TDR VOS SlickEQ - Gentleman's Edition - Warm up!

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FabienTDR
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:49 am

As mentioned in previous announcements, we plan to release a "Gentleman's Edition" of SlickEQ. This improved version will be offered in exchange for a few bucks.

Over the last weeks, we tried to condense all the passionate user feedback to something.. ehmm.. ..more realistic :D and began to work on a UI and evaluate the new ideas in practice.

Here's what we came up with:

- 4 bands (new mid band).
- 2 bandwidth control bands (HP and LP, maybe with steepness options)
- 2 shape options per band (shelf/bell for edge bands or wide/narrow for mid bands).
- More out sat stage options.
- One additional, more aggressive EQ model.
- As well as 2-3 additional options T.B.A.

We'd love to hear your thought on this. Maybe there's something clever we've overseen while harvesting all the feedback!
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Hermetech Mastering
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1596 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Milan, Italy

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:22 am

Ah, that looks like just what the doctor ordered! Can't wait! I'd love three mid controls, but understand if there's not room on the GUI.

xtrax
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443 posts since 16 Aug, 2010

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:55 am

FabienTDR wrote:As mentioned in previous announcements, we plan to release a "Gentleman's Edition" of SlickEQ. This improved version will be offered in exchange for a few bucks.

Over the last weeks, we tried to condense all the passionate user feedback to something.. ehmm.. ..more realistic :D and began to work on a UI and evaluate the new ideas in practice.

Here's what we came up with:

- 4 bands (new mid band).
- 2 bandwidth control bands (HP and LP, maybe with steepness options)
- 2 shape options per band (shelf/bell for edge bands or wide/narrow for mid bands).
- More out sat stage options.
- One additional, more aggressive EQ model.
- As well as 2-3 additional options T.B.A.

Great! But please can it be ready this year? :pray:
I hope that will not take time like Feedback comp GE... :pray:
Great EQ indeed. :clap:

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Hermetech Mastering
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1596 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Milan, Italy

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:59 am

Different model per band possible?

xtrax
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:14 am

Hermetech Mastering wrote:Different model per band possible?
From my personal experience that could be complete mess.
All bands are interconnected by topography serial or parallel, so on the end you can get something like soup of everything mixed but nothing defined on the end.

The same like some fellows use VCC and in the mix they like to use few channels from API other several from Neve or SSL and on the end the picture is fuzzy.

It is easier to use two instances of different EQ's and use just one band over the other one.
On that way we could have this eq this year I hope...

Cooker
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897 posts since 29 Jul, 2008

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:14 am

This (extra mid, narrow q option) will complicate the need of different eq options inside the eq.

Testing 5 different eq's on a source for the right Q value (with Q options!) are against the logic of this eq's design. Might as well make bands visual and only keep 1 eq (like only german for example...) and turn it into something not so special :P ...

So I vote no to options 1,3 and 5. Especially cause there will be a LP and bands can still be selected bell or shelve, it should be kept as a shaping eq not corrective.

As for coloration, I think the complain is it can't be used as a coloring tool right now. If both eq sat. and out sat. could optionally be routed pre eq without the limitation (only works when bands are boosted) the effect would be much more apparent.

What I'd personally want would be the FIR mod tweakability like on Equilibrium. When enhanced it uses lots of CPU (only good for mastering) but the min. phase or other eq options sound so organic its amazing. Tested both side by side and slickeq filters couldn't hold up.

Don't know if its possible but I'd like a simple button on it that bumps the quality for mastering usage.

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FabienTDR
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:24 am

@xtrax:

Now that our "rapid development framework" is well tested (the thing we worked on over the last 8 months) GEs' will appear much faster now. (+ FBCompII update soon)
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xtrax
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:29 am

FabienTDR wrote:@xtrax:

Now that our "rapid development framework" is well tested (the thing we worked on over the last 8 months) GEs' will appear much faster now. (+ FBCompII update soon)
Oh. That is great news indeed. :tu:

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murnau
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:35 am

Hermetech Mastering wrote:Different model per band possible?
yeah interesting, but whats with the automatic coloring of the gui then?
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Hermetech Mastering
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:47 am

xtrax wrote:
Hermetech Mastering wrote:Different model per band possible?
From my personal experience that could be complete mess.
All bands are interconnected by topography serial or parallel, so on the end you can get something like soup of everything mixed but nothing defined on the end.

The same like some fellows use VCC and in the mix they like to use few channels from API other several from Neve or SSL and on the end the picture is fuzzy.
I dunno, it works very well for me in EQuilibrium. Love being able to select different curves for different bands.

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Hermetech Mastering
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:49 am

murnau wrote:
Hermetech Mastering wrote:Different model per band possible?
yeah interesting, but whats with the automatic coloring of the gui then?
I dislike the different colours anyway, just keep it all blue like FBCompII!

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FabienTDR
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:13 pm

lol
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murnau
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:20 pm

Hermetech Mastering wrote:
murnau wrote:
Hermetech Mastering wrote:Different model per band possible?
yeah interesting, but whats with the automatic coloring of the gui then?
I dislike the different colours anyway, just keep it all blue like FBCompII!
different colors are not that bad but i prefer to chose myself which color/which instrument to have a better overview and back to SlickEQ for me it's enough that's it's stated German,British etc.
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yevster
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:04 pm

A frequency analyzer display, with the ability to manipulate the center frequency of each band right on the display? Yes, I know, you're supposed to use your ears not your eyes, but many of us do use both. :)

nilhartman
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604 posts since 15 Feb, 2012 from France

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:18 pm

I like the colors !

Now that I've spent some times mixing with SlickEQ I don't see much to add/change to its current version... but an LPF. And maybe those wide/narrow toggles and steepness options for HPF/LPF.

I just hope you won't "EQuilibrium" it too much with that Gentleman Edition. Don't get me wrong, DMG's plugin is a fantastic sounding-one, but it's also a nightmare with way too many options for compulsive parameter tweakers like me.

I'll buy it no matter what but still, even though I'm pretty sure you won't clutter it with a zillion features, please keep it as simple and elegant as possible.
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