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An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:08 am
by GDOGG
Hi. Up until now I've stuck it out Eqing with ableton's own EQs. Was looking for suggestions for a good solid all rounder EQ plugin. I've looked at stuff like Universal Audio, PSP. I'm getting Izotope Ozone, reckon that'd be alright for most stuff?. Anyone using this? I'd also been looking at vst compressors, any suggestions for that would also be appreciated.

Cheers

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:11 am
by H20nly
my suggestion would be to stick with EQ8. save the money that you will use for a new EQ and use it for the upgrade from Live 8 to 9.

EQ 8 in Live 9 has a spectrum analyzer behind it, aside from that what more do you need?

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:05 am
by synnack
+1 for waiting for Live 9. The new EQ is awesome.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:25 am
by Tarekith
Agreed, it's a really nice improvement over the current EQ8.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:27 am
by MEIC101
Try FabFilter PRO-Q. Transparent, nice intuitive GUI. Lot's of settings.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:49 pm
by tintala
I was going to wait for live 9 for the eq.... But I went with fab filter anyways... It's got a lot of flexibility, can't be to sure about the new live eq because there is not much detailed info about it to make an informed decision. Yes it will be better than live 8 eq.. But that ones not great anyway,not hard to beat. IMHO. The new one looks great because the old one is so shitty.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:05 pm
by H20nly
i don't think that EQ8 is bad, but that's just me...

so, if you would like more info, and are not willing to try the beta, then at least check out this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7dIkonCfFE

it's the Ableton Preview Event for Live 9. it speaks to the EQ and the changes to it along with other features.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:43 pm
by mihai
eq8 is a great digital mix eq. if you're looking for some flavor or mastering eq then look at other options.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:43 pm
by cotdagoo
Voxengo GlissEQ has been my go to EQ this past year.

One of my favourite features is sending EQ/spectrum info from one instance to another and layering them to see where everything is sitting )

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:30 pm
by XSIMan
Cytomic helped to redesign EQ Eight Live 9 think they added an analogue algorithm if you double click it you get some extra functions and a larger GUI.

Other than that DMG Audio Equick is the best EQ their is you can make it nearly full screen, its pure transparent, upto 32 bands.

Theirs another EQ from DMG Audio with everything EQ related in one coming out in about two months.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:08 am
by andy_cytomic
XSIMan wrote:Cytomic helped to redesign EQ Eight Live 9 think they added an analogue algorithm if you double click it you get some extra functions and a larger GUI.

Other than that DMG Audio Equick is the best EQ their is you can make it nearly full screen, its pure transparent, upto 32 bands.

Theirs another EQ from DMG Audio with everything EQ related in one coming out in about two months.
The Live 9 EQ8 algorithm is the most advanced there is. It is a linear (ie doesn't adding drive) analog model of an SVF, so it has brilliant numerical properties and all parameters can be automated completely smoothly. This level of audio quality and smooth automation are not possible with any other EQ I know of.

If you don't have Live 9 and you want a linear EQ (ie one that doesn't add any drive) then I recommend the DMG EQ plugins, they don't ruin your audio like some other plugins, they have a good price, an easy to use interface. You need to leave all the settings alone for the length of a track through unless you want added artefacts.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:29 am
by jestermgee
Izotope Ozone is pretty good when you really figure it out. It can really help to pull out a mix but becuase it also does reverb, multi-band compression, limiter etc etc you can get lost quick or you can change things too much. Also it is quite a power hungry effect and does introduce a delay which could be annoying when you try and play a MIDI instrument (does for me at least).

I use one on master tracks often just to shape things but honestly for most basic EQ mixing (killing lows, highs or just small boosts in ranges) the EQ8 is fine and if Live 9 improves that I wouldn't see the need for something else in this department.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:07 am
by footsy
Fab filter pro-Q

I've used vaspen and izotope

By far I love pro-q more, it has a great spectrum. Neat colors easy to use and understand.

This is my opinion, but very much so worth ever penny I put in I got out.

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:06 am
by thecld
Waves H-EQ is pretty good imho, it fuses digital eq + analog modelling eq (H-EQ = hybrid eq) + it's saturation section is very nice :mrgreen:

Re: An all round solid EQ VST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:07 pm
by d.reamonn
I like using EQ8. EQ8 allows to cut the bass on some tracks, and boost the highs on others. Since it's native and not a VST, you can use as many instances as you like! I love EQ8!!!!