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Do Plugins Deteriorate your Audio too?
Old 21st March 2015
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Do Plugins Deteriorate your Audio too?

Has anyone had a problem with plugins lowering the quality of their audio? I did a recording that needed some eq'ing so I tried a quite popular plug to do this. I was not liking the sound as I adjusted and adjusted it to try and make it better. When I really noticed this decay is when I bypassed the eq all-together - the sound was much better as the initial recording in terms of audio quality. So, I tried this again with another well know eq and it seemed to be the same. Finally I looped the track to an outboard eq and ...ahhh ..it seemed to work like a charm. It really provided a good sound with no apparent audio decay.

Has anyone else experience anything like this with plugs?


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Old 21st March 2015
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Yes, all plugins deteriorate audio. Some do enough good things to make it worth it.
Old 21st March 2015
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What I find about plugs and I have some of the best ones, is that you can't push them very hard before they start changing the quality of the signal.
Sometimes you want that though.I usually don't.
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