Yes, I definitely agree with this comment as it was the same reason I sold my 8200 many years ago. It always had that "glassy" sound and always made the master feel "EQ'd" which I didn't like.exwel wrote: But the GREEN has less of that glassy sound (if any one can explane it better then me please do ) and i like this one at the moment better then the GML i can remember.
The low and mid bands however were really nice for cutting especially with the overlapping bands and being fully variable and all, which allowed for some amazingly unnoticebale fixing of problems.
I was so happy when I tried out the Green for the first time and found it didn't have the glassy sound and knew right away that it will be used on many of my masters from now on.
I was so pleased by the general sound of the Green that the limited bands didn't bother me at all but do agree with everyone else complaining and think that doubling the frequency points will only get it closer to the "Perfect EQ" description.
BTW. for the people complaining about the frequency discrepencies, it's obvious that they've never used the original hardware as it was all over the map with not just the frequencies but all the other controls as well.
The only way you could truly match left/right channels for any of the controls was to use tones and an analyser all the time, which was a real drag.
Also, just switching the original unit into circuit sounded not flat which wasn't because it was a coloured EQ but more so because having all the cut/boost controls at "0" didn't necessarily mean what was indicated, when measured you could easily see the slight differences which quickly made for quite a difference with having 5 bands per channel.
So even though AA have probably done the right thing as far as trying to get the most accurate representaion of the original hardware, I definitely would also like to see a future update with all the labels matching correctly and along with the extra frequency points will truly make it better than the hardware as far as matching and sound is concerned.
The frequency discrepencies in the plugin now is a representation of the actual unit that AA sampled, not all of the 8200's in circulation. So the decision to capture the hardware exactly would only be succesful for that specific hardware and serial number. I've used many other units over the years and they all have many differences between them.
In any case though, I'm truly excited with how fast this technology is moving forward and for the first time ever I'm actually totally comfortable using the digital options with Nebula and Aqua instead of insisting on using true hardware because "plug ins" don't sound as good.
Congrats on being at the cutting edge AA and it seems like it's only going to get better from now on. I'm really looking forward to the release of all the new Aqua's and compressors in particular which I think eventually will be the game changer for AA and result in more people noticing this amazing technology.