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A screenshot of Analog Obsession's FRANK v2 plugin
dBs Institute May 19, 2022 1:52:00 PM 1 min read

Free Software Friday - Analog Obsession FRANK v2

Free Software Friday is our regular Friday feature here at the dBs blog. We dig the depths of the music production and media webosphere and discover what downloadable plugin freebies are worth double clicking each week.

Whether you're a regular reader of Free Software Friday or a keen collector of free plugins and instruments, the name Analog Obsession will bring a familiar and giddy smile. That smile is about to get even wider as the already excellent FRANK hybrid EQ just got an update. 

FRANK takes the best frequencies from some of hardware's most beloved EQs (Helios, Pultec, API, and Neve) and throws them into the mix with one another. In FRANK v2 you'll be able to get hands on with: 

  • H-Type Low Cut @50Hz (Helios)
  • P-Type Boost/Atten @60Hz (Pultec)
  • A-Type Mid Band @1.6kHz (API)
  • N-Type High Shelf @12kHz (Pultec)
  • P-Type High Atten @20kHz (Neve)

Version 2 brings a swath of improvements to FRANK including gain compensated custom line amp and 4X oversampling, plus a redesigned circuit and DSP - making it less CPU hungry - a revamped GUI and more. 

Analog Obsession is one of the best developers of hardware emulations and mash-ups such as FRANK and none of their plugins come with a price tag. However, we encourage anyone who can donates through their Patreon to help them continue their stellar work. 

FRANK v2 is available for Windows and macOS and can be downloaded for free/donation via Analog Obsession's Patreon


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