Originally Posted by bitewounds
I'm trying, but I can hear that Nebula's Mammoth EQ is losing that battle. I'm not sure if it's even worth posting. I can't get them to sound close enough, respectively: can't get Nebula to sound as good as Softube.
What settings are you testing? I didn't do an extensive test of my mammoth vs NI but what I did was a quick test to compare large high shelf/peak boosts, as this is a particular area where ITB eq's struggle to sound anything like hardware. It's also the area where Nebula consistently blows me away the most, the high end on my AlexB VMeq and my Massive Passive are both so good. It was not even close in the other direction. With a large high shelf boost of 10+db, the Nebula sounded quite smooth and, sorry for using the most overused EQ term ever, musical. Very pleasant and added nice air. The NI pulled out the harshest, nastiest parts of the transient material at 10k and up and made my ears hurt. I REALLY like this NI plugin on busses, tracks, and just for dialing in a 4 band setting way faster than Nebula, but no way I'd choose this for master bus duties owning them both.
Also are you doing proper gain staging and using the proper mammoth model (not the clean emulation)?