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domc

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SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« on: November 11, 2010, 06:43:23 pm »

anyone own a real one and tried this plugin?
http://www.spl.info/?id=1407
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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 09:46:33 pm »

i've heard you have to have at least two LCDs to view the giant GUI

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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 10:55:55 pm »

jdg wrote on Thu, 11 November 2010 21:46

/ducks

Enjoyed.

BTW, I have a 'real' PassEQ .. Yes, it's YUGE ... and I might-could demo the plug.

Since we've all seen the phylum of posts that would follow, act surprised when I say the real thing is far better, but that the plugin is good and has its place.

/plunger-wah-trombone-in-descending-4-note-figure
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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 11:35:23 pm »

I figured that but dont think I could ever afford a real one Very Happy...come to think of it I just looked and I was thinking of the SPL PQ not the pass
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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 08:36:02 am »

Haven't heard either but if the Pass plug-in has the same kind of sound as the other SPL analog code plug-ins, I wouldn't get too excited.

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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 10:02:55 am »

I've been using the plug for one trick. It works nicely and I prefer over my other plug Eq options for the task. However, the GUI ...I do not need a large knob on plugins for the feel...

Never used the hardware

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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 12:12:16 pm »

Matt_G wrote on Fri, 12 November 2010 13:36

Haven't heard either but if the Pass plug-in has the same kind of sound as the other SPL analog code plug-ins, I wouldn't get too excited.




It's coded by the BX digital guys and sounds much better than the analog code plugins.
It certainly has a sound without any boost or cuts seems to soften the bass area.

Not sure if it is suitable for mastering though. Depends on your flavour really
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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 12:45:21 pm »

dietrich wrote on Fri, 12 November 2010 07:02

I do not need a large knob on plugins for the feel...

Never used the hardware



i owned one (actually two at separate times) and i'll argue that you dont need a large knob on the hardware version either.

why they put the most giant (albeit nice) attenuator knob right in middle is beyond me.

any passeq users actually use the attenuator????
when i had it, i used it for gain staging into the next piece of equipment--maybe thrice--but never for EQ level balancing.

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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010, 08:57:15 am »

jdg wrote on Fri, 12 November 2010 12:45

dietrich wrote on Fri, 12 November 2010 07:02

I do not need a large knob on plugins for the feel...

Never used the hardware



i owned one (actually two at separate times) and i'll argue that you dont need a large knob on the hardware version either.

why they put the most giant (albeit nice) attenuator knob right in middle is beyond me.

any passeq users actually use the attenuator????
when i had it, i used it for gain staging into the next piece of equipment--maybe thrice--but never for EQ level balancing.

Yeah - I don't get it either.  I don't think I've touched that gain control but once in 2010, and yet those knobs are 2RU's worth all by themselves.

Between that and the volume of air in the chassis, it's really all that big in service of a control layout design concept.

I mean - in actual use, I guess I do kinda like the boost/cut band arrangement.  But the EQ sounds good enough that I would have appreciated a simpler layout with less rackspace consumption.
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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 12:05:36 pm »

The layout of the Passeq is great! Plenty of real-estate to move around, and I use the gain pots regularly.  The more something looks like it came out of a Frankenstein movie the better...

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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2010, 01:12:01 pm »

its like using one of these to play piano:

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/10/in-studio.jpg

or using a dvorak keyboard for typing...


the passeq is still one great sounding EQ, now matter how  Uh Oh the front panel is
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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 11:33:38 am »

I think this eq is a much bigger scam than the "Instant Song Mastering" thing.
Genwaveaudio anyone? Do a null test and you'll see what I mean.



All the best

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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2010, 11:38:26 am »

"all digital EQs are the same"

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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2010, 12:46:14 pm »

Jerry Tubb wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 08:38

"all digital EQs are the same"

JT


Yes, many are exactly the same.  Only the graphic interfaces were different. They probably saw the same Robert Bristow-Johnson code as everyone else and Bam!, you're a developer.

http://www.musicdsp.org/files/Audio-EQ-Cookbook.txt


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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2010, 02:08:23 pm »

Herbeck wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 17:33

I think this eq is a much bigger scam than the "Instant Song Mastering" thing.



How so?
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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 09:49:47 pm »

dcollins wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 11:46

Jerry Tubb wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 08:38

"all digital EQs are the same"

JT


Yes, many are exactly the same.  Only the graphic interfaces were different. They probably saw the same Robert Bristow-Johnson code as everyone else and Bam!, you're a developer.

http://www.musicdsp.org/files/Audio-EQ-Cookbook.txt


DC


Funny how all the ones I've used sound a little bit different.

Maybe it's something in the implementation.

JT
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Re: SPL PASS EQ (plugin)
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2010, 07:55:36 am »

24-96 Mastering wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 13:08

Herbeck wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 17:33

I think this eq is a much bigger scam than the "Instant Song Mastering" thing.



How so?


The "Instant Song Mastering" guy seems to be a "knucklehead".
SPL and Brainworks know what they are doing.

This eq reminds me of the famous Genwaveaudio Eq.
A lousy GUI, boost the top and bottom cut at 1kHz just by plugging it in.


All the best

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