PA Maag EQ4 vs EQ2 - is the air on 4 smoother?

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KVRAF
4468 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:29 am

revvy wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:18 pm
It's a sweet sounding boost too. The graphs are pretty but the boost sounds sweeter. Airy.
hardware maybe, plugin to me sounds like what i wrote and what graphs show
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KVRer
2 posts since 10 Jul, 2021

Post Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:02 pm

So I did a test with Plugin doctor with the Slick EQ and I'm curious why my EQ curve doesn't look like the other one posted here. There seems to be a sharp slope somewhere around 20k on my test. Am I testing wrong, or perhaps it's different with the free version? Also maybe someone more knowledgeable than I could explain, if there is a steep filter cutoff right after 20k, what would be the importance of oversampling with this plugin? To minimize aliasing for all the stuff leading up to 20k?
Thanks
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KVRAF
4468 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:17 pm

"EQ SAT" is a non-linear module that causes harmonics.
oversampling fixes so harmonics don't mirror over nyquist.
the steep cutoff is an anti-aliasing filter.
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KVRer
2 posts since 10 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:19 pm

Sorry I know you responded a while ago.........If it is oversampled, so harmonics don't "mirror over nyquist," then why the need for an anti-aliasing filter?

KVRAF
4468 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:31 pm

Because if you don’t filter out these harmonics, they will mirror back down when plugin downsamples back to project sampling rate
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KVRist
98 posts since 5 Jan, 2006 from Kingston, Sweden

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:51 am

Ok, no need to buy these plugins. There are better ones.

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