TC Dynamic EQ--How does it sound?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by cdpixton, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. cdpixton

    cdpixton Guest

    This seems like an ideal tool to me for sound shaping. Has anyone used it who can attest to how it sounds? (I can't demo it because my Powercore is the old PCI version.) Thanks.

  2. taylor

    taylor Guest

    i love the dynamic EQ.. i think dynamic EQs are indespensible tools.. i don't need it very often, but when i do it's great.

    i often think of multiband compressors as simply a dynamic EQ... which is why i don't really use MB compressors.. because i have the PoCo dynamic EQ...

    however, i only ever really use it for a single band.. which i think is safer.. as i avoid (at least, i think i do!) any phase problems between multiple bands. so i can't really comment on how it sounds as a multiband.. but for single band i think it does it's job very well.. and for those times a dynamic EQ is needed i really love having it around.
  3. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    yes you have to be careful with the phase shifting between bands. with a static eq, the phase shift is fixed, with a dynamic eq the phase shift can move unless it's a linear phase eq, but that is quite a bit of processing power that is needed so it's most likely not. You might not hear it at first but keep an ear out for it.
  4. cdpixton

    cdpixton Guest

    Thanks for the feedback both of you. Of course Dynamic EQ does have linear phase mode, so I suppose if you could afford the processing power that would be a solution to the phase thing, right?

    Also, I have in my head that the Dynamic EQ is different from a multiband compressor in that there's not the attack/release thing going on so much, but actually it may be, since those parameters are on there. What's the real difference then between this and a multiband?

    I appreciate any thoughts.

  5. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    if you have all of the parameters of a multiband, then there is not much difference. they are baisically doing the same thing. It's more in your approach to them that is different. they way you approach eq is different than the way you approach compression in your mind, even if they are pretty much doing the same thing, the result would differ because you approach it differently.

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