EQ

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NeoKortex88
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34 posts since 3 Dec, 2018

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:55 am

Ploki wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:39 am
FabFilter ProQ3, Logic's Vintage EQ collection, SoundTheory Gullfoss automatic EQ.
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ramseysounds
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211 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Re: EQ

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:21 am

Anything Waves or stock plug-in (Cubase).
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

Izak Synthiemental
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482 posts since 4 Aug, 2010

Re: EQ

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:25 am

TDR Slick EQ or Luftikus for analog style EQ.

Either SonEQ or PTEQ-x if you want to do the Pultec low-end trick and more.

TDR Nova for dynamic EQ and more detailled parametric eqing needs.

The Gentlemen Editions of the TDR EQs offer additional, sophisticated features!

I also still like IIEQ Pro which is still getting improved and updated quite regularly.
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simon.a.billington
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1539 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: EQ

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:15 am

imrae wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:16 pm
People with Maag EQ4: why do you use it over Luftikus? I find the gain-matching mode in Luftikus to be very helpful in avoiding the "louder is better" trap.
I’m constantly manually balancing by ear. It’s all about perceptual loudness rather than actual loudness. Which is why I turn saturate signals down even they usually cause no measurable change in volume.

I never found it to be an issue.

simon.a.billington
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1539 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: EQ

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:17 am

ramseysounds wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:21 am
Anything Waves or stock plug-in (Cubase).
I quite like their H-EQ and F6 for their flexibility, but I do like their classics for tone shaping. The Manny Marroquin EQ included.

ramseysounds
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211 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Re: EQ

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:11 pm

Classics meaning the REQ's? Love 'em. My goto EQ.
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

a_Scientist
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103 posts since 1 Jul, 2015

Re: EQ

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:10 pm

Fruity Parametric EQ2 for everything except mid-side situation. For that, another EQ that can process mid-side.
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KVRAF
3785 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Hamilton, New Zealand

Re: EQ

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 pm

Vibe EQ for sculpting, Izotope Alloy EQ for details, Ozone for Mastering and the EQ Ranger series for touchups on buses.

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Harry_HH
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3280 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Re: EQ

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:51 pm

If you are, as the header said, just getting started, I recommend you to read (just google, you find tons of material) first about the differencies for the Eqs intented to different purposes.
E. g. there are coloring vs. transparent and surgical Eqs, Linear phase Eqs, Graphic vs. Parametric Eqs, Passive Eqs, Eqs with special additional feature such as separate LR and MS effecting, side chaining, dynamic effecting etc. etc. tens of different feature.

After that you can decide, for what purposes, what kind of Eq(s) you need, and how much money you are willing to spend.

As mentioned above in this thread, most of the DAW inbuilt stock Eqs are good enough as a starting point (but your destiny, in the end, will most likely be the same as the rest of us, you wont listen now "good" advices, and you end owning arsenal, at least 20 different Eqs), more or less used. :ud:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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11094 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: EQ

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:30 am

Only using stock Logic eq’s, these days :tu:

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martinjuenke
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3167 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Re: EQ

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:17 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:30 am
Only using stock Logic eq’s, these days :tu:
Since they added the vintage ones that‘s a quite reasonable strategy :tu:
Logic EQs simply cover (nearly) everything...

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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11094 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: EQ

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:39 am

martinjuenke wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:17 am
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:30 am
Only using stock Logic eq’s, these days :tu:
Since they added the vintage ones that‘s a quite reasonable strategy :tu:
Logic EQs simply cover (nearly) everything...
At this point in time I’d be happy even if I just had the Channel EQ. And in other DAWs I’d be just as likely these days to go ‘stock’ :shrug:

FapFilter
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15 posts since 29 Oct, 2015

Re: EQ

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:09 am

I concur with the notion that stock DAW plugins usually are no hindrance to equally great results. It's mostly about personal preference in workflow.
I just happen to not really gel with Reaper's ReaEQ in this regard, so i'm using StonEQ as it works nearly perfect for me in most cases.
Loving Reaper's compressor though :phones:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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11094 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: EQ

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:09 am

FapFilter wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:09 am
It's mostly about personal preference in workflow.
Yup! Both Logic’s Compressor and Channel EQ are one-click instantiated from the channel strip, with visual feedback for both on the strip.

One of my biggest wishes for Logic would be sn inbuilt console emulation, with an SSL - style channel strip, viewable/tweakable from either a pop-out window or the ‘Library’ Window :tu:

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