MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

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Turello
KVRAF
3255 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:19 am

I usually use these kind of tools as corrective in mastering stage and Nova free it's incredible useful but not so clear about mid side so i found TB EQ 4 very very flexible, solid, light on CPU... From Melda i hate the gui at all...

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Autobot
KVRian
655 posts since 27 Mar, 2013

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:56 am

Vortifex wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:40 am
Autobot wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:09 am
Thanks for the input. Don't like the ToneBooster stuff - sounded always plastic-y for me.
I know it's subjective and all that, but this opinion of Toneboosters' sound doesn't seem accurate to me at all. You should give Equalizer 4 a demo https://www.toneboosters.com/tb_equalizer_v4.html
Tried every ToneBooster plugin since day one. Wasn't never satisfied with the sound and the UI but thanks.
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codec_spurt
KVRAF
4039 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:05 pm

Autobot wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:09 am
Thanks for the input. Don't like the ToneBooster stuff - sounded always plastic-y for me.

...

Hopefully you don't take this the wrong way.

If ToneBoosters stuff sounds "plastic-y" to you, then first I think you should try to define "plastic-y". Actually, not. It's not worth it. We've been here before.

ToneBoosters does not have a sound. In fact, they are known for being the most transparent plugins in the business. They are as transparent as can be. Define transparent.

Jeroen is one of the 'higher-ups' when it comes to defining audio standards. He's a Scientist, but I'd say he's quite an artist as well.

If you hear any kind of colouration at all with his plugins, I would seriously suggest you look in to Psychoacoustics (Psychoacoustics is the branch of psychophysics involving the scientific study of sound perception and audiology—how humans perceive various sounds) and how it can deceive human perception. And Psychophysics too (the branch of psychology that deals with the relations between physical stimuli and mental phenomena).

Funnily enough, he happens to be an authority on both.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeroen_Breebaart

http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/

Here you will find his contributions to the audio world. From the Mpeg stuff to Spatial stuff to the Psychophysical stuff and its role in audio functioning. Something like that. It's all there. He's no chump.

I will say this only one time!

LEAVE JEROEN ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE...!!!

I know it's hard to see Jeroen Breebart as a human being, but he is! Trust me. Just like you and I.

All I care about is Jeroen's wellbeing.

If anything ever happens to Jeroen...

I love him...

I love you Jeroen...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqSTXuJeTks


He's a HUMAN!!!

LEAVE JEROEN ALONE!



Yours, Jeroen's PR Manager: Gordina de Groot.

zeep
KVRAF
1726 posts since 17 May, 2005

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:56 am

MDynamic EQ and MAutoDynamicEQ are great. Very fluent to work with and good quality sound. The dynamic action can be ranged from really fast to slow.

Izak Synthiemental
Banned
829 posts since 4 Aug, 2010

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:58 pm

Turello wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:19 am
I usually use these kind of tools as corrective in mastering stage and Nova free it's incredible useful but not so clear about mid side so i found TB EQ 4 very very flexible, solid, light on CPU... From Melda i hate the gui at all...
TDR Nova can be set to work on the mid or side signal only. Not a problem at all, even the free version does it. Very easy. You use one instance set to Mid (Sum) and another one set to Side (difference). Flawless!
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Autobot
KVRian
655 posts since 27 Mar, 2013

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:33 am

codec_spurt wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Autobot wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:09 am
Thanks for the input. Don't like the ToneBooster stuff - sounded always plastic-y for me.

...

Hopefully you don't take this the wrong way.

If ToneBoosters stuff sounds "plastic-y" to you, then first I think you should try to define "plastic-y". Actually, not. It's not worth it. We've been here before.

ToneBoosters does not have a sound. In fact, they are known for being the most transparent plugins in the business. They are as transparent as can be. Define transparent.

Jeroen is one of the 'higher-ups' when it comes to defining audio standards. He's a Scientist, but I'd say he's quite an artist as well.

If you hear any kind of colouration at all with his plugins, I would seriously suggest you look in to Psychoacoustics (Psychoacoustics is the branch of psychophysics involving the scientific study of sound perception and audiology—how humans perceive various sounds) and how it can deceive human perception. And Psychophysics too (the branch of psychology that deals with the relations between physical stimuli and mental phenomena).

Funnily enough, he happens to be an authority on both.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeroen_Breebaart

http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/

Here you will find his contributions to the audio world. From the Mpeg stuff to Spatial stuff to the Psychophysical stuff and its role in audio functioning. Something like that. It's all there. He's no chump.

I will say this only one time!

LEAVE JEROEN ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE...!!!

I know it's hard to see Jeroen Breebart as a human being, but he is! Trust me. Just like you and I.

All I care about is Jeroen's wellbeing.

If anything ever happens to Jeroen...

I love him...

I love you Jeroen...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqSTXuJeTks


He's a HUMAN!!!

LEAVE JEROEN ALONE!



Yours, Jeroen's PR Manager: Gordina de Groot.
Hahahaha. Your emotional plea you convinced me. I'll give ToneBooster another try.
I grew up on a junkyard, where I started to feed from hubcaps and bumpers

codec_spurt
KVRAF
4039 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:00 pm

Autobot wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:33 am
Hahahaha. Your emotional plea you convinced me. I'll give ToneBooster another try.

Graag gedaan!

midi_transmission
KVRist
392 posts since 13 Feb, 2013

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:52 am

Both are good. Test them both. Nova is the more surgical highend audio tool imho. MDynamicEQ the typical good mixing EQ. But Nova is something special imho. I upgraded to GE pretty quickly from the free version.

codec_spurt
KVRAF
4039 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:43 pm

midi_transmission wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:52 am
Both are good. Test them both. Nova is the more surgical highend audio tool imho. MDynamicEQ the typical good mixing EQ. But Nova is something special imho. I upgraded to GE pretty quickly from the free version.

If I was just wanting to do a quick surgical re-balance, it would be Nova.

If I was just wanting to mess about and be creative, it would be MDynamicEQ.

If I was wanting to do a long hard-working restoration, it would probably be Nova.

If I knew exactly what I wanted, and just wanted to dial it in super-quick, it would probably be MDynamicEQ.


That's out of just those two to choose from, of course there are others as well...

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Autobot
KVRian
655 posts since 27 Mar, 2013

Re: MDynamicEq or Nova GE?

Post Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:47 am

codec_spurt wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Autobot wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:33 am
Hahahaha. Your emotional plea you convinced me. I'll give ToneBooster another try.

Graag gedaan!
Still. ToneBoosters is not my cup of tea. I think I'll go with the Melda one and TDR Nova (non-GE). Thanks for all the input.
I grew up on a junkyard, where I started to feed from hubcaps and bumpers

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