Best workhorse EQ

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KVRer
6 posts since 3 Sep, 2021

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:02 am

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Banned
465 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:35 am

On individual channels: Slick EQ (GE)

KVRist
424 posts since 1 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:23 am

I don't know if the best, but SSL X-EQ 2 is on sale for $39.99:
https://store.solidstatelogic.com/produ ... ive-x-eq-2

KVRist
49 posts since 6 Aug, 2021

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:03 pm

anoise wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:23 am
I don't know if the best, but SSL X-EQ 2 is on sale for $39.99:
https://store.solidstatelogic.com/produ ... ive-x-eq-2
I just thought about getting this EQ but I don't know if it's logical to buy this when you have Pro-Q3.

Also, when a plugin goes on sale with such a big amount of drop in price (just like in Waves plugins, all the time) it makes me believe this plugin should've not cost this much in the first place. If they can drop it to 40 USD in a sale, the original price must be 100 USD at max, not 300 USD. It just de-valuates their image in my opinion. To me, it means "plugin didn't cost that much actually, we overpriced it and some of you still bought it."

KVRist
424 posts since 1 Jul, 2009

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:01 am

If you have Pro-Q3 then I don't see a reason to buy this. I don't own Pro-Q3 and I already have ilok and some SSL plugins, so it was a no brainer for me.

KVRist

Topic Starter

33 posts since 20 Apr, 2020

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:57 am

Does anyone here have an opinion on Sonible’s Smart EQ 3? Considering buying it since I love AI assisted stuff, gives you a nice quick starting point.

KVRist

Topic Starter

33 posts since 20 Apr, 2020

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:21 am

Fornicras wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:09 pm
I think Pro-Q3 is the best one. But Nectar 3's Follow EQ mode is quite good, if iZotope would release a separate EQ (to rival Fabfilter maybe) with Follow EQ function, I think I would use that EQ more instead of Pro-Q.
I thought that if you have the advanced version of their plugins you can use the modules as stand alone plugins?

KVRer
6 posts since 6 Jun, 2021

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:28 am

I usually go for R-eq and then pro q3 if I need to get more detailed

KVRist
49 posts since 6 Aug, 2021

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:03 am

wackob wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:21 am
Fornicras wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:09 pm
I think Pro-Q3 is the best one. But Nectar 3's Follow EQ mode is quite good, if iZotope would release a separate EQ (to rival Fabfilter maybe) with Follow EQ function, I think I would use that EQ more instead of Pro-Q.
I thought that if you have the advanced version of their plugins you can use the modules as stand alone plugins?
Nectar 3 doesn't have that.

KVRer
8 posts since 17 Jun, 2021

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:58 am

I like iZotope's Neutron EQ, or, as others mentioned, the Nectar EQ

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KVRAF
9046 posts since 28 May, 2005 from Netherneverlands

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:45 am

ReaEQ does the job for me for low cpu, simple, no saturation EQ'ing. I'm not even on Reaper, but the ReaEQ and ReaComp are pretty essential to my workflow. Couldn't live without em :-)

That, and the HoRNet ChannelStrip.
If you can't beat it, sample it.

KVRer
5 posts since 20 Aug, 2021

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:07 am

FabFilter Pro-Q 3 or Crave EQ

KVRAF
2143 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Post Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:17 am

Lazlo94 wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:58 am
I like iZotope's Neutron EQ, or, as others mentioned, the Nectar EQ
The Assistant feature can be handy with setups too.

KVRer
5 posts since 15 Sep, 2021

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:32 am

DMG's EQuilibrium is top for me. So customisable & sounds great. Once I got the hang of the different settings my other eq's have all been collecting dust.

KVRist
100 posts since 17 Oct, 2020

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:43 pm

TDR Nova GE is excellent and fair priced. The free version is great too, it's pretty much the only EQ I use besides rare occasions when I want something less visual and with some mojo™ (I use Rule Tec for that).

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