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Ableton EQ8 vs.
Old 14th March 2016
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Ableton EQ8 vs.

Wondering how the Pro-Q2, Eiosis or other surgical style digital EQs compare to Ableton's EQ8. Is it just workflow differences and options, or are they superior EQs in sound to Ableton's? I believe Andrew Simper from Cytomic worked on Ableton's EQs and he is a brilliant dev. so was wondering if Abelton's EQ was sonically superior or equal to the other top EQ plugins out there?
Old 14th March 2016
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I think with the new filter designs, and the contributions from the Cytomic dev's, eq8 has definitely gotten better, I use it probably 90% of the time for things, more utility then "color", but with improvements of linear phase etc, I find it to get the job done most of the time. I also love the workflow on it, as it is a far easier "stock" eq to use then the Avid ones etc... Additional poles available are nice, I sometimes used to have to stack a few eq8's honestly to roll off the low end of my minitaur or something....

I don't think its superior to the Fabilter or heavier market price items, but for it's light cpu footprint, ... i just use it all the time. For mastering applications I would generally look elsewhere, but for bread and butter, I love it...
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