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GrandEQ has an average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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Reviewed By moonchunk [read all by] on March 20th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.01 on Windows.
Last edited by moonchunk on 20th March 2023.

I tried this out as an alternative to some digital EQ's that I was never quite satisfied with in the very top end (probably 3 kHz and up).

In demo'ing it to be honest I was hoping not to like it - because I've paid a few hundred dollars on EQ's at this point, and could never get what I was hoping for out of them at the aforementioned very top end.

It seemed like making any adjustment at all in this range, where all the analog magic of a lead guitar tone lives, was going to alter it in an unwanted way. For example, a cut using a 6db slope and gentle Q would still seem to change the "color" I was hearing, and remove something very desirable that I was hoping to only slightly subdue.

Then after creating a number of presets for everything to lead guitar, to piano, to synths, to drums, (using the mixed mode), I concluded that I like the clarity that remains with this - it's given me a new standard for the word "transparency" when applied to an EQ.

The reason for this benefit is not plain to me, but it may have to do with something about the minimum phase mode keeping amplitude intact across the spectrum. The alternatives would be an EQ that alters the phase, or one that has tons of latency. This mode, however, is low enough on CPU, but perhaps accurate enough in terms of phase and amplitude (a pretty esoteric subject that Dan Worrell should visualize for me!).

I love the purchase and gave it 5 stars because I don't have another EQ that beats the sound of this, including from Fabfilter, Meldaproductions, DMG (Equilibrium - haven't tried Multiplicity yet), Threebody Tech, Eventide, Voxengo, and several from Plugin Alliance (I have the bx hybrid - which comes close but isn't as "clean" in terms of being digital in my understanding; and I have the digital v3, as well as the Amek 200).

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