No love for Crave EQ?

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KVRist
442 posts since 2 Jun, 2015 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:49 am

ScrLk wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:29 am
Infinite band EQs intimidate me a bit... I like SlickEQ GE and M a lot for being able to just use the knobs.
Then you should like Crave Eq, it's a 16 band eq *which is not infinite). :D

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KVRist
257 posts since 31 Jan, 2014 from Denmark

Post Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:35 pm

Version 2 is out. :)
I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.

KVRist
55 posts since 5 Feb, 2013 from United Kingdom

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:09 am

Elevated_being wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Version 2 is out. :)
No dynamic mode?

:(

KVRian

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671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:47 am

Elevated_being wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Version 2 is out. :)
Thanks for the info :tu:
mt12345 wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:09 am
No dynamic mode?
:(
The dev said that he thinks about a dynamic eq, but as a seperate plugin.


First impression:

The new update is great :tu:
- it's free (just load your existing license file)
- the new stereo options are nice
- some good decisions regarding the UI: coloured bands, fixed db ranges in the display instead of using the mousewheel, overall better look :clap:

But it wont replace v1, so you have to keep it in your plugin folder if you want to open older projects.

To me the best goto EQ! And the best proof that Dan worrals youtube tutorials "What's wrong with stock EQs?" are complete BS :D ... or maybe i'm to stupid to find the linear phase and analog modes in Cubase's stock eq's (UI size and usability left aside) :)

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KVRist
442 posts since 2 Jun, 2015 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:10 pm

audiot wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:47 am
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The new update is great ....
Yup, pretty sweet!
audiot wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:47 am
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.... some good decisions regarding the UI ....
.... and some with potential for improvement.

The lower panel is nice, IMHO, but it's sort of underutilized.

Plenty of room for more than one band. :)

KVRian

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671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:34 pm

Ghost Dog wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:10 pm
.... and some with potential for improvement.

The lower panel is nice, IMHO, but it's sort of underutilized.

Plenty of room for more than one band. :)
... but not enough room for the maximum of 32 bands :wink: (at least not without a horizontal scrollbar). It's completly fine in my opinion. Fabfilter and Slate handle it in the same way: You only see the controls and informations for the activly selected band.

I'm just not sure if it's wise, that the dev shows a screenshot with the new linearly spaced lines in the background :? Some might loose interest just by looking at the screenshot. I would say that the majority of users is used to logarithmically spaced lines. And the plugins default is still set to logarithmically spaced lines :?: I find them better to get a starting point to work on characteristic areas like "muddy" (somewhere between 200 and 300 hz) or "boxy" (somewhere between 400 and 600 hz).

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KVRist
442 posts since 2 Jun, 2015 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:46 pm

audiot wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:34 pm
... but not enough room for the maximum of 32 bands :wink: (at least not without a horizontal scrollbar)
I still stand by my previous statement (that space is way underutilized). :)

And scrollbar is not a bad idea by any means (I think the Apulsoft EQ has a scrollbar in that place).

KVRian

Topic Starter

671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:01 pm

Ghost Dog wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:46 pm
I still stand by my previous statement (that space is way underutilized). :)

And scrollbar is not a bad idea by any means (I think the Apulsoft EQ has a scrollbar in that place).
That's okay. You can ask the dev to include that function ... BUT only as an additional option - i dont want that :wink:

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KVRist
442 posts since 2 Jun, 2015 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:16 pm

audiot wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Ghost Dog wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:46 pm
I still stand by my previous statement (that space is way underutilized). :)

And scrollbar is not a bad idea by any means (I think the Apulsoft EQ has a scrollbar in that place).
That's okay. You can ask the dev to include that function ... BUT only as an additional option - i dont want that :wink:
Of course.

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KVRAF
5781 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:29 pm

I prefer one band at a time too. The controls could simply be spaced a little further apart ;) I like having it as a fixed panel instead of a floating thing that inevitably gets in the way.

It'd be nice to have another control to select which band you're editing. Sometimes it's hard to click the right one when there are multiple bands.

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KVRAF
3997 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:47 pm

I liked it well enough, I just have too many great eq's already. If it was quite a bit cheaper, I would
have bought it probably, just because. Not that it's particularly expensive, it just exceeds my
plugin spending limit of the last few years, which is pretty much about $29 :lol:

KVRAF
4481 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Post Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:31 pm

Nice update.

One of my top 5 EQs. Looks great, works great/fast, sounds great, flexible.

The dev is good guy to deal with too. Top notch support.

Probably the best bang for buck EQ you can get in this price range. And a lot more expensive too. Probably in my top 3 EQs in fact.

Much love here. :tu:

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KVRist
442 posts since 2 Jun, 2015 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:17 am

Guys, anyone know if there's a changelog somewhere (since I first saw v2, there have been versions 2.0.19, 2.0.22 and 2.0.23 .... would like to know what's up with them)?

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KVRist
257 posts since 31 Jan, 2014 from Denmark

Post Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:28 am

I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.

KVRian

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671 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:53 am

Ghost Dog wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:17 am
Guys, anyone know if there's a changelog somewhere (since I first saw v2, there have been versions 2.0.19, 2.0.22 and 2.0.23 .... would like to know what's up with them)?
:o That guy is busy! Didnt know about the updates.

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