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DSEQ is a dynamic processor working in the frequency domain. DSEQ is removing digital harshness on the fly thanks to self-adjusting frequency bands.
DSEQ can be used in all mix and master situations:
DSEQ offers following features:
smart AI GUI page.
smooth linear/natural phase dynamic filter.
full frequency range processing, 10Hz – 22kHz.
7 different quality modes: eco eco, eco, normal, high and ultra, ultra 2 and 3.
left/right and mid/side processing.
global slope for detector signal (e.g. pink noise mixing/mastering).
custom threshold curve.
limit of gain reduction.
automatic optimal slope parameter calculation.
automatic optimal threshold parameter calculation.
12 independent pre-filter bands, analogue/digital style.
multiple signal monitoring modes (pre-filter, delta, side chain).
multiple spectrum analyzing modes (stereo, left, right, mid, side).
perceptual loudness matching (powered by AB-LM Lite).
extended input/output meter, Peak/RMS/EBU/VU.
narrow-band sweeping mode.
sample-exact bypass toggle for all processing modes.
sample rates min. up to 192 kHz.
"real" over sampling, up to 4x.
offline render modes.
EQ cheat sheets.
continuous calculation of the spectrum slope.
precise parameter input.
easy to use GUI.
free/fixed GUI scaling and resizing.
many presets including smart AI setups.
preset management including custom setups.
full DAW automation support.
64-bit internal processing.
smart silence processing.
very efficient CPU usage design.
Ok, let's face it, most people will get this as a cheeper alternative to Soothe. But honestly, I think it might be even better. I've been A/Bing them side by side yesterday and eventhough I can see how Soothe might be quicker to work with, I really like all the other stuff DSEQ brings to the table.
TBProAudio just doesn't make a fool out of you. There are no "magic this and magic that" buttons. That does mean that you can't choose between the "subtle" and "heavy" mode as in Soothe, but rather have to precisely tune the treshold, tilt and strength knobs. But I love it that way. That means the plugin is predictable. That means it won't change sound when developer decides to tune the algorithms.
Another feature I love is the button to switch between linear phase and natural phase filters. Again. Soothe just solves that for you just by not mentioning what kind of filters it uses at all. (and as FFT analysis has to be there for the dtection part to even happen, you can't read that from the delay value) DSEQ let's you choose.
All the missing bells and whistles from Smooth Operator are there as well. Especially delta-listening. And you can even band-limit the delta-listeing area. Love it.
...oh and no iLok needed. I think I finally found my favorite resonance supressor. :).
(Only nitpick I have is that the "selectivity" knob would be cooler if it also drove the GR vsiualisation smoothing. That is solved much better in Soothe. It's visually hard to tell from the GR-analyser that the knob is working untill you really push it. Sound-wise it does what it should, though, so all good.).Read Review