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Postby AlexB » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:56 pm

A little comparison between some mix EQs from AlexB libraries and other plugin-vst.
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The battle:

- AlexB Q73-PRO vs UAD1073
- AlexB MWQ-PRO vs UAD88RS
- AlexB VBQ-PRO vs Waves API550A
- AlexB CLQ-PRO vs Waves SSL4000E channel strip eq
- AlexB TLQ-PRO vs Softube Active Equalizer

- Original Drum Loop

You can share on other forums this test.

Opinions are welcome to improve my works 8-)

Thank you

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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby vicnestE » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:07 pm

Explain the settings will be great.
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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby scooter » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:55 pm

haha!!! Nice! And a sneak peak at the Q73! :D
Any idea how different each plugin's eq curve and harmonics are? Did you match the curve using an analyser or just match the GUI settings?
Thanks for doing this Alex

edit: posted on the UAD forum
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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby SWAN » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:21 pm

scooter wrote:
edit: posted on the UAD forum


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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby AlexB » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:26 pm

scooter wrote:haha!!! Nice! And a sneak peak at the Q73! :D
Any idea how different each plugin's eq curve and harmonics are? Did you match the curve using an analyser or just match the GUI settings?
Thanks for doing this Alex

edit: posted on the UAD forum


Yes, matched with analyzer and naturally each EQ has a different setting.

I have used only the "Full" version, not the "SE" ones.

My ears now refuse to use the dynamic-less life-less plugins :mrgreen:

Bye bye UAD2-Quad card :lol:
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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby fuseburn » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:08 pm

I'm glad I sold my UAD-1s...
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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby Mirco » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:28 am

thanks! will post it on twitter if it's ok for you?! :geek:
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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby Mirco » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:38 am

in short listening tests, me likes:

73Q - nice mids and hi mids

CLQ - very transparent and i like the high frequencies

VBQ - i like the dark tone of it!

most of the software sounds harsh and grainy to me somehow...

great work alex!

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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby scooter » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:58 am

Hi Alex!

Would it be possible for you to post screen shots of the plugin settings for all manufacturers or upload presets?
I'd like to see what kind of tweaking is going on in your sessions and compare them to my findings. Thanks so much!
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Re: AlexB EQs vs Waves, UAD, Softube...

Postby scooter » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:59 am

HAHA! Awesome :lol:


AlexB wrote:
scooter wrote:haha!!! Nice! And a sneak peak at the Q73! :D
Any idea how different each plugin's eq curve and harmonics are? Did you match the curve using an analyser or just match the GUI settings?
Thanks for doing this Alex

edit: posted on the UAD forum


Yes, matched with analyzer and naturally each EQ has a different setting.

I have used only the "Full" version, not the "SE" ones.

My ears now refuse to use the dynamic-less life-less plugins :mrgreen:

Bye bye UAD2-Quad card :lol:
-Scott
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