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Voxengo GlissEQ is a SEVERELY underrated and unsung plugin.  The music I make (and those of others I record) is often heavy on acoustic guitar and I find it one of the more challenging sound sources to EQ (especially on less than ideal spaces).  GlissEQ very quickly and easily dealt with those problems for me.

The fastest EQ plugins to get a good sound out of, in my experience, are usually the Neve or API emulations, with stepped frequencies (I use RRS plugins).  I may be speaking too soon but GlissEQ can be just as fast as those plugins, more versatile, and definitely can sound more natural.  Want to get some warmth?  Boost the low end where you're hearing the need for it, and it won't get boomy on you.  Dynamic EQ isn't just for notching resonances, and GlissEQ is one of the best.  The sounds you can get out of it are simply beautiful and very impressive.  I love it.


I've tried every mastering eq and limiter, and find Elephant and Gliss are absolute beasts in mastering.  Elephant is easily as transparent as the L2 or ProL, and is priced super competitively.  Also, I find the numeric 'crest factor' readout to be very helpful.  Gliss has a great analyzer and is very aesthetic even for deep mid range cuts.  These two get regular use in my mastering studio.
Jeremy Cox Mastering

I have tried many mastering plugins, most of them more expensive than the Voxengo range, some of them several times the price.  Having tried the demo versions of Elephant and Gliss EQ, I was struck by the transparency of their sound, the ease of use, and most of all, by the overall sound quality, which exceeds that of anything else I have tried.  Elephant increases the loudness of the mix, but somehow avoids making it sound compressed, while Gliss EQ adds a wonderful, subtle sheen.  I have just subscribed to Voxengo Premium, and will be using more of your products in future.
Mark Powell

I've been using at least one of your plugins on all of my mastering projects for years now.  Just want to say thanks.  I've just discovered Soniformer.  I was able to *mostly* rescue one of the worst mixes I've ever gotten.  And without horrible artifacts either.  Keep up the good work.  I'm sure one day I'll own all of your plugins.  Your prices make my hobby-business possible.
Jon at Transparent Mastering

Just a note (while I am mixing) to thank you for your wonderfully musical and intuitive plugins.  I am primarily involved with recording acoustic flute.  The demands of transparency and musicality in an eq for this purpose are extraordinary.  I have found that Gliss EQ meets the challenge and has resulted in a marked improvement of (and satisfaction with) my final sound.  Bravo!

Sincerely and with gratitude,

David Williams

There is no greater value in the world of plug-ins than Voxengo.  GlissEQ is a masterpiece that always provides beautiful and musical results.  The large number of filter types (18) in GlissEQ is a real plus.  So is the spectrum analyzer provided with all Voxengo equalizers, which eliminates any guesswork.  I especially appreciate the presets provided with each plugin as a starting point, easy mid/side processing, and the ability to manually control so many parameters in each plugin.  The combination of GlissEQ, VariSaturator, TransGainer, and Elephant provide an unlimited palette of sound sculpting options.
John Geisel

I just stop by to say, that I absolutely love the GlissEq!  It sounds so good, natural and lively.  The options on it are great as well!
Philipp K.

I have so many EQs and I was thinking that I don't need one more.  When I heard it, I said "I must have it"!  Voxengo GlissEQ impressed me with very clean and natural sound, without adding extra air or thickness to the sound.  With it's dynamic filtering it works very nice and transparent to any audio source.  Great plugin - my favourite one for final mastering EQ!
Julian Janev - mastering engineer (JJmastering)

Year after year after year, Voxengo Gliss remains the heavy-weight champion in all my work when it comes to surgical and dynamic EQing (linear-phase 8x oversampling settings).  I repeatedly pit Gliss against new contenders.  It always comes out on top, taking out Waves C4/C6 without breaking a sweat and has dominated every dynamic EQ that has emerged since.  It just sounds better in every way, whether it's a shelf or a node or a low/high-pass filter.  Plus it's more flexible.  People don't realize that every node is potentially a powerful transient shaper.  Also, the harmonic saturation mode is not to be underestimated.  For thrills, I once opened Gliss EQs on every track of a mix with a wide saturation Q and a few tenths of a dB gain.  It sounded better than all but one of the console emulations on the market at that point in time, crushing many expensive well know console knock-offs.

I cannot say enough good things about Gliss.  It is a legendary classic in my view that may well be the end all be all of linear-phase EQs.  And now that it is compatible with AAX, there's no excuse for everyone not to be using it.


Are you surprised I am using GlissEQ for a plugin to my music player?  I think you have priced it right for an audiophile premium product, software that is actually used for mastering albums.  This is how I am describing it on music forums.  GlissEQ is easy to figure out for the most part without the manual.  I do not think there is hardware EQ or compander that can do what GlissEQ can do.  And it is allot of fun for me to use.  GlissEQ is great for the obsessive-compulsive audiophile in me.  JFYI
Bob Graham