Finally, a couple of operations can be applied to all bands at once: gain scaling up and down, and frequency shifting left and right. At the other end of the spectrum, Equilibrium gave me a huge range of high-pass filter and low-shelf shapes to choose from, making it straightforward to achieve exactly the right degree of control. Double-click in the bottom half of the plugin to add a new band, then right-click the band's On button and select Low Shelf. Each instance can contain up to 32 shelving, filtering, notch or peaking bands, operating in series or in parallel. Step 6: Finally, let's use a low shelf to boost the weight of our bass. Better to analyse a circuit and get a proper transfer function.
The very colourful frequency analyser looks great and is highly customisable via its own drop-down menu. Not only do these have the usual centre points that can be picked up and moved around using the mouse, but also floating tooltips that appear when selected, allowing you to change their shape, algorithm and so on. The Phase modes have been revamped entirely - now you can assign phase for each band independently, tune the windowing, and there are graphs for everything, so if you're a mastering engineer wanting to control ringing, you can see the ringing clearly, and what's affecting it! Parallel and series configurations are fascinating too. And, of course, I was equally spoiled for choice when manipulating the tonality of the mid-range. For others, it's the user interface that is of primary importance, enabling them to get the right results as fast as possible.
Our drums now have more low end, but the mid frequencies have also been pushed up in the mix. I wanted to make a bold statement about what the future should look like - about reclaiming all that was good about the past, and simply adding more. Like all my stuff, always since forever. Thanks for making stuff that is new and different. I do model existing hardware all the time, but not for this - this is an opportunity to be really mathsy. Needless to say, all of this is reconfigurable at any time in the Setup menu. Graphs, knobs, keyboards, textboxes, tooltips, the whole gamut is in there, and can be arranged to suit you.
In Equilibrium, I could have set my high-pass filter to operate in conventional minimum-phase mode, to avoid audible pre-ringing, while using the other bands in linear-phase mode. That said, this is a really cool plugin. Start by dragging onto the arrange page before selecting the regions. Equilibrium is thus the first plug-in I've ever seen that has its own Setup Wizard. If you know the key of the song you're working on, you can use this for all sorts of advanced tonal work - notching up 'in-key' frequencies in drums, for example, or, conversely, notching out dissonant ones.
This type of content should be posted in. But that's not half the story, and I could have gone much further. Sometimes it's hard to tell what's going on behind the curtain, and it's a little more abstract than the other controls. Similarly, office pics are generally considered low-effort fluff, image posts should have some point other than karma and promote discussion Check out our Discord server! Common to both tools is keen attention to detail, and a wealth of parameters covering every angle. Had there been a need for more gentle and musical tonal shaping in the mid-range, I could have combined a high-pass filter in series with peak and shelving bands run in parallel. I have a bit of numerical analysis, so it will be fun to think about.
It's not photos of gear that bring vibe - it's the soul, the curves! Something similar I notice are the different character options. Do not post pictures of text here, they will be removed. In particular, the red-and-green colour-coding enables you to see the interaction between the attack and release, making it easy to determine where the compressor starts to distort at wave level. Love equilibrium, by the way. Now set the region to loop on playback.
It has really flexible meters with an option for K-metering. This last novel feature simply relates the frequency of each band to pitch, and dragging the marker along the keyboard snaps the frequency to each precise note. Or just interesting settings that bring some vibe. I guess my biggest question is - what applications would make me reach for this limiter vs the others out there - or maybe same question asked differently, what do you feel you were able to achieve with this plugin that you felt other plug-in limiters lacked? Could be used the same way on lots of sources with bleed problems kick, toms, vocal mics in live recordings. That maps them out onto the Advanced controls. Or if you're mostly going to be using it for tracking, design yourself a low-latency setup with a slightly less detailed response. And if one particular bass note had been boomy, I could have used Equilibrium's musical keyboard to track it down.
Less opportunity for you to get it wrong if you've already proven your test system valid. You don't need more than a quick browse of the manual to realise that Equilibrium is unquestionably the most heavily featured and the most flexible equaliser ever made, and not by a small margin. Its deeper qualities, however, are hinted at by the real-time waveform display, which provides an immediate visual guide as to where and how the gain reduction is taking place. Next time I'll render first and see how it sounds. Modelling hardware comes from understanding electronic engineering and being able to correctly apply equations that model each component.
So that's what we've built. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. Up to eight channels can be processed simultaneously, in a variety of stereo configurations. It has loudness metering really easy to use , multiband processing and a clipper among other features. You like turning knobs, you can turn knobs, you like clicking and dragging you can click and drag. I'm sure you have lots of other ideas.