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The VSTplug LA bands 3 is everything that the LA bands isn't. It works nicely, sports custom-made RBJ peaking filters and it is carefully tailored to suit to your needs.
And regarding its sonic character, it is definitely quite similar to the waves Q8 but in that it does not have parametric bands and resonance support, it is less precise. However; it is prudent to mention that this EQ is a mastering EQ, it affects the sound in broad dimension; it sounds smooth and almost airy.
So, end users may find this product less than satisfactory as a "shaping" EQ, that is to say; it's great for one sound; especially in the case of drums but perhaps a parametric EQ might be the better choice.
It stays at about 1% CPU usage and it looks cool. It was made to represent two decades of software norms so as to feel orthodox and the working of it is meant to be no-nonsense so is to improve and accelerate workflow.