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Not exactly a third party library...

Post by surbitone » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:28 pm

PSP NobleQ. Got released a week or so ago and it's an incredible eq, anyone using Nebula will be impressed by the sound (and lack of CPU drain). The only Pultec type plugin that really stands up to the Nebula offerings IMO. $59 until the end of the month I believe.

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Post by Definity » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:16 pm

i agreee this is a top notch EQ, i love it!!!!

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Post by yr » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:59 pm

I've been testing it today and it's indeed very good. Below is a small shootout I made against the PoolTeq, boosting [email protected] (Not for the beauty but to hear the effect on the HF). I had to match the settings using the vst analyzer. It is impossible to match the bell shapes completely, but I came very close. Average peak levels were then matched in wavelab. I used the non-stereo demo version of the PTeq (44.1kHz).
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Post by TranscendingMusic » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:08 pm

If B is not the PSP then I have not thoroughly learned its "sound". If I recall from my own shootout PSP had the slightly darker but meatier/fuller sound. DId you have valve engaged? And yes the settings are not 1:1 between neb and psp. So using the analyzer you can see what you are getting exactly when neb is +6 for example.
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Post by yr » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:12 pm

Hi Bob- valve was engaged, settings were matched using the analyzer (as best as I could).
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Post by david1103 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:31 pm

this EQ seems to be getting rave reviews. not had chance to demo it yet.

as you have done the a-b ing, is it really as good as a nebula EQ? does it have the 3D factor i have only yet heard in nebula? if so, is this a new breakthrough in technology like nebula has been?


there are so many hyped up plugs that are obviously cheered by 'promiscuous sneezers' (look it up :), i am getting fed up with not believing anything i read. seems nebula people are mostly free of the bull****, so would be great to get quality opinions here :D

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Post by faun2500 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:03 pm

Already got an EQ.
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Re: Not exactly a third party library...

Post by yr » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:08 pm

david1103 wrote:this EQ seems to be getting rave reviews. not had chance to demo it yet.

as you have done the a-b ing, is it really as good as a nebula EQ? does it have the 3D factor i have only yet heard in nebula? if so, is this a new breakthrough in technology like nebula has been?


there are so many hyped up plugs that are obviously cheered by 'promiscuous sneezers' (look it up :), i am getting fed up with not believing anything i read. seems nebula people are mostly free of the bull****, so would be great to get quality opinions here :D
If you upload a file that you want to be processed by both I'll be happy to do it. I already made a matching preset for the [email protected] boost so that would be the easiest to do. It's always best to judge on material you know well.

As for the 3d/hype/Nebula etc- I can't answer that. I think many of those things/comments are pretty subjective and hard to quantify.
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Re: Not exactly a third party library...

Post by highvoltage » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:13 am

TranscendingMusic wrote:If B is not the PSP then I have not thoroughly learned its "sound". If I recall from my own shootout PSP had the slightly darker but meatier/fuller sound. DId you have valve engaged? And yes the settings are not 1:1 between neb and psp. So using the analyzer you can see what you are getting exactly when neb is +6 for example.
I would guess the same, A has much sharper transients, and thats kinda a common nebula sound. And it might be the result of the valve switch.(if im right)
You should test it without valve on, cause it really clips the signal in psp's stuff. I never liked the valve option in Oldtimer either.
But both their compressor and this Eq is the best algorythmic emulation for my taste so far.

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Post by richie43 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:48 am

Does PSP require a dongle of any sort? The website mentions no dongle needed for the demo, but what about the purchased version? Thanks.
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Re: Not exactly a third party library...

Post by mathias » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:27 am

all their plugins work with a serial number.
you can use ilok too, with most of the plugins, but not all.
demos work for 14 days.
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Post by richie43 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:09 am

Not to sound like an idiot, I am just making sure;
So I CAN use the new NobleQ with no ilok? I hope so, because I don't do iloks. Thanks.
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Re: Not exactly a third party library...

Post by mathias » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:33 am

just to be clear :D :
YES YOU CAN.
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Re: Not exactly a third party library...

Post by mathias » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:54 am

another contribution to the test 8-) :

i demoed nobleQ already in the last days and quite like it.
i do not own a cooltec(CDSM) or poolteq(AlexB) library, so this is done with the demo-programs of each.
the audio is from a live-recording of a youth-orchestra, playing for a circus-show.
i did a 16khz boost with 10 db on both librarys (which is quite different by the way) and tried to mimic that with the nobleQ peakfilter at 16 khz (set to sharpQ).
i engaged valveprocessing in nobleQ and set it to the lowest possible value, otherwise it changes the frequency-response too much, to get it close to nebula.
i tried to match the frequency-responses as close as possible (it is not possible to get it perfect!!) with vst-analyzer and matched the levels with integrated loudnessmeasuring of the new ebu r-128 standard.

here are the dropbox-links (i hope it will not close down too fast):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9435398/Cooltec ... z-10db.wav

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9435398/NobleQ% ... 0db%29.wav

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9435398/Poolteq-16khz-10db.wav

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9435398/NobleQ% ... 0db%29.wav

the big question: does it come close? :roll:

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Re: Not exactly a third party library...

Post by richie43 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:59 am

Thanks Mathias.

Or rather......


THANKS MATHIAS.

Wanted to be clear as well! :mrgreen:
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