Best workhorse EQ

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KVRist
33 posts since 20 Apr, 2020

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:06 am

What are your go to EQ plugins? If you could only use one EQ plugin what would it be?

I'm loving TDR Slick EQ M and Parametric EQ 2, very interested in getting the Pro Q 3.

KVRist
262 posts since 16 Feb, 2017

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:12 am

ProQ3 for sure as a mix of static & dynamic eq in one plugin. It's used on every single mixer track here in every single project. Right behind are the tonenboosters EQ and the HOFA EQ as a "more advanced" dynamic eq.

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KVRian
574 posts since 20 Nov, 2000 from Valencia, Spain

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:13 am

I algo got the TDR SlickEQ M, but I'm really more comfortable working with the TDR Nova as my go-to EQ for tracks.

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KVRist
108 posts since 2 Jul, 2014 from Finland

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:36 am

FabFilter Pro-Q 3. Does everything I want from an EQ, I love it.

KVRist
351 posts since 24 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:47 am

My current favorites are Digital EQ in Falcon and ReEQ for Reaper
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KVRian
1242 posts since 26 Mar, 2004 from UK

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:30 am

ProQ is a little too $$$ for my wallet; for the budget conscious, Toneboosters EQ4 is fantastic value for its capabilities; all TB stuff is ridiculously good value and very highly regarded among the community.
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KVRian
1239 posts since 3 Jul, 2009

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:45 am

Crave eq. Waves F6 for dynamic eq.

KVRist
382 posts since 25 Aug, 2019

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:54 am

Some daws have an integrated eq, and that one I would prefer, less clicks - faster workflow

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KVRAF
6715 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:58 am

I could easily just use reaeq but like ddmfs iieq too, the free version from soundbytes is great, just missing a few band etc.
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KVRian
1077 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:18 am

DMG Equilibrium
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KVRAF
1791 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:38 am

I could absolutely get by with what Cubase provides: the channel EQ for common tasks and Frequency for advanced stuff.
That being said, I prefer Tonebooster’s EQ4 for workflow reasons and dynamic EQ. Tried ProQ but I didn’t feel the difference in price - more than 100 bucks - was worth it (that “grab the resonance” feature was nice, though...)

KVRAF
30020 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:41 am

roman.i wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:54 am
Some daws have an integrated eq, and that one I would prefer, less clicks - faster workflow
That's a great point actually. In Studio One, the EQ integrates itself into the send FX dialog, so that you have a visible display there, without opening the EQ's GUI, and you can adjust the nodes there. Cubase has something similar in the channel settings.

TBH, I never saw the need for a third party EQ, but, YMMV.
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33 posts since 20 Apr, 2020

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:09 am

Toneboosters Equalizer 4 seems awesome but do you guys think its worth buying if I have the TDR Nova GE?

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KVRAF
34940 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:15 am

Ableton Live - EQ Eight
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KVRAF
1791 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:06 am

wackob wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:09 am
Toneboosters Equalizer 4 seems awesome but do you guys think its worth buying if I have the TDR Nova GE?
Nova is a parallel EQ, E4 isn’t. So there will be sonical differences, in my experience, you can’t make nova grab as much as a “normal” serial EQ, it always sounds somewhat mellower. So if you want a drastic cut somewhere to remove a resonance or ringing or want a mighty boost for the snare in the hi end, TB EQ4 might be more suitable for that task. nova might be great for hi shelving a vocal for giving it some “air” without being harsh.
So imho they are for different use cases, although there might be overlaps.
Personally I use EQ4 way more often than Nova, but that is just personal preference, I see EQ4 more as a standard channel EQ and Nova for special purposes. Ymmv.

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