lkjb luftikus released (free eq)
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16th March 2013
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lkjb luftikus released (free eq)

to be honest, it isn't really pretty but sounds really good.

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Luftikus is a digital adaption to an analog EQ with fext half-octave bands and additional high frequency boost. As an improvement to the hardware it allows deeper cuts and supports a keep-gain mode where overall gain changes are avoided.



Features
Bands and Shelves
Luftikus has half-octave bands at 10, 40, 160 and 640 Hz, completed by a high shelf at 2.5 kHz. For adding sparkle to recordings a further high frequency boost at 2.5, 5, 10, 20 and 40 kHz can be used. The overall design was improved to allow deeper cuts. The range -5 to +10 is the original range while below -5 results in cuts unavailable in hardware.

Modes
The hardware adds overall gain which can lead to clipping. To counter this an output trim as well as the "Keep Gain" mode is available. While the trim allows manual adjustments the "Keep Gain" mode will keep (more or less) the overall loudness by reducing gain in non-boosted areas.

The "Analog" mode models a more analog behavior while in "Mastering" the controls become stepped and the "Analog" mode performs better.
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16th March 2013
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I found similarity with Maag EQ4. ( in a good way )
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16th March 2013
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Nice EQ. Works in a pleasant way without to much coloring.
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I found similarity with Maag EQ4. ( in a good way )

You are right. But one difference - 229 bucks

Edit: Maybe someone who has both EQs could a/b them. As far as I remeber the Maag EQ4 was a bit harsher soundwise.
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16th March 2013
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Thank you so much for this- looking forward to checking it out!
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16th March 2013
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It's very good! I also like his detuning delay unit though I wish it had detuning in cents
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16th March 2013
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Here are some Analyzer Pics

1st. Luftikus: -5db, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5 at 20k
2nd. MaagEQ4: -5db, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5 at 20k
3rd. Luftikus: clean settings
4th. MaagEQ4: clean settings

Please notice that Luftikus 4th band is fix set to 640Hz while the MaagEQ4 4th band use 650Hz. If my time permits I would post some more pics.


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17th March 2013
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This EQ is very good. It just fixed a vocal that's been driving me crazy. This is totally worth having. I compared it to MaagEQ which I own and actually preferred luftikus on this particular track. I was fiddling with the pitch plug. It's nice but some of the controls don't do what you think they're going to do. For example, the filter seems to control delay time or feedback in some cases. I'm using the AUs on Mac. Maybe I'll try the VST.
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Thanks for sharing i will give it a try this week
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at kvraudio.com the author said, if someone makes a gui he'll try to implement it. so if anybody can help him...
KVR: lkjb Luftikus release
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Killer!

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Doing a comparison with the Maag and for some reason the 40k setting on this one seems to have way more in common with the 20k on the Maag. Sounds very good though but at least on this setting they are not comparable. This kind of reminds me of the PQ-33 that imitated the Portico. It gets close but not quite. That said, it's free! I can however see where this guy would be used over the Maag. It's a little more aggressive so that tonal difference could come in handy. Good plug
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at kvraudio.com the author said, if someone makes a gui he'll try to implement it. so if anybody can help him...
KVR: lkjb Luftikus release
I am looking to get my feet wet in some plug-in interface design.

I have a graphic design day job, but when I get a chance I will try to post an interface. It will probably be too late for his purpose, but I'd like to do it anyway.

I also want to try the EQ! I almost bought Maag when it was on sale... bought REDD instead.
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20th March 2013
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This makes that gal look sooooo perrrrrrrTTTyyyyyyyy
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This makes that gal look sooooo perrrrrrrTTTyyyyyyyy
Loving this plug and this GUI is indeed very nice, loving it
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Conventional design wisdom might suggest that the use of colors is a bit too much but in this particular instance it is both special and pleasing...Can’t wait for it to be implemented.
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22nd March 2013
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This makes that gal look sooooo perrrrrrrTTTyyyyyyyy
nice
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Winner!
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22nd March 2013
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This makes that gal look sooooo perrrrrrrTTTyyyyyyyy
Yeah, that's a very nice UI design. It would take the plugin to an entire different level!
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This makes that gal look sooooo perrrrrrrTTTyyyyyyyy
when and how can we add this skin??? I wont try this until this new skin is on the plug-in lol.
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22nd March 2013
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Is the author around???
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This makes that gal look sooooo perrrrrrrTTTyyyyyyyy
yup....
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this makes that gal look sooooo perrrrrrrtttyyyyyyyy
winner indeed!!!!
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This makes that gal look sooooo perrrrrrrTTTyyyyyyyy
very nice!
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This gets my vote
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