plugins like Pro-Q2

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Harry_HH
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3052 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Post Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 am

Reefius wrote:Wow, this CraveEQ almost looks exactly like Fabfilter ProQ2.
Many developers have imitated the Pro-Q look and feature, since it was published.
Among others IKM and Waves.
I think its one of the most influental UI in the last 10 years. :party:

DeathByGuitar
KVRist
49 posts since 4 Feb, 2006

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:33 am

Harry_HH wrote:
Reefius wrote:Wow, this CraveEQ almost looks exactly like Fabfilter ProQ2.
Many developers have imitated the Pro-Q look and feature, since it was published.
Among others IKM and Waves.
I think its one of the most influental UI in the last 10 years. :party:
I got so much flak from some guy for suggesting on a ToneBoosters thread that EQ 4 was a blatant rip-off of Pro-Q 2 UI-ise. The sad thing is I thought TB EQ 3 was almost perfect the way it was, just needed to be larger, IMO. Loved the colors, the functionality, all of it. But Jaroen had to chase the Pro-Q 2 trend. The way how the floating box is implemented in EQ 4 is really dumb, IMO. I feel like it just gets in the way. I emailed him a long list of suggestions for UI improvements but since I'm just a random nobody on the internet I don't expect anyone to care. :hihi:

Zexila
KVRAF
3178 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 am

Check out apQualizr2 too. :tu:

http://apulsoft.ch/apqualizr2/
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badass_billy
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91 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:07 pm

Fabfilter Pro-Q is outstanding. Toneboosters Equalizer 4 is outstanding, and it's cheaper.

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plexuss
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2360 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:46 pm

There's DMG Equick (£75) and Equilibrium (£175). :phones:

kaner
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66 posts since 27 Sep, 2017

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:18 pm

Crave Eq...I got it, no matching but othervise sameish as ProQ 2...cpu is great...and also the price.

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pekbro
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2093 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:30 pm

It's worth mentioning: Overtone DSP AF2-10/M Graphical EQ is £10.00 currently.

https://www.overtonedsp.co.uk/download/ ... index.html

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MogwaiBoy
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2824 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:07 pm

pekbro wrote:It's worth mentioning: Overtone DSP AF2-10/M Graphical EQ is £10.00 currently.

https://www.overtonedsp.co.uk/download/ ... index.html

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whoah ALL of their plugins at 10 pounds right now...

Laxplanet
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81 posts since 15 Apr, 2013 from Perth WA

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:34 pm

There is a deal on Ozone elements on plug in boutique, buy anything get elements free.
The Eq in Ozone is similar to pro q in some ways and just an all round good little plug in to get for almost nothing. I spent like 1:68 AUD and got some glitch effects plug in plus elements.

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pekbro
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2093 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:11 am

MogwaiBoy wrote:
pekbro wrote:It's worth mentioning: Overtone DSP AF2-10/M Graphical EQ is £10.00 currently.

whoah ALL of their plugins at 10 pounds right now...
Yeah, that too :D They are quite good, which is no surprise, considering the dev
is former Solid State Logic. Too bad SSL put the Kibosh on his SSL emulations.
I like them better than his 500-series.

Never the less, a great deal :tu:

gort11112
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92 posts since 13 Aug, 2018

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:48 am

Ozone would be fine if resizable but obviously can't complain since it's free atm :)

gort11112
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92 posts since 13 Aug, 2018

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:54 am

imho Pro-Q2 with 40% discount would look better than Crave EQ regular price, but matter of preferance and waiting of course... :)

adl
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1052 posts since 26 Jun, 2005

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:20 am

Was testing a lot of EQ plugin some weeks ago, mainly looking for something neutral sounding with fast workflow and not to many bells and whistles. Bought DMG EQuick second hand here in the market place after asking if anybody sells it. Fabfilter gui isn´t my thing very much and to me the workflow on EQuick was the most intuitive. So, definitely observe how fast you can set up the EQ right the way you want, cause it´s so annoying when this isn´t working the way you think it should.
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pekbro
KVRAF
2093 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:48 am

If I didn't already have Pro-Q2, I would probably go with DMG Audio's
Equilibrium myself. I don't think I would choose EQuick or EQuality
over it...

That said, the Kilohearts and Crave Eq's are very good as well, and way cheaper.
I have the 2 Kilohearts EQ's and like the Crave EQ, but probably wont buy it.
The Kilohearts EQ's cost me next to nothing, so...


When I got the Pro Q, I thought my EQ buying days were over, I was wrong. :D
Although, I wont spend too much on anything else because of it. Alas, the
chances of me getting any of the DMG EQ's is very low.

AdvancedFollower
KVRist
132 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: plugins like Pro-Q2

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:53 am

I'm sure Pro-Q2 is amazing, but I can't justify €149 for just an EQ, when there are so many alternatives.

What I ended up using:
-The built in EQ in Studio One (a bit small and not re-sizable, but perfectly serviceable): €0
-ToneBoosters EQ 4 ("Poor man's Pro-Q2" in terms of GUI, but it's a dynamic EQ, and has many nice features): €30
-MEqualizer (Fully re-sizable with the Freemium FreeFX upgrade): €15 (bought during sale), for the whole bundle
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