I can't stand the dynamic "effects" of the digital compressors with dysfunctional side chains. There is no control or following the peaks or the rms of the audio because they can't see it. They can't even shape the envelopes or level effectively without crazy holds, becoming a glorified fader rider, because they can't see the real peaks of the audio.
This is in spite of many of them producing only analog levels of THD at 1khz. They behave much worse than analog. They're just disgusting. The amount of digital compressors that past muster is shockingly small and nothing old in software form. Nothing.
I never was disappointed by FLA, BRA, KLH + TDL… I am disappointed by some of the PA compressors. On some sources the MC PURPLE sounds extremely grainy compared to the HW and to the BRA 76….
The PA Purple sounds like a clipper. Also the BX_console dynamics all impose some kind of artificial snap on the signal. More of a special effect than utility compressor/limiter.
I just bought Sonnox EQ on impulse since digital EQ's are my favorite kind of plugins.
Anyway I was hoping it wouldn't be useless to add to the many I already have, and it's not!
It was immediately more punchy sounding than the SSL X-EQ2 and ToneBoosters I had used in the mix, replaced them all with Oxford EQ. Those two can be on the smooth side of things.
Yeah I made some different moves, but those softer EQ's have their place, and these punchier sounding EQ's also have their place! This is a loose and grimey rock type song that needs to be aggressive and the Sony was perfect here. I beat my old mix in no time.
So yeah I'm really impressed with this very old, but very good EQ. It also has two more bands than the MDWEQ6 I often use, since the filters are separate from the peaking and shelf filters.
I just wish the bands would automatically turn on when you grab a knob. You have to manually push the "IN" button, if you're not using the graph points dragging method. I guess that's a minor complaint. I also wish the GUI had a bigger size option.
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2021 14:02:08 GMT -6 by Guitar
Post by viciousbliss on Sept 30, 2021 15:54:23 GMT -6
Started using the Oxford Eq filters. Definitely the best results I've ever gotten using filters. Take junk out that I don't need and leaves the good stuff. Too many times with others it sounded like the foundation was taken out or like the music couldn't breathe.
If you like my posts and want more detailed info on what I talk about, you're welcome to read some of my guides: