I don’t have to take my product to a high-end studio anymore
– I have Har-Bal!
– Tameko Star, Music Dish
Overall, although it’s still initially harder to get to grips with than some rival ‘EQ ripper’ utilities, I still prefer Harbal, with its more considered approach to improving the final sound of an audio track, the detail of its manual and tutorials, and its helpful on-line user forum hosted by Har-Bal’s professional mastering and research engineers. It’s a serious tool that can teach you a lot about why your mixes don’t sound like commercial tracks, at the same time as improving them.
– Martin Walker, Sound On Sound Magazine, July 2004
Sounds good enough to use on commercial tracks. I found Har-bal an altogether more serious application than any other EQ ripping utility I’ve reviewed to date.
– Martin Walker, Sound on Sound Magazine, March 2004
Har-Bal is a cleverly implemented tool that fixes EQ problems with astonishing speed and precision…(it’s) is a welcome, important, well-designed program for those who believe mastering has much more to do with subtle response touch-ups than squashed dynamics. Very cool
– Craig Anderton, EQ Magazine Jan 2004
Australian developer Paavo Jumppanen has certainly delivered the goods on this one and turned a sceptic into a believer with this awesome piece of software. Har-Bal really does give eyes to your ears.
– Todd Macalpine, Ozmusicweed
Overall, version 2.0 is a huge step forward, since it not only provides the means to improve the sound of your mixes, but also has a very good stab at doing this automatically. I can see IntuitQ being controversial in some mastering circles, but in my opinion the results speak for themselves.
– Martin Walker, Sound on Sound Magazine, March 2006
Har-Bal is a truly unique program, extremely affordable and probably the quickest and easiest way to balance your audio material.
– Ian Waugh, Music Tech Magazine, March 2004