Note for M1 Mac Users: This plugin is not yet compiled to work natively on M1 Macs. We are currently in the process of rewriting it so that it will, but it will take some time. In the meantime, it should work under rosetta on M1 Macs.
The second in the series of David Bendeth signature plugins. Modeled off of a Ward-Beck Systems M462B hardware EQ unit, The Hoser makes a great channel EQ to give that cohesive feel to your mixes.
The Hoser takes advantage of some of the benefits of working in the digital domain, all while staying true to the analog sound. It is really the best of both worlds.
Analog Sound – CPU Friendly
When we built The Hoser, we had two objectives:
- It must sound just like the hardware
- You should be able to use this plugin on every track without worrying about your CPU overheating.
After much trial and error, we finally accomplished this. The plugin stays true to the analog sound, allowing you to add extreme amounts of gain without adding the harshness of digital EQ. It does all this while using small amounts of processing power, to preserve your CPU for other plugins. It’s really the best of both worlds.
3 Channel Modes
While we were using the hardware, we couldn’t help but wish that we could use it in a mid/side configuration. It was just begging for it. So what was stopping us from making the plugin work in mid/side mode? Nothing, that’s what.
You can also process your left and right channels separately, which is a great way to add some stereo width to a mono track, or match the tone of a stereo source.
The Hoser vs The Hoser XT
When you buy The Hoser XT, The Hoser also comes with your download, but what is the difference?
The Hoxer XT
- Separate Mid/Side and stereo control, as well as standard stereo/mono mode
- Comes with The Hoser
- More compact design
- stereo/mono mode only