Originally Posted by monad
So, DDMF did this EQ on purpose just to support, or maybe even prove his claim that Steinberg's Portico EQ is nothing but a standard digital EQ.
Curious to hear the opinions on how does it compare.
Actually I've revised my opinion at least to some extent... here's the full release text:
You'd think that with the currently available DDMF equalizers, you can reach any sonic goal you want, and to a large extent that is true. And when, some weeks ago, a plugin version of the Neve Portico 5033
appeared on the market I must admit that initially I thought there was nothing special going on. On closer inspection, though, it turned out that there was more to it than I initially thought, so it seemed only logical to try and understand what ingredients were being used. After all, Rupert Neve is quite a name in EQ design so it cannot hurt to learn something from the man. After a few weeks of hard work and analyzing, what I came up with was virtually indistinguishable from the original, so I hope you agree that it would be a shame not to publish the outcome. So, pleased to introduce to you DDMFs all new 6144 equalizer. What is different in this one is that the low- and high shelf filter are both combinations of an ordinary shelving and a peaking filter at just the right place to avoid mud or harshness (I really love raising the low shelf for creating that "massive" rock sound). The peaking filters have a special gain-Q interaction, and a bit of saturation is added, with random, time- varying parameters to simulate real electronic devices. Finally, an allpass filter adjusts the transient response a tiny bit. That's it, no black magic, but also not really just another ordinary EQ.