I am wondering why this plugin is not more popular....
I was looking for a general purpose EQ with the following features :
- High quality sound (transparent EQ, no aliasing, handling natural/analog phase around nyquist).
- Low CPU.
- automatic gain compensation.
- Convenient to use.
- cheap (less than 100 euros).
When you want all these features, there are not much options :
- TDR NOVA, hotnet total EQ and Acon Equalize are heavy on CPU.
- DDMF IIEQ and DMF Equick have a buggy GUI on my computer.
- Melda EQ, KiloHeart CarveEQ, VOxengo EQs, toonebooster equlize have cluttered gui and feels a pain to use. I still prefer using my DAW stock EQ than these....
- PRO Q, Equilibrium and other "premium EQ" feels too expensive.
In the end, I think craveEQ fits all my needs and even more .
It really sounds amazing, is really transparent and is impressively light on CPU. I found no bugs until now.
and is almost as convenient to use as ProQ 3. Also, it has some very interesting phase modes :
- Analog phase : which handle the phase like an analog EQ, that is without messing up with the phase around nyquist frequency.
- Linear phase : which is a nice option to have.
- Transparent phase : which is a genius crossover of analog phase (in the low part of the spectrum) and linear phase (in the high part of the spectrum). Indeed a pure linear phase mode tends to add a lot of pre-ringing, in the lows. So this modes allows you to maximize transparency .
- Digital phase : which is the worse sounding mode But is also latency free, which is ideal when used in a software that doesn't have latency compensation (maschine or else).
Crave & Gullfoss, the best of the best. Most ironically cost more, phase, and/or taint the sound with saturation. As I'm EQ'ing orchestral instruments (film score), I want as transparent and natural a sound as possible. Gullfoss for sampled instrument problem fixing. Crave for everything just in general. The difference is heard pretty instantly when you first demo it. Most companies are clearly doing something to the sound.