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paragraphic eq

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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?

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Member Mon, 05/26/2008 - 12:04
hueseph wrote: Read the manual. If that doesn't help, go to Steinberg.net and log into the forums. If you can't do that.......BUY YOUR SOFTWARE!

I've read the manual, it doesn't explain how the paragraphic eqaliser works, it only explains what each of the eq settings means.

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Member Mon, 05/26/2008 - 12:35
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.

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hueseph Mon, 05/26/2008 - 13:29
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.

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Member Mon, 05/26/2008 - 13:30
Thanks for the clarification, Bent! 8-)
http://www.sweetwater.com/expert-center/glossary/t--ParagraphicEqualizer

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:

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hueseph Mon, 05/26/2008 - 13:50
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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