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BaxterEQ from Bootsy Equalizer Plugins
Old 1st September 2011
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BaxterEQ from Bootsy

Looks like a Dangerous BAX style eq

BaxterEQ



curious about this, Bootsy always delivers good stuff
Old 2nd September 2011
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Ayyyyyyyyyyayayayayayi Caraaaaaaaaaaamba!!

And he did it again Mr Bootsy!!!! Going to try this baby out asap!

Thanx for the heads up

Cheers

Is it out with a download link yet?
Old 2nd September 2011
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It's just the latest tease heh

I'm sure it would be useful. I really liked Ferric TDS.. hmmm and NastyDLA..

Maybe I should revisit them and also try the others until this one is released
Old 2nd September 2011
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Sweet!!!

Ferric TDS and NastyDLA are my favorite free plugins.
Old 2nd September 2011
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How close to these plugins get to adding some of the same flavor to your sound as the hardware they are inspired by?
Old 2nd September 2011
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How close to these plugins get to adding some of the same flavor to your sound as the hardware they are inspired by?
Dont' wrap your head around that, Boosty plugins sounds very good,
whether or not they add "analog haze". Analog is analog, software is different.


Ferric is one of the best plugin I have regardless the price,
I'd have hard time mixing without my API hw as well I'd miss Ferric.

This one isn't suppose to be a color eq, but I'm sure it can find a place
in my projects. Usually I use Brainworx digital for ITB 2bus eq duties,
I totally wanna see how this one works on its place
Old 2nd September 2011
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Dont' wrap your head around that, Boosty plugins sounds very good,
whether or not they add "analog haze". Analog is analog, software is different.


Ferric is one of the best plugin I have regardless the price,
I'd have hard time mixing without my API hw as well I'd miss Ferric.

This one isn't suppose to be a color eq, but I'm sure it can find a place
in my projects. Usually I use Brainworx digital for ITB 2bus eq duties,
I totally wanna see how this one works on its place
+1!

Ferric (and Breebart's Revox) are amazing...
Can't wait to check out BaxterEQ!
Old 2nd September 2011
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That looks super sexy!
Old 2nd September 2011
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Funny thing is, I find Ferric works much better for the "1 instance on all channels faux console/tape" thing than all the newcomers console and tape plugins..
But that's just me
Old 2nd September 2011
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Originally Posted by Retinal View Post
Dont' wrap your head around that, Boosty plugins sounds very good,
whether or not they add "analog haze". Analog is analog, software is different.


Ferric is one of the best plugin I have regardless the price,
I'd have hard time mixing without my API hw as well I'd miss Ferric.

This one isn't suppose to be a color eq, but I'm sure it can find a place
in my projects. Usually I use Brainworx digital for ITB 2bus eq duties,
I totally wanna see how this one works on its place
I'm well aware of the difference between analog hardware and plugins, but i was wondering if Bootsy modelled the sonic behaviour of their plugs around their analog inspirations or if the only resemblance between them was the (glorius) looks?
Old 2nd September 2011
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I don't recall specific machines or pieces, more often the behavior of several
put together. Anyway the manuals often (other very good thing about he's stuff) give you great info about the plugin itself and the machines analyzed and used to model, and some nice background info as well
Old 2nd September 2011
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not to sound like a HATER.....but.....

why do i have the feeling this is going to end up being nothing more that a REALLY nice looking GUI, but the EQ itself is just going to be the same as every other Digital EQ out there........

all plugin EQs out now-a-days are all starting to "sound" the same to me. Just a GUI/feature difference......
Old 2nd September 2011
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not to sound like a HATER.....but.....

why do i have the feeling this is going to end up being nothing more that a REALLY nice looking GUI, but the EQ itself is just going to be the same as every other Digital EQ out there........

all plugin EQs out now-a-days are all starting to "sound" the same to me. Just a GUI/feature difference......
Probably you have that feeling because this is suppose to be
a transparent eq and well, digital transparent eq do sound pretty much all the same.. I kinda have this feeling too, but objectively it has no solid foundation.

This is what I think: it's a matter of eq frequencies points and bell/shelves Q mostly. Take for example the Mastering Pack from EMI/Abbey Road, I've seen so many comments on how they people like the "color" of those eqs,
tone etc.. but they add absolutely NO harmonics, NO colo, NO saturation..
And yet they do are very musical.

Could we match those eq with PT stock eq? Most likely yes.
Do I want to waste an hour trynna do that while I'm mixing? No.

So, in the end in my book if what a given tool does is not everything,
how fast the tools allow me to be is 50% of the equation. I don't think I'm alone on this one

Big factor here is, the plugin is *free*, so when I can see saving money
on a 250 bucks plugin if I can replicate it with a bit of work, I can see use this even if what it does is just to have a musical good sounding shelf and frequency points.
With that said, I bet this one won't be another digital eq
Old 2nd September 2011
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Big factor here is, the plugin is *free*, so when I can see saving money
on a 250 bucks plugin if I can replicate it with a bit of work, I can see use this even if what it does is just to have a musical good sounding shelf and frequency points.
With that said, I bet this one won't be another digital eq
and another factor this guy happens to be extremely talented when it comes processing plug ins, EQ's, Saturation, Tape, Delay. I don't like evrything he does that's not to say they are bad but just because I don't want to stockpile plug ins that are already catered for . . if you have a PC and don't know about this guy's work then take a visit and get downloading heh
Old 2nd September 2011
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niiiiiiiiiiice
Old 3rd September 2011
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Probably you have that feeling because this is suppose to be
a transparent eq and well, digital transparent eq do sound pretty much all the same.. I kinda have this feeling too, but objectively it has no solid foundation.

This is what I think: it's a matter of eq frequencies points and bell/shelves Q mostly. Take for example the Mastering Pack from EMI/Abbey Road, I've seen so many comments on how they people like the "color" of those eqs,
tone etc.. but they add absolutely NO harmonics, NO colo, NO saturation..
And yet they do are very musical.

Could we match those eq with PT stock eq? Most likely yes.
Do I want to waste an hour trynna do that while I'm mixing? No.

So, in the end in my book if what a given tool does is not everything,
how fast the tools allow me to be is 50% of the equation. I don't think I'm alone on this one

Big factor here is, the plugin is *free*, so when I can see saving money
on a 250 bucks plugin if I can replicate it with a bit of work, I can see use this even if what it does is just to have a musical good sounding shelf and frequency points.
With that said, I bet this one won't be another digital eq
^^^^^ This.

Old 3rd September 2011
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not to sound like a HATER.....but.....

why do i have the feeling this is going to end up being nothing more that a REALLY nice looking GUI, but the EQ itself is just going to be the same as every other Digital EQ out there........

all plugin EQs out now-a-days are all starting to "sound" the same to me. Just a GUI/feature difference......
What he said!
Old 4th September 2011
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Talking

In love already!

Bootsy wins again!

Peace
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Old 26th September 2011
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Software Bootsy Baxter Eq!

here it is finally :

BaxterEQ – released today





another gem from bootsy created for mastering purposes
Old 26th September 2011
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I know what I'll be doing tonight
Old 26th September 2011
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It's a seriously sweet EQ with some very subtle but tasty non-linearities going on in the background (try inserting 6-10 instances of Baxter and driving the first instance a bit over 0dBFS to hear what happens.. then back it off a bit and enjoy the subtle sweetening).

Very impressive plugin!

Cheers!
bManic
Old 26th September 2011
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Simple, elegant and sounds great. Nice job.
Old 26th September 2011
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Originally Posted by bmanic View Post
It's a seriously sweet EQ with some very subtle but tasty non-linearities going on in the background (try inserting 6-10 instances of Baxter and driving the first instance a bit over 0dBFS to hear what happens.. then back it off a bit and enjoy the subtle sweetening).

Very impressive plugin!

Cheers!
bManic
Indeed, one great word to describe it after simply dial in on a Drum Buss it's "Sweeeeeeeeeeeet" Kudos to @Bootsy. Did it again
Old 26th September 2011
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Released

Guessing is over, let's try this one now
Old 26th September 2011
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Im not at my workstation until tomorrow......please someone give this a whirl and let us know what its like!

One thing that caught my attention was the "An additional analog signal path emulation provides some subtle but precious stereo imaging improvements."
Old 26th September 2011
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First light-speed report after 2min of use.

This eq is quite smooth

First impressions, I like the bass boost the most,
as well as the bass cut, great to have separate volumes for M and S,
highs are good but not as the lows for me, first impression on the high cut when opposed to the high boost is a lil phasey :/
might be the specific track I was testing it tho'
Gains have a large range, the movement-to-gain ratio is low which i like for this kind of eq.

First problem reported: on PT when bypassing the plugin from the bypass button it does not null to a copied track, if you disengage it from the IN button (turning it off) it does null, that's odd.

When the eq is ON but no controls are moved there's that lil something,
seems a slight stereo spread
Old 26th September 2011
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Ive never tried a Dangerous BAX EQ before....

From looking at these controls.....can you do BOTH a HI-shelf BOOST and a HI-"CUT" at the same time?

from the looks of this EQ, you can do one or the other, but not both?
Old 26th September 2011
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You can

If you look at the controls you'll see you have a cut (fixed slope) for both high and low band, plus a gain knob for both highs and lows

The push/pull is probably the most common use of this eq.
The low cut is quite nice
Old 26th September 2011
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Ive never tried a Dangerous BAX EQ before....

From looking at these controls.....can you do BOTH a HI-shelf BOOST and a HI-"CUT" at the same time?

from the looks of this EQ, you can do one or the other, but not both?
It looks to me like it has a low/high shelf and a low/high cut so yeah you can do both. Really like it so far, very sweet sounding on the 2 buss. Have to try it on other sources but on the mix buss it's instant smile, great job man
Old 26th September 2011
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I was more referring to if you could, lets say.....

Boost a 8k hi-shelf, and still cut a notch in the 4k area (for a problematic cut).....

It looks like you can do one or the other, but not both.

Im guessing this EQ isnt meant to be surgical, but more BROAD for general balance/sweetinging.
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