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Just downloaded demo version, played with the curves and the gear a bit and it looks like a very powerful tool, but I've got some very basic questions that are bound to be addressed somewhere:

1.  I've got a demo version and I'm not sure what works or doesn't- Is anything 'turned off' and therefore not worth trying, or will it simply stop working after a certain time?

2.  The prime reason I need this is that I’m in a very small room, and know that I have bass nodes that I have not treated.  I’m assuming that this tool should be able to help me correct for them, but need some help with the steps as I have not been able to do what I need- Here’s what I have done.

Played a stereo mix that I know has problems- Nodes are obvious peaks and troughs in the low end.

I captured the spectrum and saved it.

I then replayed the problem track and tried to match it (60 bans) to the saved spectrum with the thought of inverting the final curve in hopes of an entirely flat spectrum that I could re-EQ.

The match went on for 24 hours and when I interrupted it, I could see that the match process was trying to match against the spectrum of the current song after I had stopped cubase and was continuing to resolve downwards towards oo-

Obviously I’m doing something wrong, so would appreciate a pointer to some step by step, idiot proof instructions.

3.  One last thought- Once I get the hang of number 2, I think I will be able to create a flat curve across the spectrum- But I really only want to ‘fix’ the bass on first pass- How can I do the same as #2, but only affect the bass?  The only way that I can see doing this right now, is to build a full range spectrum, invert it, and then return all the change points to 0 above the cutoff point that I pick.  But thinking there may be a better way built in?

Assuming I can do the above, the cost of this plug will be a no brainier.

Thanks in advance!

Demo version simply mutes output for a short period of time after some several seconds.  There are no limitations other than that.

As for solving 'small room' problem, I think you should go another way.  Simply capture the spectrum of a professionally mastered song and use it as a basis for your equalization settings.

Making precise room recordings requires a very high-end equipment and a lot of experiment and it's simply a toughtest way.

BTW, as far as I know, Cubase runs audio continuously and that means you have to stop it after a couple of minutes.  You don't have to process for 24 hours - you'll simply capture silence this way. (if I got you right).

I think you should read the users' manual which describes SpectruMatch control buttons and outlines the use of spectrum matching.

On your third point I think you can leave bass range untouched (as spectrum matching returned it) while you can nullify the high end part.  You can use a 'free-hand' mode for this task (you can read the manual on this topic).

Thanks- Ironically, I thought that the mutes were CPU overloads, and glad this is not the case- Should have looked at the CPU meter-

I have read the manual, but was having trouble applying it.  Now I think I understand the following:

1.  Best to use another spectrum that doesn't have nodes as opposed to going flat and rebuilding-

2.  I did the process correctly, just need to stop while the song was still playing.

3.  I believe Freehand mode was what I was describing to return the high-end to neutral and believe you have confirmed it.

Looking forward to digging in more this weekend!


On your 2nd point here, I meant you have to press 'S' when song stops playing.  Several seconds of silence after a couple of minutes of sound won't hurt.  But you can doze capture time as you wish, of course.
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