AlexB: Ely X Qualizer (mix mastering eQ)

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Post by AlexB » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:47 pm

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Hello,
the Ely X Qualizer library released !!!

Massage your ears.
Class A, solid state stereo equalizer which can be considered a “secret weapon” due to the similarity with the legendary Pultec in the lower band controls. EXeQ sounds very transparent and clean, with crisp transients and a solid bottom end. The passive coil filter is subtle but surprisingly effective, and it will definitely appeal to digital phobics, the top end sheen it bestows can be quite addictive.
The unit has been modified to improve the audio quality without changing the original character.

. High Quality programs with full dynamics and harmonic content
. Special light edition "le" programs (CPU friendly)
. High Pass Filter -12dB/oct from 30 to 900Hz with resonance control
. Low Pass Filter -12dB/oct from 700Hz to 28kHz with resonance control
. Low Shelf variable from 20 to 900Hz +/- 16dB
. Bell Filter variable from 45 to 1000Hz +/- 13dB variable Q from 0.5 to 1.0
. Bell Filter variable from 1 to 16kHz +/- 13dB variable Q from 0.5 to 1.0
. High Shelf variable from 700Hz to 28kHz +/- 16dB
. Passive Coil Filter with slight resonance peak at 12kHz and starts to fall of at 17kHz.
. Special AlexB skin
. No C.P. !


Please, check the website and download the user manual and try the Demo, it has the same audio quality and performance of the commercial releases but with some restrictions.

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Re: AlexB: Ely X Qualizer (mix mastering eQ)

Post by prosodio » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:09 pm

Hi! This equalizer is a must to achieve crital gain for mastering, I´m using it with a lot of sources and sounds great! Even more, Alex hardware mods turns a very good device into a great one, please try it, you won´t regret..... I´m in heaven with this one.....

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Post by prosodio » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:11 pm

I mean cristal gain ;)

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Post by jfjer379 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:24 pm

prosodio wrote:I mean cristal gain ;)

i already have MMeQ and its superb

what do you think of this eq against MMeQ ?

are they different enough that it's worth having both ? :)
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Post by AlexB » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:42 am

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prosodio wrote:I mean cristal gain ;)

i already have MMeQ and its superb

what do you think of this eq against MMeQ ?

are they different enough that it's worth having both ? :)
They are two very different units: apple and orange.
MMeQ is tube state, EXeQ is solid state.
MMeQ has transformers, EXeQ is clean class A.
Totally different circuitry, frequency, gain, Q...

In short: try the demo and compare the sound. If you like it and need it, buy it ;)
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Re: AlexB: Ely X Qualizer (mix mastering eQ)

Post by RJHollins » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:25 am

Just listened to the DEMO ...

This is NOT an MMeQ. :o :lol:

The DEMO is quite restricted [unfortunately]. There is a MID CUT, and a High Shelf boost of +3dB. And a HPF.

The results from these minimal [available] settings [unknown values] is quite pronounced.

The +3dB gain of the Hi-Shelf is crystal clear. This gain setting was way to much for the test track, but even +3 showed it could open the the sparkle end of the mix. I've not compared directly to contenders like GML or Sontec [etc], but first impression ... this might have them both beat :o

Maybe this has to do with the sampling process AlexB uses, because the unit sounds so transparent. In this case, the tracks top end just opened up ... but it does NOT sound EQ'd :shock: if ya get my drift :P

The Mid cut [also -3dB] gave an 'electric' sound [hard to describe]. I don't know the freq, but I'm not sure I've another EQ that can sound like this [and I have a LOT of EQ's, both Neb & Acqua]. Again ... -3dB was way too much for this test track, so that makes the 'musical' decision tougher to separate ... but the transparency of this EQ is very obvious.

I have to do more testing with other material. I really am trying NOT to buy another EQ ... but I gotta say, AlexB makes this so difficult to avoid. Being a 'Silver' customer adds to the pressure to submit. :|

Alright, I'm starting to weaken ... I need to go back to more listening test.
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Re: AlexB: Ely X Qualizer (mix mastering eQ)

Post by macsearcher » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:23 pm

Agreed re: top boost.
This puppy may even have Pearl beat. The top boost is clean as it gets. Like an open window for your mix. Love it.

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Post by FrankSharp » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:04 pm

I'm not saying much.. just..
if you think you don't need another EQ:
this is the EQ you really need :-)
Thanks a lot AlexB!!!

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Post by NoNameComesInMind » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:33 pm

ehm.. wow! :shock:

3 db of mid and high's was just enough, it's incredibly transparent..ridiculous, this will be a must buy in near future for me.
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Post by AlexB » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:38 am

I like a lot this unit for mastering. Originally it doesn't sound bad but a little congested and it lacks of dynamics so it narrows the stereo image by loosing the natural space of the mix. If you like the compressed/congested/flat MP3's sound, then you will love the stock unit...
After modifying the unit, by replacing some wrong components in the DC Supply (by really strange error design) and placing some hi-quality components in the audio path, the unit sounds really natural and musical. The library comes from this configuration.
However a little bit congestion still persists in the mid hi-mid range (this characteristic remands me at the sound of the Prism converters), it's more evident in the hardware than in the library, I have fixed this last "issue" on the unit by changing all ICs and improving/trimming the circuit of local PSU. Now this cheap unit sounds better than a 5k Euro mastering equalizer: balanced, detailed, dynamic and transparent.
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Post by Brian » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:59 am

Interesting about the modifications. The demo certainly sounds good, very clear sound. What frequency is the high shelf working at?

Also, how is the passive coil filter? I'd love to hear a before/after sample with that. That's a pretty unique feature with this unit.
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Post by RE301 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:27 pm

Nice - I like this idea of something which almost no one else will have (in this case a DIY modded unit) .. !

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Post by malekmusic » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:28 pm

i want this... soon i will have it... :D

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Post by Thierr7 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:33 pm

Very nice Mastering Eq indeed ... Nebula addiction i'm afraid :oops:

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Post by jfjer379 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:55 pm

I have MMeQ and Pearl and now also ELY X( and many more), the ELY X do not dissapoint :)
it doesent replace my other best tools as it is so nice to have choises and whats best is very often source dependent , but ELY X really bringes a flawor i like even its supposed to be very clean, it brings something special to me with a really nice top sheen than can be very addictive hehe
an eq that can hang with MMeQ is a seriously good eq for master but i suspect i will use it on more than just the master hehe :D

I have to recomend this great tool gyus :)
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