True 252
True 252
True 252

True 252

Regular price
$39.99
Sale price
$39.99

True 252 - Vintage Graphic EQ

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 (in addition to Intel based Macs.)

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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Derek White
Great clean, simple eq!

Use it on every track now when I need add extra color to the tone

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Bernard Ceant
Not sure how they did it

But they didi it!

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Noah
Clean machine

This is a great eq. It’s one of those things that just works. Especially the 300 and 800hz sliders. They work great together when you’re pulling out mud and woof. Really easy to make stuff fit in the mix with this product.

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Eichinger
Whipped Cream

As with all new Kazrog releases this was an insta-purchase for me.
This is not an in-your-face EQ. This subtle charmer EQ is the one-more-spoon of whipped cream with some nice chocolate-powder on top of my mixes! Once again a banger from Kazrog!! <3

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David Hall
A musical EQ with some vibe

I've really enjoyed using the True 252 on my mix bus as broad, tone shaping EQ. I find it's really musical and it's really effective in applying some final touches. I like that it imparts some of the subtle character you find in other Kazrog plugins (like True Iron and True Dynamics). And you gotta use your ears — no spectrum graphs to distract you. Great job as usual Kazrog. This is a winner.