Smart EQ 3 is out !

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KVRist
235 posts since 24 Oct, 2008

Post Wed May 05, 2021 3:22 am

dark musician for dark lover.

KVRAF
4138 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed May 05, 2021 3:28 am

looks more and more like Neutron :)
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KVRist

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235 posts since 24 Oct, 2008

Post Wed May 05, 2021 3:44 am

i have V2, but don t use it often, is $29 (upgrade fee)for v3 is a good deal ?
what would it do that i can t ? (i own proc3 / all voxengo eq / eiosis / shade and smooth operator.)
is the AI algo is really good ?
dark musician for dark lover.

KVRAF
4138 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed May 05, 2021 3:51 am

not sure, i demoed smartEQ 5 times already over different iterations, and it never struck me as "oh i really need this". (Neither did neutron)
None of the new features really click with me either, they feel like iZotope Neutron's "Sculptor" module and AI in general. Wonder how they compare
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KVRist
402 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Wed May 05, 2021 4:00 am

The new features look cool to get some balance between multiple tracks, especially with the prioritization feature. Wonder how well it works? Might try the 30 days trial later when I got more time.

KVRist
209 posts since 30 Jan, 2015

Post Wed May 05, 2021 4:40 am

This is much better than EQ2. I would give it a try. Decent upgrade price too.

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KVRian
921 posts since 30 Mar, 2008 from MN, USA

Post Wed May 05, 2021 7:39 am

Site is getting hammered. Very slow.

KVRAF
3130 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Wed May 05, 2021 9:04 am

This is the best eq since the last one I bought and will be until the next one!

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KVRAF
33447 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Wed May 05, 2021 9:29 am

:)
Hi-de-Hi!

KVRAF
5136 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Wed May 05, 2021 9:37 am

Very customer friendly upgrade price :tu:

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KVRian
1130 posts since 24 Jul, 2008 from England

Post Wed May 05, 2021 12:42 pm

I'm liking it so far. New features are great & the upgrade price is fair. :tu:

First thing I'm bummed is that there are no brass/horn profiles and the universal isn't cutting it for brass. EQ2 had Trumpets, Trombone, etc. I thought the solution would be to export profiles from EQ2 and load them into EQ3, but they don't seem to be cross compatible:
SEQ3 err.png
I figure I'll have to try making some myself. Though I'd prefer some Brass profiles that were more thought out than I can likely achieve. Same of Strings and some other orchestral instruments.

If Sonible would like to give some tips or advice on creating useable profiles, I'd appreciate that. In fact, it would be nice to have an option or even utility where we could load a variety of audio in it, say a load of brass samples, & 'machine learn' an average profile from all the data. Just a thought.
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KVRAF
1546 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Wed May 05, 2021 2:57 pm

audiosabre wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 12:42 pm
I'm liking it so far. New features are great & the upgrade price is fair. :tu:

First thing I'm bummed is that there are no brass/horn profiles and the universal isn't cutting it for brass. EQ2 had Trumpets, Trombone, etc. I thought the solution would be to export profiles from EQ2 and load them into EQ3, but they don't seem to be cross compatible:
SEQ3 err.png

I figure I'll have to try making some myself. Though I'd prefer some Brass profiles that were more thought out than I can likely achieve. Same of Strings and some other orchestral instruments.

If Sonible would like to give some tips or advice on creating useable profiles, I'd appreciate that. In fact, it would be nice to have an option or even utility where we could load a variety of audio in it, say a load of brass samples, & 'machine learn' an average profile from all the data. Just a thought.
Sonible support is first rate - they might help if yo contact them directly

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KVRian
1130 posts since 24 Jul, 2008 from England

Post Wed May 05, 2021 3:33 pm

fairlyclose wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 2:57 pm
Sonible support is first rate - they might help if yo contact them directly
I hope my experience matches yours. The interplugin communication doesn't work for me. I've launched a support request, so let's see! :tu:

KVRian
512 posts since 6 Dec, 2014

Post Wed May 05, 2021 7:20 pm

Very buggt on Cakewalk... and it is absolutely cpu hog when i turn on dynamic.

KVRian
983 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Post Wed May 05, 2021 8:16 pm

hmmm... been toying with it for about 40 mins. I honestly don't find it that amazing. It adds mid range to anything I put it through. When working with several tracks, it doesn't really do anything different than what it does track by track (maybe this is a bug, as it's been mentioned here). As a digital eq it works very well, but I already have Pro Q3. My upgrade price is $29 and I don't think I'm going for it.
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