A question for you pro's regarding EQ

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by RonLuka, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. RonLuka

    RonLuka Active Member

    Apr 29, 2010
    Hi All
    This looks like a great forum and this is my first post.
    A friend of mine and myself are doing some simple recording straight off the floor with a stereo mic.
    I play bass, he plays guitar and we use a drum machine.(instrumental)
    We then take it to a studio that masters it for us. I wasnt at the mastering session but my partner said that the studio had a program that could read and remember the EQ of any song. And that EQ could be applied to another song. This sounds pretty amazing to me!!!
    Anyone here know of such a program? Example: Can Wavelab 6 do that? Is it available on both platforms (Mac & PC)
    Thanks :smile:
    Your help and expertise will be greatly appreciated
    Ron L (rluka)
  2. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Hello and welcome,
    I think if you do a search you'll find a few threads regarding various EQ analyzing software.
    I think the popular consensus was "Hooey"
    However, I would think that if the source and target were close enough to begin with, then perhaps some benefit could be had.
    But on the other hand, if they were that close, a good engineer (mastering or otherwise) would be able to make the appropriate adjustments using the Human Ear ( a highly advanced piece of 'ware')
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Munich / Germany
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    I own such EQ copy softwares, like Steinberg's FreeFilter and have truly never used them in any mix or master.
    The songs, even from one group, are just too different and to complex for just copying the EQ to another with
    noteworthy results. Taking the EQ from a Steele Dan CD and copying it onto a GarageBand production simply doesn't cut it...
    The same could be done with "painting" the frequency spectrum from a song and then squeeze the EQ of another song till
    is shows the same play of colors... Natural is right there, it is best to use ones ears....
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Hooey. Plain and simple.

    Reviewed one some years ago and I really wanted to say something positive about it - So I recorded a guitar part (Metallica song), after getting my amp's sound as close as I could and yes, it did make it sound "more like" the Metallica sound.

    So if you're a cover band and your sound is really close to the original band's sound and you want it to be even closer, there you go.

    Otherwise - Hooey. No substitute for listening and intuition.
  5. RonLuka

    RonLuka Active Member

    Apr 29, 2010
    Thanks for all the info........

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