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What are your 2 favorite clean EQ? Equalisers (HW)
Old 17th March 2018
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For every piece of audio gear I own, I know at least one sound source that'll make it sound like crap.
The same is even more true of plug-ins.
Old 17th March 2018
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"Clean" seems to be the next "color" (which is really great, I would love to finally use better clean sounding tools in mastering). It still seems to be the hardest challenge for all developers, in both digital and analog.
I think both, plug in and analog gear developers still have to improve their methods, but I really can see high potential for really clean processing in digital audio. But it still needs time, it seems.

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Old 17th March 2018
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Old 17th March 2018
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I still have never found an eq plug in that I really like better than hardware. They always seem to diminish the sound one way or another.
Old 18th March 2018
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Avalon eq from focusrite liquid mix
Old 18th March 2018
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Old 18th March 2018
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Avalon eq from focusrite liquid mix
Ooh man i really miss that box.. and yes, this is a good one in there.
Unfortunately too many downsides with fw, 32bit.
Old 19th March 2018
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Home built and the Meyer CP-10 modified direct coupled. I also change the cut only shelf bands to symetrical + - 15db shelf EQ for a 7 band EQ. Noise is - 120 db at 100 hz with that design. Many mastering rooms and control rooms use those worldwide.
Old 21st March 2018
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1. Avalon 2055 when you want to add a sparkle and polish.

2. Dangerous BAX EQ when you need gentle adjustments in the low and high end.

3. Cranesong Ibis when you need to correct something or want a little enhancement without changing the sound of the mix.
Old 21st March 2018
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i was checking newfangled website the eq look intresting :

"Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear."


what does it mean exaclty? a shape with large Q ? or something in between a linear phase and phase eq

personnaly i think for the most transparent sound maybe each bands of a digital eqs should have a control on the phase shift , i have to experiment more with these eqs, i used them mostly in the past for highpassing the low end to the point pre ringing is alsmot not a problem, but still less phase shift give less overshout and a more transparent sound than usuall phase eq, cause of less delay introdouced resulting in a tighter sound
Old 21st March 2018
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i was checking newfangled website the eq look intresting :

"Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear."


what does it mean exaclty? a shape with large Q ? or something in between a linear phase and phase eq

personnaly i think for the most transparent sound maybe each bands of a digital eqs should have a control on the phase shift , i have to experiment more with these eqs, i used them mostly in the past for highpassing the low end to the point pre ringing is alsmot not a problem, but still less phase shift give less overshout and a more transparent sound than usuall phase eq, cause of less delay introdouced resulting in a tighter sound
i gave a try to the newflanged eq and i don't know if it's the sound of the eq or the workflow but it leads me to good results.
also the Aom eq, A mode , same i don't know really if it's the workflow, "luck " of the moment, or the sound but i enjoyed it, the C mode is the usual RBJ's audio cookbook EQ ( i think run at 5x oversampling in max quality so the phase and warping should be ok ) but type A sound definetly more musical in my test ,bringing more emotions , no idea if it s cause of the different filters type or if a slight different curve is happening .
Old 23rd March 2018
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Old 23rd March 2018
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in the clean eq section, i had previously, GML 9500, IBIS M, Blue 315 heavily modified, HSE eq (ex studer engineers), Millenia NSQ2FF,
Eksa stands above
Old 23rd March 2018
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I received Eksa last week... clean is somewhat of an understatement... you can take sound and clean it up... or you can apply heat and pressure until it becomes a diamond... Eksa is more like a diamond-harvesting EQ. it makes things sound cleaner then i previously thought was the threshold of how clean something processed with analog gear or plug ins could sound. it's punchier then the punchiest VCA compressor. high shelf revealing details in a way that seems "better than i deserve" somehow. i replaced a DAV BG3 with it... loved the DAV but it is not even a remotely fair comparison.

runner up is voxengo gliss EQ, i feel like i've relied on this for a long time, i rarely use de-essers, i usually reach for this plug first. not as soft sounding as nova, and i love how you have the "inverted" dynamics response option. though i very often use it as a regular static parametric.

the tight Q values on the Eksa, however, are MUCH cleaner then on any digital EQ i've used. this is a big deal to me. with Knif Eksa, you get what you pay for.
Old 23rd March 2018
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I received Eksa last week... clean is somewhat of an understatement... you can take sound and clean it up... or you can apply heat and pressure until it becomes a diamond... Eksa is more like a diamond-harvesting EQ. it makes things sound cleaner then i previously thought was the threshold of how clean something processed with analog gear or plug ins could sound. it's punchier then the punchiest VCA compressor. high shelf revealing details in a way that seems "better than i deserve" somehow. i replaced a DAV BG3 with it... loved the DAV but it is not even a remotely fair comparison.

runner up is voxengo gliss EQ, i feel like i've relied on this for a long time, i rarely use de-essers, i usually reach for this plug first. not as soft sounding as nova, and i love how you have the "inverted" dynamics response option. though i very often use it as a regular static parametric.

the tight Q values on the Eksa, however, are MUCH cleaner then on any digital EQ i've used. this is a big deal to me. with Knif Eksa, you get what you pay for.
or like jonte posted on fb:

Nice feedback from a happy Eksa customer:

"Damn. This is really good. I don’t even know what to say. Honestly it reminds me of really good LSD. I know that’s an odd analogy but it practically gives me flashbacks. I just can’t believe the amount of detail I pulled out of this master, and how fast and punchy it all sounds. I used all 10 bands in mid/side and it’s clean as a whistle. I A/B’d it with my old master and my old master sounds like dog**** that sat in the rain now."
Old 23rd March 2018
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or like jonte posted on fb:

Nice feedback from a happy Eksa customer:

"Damn. This is really good. I don’t even know what to say. Honestly it reminds me of really good LSD. I know that’s an odd analogy but it practically gives me flashbacks. I just can’t believe the amount of detail I pulled out of this master, and how fast and punchy it all sounds. I used all 10 bands in mid/side and it’s clean as a whistle. I A/B’d it with my old master and my old master sounds like dog**** that sat in the rain now."


oh, he put it on his FB yay
that's my testimonial!
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