Slick EQ - What is the thinking behind an 18db/octave HPF?

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mkruse
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52 posts since 6 Nov, 2017

Post Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:44 pm

In the standard Slick EQ, the HPF is 18db/octave. What is the thinking behind why you chose this slope as opposed to the more common 12 or 24db/octave filters?

heavymetalmixer
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377 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Re: Slick EQ - What is the thinking behind an 18db/octave HPF?

Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:33 am

I guess it's because NOVA already has those 2.

mkruse
KVRist
52 posts since 6 Nov, 2017

Re: Slick EQ - What is the thinking behind an 18db/octave HPF?

Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:45 pm

Surely it's not as simple as that..?

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FabienTDR
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1016 posts since 24 Feb, 2012

Re: Slick EQ - What is the thinking behind an 18db/octave HPF?

Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:08 pm

It sounds good in most cases, and is very effective at cutting lows. :)
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mkruse
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52 posts since 6 Nov, 2017

Re: Slick EQ - What is the thinking behind an 18db/octave HPF?

Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:36 am

FabienTDR wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:08 pm
It sounds good in most cases, and is very effective at cutting lows. :)
Lol, looks like I was overthinking it. I was expecting a Ninja Master-ing answer.

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Hermetech Mastering
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1041 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Paris

Re: Slick EQ - What is the thinking behind an 18db/octave HPF?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:08 am

18dB per octave is a nice compromise (between attenuation, phase anomalies, and affecting the audible range) for inaudible HPFing. Most mastering HPFs are 12 or 18 for this reason. Can also choose with or without the slight "head bump". It sounds good. :) In Slick EQ M you have the option of 6,12,18 or 24, and the 18 mode has the least head bump and therefore is the most neutral sounding.

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DuX
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Re: Slick EQ - What is the thinking behind an 18db/octave HPF?

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:22 pm

18dB/octave HPFs have been used the most in the best sounding classic consoles. You have to wonder why? ;)
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