TBProAudio: ISOL8 - Mix Monitoring Plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X

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KVRian
646 posts since 13 Feb, 2013

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:59 am

I have a feature idea. I'd like to use this as a x-crossover for effect chains to build multi band effects. I found not many plugins which work well for that task. Maybe ISOL8 could fill that gap?

As far as I know Linkwitz-Riley is the best choice best for a neutral sounding x-over, right? And it also has 24/48dB/Oct filter slope, so ISOL8 sounds perfect.

But I miss some slopes, like 6db/Oct which can sound very different. Sometimes step filter are better, sometimes gentle ones.

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KVRian

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663 posts since 16 May, 2014 from Germany

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:25 pm

midi_transmission wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:59 am
I have a feature idea. I'd like to use this as a x-crossover for effect chains to build multi band effects. I found not many plugins which work well for that task. Maybe ISOL8 could fill that gap?

As far as I know Linkwitz-Riley is the best choice best for a neutral sounding x-over, right? And it also has 24/48dB/Oct filter slope, so ISOL8 sounds perfect.

But I miss some slopes, like 6db/Oct which can sound very different. Sometimes step filter are better, sometimes gentle ones.
Thank you. We will think about. Please to note that only LR4 filter sum up perfectly. 6/12db will create a nonlinear response ...

KVRian
646 posts since 13 Feb, 2013

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:47 am

Good to know about LR4, wasn't aware of that. Thanks.

I just had the http://www.tube-tech.com/smc-2bm-multib ... ompressor/ in mind, which use a 6db/oct x-over. I also did listening tests with some multiband plugins which offer different x-over slopes and noticed some differences (sometimes step is better, sometimes gentle).

Maybe I'm wrong, or maybe sometimes technically worse sounds better, interesting question.

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