syence release hotly anticipated 5-track ‘bass pop’ EP

US dance music duo syence have unveiled their new 5-track EP bass pop, out now on all streaming platforms.

An exploration into the self-styled genre of music that the record is named after, bass pop captures the essence of the syence sound. Epitomizing this is opener “truth”, a vibrant, emotionally charged jam featuring an alluring sax line and the vocals of California artist Kyle Reynolds, who has had a striking series of recent works including”Best Is Yet To Come” with Gryffin, and “Drifting Away”with Autograf.

The five-track release also features three tracks that have been released as singles across the year, starting with “talking way too much”, a vibrant combination of glistening synths, euphoric bass energy and seductive vocals. Then there is the poignant, dynamic percussion of “hate me like you love me”, which also features the vocals of Nashville singer-songwriter Jake Neumar, and the punchy romance of “think about u”. Closing things out, the sombre “meet somebody” ensures the melancholic energy permeates bass pop right to the end. 

First meeting in a college science class, Zach Montoya and Brayden James were brought together by a shared love of live music and production. Soon they decided to form syence, experimenting together and pioneering a sound they describe as bass pop. Returning to the 2021 live event space in full force, syence played the acclaimed Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge Amphitheatre this past August, and are slated for upcoming sets at HiJinx festival in Philadelphia as well Countdown NYE festival in Southern California to ring in the new year. Furthermore, notable recent tour dates include playing alongside Two Friends for three nights across Connecticut and Massachusetts in June, alongside Whethan in Cleveland this September, and alongside Zedd in Boston during Labor Day Weekend.

Their largest and most diverse body of work to date, the bass pop EP is a landmark release in the story of syence.

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Eventide SplitEQ Offers An Alternative To Traditional EQs

Eventide has released SplitEQ, an advanced equalization plug-in, featuring the company’s patented Structural Split technology.

SplitEQ works in a fundamentally different way from traditional EQs. Eventide describes it as “a new approach for corrective and creative rebalancing, enhancing, repairing, and widening any musical signal or other audio source.”

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SplitEQ is a parametric EQ with eight bands of precise, musical filters. What’s new and different is Eventide’s powerful Structural Split engine which divides the incoming audio into separate Transient and Tonal streams that feed the eight bands. This approach makes common EQ problems easy to solve even in a complex mix and opens up exciting new musical possibilities.

“We’re incredibly proud of what our developers have accomplished. They’ve built on the Structural Split technology at the heart of our earlier plug-in, Physion, to do something truly groundbreaking: SplitEQ is a fundamentally new type of musical tool.” said Eventide’s founder, Richard Factor.

SplitEQ takes the sound of structure into account. It splits any sound into two streams, mimicking human perception of its tonal and transient elements. After that, you can cut or boost only that part of the sound on which you’re focused. SplitEQ is not just a corrective tool. It is also a new type of creative tool for adding dimension to mixes through its independent Left/Right and Mid/Side panning options.

SplitEQ features a real-time spectrum analyzer so one can see and hear the sound in new ways. Solo only the transients, a single band, or only the transients on a single band. Use this analyzer to track down problematic resonances or transients by displaying the tonal and transient streams separately, adding a new dimension to your troubleshooting toolkit.


  • World-class 8-band parametric EQ with precise musical filters
  • Equalizes Transient and Tonal parts of a sound separately using Eventide’s patented Structural SplitTM technology
  • Controls Transient and Tonal Output levels
  • Enhances the stereo field with continuous Transient and Tonal panning controls (L/R and
    Mid/Side modes)
  • Innovative real-time spectrum analyzer displays the Transient and Tonal streams independently
  • Controls for the underlying Split technology for fine-tuning and experimentation
  • Globally scales the EQ curves together or independently
  • Has Peak, Notch, Bandpass, High-Shelf, Low-Shelf, Tilt Shelf, High-Pass, and Low-Pass filter types with slopes from 6 to 96 dB/octave
  • Includes a comprehensive library with over 150 presets
  • A/B buttons allow quick auditioning of two presets or settings plus Undo/ Redo functionality
  • Graphical user interface with zoom options and can be re-sized

Pricing and Availability

SplitEQ is available now for Mac and PC in VST, AAX, and AU formats for an introductory price of $99 (reg. $179) from Eventide and authorized dealers worldwide.