True 252
True 252
True 252

True 252

Regular price
$39.99
Sale price
$39.99

True 252 - Vintage Graphic EQ

Intro price - $29.99 USD until November 4, 2022.

Following in the line of vintage analog emulations from Kazrog and Powers Music Group, such as True Iron and True Dynamics (both of which received NAMM TEC Award nominations), True 252 is an emulation of the highly sought after Langevin EQ 252A Graphic Equalizer.

In building this emulation, copious measurements were made of the original hardware in the Powers collection, and every effort has been made to accurately represent it in the digital domain - including the extremely musical EQ curves that inspired the original Motown-style EQ circuit, and gentle natural saturation of the original unit.

This equalizer is incredibly intuitive, and brings life to masters, buses, and individual tracks in a way that feels effortless and immediate.

Free Demo Download Available

To download the free demo, select "Free Demo" from the "Version" menu above, then click Add to Cart and proceed to check out (it won't ask for payment information, don't worry!)

Demo limitations: 

  • Random silent output
  • Preset save disabled

Kazrog plugin demos are time-unlimited, but have the above limitations. Purchasing the plugin removes these restrictions. 

Features

  • Highly accurate emulation of the Langevin 252-A Graphic Equalizer
  • Gain compensation - maintains the same apparent loudness irrespective of the EQ slider settings.
  • Continuous gain control - not stepped as with competing plugin emulations of similar EQs.
  • "Cramping-free" equalization. (More info about EQ cramping, and why it's bad, in this video from Dan Worrall.)
  • Standard Kazrog preset manager with A/B compare.
  • Compensated internal bypass.
  • Separate oversampling settings for realtime and offline processing, adjustable on the fly.
  • Two UI themes - black and gray - based on the faceplates of the original 252-A and its cosmetic variation, the 270.

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System Requirements

Mac Windows VST VST3 AU AAX
Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 or higher required
  • VST3, VST2, AU, AAX (64 bit) compatible host required
  • Pro Tools 11 or higher required for AAX version
  • Intel i5 "Ivy Bridge" CPU or better strongly recommended

Apple Silicon status: All current Kazrog plugins are Universal 2 and fully support Apple Silicon / M1 for VST2, VST3, and AU formats, while maintaining full backward compatibility with Intel Macs. 

AAX format is working very well in Pro Tools under Rosetta 2. Full Universal 2 support for AAX format will be offered as soon as Avid allows us to support it.

Windows
  • Windows 7 or higher required
  • VST3, VST2, or AAX (64 bit) compatible host required
  • Pro Tools 11 or higher required for AAX version
  • Intel i5 "Ivy Bridge" CPU or better strongly recommended

Customer Reviews

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Christoph Bisselik
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The eq sounds very good!

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David Stocker

Beautiful response and musical shaping. Loving it!

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David Rowe
Wonderfully easy to use and sounds superb

This is just a lovely EQ. It's dead simple to dial in, and I found myself adding colours to tracks that I wouldn't have used with a conventional DAW EQ.

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Christian L.
Kazrog rulez 🔝

There is no question that for quite some time now in every project I work on there is' always a Kazrog plugin, the only ones along with two others that I can't really do without.
True 252 is a simple and fantastic eq, it can be used anywhere and has immediately won a slot in my Mixbus.
I am truly impressed, Kazrog's quality and sound are indispensable in my arsenal: thumbs up, thank you for this fantastic "analog sound"😉

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David Allonby
Another piece of indispensible

Maybe because the movement of any slider affects the others (check it out in Plugin Doctor) it can seem like it's doing less than is apparent till you bypass, and a smile comes across your face. A very worthy addition to a very, very impressive line up :)