Originally Posted by Stitch333
Just an FYI: Once you find out what an eq is and does, you'll (hopefully) recognize that the waves Qxx eqs are really garbage, especially in affecting the high end...unless you use the "Hiphop/rap" preset...
There are SO many other eqs, both hardware and software that sound better than these...
Id only cut frequencies using a Q eq, it doesnt really offer you anything nice when using it to boost. You gotta know when and were to use it.
The general ideal when mixing or enhancing sound is that you are doing it on the basis of wanting to hear a better difference with the sound in which you are tweaking.
In that case the Q eqs dont offer you much because you wont hear a better difference when boosting frequencies using it, you are better off using something that is more known for adding nice coloring, or using a Linear phase eq to do larger boosts in frequency.
The Q10 comes in handy when you are wanting to do a lot of surgical work. Making cuts and boosts in smaller increments around the key frequency area using multiple bands make for better results in most cases than using just one band to do the same job.
This is where the Q10 can really come in handy.
Like I said many times before, you gotta know when and where to use the processors you have. If it doesnt make a better difference to your ears, then dont use it. At the same time dont disqualify or bash it for other ppl because you cant find a proper use for it.
I dont use any of the Q eqs much anymore, but if I had to choose between using the Qs or using the stock EQ in any DAW program, i'd be reaching for the Q.
Depending on the Waves package you bought, you should also try putting the RenEqs to good use.