Written by: Roman Kisil (@Nodeful) on Thu, 24th of June 2021
A little about the creator
👋🏻 Hi, my name is Roman, I'm 30yo and I'm the sole creator of eqMac.
I'm originally from Latvia but for the past 10 years have been based in the United Kingdom and for 6 of those years I've worked as a Software Engineer in the industry.
I live a pretty modest life with my girlfriend and 2 cats 🐈 I drive a 15 year old car and don't own any realestate. I struggle with some anxiety and minor depression periods, which hinders my productivity, but I think that's pretty common in the modern and fast paced world we live in.
I'm sharing all this just to show I'm just your normal average millenial Tech Bro and not some Gucci wearing executive 😅 No offense if you are!
In the end of 2020 I have quit my full time job to build eqMac Pro and depending on how it goes pursue other ideas 🤞🏻
A brief history of eqMac
I created the first version of eqMac in 2015 being a fresh graduate from University, just before starting my first SoftEng job. I've done it pretty hastly in only a month and just put it out there as a free download from an ugly website.
To my surprise in a year it got over 80k downloads so I decided to build eqMac2. That took me over a year, mostly because I was very busy trying to prove myself in the job market at the time. I also decided to open source it in hopes that it will get people contributing to the codebase (that unfortunately never happened, aside from minor bug fixes). eqMac2 in my opinion was still a piece of garbage, yet it somehow got over 500k downloads and grew to 30k monthly active users.
Seeing the growth I wanted to keep going, but this time instead of hastly writing crappy code I wanted to properly engineer and understand everything I was doing, as well as using the latest available technologies (Swift instead of Obj-C and Safe User Space audio driver instead of old/unsafe Kernel Extension approach).
This took a lot of time and effort over evenings and weekends to learn and build the new eqMac. I released it in Spring of 2020 and currently it's sitting at around 50k+ monthly active users.
Starting from v1.0.0 eqMac has an Expert Equalizer feature with Unlimited Bands, Spectrum Analyzer, Reference Presets for 2500+ Headphones, nice Graph UI and more exciting features coming soon! It's the first feature of eqMac that is not free and will require You to get a Pro License to use it.
All funds raised will go directly into supporting eqMac's development and future! All the features that were free up to this point will stay free forever, and there will be more free features coming out in the future!
I hope you will find eqMac Pro features useful to You! I appreciate all the support I get.
Thank you for showing interest in eqMac and getting to the bottom of this blog post 🙏🏻
If you have anything to say please reach out to me on our Discord server or Contact us through the website.