[Ardour-Users] what linux audio project do you miss?

Al Thompson biggles58 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 3 21:07:32 PST 2011

Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> On 03/03/2011 02:06 AM, Al Thompson wrote:
>> I also don't really think that putting 31 band EQs in everyone's hands
>> is necessarily a good thing.
> much agreed.
> there is no excuse ever to be using a 31 band graphic eq except for
> live rocknroll shows under severe time pressure, to prevent and/or
> react to feedback.
> learning to use a parametric is not that hard, and people who believe
> the curve they are seeing on a graphical are probably beyond help
> anyway...

The biggest problem with putting a 31 band anywhere in a mix is that
people who don't really know what they are doing, also don't know what
pitfalls a 31 band graphic EQ has (phase shift, ringing filters, etc). 
So, if you put a 31 band on one channel, you have one channel that ends
up sounding bizarre, un-natural, or just plain bad.  Give people a 31
band graphic EQ for every channel, and you end up with a mix that is a

It's my opinion that if you can't get your instrument sounds with a 4
band parametric, then you really need to work on your mic technique,
because what you are doing now sucks.


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