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Studio PC sound card equalizer

Discussion in 'Recording' started by patrick_like_static, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Does anyone know of a free 10 (-ish) band PC EQ that will affect everything coming through my speakers? Does such a thing exist?
     
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of such a thing, but if it didi exist, it would probably suck. I assume you're using some kind of plugin capable mixing app; in that case, if you really want to EQ your outputs, I would just slap an EQ plug on your master fader.

    Are you trying to make your monitoring system accurate? If so, acoustic means will provide much better results.
     
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    patrick_like_static, again, quite clueless questions you are asking. Free 10 band equalizer that can come out your speakers?? That question is a non sequitur to begin with.

    So the problem is, you don't like sound of your speakers?
    You don't like the sound of your mixes?
    You don't like the sound of even good commercial CD recordings coming out of your speakers? Well that's an easy fix! Give them to your 10 year old nephew and purchase yourself a decent pair of near Field control room monitors, that are self powered. Then you won't need no stinkin' equalizer's to smear the focus of your monitor audio.

    Now if you're using one of those superior $20 Sound Blaster cards, many of them have built-in 10 band equalizer's!!! Maybe you should go out and purchased 8 of those so you can record 16 channels at once with 16 10 band equalizer's! Yeah! That's the ticket! And it will only cost you $160 total! Then you will be ready to make some truly fabulous awful sounding recordings!

    Maybe you should be looking for some free old Neve or that junkie API stuff? I'm sure lots of people are just throwing that stuff out because its old and has terrible specifications. I'm even getting rid of an entire Rupert Neve console from the mid-1970s. After all, it's a 30-year-old piece of crap that I'm sure nobody wants?

    But if somebody is interested? 703-532-7335 it's getting parted out now!
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  4. As much for aesthetic purposes as accuracy, David. I can imagine it sucking and being potentially boonful to accurate monitoring, but I find a gentle smoothing between the 300 and 1.5K range pleasurable, and it helps me know when I've got the appropriate "windiness" in my mixes. I just got some Yamaha MSP5s and even they feel pretty scooped in this area, so I thought a global, everything-you-hear-gets-affected EQ might have been the solution. Your suggestion is good, though, and I could always kick out the EQ before bouncing.

    I'll TAKE it, Remy!
     

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