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Genwave EQ

Anyone tried this yet???

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They are making some hefty claims and also put a huge price tag on it.

1360 EUR ex VAT for 1 plugin??? It'd better be amazing!!!!
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And that's an introductory price!

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no i haven't tried it but that price limits their market slightly
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Awesome

I just activated and tested the trial version of this Genwave EQ...

And I must say that this plugin is truly awesome. It's a really musical equalizer that have its own character, and that can do wonders. I used it on the master-bus of an Hip-Hop mix, and I have been really pleased by this puppy.

It's with no doubt a high-end plugin.

To my ears, the only thing that sound bad is the price... What a shame.

Give it a try .
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$2085 for A plugin?! Is that a TDM price??
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insane!!!

Almost 2000K Canadian for 1 EQ plugin? Ok... now thatsa pricey plugin and i'm sure it sounds great but man!! Well, will give it a try with the demo... Cheers!
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I just activated and tested the trial version of this Genwave EQ...

And I must say that this plugin is truly awesome. It's a really musical equalizer that have its own character, and that can do wonders. I used it on the master-bus of an Hip-Hop mix, and I have been really pleased by this puppy.

It's with no doubt a high-end plugin.

To my ears, the only thing that sound bad is the price... What a shame.

Give it a try .
Hadn't time to test it today but I'll give it a go tomorrow. But for that money it want to blow my socks off, wash them, dry them and put them back on my feet for me to even consider it!!
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Wow!

They ask for over £1000 for their plug-in, but it looks like they only spent £2.50 on their website design.

I remember the fuss over the price of the Flux plugins when they launched, and they were half the price of this.

Will be interesting to see how this pans out.
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CPU hit?
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Sorry, but I 'll not test it! Cause I'll never buy ONE plugin for $2000!!! They're out of their minds...
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am I missing something or does the website not say anything about its features, screenshots etc?

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If I needed to sell it at a later date, how much would it be worth?
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Hadn't time to test it today but I'll give it a go tomorrow. But for that money it want to blow my socks off, wash them, dry them and put them back on my feet for me to even consider it!!
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At that price I would get some hardware, wayyy to expensive for some 'voodoo' plug in.That is insane
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Snake oil?!?!
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the GUI is ugly... But how does it sound? Anybody tested it?
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If its their inovative technology is that good they should have gotten some dsp programers and release is as a worth while hardware unit with a builtin AD.
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So I guess nobody heard it yet.

"The Genwave™EQ is the first product built on the Genwave™ technology. This is not a plug-in EQ like you’ve ever heard before. This is an absolutely no-compromise high-end 5 band equaliser that sounds so incredibly real you won’t believe it until you try it. Forget everything you thought you knew about audible flaws in digital processing.

There are a lot of EQ plug-ins out there which do a good job of emulating hardware equalisers for most budget/project studios, however most professional engineers would not let their audio within a mile of these so called 'perfect recreations'. We (and others) think that this is the first time truly high-end analogue-like equalisation has been available in plug-in form".


Bold claims indeed.

If it really IS that good - imagine strapping it across multiple channels - automatable recall aahhh...
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I really wanted to try...

I downloaded the Mac UB version... The funny thing is that

the download page does not say anything about the format and it ends up VST only on my computer...


It asked to authorize and I did it.

However, the plugins are on the VST plugins folder but it does not show up in the plugins list in

Cubase... WTF???


i am not really a complaining type of person but it needs to do better than

this...


$2000 plugin does not have a proper demo version???


WTF???


edit: The zip file is 69.2 mb but the extracted file is exactly 69.2 mb...

Do these people know how to compress a file???
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I really wanted to try...

It asked to authorize and I did it.

However, the plugins are on the VST plugins folder but it does not show up in the plugins list in

Cubase... WTF???
"The plug-in has been engineered to work flawlessly with RTAS and AU hosts through the use of FXpansion, VST>RTAS & VST>AU wrappers."

You need a wrapper dude.
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"The plug-in has been engineered to work flawlessly with RTAS and AU hosts through the use of FXpansion, VST>RTAS & VST>AU wrappers."

You need a wrapper dude.


Hmm... I didn't know that...


Anyway, I'd like to try it on Cubase... I don't need any wrapper for that, right???


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Hmm... I didn't know that...


Anyway, I'd like to try it on Cubase... I don't need any wrapper for that, right???


T...
If you are using OSX on a Mac you will need a wrapper, even in Cubase - I think.
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I really wanted to try...

I downloaded the Mac UB version... The funny thing is that

the download page does not say anything about the format and it ends up VST only on my computer...


It asked to authorize and I did it.

However, the plugins are on the VST plugins folder but it does not show up in the plugins list in

Cubase... WTF???


i am not really a complaining type of person but it needs to do better than

this...


$2000 plugin does not have a proper demo version???


WTF???


edit: The zip file is 69.2 mb but the extracted file is exactly 69.2 mb...

Do these people know how to compress a file???
did you pass the ilok procedure? formats (vst) are clearly specified on their site.
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did you pass the ilok procedure? formats (vst) are clearly specified on their site.
Hello, Future2?

I did it and I am trying it now on my PC (Cubase)

I have to admmit it sounds great....I don't have Algorithmix, so I cannot

compare the two...


However, it seems like it beats PSP masterq and Neon HR...


One thing is that the frequency point and boost/cut are not very clear...

I mean it does not provide any number so test is not easy...


Blue mode is not good at all to me, but orange mode is so nice....


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Hmm...

I found something very interesting...


Boosting 4k7 mark on the Genwave sounds so good...

However, I kinda make Neon HR sound just like that with really wide q (0.16 in this case...)


Genwave boosts really smoothly but it gets really funny when you go more than

3 clicks...(not really click but you know what I mean...)


My conclusion so far is that it is good but not worth $2000...

If it is around $200, I will get it probably...


Try it yourself guys...


T..


edit: I said $200, but now I can say $4-500 after a full mix test...
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One really good thing about Genwave...

It seems like it is a bit warmer and fuller than

Neon HR and MasterQ...


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Flux Epure & Algorithmix Blue are in tha same league for me.

This price would be reasonable if it would match hardware in the top end.
Here for me hardware still is not beatable.
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look at the other "coming soon" products:

Coming soon, Genwave™ |HD the world's first true HD surround audio processor
for use in high end consumer AV hardware and software

Coming soon, ground-breaking audio tech for next-gen game platforms (PS3, 360, PC)


so asking $2000 could be a marketing trick ...

i have the feeling they just want to give there other products more value
by asking such a heavy price ...

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