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Positive Grid BIAS Sqweez-3/5

The latest in professional multi-band compressor, limiter and upward expander plug-ins (Mac/PC)
MFR# 667-100-012-915

Product Description

Bias Sqweez-3 & -5 offer the latest in professional multiband compressor, limiter, and upward expander technology.  These powerful plug-ins feature advanced new linear-phase algorithms, which are perfect for mixing and mastering.  Unique and advanced features, coupled with an intuitive interface, make Sqweez-3/5 fast and easy-to-use — and at this price, an amazing value too!


  • Apply compression, EQ, and upward expansion independently across multiple frequency bands
  • Boost and level audio output
  • Perfect for mastering, and much more

A/B/C/D "Snapshots"
Use up to four temporary memory "snapshots" for quickly comparing different settings.

Spectrograph Controls
Set parameters for the built-in spectrograph, which is superimposed over the EQ/Threshold display.

Gain Compensation
When active, this control automatically compensates for any level changes introduced by Sqweez-3/5 and sets the output gain to match the input gain. This is particularly useful as changes in loudness can be misinterpreted as improved equalization.

Soft Clip
Acts as a soft limiter to ensure that the output level does not clip due to gain differences introduced by an EQ or compression setting.

Digital Ceiling
Sets the maximum allowable level in decibels that the Soft Clip control will use.

EQ/Threshold Graph Display
Shows a variety of compression data for each band in graphical format, and also allows settings to be made directly in it.  The Graph display may be viewed in three modes — EQ, Threshold, or Both (which displays EQ & Threshold data simultaneously).

Gain Slider
Controls output gain, and allows the output signal level to be adjusted to compensate for level changes accordingly.

Filter Crossovers
Appear in the display as vertical lines, and are used to adjust the width of each compression band (and edit the crossover frequency between it and its neighboring bands).

Compression Controls
Allow compression settings to be made for individual bands. Controls available include Threshold, Gain, Ratio, Maximum Reduction, Attack, Release, Knee, Bypass, and Solo.

Group Controls
Allow changing a compression settings globally, that affects all bands simultaneously.

Input Meters
These high-resolution meters display the level of the audio signal being fed into Sqweez.

Output Meters
These high-precision meters show the output level of an audio signal after it has been processed.

This professional cross-platform linear-phase compressor/limiter includes Audio Units, RTAS/AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats, so it can be used within most popular professional audio editing hosts on Mac & Windows systems — such as Peak, Digital Performer, GarageBand, Live, Logic, Premiere, Pro Tools, Sonar, Sound Forge, and many others.

System Requirements:


  • G4, G5, or Intel-based Mac (≥500MHz processor)
  • Mac OS 10.3.9, 10.4.3, or 10.5.1 or higher (10.4.3 or higher recommended)


  • Intel Pentium 3/4, or Athlon with SSE Instructions (≥800 MHz processor)
  • Windows XP Home/Professional or Windows Vista


  • 128MB RAM minimum (256 MB recommended)
  • 70MB available disk space
  • Plug-in requires compatible Audio Units, RTAS or VST host application
  • Color monitor, minimum 1024 x 768 resolution

Product Specifications

Condition New
Software Delivery Retail Box
iLok Required No
Plug-in Type Dynamics
Plug-In Format RTAS, AU, VST
Operating System Mac, Windows

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