Big and Bright EQ Setting

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2018/07/17 02:12:04 (permalink)

Big and Bright EQ Setting

Ok we all go back and forth on using FX Presets, but I just had happy success with one where it saved me some trouble.
 
http://gswitz.blob.core.windows.net/tunes/20180615_Roadhouse.html
 
I made this mix and the drummer didn't like it. He said it sounded dull.
 
So I went back and dropped Craig's Big & Bright EQ on the master bus and bounced them out again and surprise, surprise the drummer's happy!
 
:-)
 
I'll still listen to my first bounce when I put them in, but it's nice to be able to do different bounces for different band-members without much hassle.
 
One thing I noticed is that Craig reduces the output a 1 dB or so. The EQ setting on these song adds back about 0.3 dB so I'm having to push them up another 0.7 dB into the limiter with the gain. No problem. Just something I noticed I thought I'd share.

StudioCat > I use Windows 10 and Sonar Platinum. I have a touch screen.
I make some videos. This one shows how to do a physical loopback on the RME UCX to get many more equalizer nodes.
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    kevro2000
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2018/07/21 15:56:34 (permalink)
    Is Craig's Big & Bright EQ a plugin?
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    Anderton
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2018/07/21 16:41:06 (permalink)
    It's a Mid-Side preset for the LP EQ that's located in the "Mastering" folder (not the "Mixing" one). The treble boost looks really huge, but it's processing only the sides to widen the image and give "air." The bump around 3.5k brings out articulation and a drum's snap, while the slight dip at 500 Hz reduces potential mud. If the kick is crucial, it should make it through the highpass but if not, you can lower its frequency from 70 Hz to 50 Hz.

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    kevro2000
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2018/07/21 17:21:56 (permalink)
    Excellent! Thanks for the description/explanation!
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2018/07/22 16:58:37 (permalink)
    Thanks Craig.

    I find those presets really useful in a listening session with band members after mixing.

    Again, i kinda like the first mix. But everyone had different ears and honestly, it doesn't take that long to drop on the lp eq and bounce all the tracks with a different setting.

    I keep scenes or whatever for each bounce so i can go back and adjust.

    StudioCat > I use Windows 10 and Sonar Platinum. I have a touch screen.
    I make some videos. This one shows how to do a physical loopback on the RME UCX to get many more equalizer nodes.
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2018/07/25 21:23:32 (permalink)
    Good work gswitz! It's good to see fellow Cake users in the Central VA area! And as always Craig, you always come through with the presets, tips and tricks!!!

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    Songmeister
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2018/07/25 22:52:23 (permalink)
    I tried using it, definitely makes a difference!  Great too, but, is it a resource hog?  I added it and my project started crackling here and there...  Granted, it IS a very large project, although the processing/cpu meters show, at 15%-20% usage... What is the max people get?

    Also, speaking of resources, is there a way to see how much resources a plug-in takes up?  (I probably should start a thread on that)

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    gswitz
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2018/07/26 00:20:01 (permalink)
    Not in cakewalk you can't see latency added by a plugin. In Mixbus you can see it.

    Try pushing your interface buffers higher to avoid crackling.

    StudioCat > I use Windows 10 and Sonar Platinum. I have a touch screen.
    I make some videos. This one shows how to do a physical loopback on the RME UCX to get many more equalizer nodes.
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    newdreamstudio
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2019/01/11 20:05:44 (permalink)
    OK, I'm confused about this...
    I see the Mastering Folder and the Mixing Folder... they show   .cfx files
     
    the plugin for LP-64 EQ apparently uses .fxp files for presets....
     
    I'm missing something simple, looking for some help!
    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2019/01/13 13:37:45 (permalink)
    The preset is for the (newer) LP EQ, not for the (older) LP-64 EQ.
     

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    Re: Big and Bright EQ Setting 2019/01/13 15:12:40 (permalink)
    Thank you, Klaus!    Now everything's good.
     
    see you on the new forum!
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