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Green, Magenta, Amber, Orange, Ivory, Honey Equalizers

Post by TranscendingMusic » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:26 pm

Here's a full mix with cuts and boosts not just over the stereo bus. In this example there's an instance across 3 stem tracks: drums,bass,gtrs summed together and RMS level matched at track level, bus level, and the master output at -17.1. Settings all matched with an analyzer, as close as they could get to each other.

They all have lovely and different character to contribute.

Dry Mix https://app.box.com/s/a7w5v1jwk3pjaurcseb6

Magenta Mix https://app.box.com/s/9r9cmqedi1khwfnc1nwr

Amber Mix https://app.box.com/s/sjiqhnu90gndz2b0lzrw

Green Mix https://app.box.com/s/7yxbtdc20y3gyplbr3k8

Orange Mix https://app.box.com/s/eeaxmx8m75ccmll1eh2zmckf6afsjyzx

Ivory Mix https://app.box.com/s/ipdpptwsc2f5o2vvnd7tu77wy6342qqq

Honey Mix https://app.box.com/s/tedvcxjgu7kdl2qmndv7hwxth2e7gffk

Pearl Mix https://app.box.com/s/i25fk7ram007x7h6ii4k836o0igqu152
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by SWAN » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:53 pm

very nice - will listen
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by botus99 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:30 pm

The Green mix is my favorite. Nice comparison for the character of each EQ, thanks for taking the time!
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by dagovitsj » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:08 pm

Thanks, TM!
Very interesting comparison. I've got Magenta and Amber, but I do like Green very much. I think that it has a certain punch, especially clear at the very beginning of the mix (drums). It reminds me of the aha moment I got when using AlexB's console CLC for the first time, subtle, but it makes a difference!

I think the comparison is very interesting regarding flavours of distorted guitars - to my ears one isn't better than another, but it's more like an ear opener into small, but very significant differences in flavor, which boils down to taste.

I've listened to different parts of your mix, to the drums, the guitars, the cymbals etc. I think Green is very punchy on the drums, I think Magenta brings a certain tubey/warm/fat sound to the distorted guitars which I like very much, and the Green is also very smooth and clear in the highs (cymbals). I think Amber also brings something to the table, another flavor of the distorted guitars, more mids than Magenta perhaps? - but will perhaps shine better with more acoustic instruments?

Anyways, Green is very convincing in this example - although it's been something of a cliche commenting on Nebula EQ's - to my ears Green has better 3D and separation than both Magenta and Amber. I don't know if that's the plugin or could been something with the mix, but it's interesting that the balance between guitars and drums is better with Green than with the two others, especially when the drums is dominating in the dry mix.

Thanks again TM for spending time on this - I'm going to purchase Green :D

PS: just to be 100% sure - the frequencies of Green is continuous, and not stepped, correct?
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by mathias » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:29 am

PS: just to be 100% sure - the frequencies of Green is continuous, and not stepped, correct?
frequencies are stepped! see the values on the skin.

gain and q are continous.
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by dagovitsj » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:51 am

mathias wrote:
PS: just to be 100% sure - the frequencies of Green is continuous, and not stepped, correct?
frequencies are stepped! see the values on the skin.

gain and q are continous.
- Right! However I saw a video of George where he is tweaking the x2xx hardware unit and the freq knob is definitely continious to my eyes. I thought the values on the skin were kind of "helpful" areas/reference points.
- You are a beta tester, so you know this for sure?
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by TranscendingMusic » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:43 am

My pleasure guys, glad you like it. Figured full mix comparisons across several tracks with boosts and cuts is the most helpful. I think cutting gets ignored at times but it can reveal something about an EQ imo.

I have to say dagovitsj I echo everything you said. Green surely has this unique punch to it. But also I definitely can't pick a favorite because all of their characters I can think of a role for depending on the instrument, genre or texture I want. So in Nebula land, you tend to deem all EQ's as valuable :)
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by Sheikyearbouti » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:22 am

Thanks for this. I really like your comparison. You should post it also on Gearslutz. It shows how different these EQs can be and why there is a point in having even more and more EQ models in the Acqua world.
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by TranscendingMusic » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:50 pm

Sheikyearbouti wrote:Thanks for this. I really like your comparison. You should post it also on Gearslutz. It shows how different these EQs can be and why there is a point in having even more and more EQ models in the Acqua world.
thanks!
It is already posted on GS
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/gear-sh ... izers.html :)
Over 100 downloads over there and hardly any feedback. They are a slow-to-warm-up crowd when it comes Neb :lol:
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by SWAN » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:24 pm

TranscendingMusic wrote:
Sheikyearbouti wrote:Thanks for this. I really like your comparison. You should post it also on Gearslutz. It shows how different these EQs can be and why there is a point in having even more and more EQ models in the Acqua world.
thanks!
It is already posted on GS
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/gear-sh ... izers.html :)
Over 100 downloads over there and hardly any feedback. They are a slow-to-warm-up crowd when it comes Neb :lol:
I think the Shoot-outs forum gets a lot less traffic also..
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by TranscendingMusic » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:49 pm

Definitely true but ya can't ignore the download/view count but lack of feedback ;)
So Steve what do you think, any favorites? Or do you find them all to be useful for you?
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by Hannes_F » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:13 pm

TranscendingMusic wrote:Definitely true but ya can't ignore the download/view count but lack of feedback ;)
So Steve what do you think, any favorites? Or do you find them all to be useful for you?
1 % feedback usually is good.

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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by SWAN » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:17 pm

TranscendingMusic wrote:Definitely true but ya can't ignore the download/view count but lack of feedback ;)
So Steve what do you think, any favorites? Or do you find them all to be useful for you?
I like them all 8-)...its funny they seem to have their own thing.

But in this example my fave are Magenta and Green.
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by TranscendingMusic » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:29 pm

SWAN wrote:
TranscendingMusic wrote:Definitely true but ya can't ignore the download/view count but lack of feedback ;)
So Steve what do you think, any favorites? Or do you find them all to be useful for you?
I like them all 8-)...its funny they seem to have their own thing.

But in this example my fave are Magenta and Green.
cool, I feel the same. It's only a matter of context here. Not to mention, like I was saying before, I think I'd get better results utilizing the strengths and character of each one specifically on an instrument group/bus.

@Hannes_F 1% would be nice, as it stands it is like a little over a 1/3% :lol:
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Re: Green, Magenta, Amber Equalizers

Post by kindafishy » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:55 pm

Similar enough that a non audiophile (or anyone with consumer speakers) would probably not notice any difference at all, so one could say that they are all fine EQ's (IMO, of course).

Based on what I like, I picked green almost every time as my preferred track (although I did run through RMS analysis afterward and noted that it is ever so slightly louder in both peak and rms than other tracks, so that may have affected my judgement). I felt that it brought frequencies forward in a slightly more pleasing way than the others.

They all sound nice though. I don't currently own any of these, but if I was looking for a bus EQ right now, I'd seriously consider green (just based on this comparison).

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