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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by pablo1980 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:54 pm

That would be cool, to shorten the loading times.

I have another question for beta testers, and I don´t want to go off topic but I need to know before I pull the trigger at discount time (the euro exchange rate is a bit high where I live :)

I use a lot of mammoth (hi peak + and mids low -) for vocals and acoustic guitars when mixing (and composing). Would this Eq serve this porpose in say, 5 or 6 tracks per mixing session or my computer and latency would go insane? Can some of the bands can be deactivated as I seem fit?

Apart from mastering of course (another place where old mammoth shines)

If not, maybe silk would be an alternative? Anybody who has both care to comment?

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by giancarlo » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:40 pm

final dspbuffer will be between 3000 and 4096
You can enable or disable a band, but latency will not change

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by dagovitsj » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:51 pm

giancarlo wrote:final dspbuffer will be between 3000 and 4096
You can enable or disable a band, but latency will not change
Hi! I normally work in 44,1 kHz and have set my ASIO buffer size to 2048 samples (TC Konnekt24D soundcard). That's working fine when mixing, but that's the highest I can set it to.

Will it be a problem/conflict if I set the DSPBUFFER size in xml file to 4096 - I reckon that's what you're talking about in the quote (?)- and at the same time have the ASIO buffer size set to 2048 samples on my soundcard?

I like to work in 44,1 kHz 32bit float, and export the final mix in that format to master it in WaveLab. Don't want to change it.

I purchased Orange EQ yesterday and I'm ready to purchase Magenta EQ, but want to know about this before I cash out the money ;)
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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by giancarlo » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:05 pm

no, there is no conflict. Regular nebula reverb works at 8192. My current asio setting is 1024

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by giancarlo » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:06 pm

orange is tuned to an higher latency

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by Support » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:08 pm

Pablo1980 wrote:That would be cool, to shorten the loading times.

I have another question for beta testers, and I don´t want to go off topic but I need to know before I pull the trigger at discount time (the euro exchange rate is a bit high where I live :)

I use a lot of mammoth (hi peak + and mids low -) for vocals and acoustic guitars when mixing (and composing). Would this Eq serve this porpose in say, 5 or 6 tracks per mixing session or my computer and latency would go insane? Can some of the bands can be deactivated as I seem fit?

Apart from mastering of course (another place where old mammoth shines)

If not, maybe silk would be an alternative? Anybody who has both care to comment?
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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by pablo1980 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:22 pm

So, for mixing plus mastering duties, show I go for this or silk eq?

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by dagovitsj » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:29 pm

giancarlo wrote:no, there is no conflict. Regular nebula reverb works at 8192. My current asio setting is 1024
Thanks, Giancarlo for clearing this up!

I only have one Aqua plugin from before and can't remember if I tweaked this differently than Nebula Reverb. So from what you're saying I reckon there is no need to have the exact same dspbuffer size in the xml file like the ASIO buffer size on the soundcard or half/twice-relationship.

Just to get this 100% clear: Is it the ASIO settings that determine the latency, and the dspbuffer size in the xml is more like an internal latency which your DAW will compensate for and take care of? (different plugins have different internal latency if I have understood this correctly?).

In short: If I decide to mix with ASIO settings 2048 samples, do I have to set different dspbuffer size for different Aqua plugins (you're saying Orange EQ is higher than Magenta EQ etc) or will this be taken care of during installation? Or: is there some "tweaking tips" when it comes to Aqua plugins? Yes, I'm going to read the manual for Orange EQ too... ;)
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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by giancarlo » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:13 pm

yes exacly, asio buffer is your buffer, while the dspbuffer is just about latency compensation. They are different things.
Result should be very close to orange eq.

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by dagovitsj » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:17 pm

giancarlo wrote:yes exacly, asio buffer is your buffer, while the dspbuffer is just about latency compensation. They are different things.
Result should be very close to orange eq.
Thanks again! Just purchased Magenta EQ - waiting for release... :D
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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by dacaveprods » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:50 pm

Just purchased...Ready!!!

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by mtalavera » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:27 am

I bought this last week and hope it is still on track for releasing on the 15th :D

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by giancarlo » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:20 am

yes samuele completed the new gui on friday, I think we are in the 15-17 ballpark. I'll keep you updated

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by dacaveprods » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:09 pm

Thanx G...

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Re: Magenta Eq

Post by giancarlo » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:33 pm

Ok there will be an official announcement, we should release the eq on friday. Sorry for the little delay, but you will APPRECIATE this delay. You'll know the reason why.
If everything is ok, tomorrow we should start a quick beta testing for it. I tried it extensively today in vstanalyzer, looking for bugs. Loading time is very good. Each band at 44100 is just 10 megabytes. There is an awful lot of optimizations, and the sound is simply incredible.

Tomorrow in any case we'll close the pre-sale. And we'll reveal some detail.

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