FIVER 3.2 & TREQ 5.1 : New Features - Analog Obsession

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KVRist
408 posts since 3 Oct, 2018

Post Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:03 am

Hello!

Just updated FIVER to v3.2 and TREQ to v5.1.

Now, both have "mouse over" readout feature. So, you can see current values while your mouse pointer on knobs!

This feature is the most important for these plugins. I updated both, first. Also, some little changes according to your requests.

Hope, you like this feature and this make your usage easier! freshflowe

Version 5.1 - 5.4.2021

- Added mouse over readout to see current value

- Fixed Low/Mid Q


FIVER

Version 3.2 - 5.4.2021

- Added mouse over readout to see current value

- Extended DRV knob range (-24dB to 24dB)

TREQ
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KVRer
7 posts since 29 Mar, 2021

Post Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:58 am

Thanks. Useful Feature

KVRist

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408 posts since 3 Oct, 2018

Post Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:01 am

Alex Voellmer wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:58 am
Thanks. Useful Feature
You're welcome! Enjoy!
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KVRAF
5878 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:03 pm

Thank you :)
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KVRer
3 posts since 15 Feb, 2021

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:58 pm

Great update! Thank you!

KVRist
40 posts since 31 Jan, 2021

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:00 pm

What's the advantage of using an analog emulated EQ like TREQ or FIVER versus a standard digital EQ that comes with a daw such as Ableton? In other words, what are the qualities that the emulations uniquely add--saturation, a cool retro GUI? Thanks.

KVRian
643 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:57 pm

sambaji wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:00 pm
What's the advantage of using an analog emulated EQ like TREQ or FIVER versus a standard digital EQ that comes with a daw such as Ableton? In other words, what are the qualities that the emulations uniquely add--saturation, a cool retro GUI? Thanks.
1) Sometimes these EQs have unique Q factors, so the curves cannot be mimiced by "digital" EQs.

2) Saturation/harmonics. Those give the EQ a certain color.

3) Oversampling, so boosting the highs sounds better.

KVRist

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408 posts since 3 Oct, 2018

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:25 pm

sambaji wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:00 pm
What's the advantage of using an analog emulated EQ like TREQ or FIVER versus a standard digital EQ that comes with a daw such as Ableton? In other words, what are the qualities that the emulations uniquely add--saturation, a cool retro GUI? Thanks.
"heavymetalmixer" is right.

Also, digital eqs with spectrum analyzer cause confusing sometimes. We need ears while mixing instead eyes.

Digital eqs also good for surgical eq and transparent boost. But if you want to boost and add character at the same time, analog modeling eqs are best.

Even analog eqs have transparent models. For example, FIVER can go cold to hot with drive option. You can use it for surgical purposes or transparent boosts if you turn drive all the way down. Even great for mastering.

TREQ is more colorful. You can shape your material with character.

Making sound "exciting" and mixing all sounds are different things.

You can make your vocal or bass or drums exciting and then mix with others up to overall balance.

At least, you can use analog modeling eqs on your recording chain to shape your sound how you want. And then mixing with others...

Thanks.
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KVRist
40 posts since 31 Jan, 2021

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:38 am

Thanks. Both posts were useful.

KVRAF
1614 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:24 am

I tend to use less and less “visual” EQs and prefer analogue emulations for quickness and ease of use. No visual distractions or decisions being made by the eyes (“that curve can’t be right...”).
And FIVER quickly has become one of my favorites, because
- it has three mid bands
- the drive can sound great on the right material
- good user interface, though not resizable, but the right size for my screen, everything’s legible

What would be even better:
- additional HPF/LPF
- Hi and Low Shelf switchable to bell, like on an SSL emu

I know the hardware doesn’t have those, but in my opinion emulations really don’t need to slavishly adhere to the original, some additional features can make sense as long as they don’t clutter the GUI too much...

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