better than the Pultec. In one word: wow
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i only have one word for this review...OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got this plugin as a bonus for buying an Apollo 16 interface. I was expecting some cheap bottom of the barrel software, but boy was I surprised! This is now my go to plugin for acoustic guitars. I no longer shuffle through a bunch EQ's to get an amazing sound, just slap the Helios type 69 plug, tweak it and you're golden. I won't try to describe the aural characteristics of this plugin, as I believe audio is a very subjective concept, just try it. You most likely won't be disappointed!
Really stunning Eq, that hits the mids and vocals just as i need it to. solid work. looking forward to more eqs in the future.
UA gave me this plugin free with the Apollo Twin and I couldn't be happier. Initially I was kind of bummed because I really wanted the EMT 140 (the main reason I wanted to get on the UAD platform), but I soon realised I was being stupid. I put the Helios on a vocal and added 2dB at 10k and wow! I would probably pay full price for this plugin just for that 10k band. You can crank that thing like mad and it never sounds harsh or thin. Amazing. Use it all the time on vox and acoustic guitars these days. The mids are great on electrics. Still haven't played with the lows but I'm sure they'll be good.
This plus in EQ, gives to the sound the necessary color for give an analog sound style, It's so smooth and musically perfect.
I like this eq for its smooth, warm, old school color.The presets are usable and good starting points. I've found it to be quite good for tracking and mixing acoustic guitar and vocals. Haven't tried it on the Main buss yet. Another fine addition to my arsenal, glad I picked it up!
The Helios is a must have plugin for music production. I highly recommend it.
Davvero facile ha metà dei comandi dei soliti equalizzatori eppure con poco tocchi si riesce a far uscire tutte le sonorità che hai nella testa