good eq plug ins ?

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
3phase
Posts: 4648
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:29 am
Contact:

good eq plug ins ?

Post by 3phase » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:58 pm

i just tested this one and its in relation to abletons inbuild plug extremly beneficial... in the free version allready..

http://www.meldaproduction.com/freevstp ... alizer.php

do you know this company? any other opinions or issues?

and are there others good decend priced eq plugs that one should know? I just realized that upgrading the eq´s is maybe the most effektive way to upgrade the stage sound you achive with live..
at least the melda production eq does a pretty good job here.. hard to touch eq8 afterwards again...

and i ve heard a few digital eq´s allready... i dindt had the impression that eq8 is especially awfull before. but than.. i havent spend time with eq plug ins for quite a while.

what are the best eq plug ins wright now?

i send the melda one in the ring now.... which other eq plug is up for the challange?
mac book 2,16 ghz 4(3)gb ram, Os 10.62, fireface 400,

macmurphy
Posts: 1431
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:21 am
Location: Emneth,Norfolk, UK

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by macmurphy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:42 am

Redline EQ is really good.

It has linear phase and different vintage phase settings that you can enable for each band,
dynamic eq capability and also mid/side left/right options.

at $169 it isn't the cheapest around but considering what it offers it's value for money imho.

3phase
Posts: 4648
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:29 am
Contact:

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by 3phase » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:53 am

macmurphy wrote:Redline EQ is really good.

It has linear phase and different vintage phase settings that you can enable for each band,
dynamic eq capability and also mid/side left/right options.

at $169 it isn't the cheapest around but considering what it offers it's value for money imho.

ok.. but to send a linear phase eq into the ring with a normal filter is maybe not correct..

linear phase eq´s can do wonders but come with a price of latencys respnse times and cpu usage that dont really make them an ideal choice for stage sound mixing or in general channel eq...

theese melda guys have a linear phase eq aswell..and its also pricy...

But i am looking for an eq 8 replacment.. easy operatable.. not too cpu hungry .. good grip on the sound without smearing or hardening it too much.. dirty tricks like analoge emulation welcome...and hardware and dongle independent

anything else matching that profile?
mac book 2,16 ghz 4(3)gb ram, Os 10.62, fireface 400,

willdahbe
Posts: 499
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:35 am

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by willdahbe » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:01 am

Fabfilter Pro-Q perhaps?

macmurphy
Posts: 1431
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:21 am
Location: Emneth,Norfolk, UK

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by macmurphy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:02 am

well that's the thing with Redline EQ - linear phase is an option.
i very rarely use it; i normally opt for one of the console emulations instead (there's 3 neve types, an ssl, two api's and a tube option)

check out the specs - http://www.112db.com/redline/equalizer/?specifications

macmurphy
Posts: 1431
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:21 am
Location: Emneth,Norfolk, UK

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by macmurphy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:03 am

willdahbe wrote:Fabfilter Pro-Q perhaps?
another good one

oberflaechlich
Posts: 59
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:16 pm
Location: San Francisco

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by oberflaechlich » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:09 am

huge melda fan. i also love sonalksis sv517

jtdj
Posts: 266
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:37 am
Contact:

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by jtdj » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:20 am

macmurphy wrote:Redline EQ is really good.

It has linear phase and different vintage phase settings that you can enable for each band,
dynamic eq capability and also mid/side left/right options.

at $169 it isn't the cheapest around but considering what it offers it's value for money imho.

best soft EQ on the market imo

Rationalizer
Posts: 1308
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:14 pm
Location: Finland
Contact:

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by Rationalizer » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:46 am

macmurphy wrote:
willdahbe wrote:Fabfilter Pro-Q perhaps?
another good one
+1. Love the gui, easy to use and still very powerful.
-> http://youtu.be/f9WdaU6HxzM
WIN8.1 x64 | Suite 9.5 x64 | RME FF400 | UAD-2 | Maschine 2 | SparkLE | Mopho | Blodeld | Komplete 9 | Ebony A2 | Adam A7 | Launchpad | Waves Diamond V9 | Many VSTs

Facebook | Youtube | Soundcloud | Beatport

realsurreal
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:24 pm
Location: Tulsa

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by realsurreal » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:42 am

I'd like to recommend this one, it's my personal favorite.
Some really cool features in this one and it's only running $109
It's low on cpu(for me) and No dongle!
http://www.voxengo.com/product/glisseq/

Khazul
Posts: 3185
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:19 pm
Location: Reading, UK

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by Khazul » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:43 am

Echo whats has allready been posted - Redline EQ for character/dynamics or fabfilter Pro-Q for general use and especially if you want to be surgical - just leave it on its zero latency setting for general use.
Nothing to see here - move along!

ciw
Posts: 689
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:36 pm
Location: Cardiff, UK

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by ciw » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:53 am

Sonnox (sony oxford) eq for highpassing, shelving and general frequency shaping, Waves Q10 for precision cuts. Neither have pretty spectrum analyser built in but they do work very well.

rosti
Posts: 280
Joined: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: HELLsinki

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by rosti » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:10 am

Rationalizer wrote:
macmurphy wrote:
willdahbe wrote:Fabfilter Pro-Q perhaps?
another good one
+1. Love the gui, easy to use and still very powerful.
-> http://youtu.be/f9WdaU6HxzM
+1!

mdk
Posts: 914
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:51 pm
Location: Skopje, Macedonia
Contact:

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by mdk » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:12 am

Pr0k Records - Bandcamp Facebook Twitter

Jesus Christ
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:48 pm

Re: good eq plug ins ?

Post by Jesus Christ » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:25 am

Yes
I tested a slew of EQs together, any price range, I would have bought the most expensive one if it was the best. I bought EQuality. Exceptionally good EQ. Surgical.

Post Reply