ok we had time today for checking it.ioan wrote:watching the curve of the eq I think that the problem relays on how the gain acts, I think that the amount of gain change is huge even with small cuts/boosts, another thing that could be leading to error is that the interface reads + 11 dbs (on top) but the amount of gain added is almost double (+20 db)...
A fix would be great for this as for me makes the eq almost useless. I wish I could demoed this before I bought it
Even if the unit says '11' it adds 20
There is no mistake on that, sometimes it does that. Btw the mastering unit version (not the sampled one) is labelled '20'. Sometimes this unit adds less. But it is sampled, it is genuine.
About intermediate positions, in this particular case they are correct, because they are based on linear dB, so the middle position adds half gain.
On amber case it was not linear, so we were forced to a software fix for a proper log scale. Amber is way more predictable than magenta, and so for green.
About everyone who says: 'controls are not there', I'm sorry, controls are there
We just checked a peak gain which was exactly +12 at full position, +3 at a quarter and so on
Please note that the fullest position - the knob turned full right is exactly a sample, it cannot be wrong by definition. So if at full position you get 20 instead of 11, it means the hardware was doing it.
It is possible the mastering version of hardware is more accurate, though
Now a couple of answers
- no, we did not plan to sample mastering version in 2015. But who knows. We sampled the 'normal' unit.
- the acqua version will be always better than a nebula release BY DEFINITION, it is an axiom! - the fix on the upper band is an example, but we improved so many things!. We are using techniques not disclosed to any 3rd party developer yet. This research will be used for improving also 3rd party libs too, ad soon as we'll recover from developement costs
Sampling is sampling, but the engine is the most important thing.