“Dedicated controller. Universal posibilities”

HICKORY is an MIDI/OSC controller designed to work with FabFilter’s plugin Pro-Q. Like any other controller it can be used also with any other type of EQ,  or with any other type of plugin that supports this protocol.

Every single of the 20 rotary knobs are potentiometers, not encoders. This provides a very cool analog/old fashion/vintage feel. If 20 potentiometers are not enough for you, dont worry: every potentiometer is “momentary push” type, meaning that they can handle up to 2 parameters each. A very useful thing when assigning related parameters to the same knob, like Q and SHAPE, for example.

“Analog feel for a smooth plugin control”

“Just keep it simple…”

Hickory has two operation modes. In MODE 1 you can assign the MODE switch to the “Channel Mode” control in the plugin window, allowing you to choose in which channel (L/ST/R or M/ST/S) you want to apply the EQ. This mode is great for mixing and can be used together with our downloadable preset.

If you need a more complex EQ scheme then MODE 2 is for you. Very useful for mastering, in this mode each one of the seven predefined bands acts like three independent bands. This allows you to use a different EQ schemes for Middle, Side or Stereo channels per band. Download our MODE 2 preset and check its power!

“… or don’t”

Features in deep:

  • Supports MIDI Control Change and MIDI NRPN messages.
  • Supports OSC protocol.
  • All knobs are “momentary push” type potentiometers.

Panel controls:

  • 1 high pass filter band with frequency and Q control.
  • 5 parametric bands with frequency, gain, and Q control.
  • 1 low pass filter band with frequency and Q control.
  • Each band has a MUTE switch and bi-color state LED.
  • Each band has a three position switch (MODE) for choosing between Middle, Stereo or Side channels.
  • General bypass switch and ON/OFF switch with LED.