New Tutorial - EQ Curve Matching / Guit. Amp Cabinet Emulation

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4854 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Sun May 22, 2011 11:01 am

Check out our latest tutorial: it explains how to use the latest version of Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi in order to match the spectral response curve of third party hardware or software with an EQ.

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finbarrmassi
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3 posts since 4 Feb, 2004 from San Diego, CA

Post Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:14 pm

Nice tutorial! Could you elaborate on Step 10? "10 - Adjust the MB-7 Mixer settings so that the difference curve matches the one previously stored in slot 3"

Is the idea this - that the difference curve is overlaid on the MB-7 Mixer signal (that would be really cool!)

Cheers,
Finny

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KVRAF

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4854 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:30 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your feedback!

I am not sure I understand the question (feel free to ask again if I don't answer properly): the idea is to keep the Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi plug-in open and us it as a "monitor" to check the response that is being built using the Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer plug-in.

To do the matching, a best practice is to start with the low end and progress in the spectrum from left to right. This way you can add more bands during the process if required.

Hope this helps!

kcisANDderit
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443 posts since 20 Nov, 2010 from stuck in transition

Post Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:36 am

Incidentally, this tutorial also shows that the Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi plugin can be used to visualize the reponse curve of any EQ plug-in that does not provide visual feedback, in real time.
love that!

especially useful with the simultaneous boost/atten of a pultec

rahn sooloo
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Post Sun May 13, 2012 4:12 pm

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Blue Cat Audio wrote:Check out our latest tutorial (http://www.bluecataudio.com/Tutorials/Tutorial_EQ_Matching_Reaper): it explains how to use the latest version of Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi (http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_FreqAnalystMulti) in order to match the spectral response curve of third party hardware or software with an EQ.

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In step 6
in the diff pane, select pre and post etc. which freqanalyst are you referring to?
Also in step 7
Hit play, etc. should there be signal through this setup?

I am trying to measure the curve of IK Multimedia ARC plugin, between FreqAnalyst
plugins in the mixer master output of FL Studio 10.

Thanks

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KVRAF

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4854 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Mon May 14, 2012 10:05 pm

In step 6, any instance will work since the curves are shared.

For step 7, yes, you need a signal: you should choose a "typical signal" that you usually process with the effect that you are trying to measure (for example use a guitar sound to measure a cabinet).

This ensures that the effect's response is the same as what you usually get (because some effects may be dependent on the incoming signal).

rahn sooloo
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2 posts since 27 Mar, 2012 from United States

Post Tue May 15, 2012 11:21 am

Blue Cat Audio wrote:In step 6, any instance will work since the curves are shared.

For step 7, yes, you need a signal: you should choose a "typical signal" that you usually process with the effect that you are trying to measure (for example use a guitar sound to measure a cabinet).

This ensures that the effect's response is the same as what you usually get (because some effects may be dependent on the incoming signal).
One more question, as far as signal goes would it be possible to use pink noise?

Thanks again for your quick response, and great software...

Merci... 8)

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KVRAF

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Post Tue May 15, 2012 12:15 pm

Sure. Any signal will work (it's just that pink noise is not mandatory).

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