paragraphic eq

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by DeW-Recordings, May 26, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    I'm learning how to use paragraphic Eqing and have a question

    When i'm selecting a frequency on a track, when if I was to edit that frequency and then choose another frequency on the same track, is all the editing i've done for the previous frequency lost?
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    "when if I was to edit"


    What are you using software wise? Is this "paragraphic" EQ a plugin to something or a stand alone program?
  3. I'm using cubase sx. It has 4 eq settings high, mid high, mid low, and low.
    I'm a little confused myself lol
  4. Greener

    Greener Guest

    I have no experience with what you're talking about. But I have an opinion. Read the manual, try searching this forum and others and play with it and listen to what it does whilst you wait for someone who may know to reply.
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Read the manual. If that doesn't help, go to and log into the forums. If you can't do that.......BUY YOUR SOFTWARE!
  6. I've read the manual, it doesn't explain how the paragraphic eqaliser works, it only explains what each of the eq settings means.
  7. mwacoustic

    mwacoustic Guest

    It's "parametric", not "paragraphic". The term parametric refers to the fact that there are some parameters that you can alter for each frequency. You might be thinking of "graphic" EQ, which is slightly different.

    Anyway, in Cubase as you said there are 4 "frequencies" to choose from - high to low. One of the parameters you can change for each is the specific frequency affected. In other words, you can set your "low" frequency to be 80 Hz or 113 Hz or whatever you want. Likewise for the other 3 knobs.
    Another parameter is "Q" or shaping, but I won't go into detail here for fear of overload....

    To your original question - as I understand it - once you set the parameters for one knob, they stay put while you go on to the next one. So no, your "editing" shouldn't be lost.
  8. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member


    Paragraphic EQ's do exist and are very prevalent in today's world of DAW's.

    Waves makes Paragraphic EQ's.

    I.E. the Waves Q10...

    I'm not familiar with the Original Poster's software, but I have no doubt that it is indeed a paragraphic EQ.
  9. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Graphic refers to the fact that the sliders give you a graphic respresentation of what the eq is doing. A paragrphic eq is simply a parametric eq with a graphic display.

    Regarding the OP: If you have read the manual and you still don't understand what each control is doing, I don't know what can help you. How about just using your ears to see what they do? It should be very apparent at that point.
  10. mwacoustic

    mwacoustic Guest

    Thanks for the clarification, Bent! :cool:

    And here I thought paragraphic eq was eq that started with an indented line and contained a main idea with supporting details. (groan)

    I still think that he's working with a parametric eq in Cubase, not paragraphic. But I could be wrong (again). :wink:
  11. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    If that's what you think then look it up...

  12. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    It is a parametric eq with a graphical representation of the frequency plot. You can drag the eq in the graphic display or use the v-knobs.

    I know that there are actually hardware paragraphics which have the sliders and q adjustment for each but the one we are talking about in cubase is simply a parametric w/ graphic freq plot.

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