4.5 / 5     (23 votes)
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Rare is a vintage Pultec tube EQ emulation.

Rare signature for low end from past. Simply run your all mix or single tracks with magic! Shining highs, burning tubes. True Component & Circuit Modeling

Re-drawing and designing original circuit carefully and emulated original fingerprint of gear with our technology. Carefully designed transformers and tubes. Fully emulated tube program eq.

Totally clean output rom -12 dB to 12 dB. Emulating nothing! Added after tube gain stage and output transformer.
  • Low band selectable from 20 Hz to 100 Hz. independent boost cut and famous trick.
  • High band selectable from 3 kHz to 16 kHz.
  • High cut selectable from 5 kHz to 20 kHz.
  • Independent clean output.
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Renel Oct 26 2023
(4 / 5)
Oct 26 2023
It's a great plugin. It sounds good. The Low Frequency Boost button values do not match. If you place the button at value 2 on the graph. The value displayed in the white box is 0.9. The true result seems to correspond to the value in the white box and not the graphic value pointed to by the button.
Joey Fatass Sep 27 2023
(1 / 5)
Sep 27 2023
The plugin is broken, it makes a very loud peak at about 17-20khz when used that makes it unlistenable, it also clips the sound. I use Rare SE instead of this, basically the same but it is also mid/side, left/right, I don't really think they are that much different.
dadaadadaaa Jul 31 2023
(5 / 5)
Jul 31 2023
I'll donate few bucks soon, so humble to give free, much respect
ASD93 May 01 2023
(2 / 5)
May 01 2023
I really like the AO plugins, and I wanted to give this one a shot to do the Pultec trick. For some reason though this plugin also causes an absolute peak somehwere at +20kHz with the Atten. Select at 20 and ceases working at all for both of the other options (on Reaper). Hope this will be fixed some time.
D Dec 29 2023
Dec 29 2023
You probably boosted too much and triggered Reaper's auto mute. It saved your speakers and possibly your hearing. Not an issue with the plugin.
aspenn Mar 01 2022
(4 / 5)
Mar 01 2022
I was going to buy the waves pultec but found this before I did and i'ts actually not that bad, this changed my opinion of analog obsession, before I thought that their plugins were bad, but they really popped off with one
Dim22 Feb 12 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 12 2022
Believe it or not, I was looking for something that would give my tunes that mid high ear piercing edge pro mastered tracks usually have and this worked.
Mark Lee Wilkins May 17 2021
(5 / 5)
May 17 2021
Ends up on the two buss more often than not even when I am not using it for boom and fizz
Destroy Team Mar 14 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2021
Does the pultec thingy ;) Perfect, free alternative.
anony Mar 10 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 10 2021
Hay una nueva ACTUALIZACIÓN - Versión 6.1 - 27.2.2021
broli Mar 06 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 06 2021
Bump each knob and it adds crazy depth to a master
JT3 Production Dec 11 2020
Dec 11 2020
Analog Obession puts a smile on my face all the time... Very settle Plugins but once bypassed you def can tell you need their plugin turned back on. Can't wait until they make that new Tape saturator the one where you see the tracks spinning ? Going to be epic
Willi Dec 07 2020
Dec 07 2020
Holy moly! I used this plugin in a mastering process (not professional at all, i am just a hobby musician) to add some lows and highs. This was the second time I used the plugin. I was just trying out a more or less random setting to see what it does cause till this day I didn't quiet understand what each knob exactly does (now I know). I pushed the bypass button and WOW! The difference was astounding. With Rare enabled the mix sounded so much clearer and got a nice fundament in the lows.
Peter Nov 24 2019
(3 / 5)
Nov 24 2019
It's not bad but for a free Pultec EQ I'd go with Pushtec. The high is very harsh and the low seems to be introducing some smearing in the low-mids.
Cherry Nov 01 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 01 2019
Love this plugin
Take Flight Music Studio Oct 27 2019
(4 / 5)
Oct 27 2019
Puts a smile on my face and my mixes.
Paul Sept 17 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 17 2019
If used gently it works great
Shady Sept 14 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 14 2019
Rare "emulates nothing", but can be used for the famous "Pultec trick" (i.e. boosting the lows and then attenuating them to clean up the low end of the mix).
Huh? Oct 31 2019
Oct 31 2019
You just said it emulates nothing then said "it does the pultec trick?" It emulates a Pultec obviously....
Jamar Jan 04 2020
Jan 04 2020
He put quotations there because he's quoting the bio which states "Emulating nothing". Evrybody knows this is a pultec clone but most of us are lost in translation on what "emulating nothing" was intended to mean in the bio.
Matan Sept 14 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 14 2019
Geppino Sept 13 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 13 2019
Best free pultec eq, sounds really good
WPereira Sept 11 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 11 2019
This is a fantastic plugin and Free! Is unbeleaveble!