2022-03-29: 2.1.1 - Apple Silicon


  • Various JUCE framework fixes.
  • Graphical band control might "get stuck" on upper top area.

New Features & Improvements

  • Native Apple silicon support.
  • Ability to turn off spectral meters.
  • macOS 10.9 or greater is now required.
  • Removed 32bit support.
  • Removed support for RTAS.

2021-03-17: 2.1


  • Redesigned Toolbar and Settings.
  • Additional Factory Presets!
  • Resizable UI.
  • Added user-definable meter peak hold.
  • Slope/Q can be adjusted on the graph by holding Ctrl.
  • NKS Support.
  • Tempo-Sync Recovery.
  • macOS 32bit Version Available Here


  • UI can be sluggish on Mojave (macOS 10.14) or greater.
  • UI can be sluggish when Bypassed.
  • AAX: Fixed Factory Presets Missing.
  • Parameters might show suffix twice (0.0 dB dB)
  • Improved Automation compatibility with several hosts.
  • MIDI Indicator might falsely show when inserting plug-in in some hosts.
  • Known Issues: Under Windows, Some hosts would show VST3 UI with extra borders.


2020-10-18: 2.0.6


  • AAX presets not working
  • AAX might not re/install properly since 2.0.5
  • UI could freeze when toggling bypass.
  • To be fully compliant with future macOS this version is 64bit only.
    For 32bit click here

2019-12-11: 2.0.5

Changes & Improvements

  • Add support for Pro Tools EQ Curve.
    (Note: Pro Tools EQ Curve updates are slower than plug-in UI)
  • Windows: Improved HiDPI support.
  • Removed RTAS Support. If you need older versions, please contact our support.
  • To support newer macOS versions, this will be the last version with 32-bit support. Future versions will drop 32-bit support and will require macOS 10.8 or newer.


  • AAX: Automation could stop working when using automation shortcut keyboard modifiers.
  • VST3: Presets might not recall on some hosts.

2019-08-04: 2.0.4


  • SurferEQ might crash when opening UI.
  • Possible graphics corruption when toggling bypass.
  • Level Meter isn't filling entire meter area.

2018-12-04: 2.0.3

Changes & Improvements

  • SurferEQ 2.0.3 requires macOS 10.7 or newer.
  • Bypass makes UI grayscale.


  • Avoid possible rare race condition when loading/saving parameters.
  • AAX with side-chain could produce silence when rendered offline. (Commit/Freeze/Bounce Offline).
  • VST3 No sound with Direct Offline Processing.
  • VST: LIVE mode latency restored correctly under Ableton Live.

2017-12-24: 2.0.2 r2

  • Added iLok Trial (full functionality for 7 days).

2017-04-03: 2.0.2


  • New! Customizable MIDI pitch-band range.
  • Add Pro Tools (AAX) automation modifiers support.
  • Improved Pro Tools (AAX) Control Surface Support
  • Improved Harmonic Filter behavior.
  • Improved Multi-Channel/Surround support
  • Text-field snap improvements.
  • Minor bugfixes and optimizations.


  • Fixed VST performance denormalization issues.
  • Fixed MIDI Enabled might not work correctly on some cases.
  • Fixed MIDI might get stuck when returned from MIDI Mode to detection.
  • Fixed MIDI modes with GTE.
  • Fixed latency reporting when using MIDI.
  • Fixed spurious undo state on start.
  • Fixed undo for graphics bands.
  • Fixed crashes for VST3 for Adobe Audition & Premiere.
  • Fixed UI not showing under Wavelab Mac.
  • Fixed Digital Performer mutes audio when no side-chain.
  • Fixed Resizing Bug for Samplitude.

2016-09-01: 2.0.1


  • Added support for PACE disk-based authorization.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed PACE iLok 1 compatibility.
  • Fixed noise issue in demo.
  • Fixed saving in Pro Tools issue in demo.


2016-08-25: 2.0.0

What's New?

  • Side-chain input: Makes it possible to use pitch from another track to process polyphonic audio tracks to make "space" in the mix.
  • Spectral Gate (normal and reversed): Allows engaging or disengaging the EQ when the input level crosses a set threshold level.
  • Live mode with zero latency
  • Four new and extremely creative Harmonic Filter modes
  • Morphing filters
  • Surf-time control: Allows setting the speed at which SurferEQ will "Surf" from one note to another.
  • HP and LP Surf-frequency limit: Allows setting a limit to the high- and low-pass filters when Surfing.
  • Undo/redo
  • PACE iLok for protection and easy mobility
  • Completely re-designed, retina-compatible and OpenGL optimized vector graphics UI
  • Spectral Level Meters
  • Frequency analyzer

2015-03-23: 1.2.6


  • Improved parameters and automation handling

2015-03-18: 1.2.5

New Features and Improvements

  • Added VoiceOver accessibility support in Pro Tools
  • Added HPF surfing frequency limit parameter


  • Fixed AAX 32-bit issues under Windows
  • Fixed RTAS issues
  • Fixed AU Validation under Mac OS 10.6.x

2015-02-11: 1.2.4


  • Fixed repeated switching between 'Pitch' and 'Hz'
  • Fixed incorrect display of harmonic as a note after closing and re-opening plugin window

2015-01-29: 1.2.3


  • Trial period changed to 14 days, and can now be further extended upon request
  • Significantly reduced windows installer loading time
  • Improved Harmonic Filter accuracy


  • Fixed midi-mode switching not being recorded in automation
  • Fixed bypass not working correctly in Pro-Tools
  • Fixed a crash in OpenGL when running on very old windows drivers
  • Fixed AAX 32-bit issues
  • Fixed VST3 issues

2014-04-30: 1.2.2 - VST3

New Features

  • VST3 format available
  • OS X: Installer is signed for Gatekeeper


  • Windows: Fixed crashes in Pro Tools in machines with Nvidia GPUs
  • Fixed rare crashes in plugin validation

2013-06-24: 1.2.1 - Pro Tools Compatibility Fix

  • SurferEQ AAX now works in the released version of Pro Tools 11.

2013-04-08: 1.2.0 - Major Update


  • Improved filter transitions (Fixed "pop"s on extreme settings)
  • CPU usage optimized by up to 75%
  • Trial version is now a 30-day fully functional trial
  • MIDI Modes:
    • MIDI mode 1: Note Overrides Detection

      Designed for easy correction of the pitch-detection engine when required. A MIDI Note On input will override the internal pitch-detector. On MIDI Note Off, the pitch-detection engine will resume its operation.

    • MIDI mode 2: Surf By Note

      Designed for frequency specific ducking. Pitch / Frequency is controlled by MIDI, Internal pitch-detection engine is disabled. MIDI Note On / Off toggles Surf-enabled bands.

    • MIDI mode 3: Instrument Mode

      Designed to be played like an instrument where the source audio acts as an oscillator. Pitch / Frequency and sound are controlled and triggered by MIDI Notes.


  • Graphics compatibility with Retina displays.
  • Fixed keyboard input issues in some Windows hosts.
  • Fixed rare crashes in Windows.

2012-07-11: 1.0.8 - Maintenance Release

Maintainance Release

2011-11-22: 1.0.0 - Initial Release

  • SurferEQ - The Pitch Tracking Equalizer is released to the world for the first time!