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What type of processor do I need?
Old 17th September 2011
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What type of processor do I need?

Hi,

I need some advice.

I am a DJ using Virtual DJ and effects plugins to Mix tracks.

When I mix tracks together, sometimes I use parametric eq plugins to create high Q factor notch filters to eliminate certain frequency bands, and thus certain instruments/sounds (more or less) from the mix.

The problem is that its all done with plugins, and because the algorythms the plugins use are very CPU intensive, they introduce horrendous latency in the channel they are used on (like 2 whole seconds of latency).

How can I avoid this problem?

How about using an outboard digital effects processor? I would need something that I can set up multiple band stop/notch filters on, and choose the central frequency and bandwidths and q factor (steepness) of those bands. I am guessing though that digital outboard effects processors introduce latency as well?

How about an analogue eq processor? Are there such things as analgue parametric eq processors with multiple bands?

Oh, and something else, it needs to be fully automatable (preferably via MIDI).
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When I went in to Guitar centre the guy suggested the Rane RPM 2 Multipprocessor. Any opinions?

Thanks.

Last edited by califauna; 17th September 2011 at 08:20 PM.. Reason: extra function required
Old 17th September 2011
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how about doing to to the tracks ahead of time and saving the results, and playing those pre-effected saved tracks instead of the originals. No overhead. No shiny new gear. No out of pocket expense.
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how about doing to to the tracks ahead of time and saving the results, and playing those pre-effected saved tracks instead of the originals. No overhead. No shiny new gear. No out of pocket expense.
Has to be a solution for live sets / real-time.
Old 18th September 2011
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