jfjer379 wrote:a continuous eq is a important feature in Amethyst IMO
i believe Sand and Lime eq`s will be continuous
in the future
i don't think that would necessary mean twice CPU usage as newer tech/core seems to be able to be more CPU efficient
To be honest, for a more surgical/continuous EQing is better to use an algorithm equaliser (is plenty, there are some very clean and cheap, they are extremely light in CPU).
AA products are for colouring (mojo, giving "real-thing" character) your tracks. Then, I think, an EQ that uses too much CPU, even with a recent i7, becomes pretty useless to me.
It would be interesting, then, to have a LITE version, with stepped values, Just like Lime, Sand, and the others.
I've been testing it in reaper with several instances, strips, separated modules, the whole lot (I didn't aim at testing the max possible, just testing it on several tracks of an advanced project), it's not that bad on my side. Evrything is usable without pops, so far, and the works gets done with far less struggle (latency), than the previous Amethyst.
The precision is key in this one imho, it's like all acqua a tone machine but I find this one to be very subtil, extremely smooth, it doeesn't color in a drastic way like others do (which is awesome too), and that's what makes this one special to me. The continuous slope is completely part of that specific unit strenght, and how I use it. The continuous slope wouldn't be missed ,and isn't missed, in Gold, because yeah with this one precision isn't key. But Amethyst benefits greatly from that, precisely pointing at this or this frequency drasticely alters the outcome, a lot of details subtly change but they all add up big time, and spending time on searching the sweet spots is very rewarding with this one, although challenging.It's like algo indeed, but better, with tones.
I'm not against an extra version without continuous slope, but please keep this one as is and alive, it's really a big part of what this eq is.
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