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post #76 of 102
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

What purpose does oversampling serve, does it somehow make the non eco mode better?  I'm inclined to think that eco mode is better right now but all my presets were made in non eco mode and switching modes changes the filter FR according to the graph the program draws :/

 

You kinda answered your own question. It is there to preserve the filter shape near half the sampling rate.

 

As counterintuitive as it sounds, the eco mode produces the cleaner signal.

post #77 of 102

Does Electri Q work as a standalone, EQ the sound after it's been sent through FooBar...

post #78 of 102

Gah I wish Songbird would support VST plugins. Every media player has got to have some nasty flaw in it...

post #79 of 102
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Originally Posted by xnor View Post

 

You kinda answered your own question. It is there to preserve the filter shape near half the sampling rate.

 

As counterintuitive as it sounds, the eco mode produces the cleaner signal.

 

You mean eco or non eco mode produces the cleaner signal?  Intuition is telling me to go with the one that preserves the impulse response, ie eco mode.  I suppose you meant to say that non eco is actually better then?

 

Is it cleaner just in the sense of conforming more to your specified FR (though I can tweak the parameters to compensate?) or more?


Edited by Joe Bloggs - 10/10/12 at 10:28am
post #80 of 102
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Does Electri Q work as a standalone, EQ the sound after it's been sent through FooBar...

 

Get this VST host instead of the one xnor gave you and electri-q should work in foobar

http://yohng.com/software/foobarvst.html

post #81 of 102
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

You mean eco or non eco mode produces the cleaner signal?  Intuition is telling me to go with the one that preserves the impulse response, ie eco mode.  I suppose you meant to say that non eco is actually better then?

Eco is cleaner, I edited my post on page 4. Doing a boost followed by cut with the same parameters should result in the initial signal.

post #82 of 102
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

Get this VST host instead of the one xnor gave you and electri-q should work in foobar

http://yohng.com/software/foobarvst.html


As always it works now, just needed to reset the entire system 

 

It's nice I like it! My issue now is saving that nice 35 band graphic EQ so I can use it on the User presets lol, I do miss the Auto level in Foo Bars nrml eq Although honestly I have my Foo bar Volume set to -10db so I should be able to amp up without any issues since it's technically dwn by 10 already... 


Edited by Mshenay - 10/10/12 at 1:10pm
post #83 of 102

just wondering, is there any difference if i put volume to 100% and preamp to -14db compared to 40%volume and preamp to 0db? (assuming they both produce the same volume after that)

post #84 of 102
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

Get this VST host instead of the one xnor gave you and electri-q should work in foobar

http://yohng.com/software/foobarvst.html


As always it works now, just needed to reset the entire system 

 

It's nice I like it! My issue now is saving that nice 35 band graphic EQ so I can use it on the User presets lol, I do miss the Auto level in Foo Bars nrml eq Although honestly I have my Foo bar Volume set to -10db so I should be able to amp up without any issues since it's technically dwn by 10 already... 

 

I just came in on this thread. You have a 35 band EQ. I have 31 band and having used 10 bands for years there is a DRASTIC difference with more bands. One interesting thing I have fun and education with is playing a favorite test song and boosting one band all the way up to hear what instruments are affected. I have learned a lot doing that.

 

I listen to a lot of old recordings that have inherant hiss at around 6KHz from older tape machines. Bumping the 6.3KHz down removes the hiss without making a bighole in the sound.

post #85 of 102

When I listen to music or movies, the audio settings are default. I do think, though, the sound quality would be better if I adjusted the settings. I'll have to play around with the equalizer on the iPod, iPhone and laptop. For the iPod, for example, is there a general audio preference for the EQ?

post #86 of 102
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Originally Posted by leader View Post

When I listen to music or movies, the audio settings are default. I do think, though, the sound quality would be better if I adjusted the settings. I'll have to play around with the equalizer on the iPod, iPhone and laptop. For the iPod, for example, is there a general audio preference for the EQ?

well no. it heavily depends on your individual headphone and some personal preference, some like bass heavy, some like crisp, some like both.
if there was any 1 eq for all, it would have to be flat, the varieties are too much have a good 1 eq for all

post #87 of 102

Loving the new EQ, It can enjoy Dub Step on the DT 880s since the EQ so well, question though mine is crashing when ever I try to Store or Save Presets :x 

post #88 of 102
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Loving the new EQ, It can enjoy Dub Step on the DT 880s since the EQ so well, question though mine is crashing when ever I try to Store or Save Presets :x 

 

Did you try using this VST wrapper instead?

http://yohng.com/software/foobarvst.html

My foobar crashes like that with the standard VST wrapper too, not so with Yohng's.

 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post


As always it works now, just needed to reset the entire system 

 

It's nice I like it! My issue now is saving that nice 35 band graphic EQ so I can use it on the User presets lol, I do miss the Auto level in Foo Bars nrml eq Although honestly I have my Foo bar Volume set to -10db so I should be able to amp up without any issues since it's technically dwn by 10 already... 

 

I don't think it works like that... add a Gain control point / band / whatever you call it (click on the graph to create a point, right click on it and select Basic->Gain only) to move the entire graph down below the 0dB line.

post #89 of 102
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

Did you try using this VST wrapper instead?

http://yohng.com/software/foobarvst.html

My foobar crashes like that with the standard VST wrapper too, not so with Yohng's.

 

 

I don't think it works like that... add a Gain control point / band / whatever you call it (click on the graph to create a point, right click on it and select Basic->Gain only) to move the entire graph down below the 0dB line.

Ahh nice

post #90 of 102
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

well no. it heavily depends on your individual headphone and some personal preference, some like bass heavy, some like crisp, some like both.
if there was any 1 eq for all, it would have to be flat, the varieties are too much have a good 1 eq for all

 

Thanks. I'll try each out and see what I like.

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