What compressor and parametric eq are you using?

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What compressor and parametric eq are you using?

Post by Sharkcellar » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:09 pm

I'm looking for a killer combo of compressor and eq so I thought I'd ask the teeming hordes. I really like the multiband compressor by wavearts that's in digital performer and I've been using waves q10 for eqing.
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Post by forge » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:12 pm

the waves renaissance stuff is awesome. I do alot with RComp and REQ

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Post by elemental » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:19 pm

Sonalksis is v good.

Waves is also good but overpriced and overhyped.

Hydratone is meant to be an amazing EQ.

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Post by forge » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:30 pm

elemental wrote:
Waves is also good but overpriced and overhyped.

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have you A/Bed it? The longer I use them the more I appreciate just how good they are. They are like an incredibly fine audio scalpel you can slice up the sounds with and shape them into anything you want at top notch quality.

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Post by elemental » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:02 pm

see your point ... i used to use the REQ and RCOMP all the time .. after trying some other eq's I find the REQ is great for subtle eq'ing, but for extreme notches & more drastic shaping I prefer sonlksis.

In terms of compressors, jury's still out on that one ... waiting to get a desktop and UAD card!!

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Post by Machinate » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:08 pm

I have never heard software going bonkers like the c1 - that thing is wild.
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Post by atomic » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:27 pm

I use the UAD LA2A and the UAD 1176SE. I have never heard anything that beats them. They are better than the TC Electric compressors for just about everything I do. When i want something a little more "clean" or with less colour I go to my powercore TC Power CoreCL or Voice Strip. As for EQ I rely like the Powercore EqSat. I use it alot. Another one I like but dont use very often is the Pultec on the UAD card.
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Post by diverdee » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:41 pm

I tend to use free stuff a lot. [edit] cos i'm tighter than 2 coats of paint [/edit]
Compressors: Blockfish (very good with a certain character, non-traditional parameters), endorphin (similar to blockfish also fixed dual band).
Both of the above are character compressors, I have also been playing around with buzzrooms grancomp, not decided on it yet. buzzroom have recently released some very cheap payware compresors, if they are of the same quality as the mastering limiters & muliband dynamics they released they will be very good.
I am also playing with the alpha of vanilla compressor (very promising, no gui yet).
equalisers: nyquist eq (I find the interface strange to be honest - hard to dial in what I want), the free fourband spinEQ from computer music (ok-ish for small cuts, has seperate rigjt & left channels) & the king posifophit - this is free & is absolutely excellent ( a payware eq Electri-Q based on posifophit has recently been released).
I'd advise anyone to give posifophit a go & then demo Electri-Q, these are very full featured beautiful sounding EQ's.

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Post by DJ_DIRTY_D » Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:53 am

diverdee wrote:I'd advise anyone to give posifophit a go & then demo Electri-Q, these are very full featured beautiful sounding EQ's.
I googled posifophit but got nothing.... ?? Is it only for mac ?
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Post by serotoninsteve » Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:06 am

Search for posihfopit instead!

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Post by Nod » Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:18 am

DJ_DIRTY_D wrote:
diverdee wrote:I'd advise anyone to give posifophit a go & then demo Electri-Q, these are very full featured beautiful sounding EQ's.
I googled posifophit but got nothing.... ?? Is it only for mac ?
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Post by AdamJay » Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:43 am

www.ursplugins.com just announced 2 new compressors.
as soon as the AU is ready i'll demo the URS 1970. if it sounds enough like the Neve 2254 that its modeled after, i'll probably be using URS N12 EQ and 1970 heavily very soon, with Hydratone's API 550b and the limiter version of 1970 on the Master Channel.

can't wait, and all native too.

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Post by pacoz » Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:46 am

I use Elemental Audio Eqium and Neodynium mostly - awesome plugins.
Although the Live EQ 4 and Compressor II are actually quite good, too.

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Post by mikemc » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:01 pm

for windows, check out voxengo soniformer

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Post by crytek » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:09 pm

I like abletons own 4 band eq. I use the hell out of that thing to sculpt my sounds. one of the very few native eqs that is very good. Sadily I cant say the same for some of their others.

As for compressors, I use the multicompressors in logic. :)
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