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Hi All

I was on the forum and regd quite a while back but it seems my original log in has gone AWOL.  Anyway; in theory (Aleksey...lost your email), is a low/low mid cut + gain better than a high mids/high boost?

Also, as a suggestion if it hasnt been made before, the M+S functions are great but unfortunately only one or the other, would be great to have control over both eg like Waves Ren Eq/ Izotope 4.

Cheers

Mark


From the math point of view, there is no difference between low-shelf cut and high-shelf boost.  The difference may appear only if some non-linear behavior is taking place like in HarmoniEQ.

Image_Engine: Also, as a suggestion if it hasnt been made before, the M+S functions are great but unfortunately only one or the other, would be great to have control over both eg like Waves Ren Eq/ Izotope 4.

This feature will be available in the future CurveEQ major version.


Thanks Aleksey.  I only ask about cut/boost because there is so much info out there...ultimately I couldnt really notice any diff but knowing the supporting maths isnt disadvantaging one or the other creates a bit of freedom.

MS would really be great...its such a key feature for mastering.  Also, will there be any automation of spline points? or just preset switching?

Cheers

Mark


There won't be any automation of spline points available - this isn't really any useful nor convenient in use.

Perhaps...

I ask because I have an A and B track set up for mastering (SX).  Each track is MSED'd to 2 mono group tracks which have various plugs (eg Supresser for Mid only and HarmoniEQ/uad 1073 to add extra air to just the Side) as well as a parallel comp track which all feed back into the master buss and reencoded to L+R.  There is a CurveEQ on the m + s track as well.  Im using the ceq mainly for spectral balance and The current project Im doing is 13 tracks; that means I have to save 1 bank of presets for the mid Ceq and 1 bank for the side.  Thats a total of 26 presets to switch...if the points were automateable, I could simply set the locators and the automation would write the value for each spline between the locators.

Unless there is an another workflow?  Maybe Im missing something?


Since the number of control points is usually arbitrary in CurveEQ, automation is not an option.  You'll have to switch presets anyway.  Of course, when there will be mid+side controls in a single plug-in, you'll have to make less preset switching.

The ab tracks allow the switching to happen in the background for now.  Thanks for your replies...Ill look forward to the new version then...yes it will halve the amount of handling!

You are welcome!

In general, the rule of thumb is "cutting is *always* better than boosting".

Having said that, rulesare there to be broken and sometimes a boost is a good thing.  It depends on what you're doing.

Remember that you needa lot more energy to hear a boost in the low end, so it also follows that a small cut can make a lot of difference too.

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