ALPHA is parametric equalizer made for advanced mastering tasks. It is concieved to be the only EQ you'll need to achieve the desired spectral balance. Since mid/side channel processing is the best way to handle the most of contemporary music, the whole concept is based around it. It doesn't skew stereo symmetry and often you'll be able to tweak vocals, kickdrum, snare or bass (mid channel) and to create more spacial stereo image by boosting desirable frequencies on side channel. Also, it offers spectrum shifting with three predefined filters for bass, midrange and treble.