TBProAudio updates DSEQ to V3.0.0, a dynamic spectral equalizer for Windows and Mac OS X

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KVRian
643 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:20 am

TBProAudio has released DSEQ 3.0, a dynamic equalizer working in the frequency domain. DSEQ removes digital harshness on the fly thanks to self-adjusting frequency bands.
DSEQ now offers a gain reduction spectrograph, free GUI scaling and resizing and Apple M1 support.

DSEQ can be used in all mix and master situations:
  • de-essing vocals
  • taming resonances in e.g. drum, guitar, vocal recordings
  • removing digital harshness
  • balancing the mix
  • de-masking frequency regions
  • support of pink noise mixing/mastering
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Intro video 3.0: https://youtu.be/IaizcNzWkLc

DSEQ offers following features:
  • NEW: gain reduction spectrograph
  • smart AI function
  • smart AI GUI page
  • smooth linear phase dynamic filter
  • full frequency range processing, 10Hz – 22kHz
  • 7 different quality modes: eco eco, eco, normal, high and ultra, ultra 2 and 3
  • left/right and mid/side processing
  • global slope for detector signal (e.g. pink noise mixing/mastering)
  • custom threshold curve
  • limit of gain reduction
  • compression control
  • automatic optimal slope parameter calculation
  • automatic optimal threshold parameter calculation
  • 12 independent pre-filter bands, analogue/digital style
  • side-chain support
  • parameter A/B
  • multiple signal monitoring modes (pre-filter, delta, side chain)
  • multiple spectrum analyzing modes (stereo, left, right, mid, side)
  • perceptual loudness matching (powered by AB-LM Lite)
  • extended input/output meter, Peak/RMS/EBU/VU
  • narrow-band sweeping mode
  • sample-exact bypass toggle for all processing modes
  • sample rates min. up to 192 kHz
  • "real" over sampling, up to 4x
  • offline render modes
  • EQ cheat sheets
  • continuous calculation of the spectrum slope
  • precise parameter input
  • easy to use GUI
  • NEW: free GUI scaling and resizing
  • many presets including smart AI setups
  • preset management including custom setups
  • full DAW automation support
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • very efficient CPU usage design
  • Apple M1 support
  • free update for exiting DSEQ customers

System Requirements:
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or newer
  • OpenGL2
  • SSE2 capable CPU
  • Compatible DAW
  • Win: VST2/VST3/AAX, 32/64 Bit
  • OS X: VST2/VST3/AAX/AU, 64 Bit
Price: 79€
Last edited by TB-ProAudio on Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

KVRian
1302 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Earth

Post Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:22 am

It keeps getting better :tu:

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KVRian

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643 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Post Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:05 am

Reefius wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:22 am
It keeps getting better :tu:
We do your best, thank you :wink:

KVRAF
3548 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:23 am

been demoing this and soothe2 and have came to not-a-conclusion so far lol

KVRian
1302 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Earth

Post Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:43 am

Ploki wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:23 am
been demoing this and soothe2 and have came to not-a-conclusion so far lol
For me it was an easy decision after I compared the price for both plugins :hihi:

KVRer
1 posts since 14 Nov, 2020

Post Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:58 am

Is this basically the same as Soothe? If so then I’m on my way to purchase!!!!

KVRAF
3548 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:09 am

As far as I tested it's kinda like soothe but more unhinged. (And MSpectralDynamics is a step further, totally unhinged and ridiculously configurable)

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KVRian

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643 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Post Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:57 am

Ploki wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:09 am
As far as I tested it's kinda like soothe but more unhinged. (And MSpectralDynamics is a step further, totally unhinged and ridiculously configurable)
Sorry, but what do you mean with "unhinged"? Thank you :wink:

KVRAF
3548 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:30 am

TB-ProAudio wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:57 am
Ploki wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:09 am
As far as I tested it's kinda like soothe but more unhinged. (And MSpectralDynamics is a step further, totally unhinged and ridiculously configurable)
Sorry, but what do you mean with "unhinged"? Thank you :wink:
Yeah with unhinged i meant, ability to be more extreme in its processing.
Soothe2 at its extremes is still pretty contained and reserved, while DSEQ3 can be pushed into extreme that don't sound good anymore, which makes it a little harder to dial in. It's harder to make Soothe2 sound bad, to put simply.
Same goes for Melda MSpectralDynamics but it's even more pronounced.
That's a double-edged sword tho, usually more flexibility means you can do more with it, but it's also easier to screw stuff up if you don't know what you're doing.

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KVRian

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643 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Post Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:00 am

Ploki wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:30 am
TB-ProAudio wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:57 am
Ploki wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:09 am
As far as I tested it's kinda like soothe but more unhinged. (And MSpectralDynamics is a step further, totally unhinged and ridiculously configurable)
Sorry, but what do you mean with "unhinged"? Thank you :wink:
Yeah with unhinged i meant, ability to be more extreme in its processing.
Soothe2 at its extremes is still pretty contained and reserved, while DSEQ3 can be pushed into extreme that don't sound good anymore, which makes it a little harder to dial in. It's harder to make Soothe2 sound bad, to put simply.
Same goes for Melda MSpectralDynamics but it's even more pronounced.
That's a double-edged sword tho, usually more flexibility means you can do more with it, but it's also easier to screw stuff up if you don't know what you're doing.
OK, thank you.
Yes, you can drive all of them to death :-)

KVRian
894 posts since 29 Jul, 2008

Post Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:45 am

Ploki wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:30 am
Yeah with unhinged i meant, ability to be more extreme in its processing.
Soothe2 at its extremes is still pretty contained and reserved, while DSEQ3 can be pushed into extreme that don't sound good anymore, which makes it a little harder to dial in. It's harder to make Soothe2 sound bad, to put simply.
Same goes for Melda MSpectralDynamics but it's even more pronounced.
That's a double-edged sword tho, usually more flexibility means you can do more with it, but it's also easier to screw stuff up if you don't know what you're doing.
For mastering or group bus; Drive a lot, click slope to self adjust, slowly increase from dry to wet to taste (ablm in it is helpful).

You get an overall compression that sort of feels like a chain of standard plug-ins. With Soothe masking often occurs due to design, Teote can be a bit more tasteful but takes longer to adjust.

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KVRian

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643 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:34 am

DSEQ update to V3.1.0:

- NEW: filter-board, copy filter
- NEW: improved touch control
- NEW: preset Drums - hi-hats
- UPDATE: revised manual
- FIX: small GUI changes/improvements
- FIX: possible faulty text entry box
- FIX: LC/HC buttons not working in spectrum display
- FIX: potential crash during preset change
- FIX: crash with default settings
- FIX: Mac OSX: minus key of main keyboard not working in text entry box

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