No love for Crave EQ?

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KVRian
671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sat May 16, 2020 1:28 am

I'm looking for a linear phase eq. I already have the "Frequency EQ" that comes with Cubase but I dont like the UI (should be larger or resizable). During my researches for Fabfilter Pro-Q I found a thread, over at Gearsluts, where a few guys were praising the Crave EQ from Crave DSP. I compared it against Pro Q and I have to say that Crave EQ's user inferface works much better for me (smoother workflow, larger fonts, fully resizable).

I wonder why this EQ doesnt get much attention :?: It was released in 2017 and there are no magazine reviews, very few results at Google and here at the kvr-database only 5 people have marked it as favorite? If you put the dynamic features from Pro Q aside i find Crave EQ superior and it costs only 60 euros :o Do I have overlooked something?

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KVRAF
33411 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Sat May 16, 2020 1:31 am

Hi-de-Hi!

KVRian
636 posts since 29 Oct, 2015 from Jupiter 8

Post Sat May 16, 2020 1:54 am

I bet Crave EQ is awesome, but i think most here are already covered by great digital workhorse EQ.
If i dind't already have Pro-Q, i'd seriously consider Crave though, the price alone is much better.
The color choices on that photo look horrendeos though. Are those default? Can they be changed?
Scarily reminds me of the original CGA 4 color palette from 1984 or so. :-o

(for those fortunate enough not to have witnessed CGA in all it's glory, just look at the photo above. Luckily, most of us had monochromatic screens at that time :party: )
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KVRian
1228 posts since 3 Jul, 2009

Post Sat May 16, 2020 1:57 am

I think there is quite a lot of praise for this eq, when it's his only product at the moment. My go-to eq definitely after testing all the usual suspects.

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KVRAF
33411 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:03 am

vurt will be all over this. the color scheme matches his leg warmers perfectly.
Hi-de-Hi!

KVRian

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671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:07 am

FapFilter wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:54 am
I bet Crave EQ is awesome, but i think most here are already covered by great digital workhorse EQ.
If i dind't already have Pro-Q, i'd seriously consider Crave though, the price alone is much better.
The color choices on that photo look horrendeos though. Are those default? Can they be changed?
Scarily reminds me of the original CGA 4 color palette from 1984 or so. :-o

(for those fortunate enough not to have witnessed CGA in all it's glory, just look at the photo above. Luckily, most of us had monochromatic screens at that time :party: )
The colors are not editable, but I find the colour scheme really harmonic. It's pleasing on the eye and it fits nicely to the Cubase color scheme (looks almost like a stock plugin)..

KVRian
636 posts since 29 Oct, 2015 from Jupiter 8

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:09 am

the pink is literally hurting my eyes. Why not just white?

Otherwise, i think it will most likely be an awesome EQ i'd recommend anyone to try first, before forking out that much on Pro-Q
“People pay good money for old stuff because they mistakenly think that the gear has more to do with the products than it actually did. And because it makes them feel good to own it.“ wise man on GS

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KVRAF
33411 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:12 am

It looks beautiful. Use your ears, not your eyes.
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KVRian
636 posts since 29 Oct, 2015 from Jupiter 8

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:14 am

I do. And i use StonEQ for that.
Otherwise, i could also just dig out ReaEQ. It is also ugly, but at least no literal pain from a color that is burning into my retina
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KVRian

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671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:17 am

sonicpowa wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:57 am
I think there is quite a lot of praise for this eq, when it's his only product at the moment. My go-to eq definitely after testing all the usual suspects.
I never heard about Crave EQ before and without that thread at gearsluts it would have stayed that way. Maybe a review at Music Radar or another platform could boost it's attention ... or an influencer review at Youtube (that snake-oil-guy for example). Seems that the developer has no interest in marketing ... strange ... this is really fine plugin.

KVRist
148 posts since 1 May, 2008 from USA

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:18 am

I considered CraveEq quite heavily, but bought ProQ3 instead. For me and my ears I just like ProQ3 better, but Crave is an incredible EQ as well!

KVRian

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671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:19 am

double post ...
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KVRian

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671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:19 am

triple post ... too much beer yesterday ... and that damn edit button :x

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KVRAF
2323 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from Preston, England, UK

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:40 am

Aloysius wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 2:03 am
vurt will be all over this. the color scheme matches his leg warmers perfectly.
:lol: :lol:
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KVRian

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671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sat May 16, 2020 2:42 am

TheD20 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 2:18 am
I considered CraveEq quite heavily, but bought ProQ3 instead. For me and my ears I just like ProQ3 better, but Crave is an incredible EQ as well!
In which cases it sounded better? I havent installed the Pro Q demo anymore. I find that both are great at boosting frequencies - less distortion, which has to do with that linear phase thing I think. I couldnt hear a noticable difference in that case.

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