The new Waves F6 Floating Band Dynamic EQ - Your opinion and experience

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Sonix64
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 8:48 am

Waves released a new EQ plugin - the new F6 Floating Band Dynamic EQ:

http://www.waves.com/plugins/f6-floatin ... ampaign=f6

What do you think?

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bmanic
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9477 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Wed May 24, 2017 9:06 am

Haven't tried the waves offering but I've been mostly using this for complex tasks.

http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-flx/

The waves EQ looks a lot easier to use though. Another candidate would be the Melda Dynamic EQ.
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Compyfox
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14600 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed May 24, 2017 9:20 am

So full parametric EQ's went from "free sweepable" to "free form" and are now called "floating band". Also, each company has to use the buzzwords "Dynamic EQ" and "mid/side" these days now...

Guess I learn something new every day.



BONUS - for completeness' sake (even though this is OT):
Tokyo Dawn Labs NOVA GE... granted, 20 bucks more - but no buzzwords.

TB-FIX is also great, but the "one-line slider setup" can be confusing and unintuitive at times. Costs 10 bucks less than the Waves thing.
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bmanic
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 9:23 am

Ah yes TDR Nova is absolutely amazing as well! That's the one I use when there's no need for "special cases".. so pretty much on anything that needs some dynamic sweetening or just basic mud taming.

@Compyfox: Haha yeah agreed on the buzz words. It's rather amusing indeed. :)
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FabienTDR
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 9:41 am

Compyfox wrote:20 bucks more - but no buzzwords.
:cry:
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Aloysius
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 9:57 am

Those $10 Coupons still work at Waves checkout. So, $19 for their F6 Floating Band Dynamic EQ.
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soulone82
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 10:01 am

Aloysius wrote:Those $10 Coupons
Huh?

Care to elaborate?

:D

ghettosynth
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14161 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed May 24, 2017 10:03 am

Hmm, I might pick this up. I use Neutron quite a bit but it doesn't have control over the attack and release. For the kinds of things that I'm doing these days I find Dynamic EQ to be indispensable.

sfxsound3
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 10:04 am

Compyfox wrote:So full parametric EQ's went from "free sweepable" to "free form" and are now called "floating band". Also, each company has to use the buzzwords "Dynamic EQ" and "mid/side" these days now...

Guess I learn something new every day.
"Dynamic EQ" and "mid/side" are not buzzwords, they are terms. For the band thing there is no one standard term, that's why different descriptive roundabout words get used.

Keep learning!

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soulone82
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 10:12 am

sfxsound3 wrote:
Compyfox wrote:So full parametric EQ's went from "free sweepable" to "free form" and are now called "floating band". Also, each company has to use the buzzwords "Dynamic EQ" and "mid/side" these days now...

Guess I learn something new every day.
"Dynamic EQ" and "mid/side" are not buzzwords, they are terms!
Exactly. A dynamic EQ with MS capability is a damn fine tool! I use it all the time.

Sonix64
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 10:23 am

soulone82 wrote:
sfxsound3 wrote:
Compyfox wrote:So full parametric EQ's went from "free sweepable" to "free form" and are now called "floating band". Also, each company has to use the buzzwords "Dynamic EQ" and "mid/side" these days now...

Guess I learn something new every day.
"Dynamic EQ" and "mid/side" are not buzzwords, they are terms!
Exactly. A dynamic EQ with MS capability is a damn fine tool! I use it all the time.
:tu: 1+

but did anyone here the test of the F6?

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Aloysius
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 10:39 am

soulone82 wrote:
Aloysius wrote:Those $10 Coupons
Huh?

Care to elaborate?

:D
It was a coupon they gave out for taking a survey. I've already used mine twice at Audiodeluxe. Though they didn't give the full value.

OK. Checked Waves Audio and couldn't find it.
Checked my emails and have a link. See if this works for you.

http://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQ ... g/viewform

Vouchers must be used by 20th May, 2017. Vouchers may not be combined with any other promotion. Vouchers may be used for one transaction only. Vouchers cannot be sold, transferred to others, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other account.

Give it a go. The code did discount the cart for me but I'm not buying the plugin, so didn't continue with the checkout.
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soulone82
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 1:04 pm

Thank you very much, Aloysius!

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Aloysius
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 1:07 pm

:tu:
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HcDoom
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Post Wed May 24, 2017 1:08 pm

Any comments on the sound quality? :)

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