For example, parametric equalizers, in the form of plug-ins, can now operate in linear phase (which considerably reduces the impact on the signal phase), in M/S and even in a dynamic way.
The Pro-Q 3 plug-in equalizer from the Dutch company FabFilter offers all these options.
Ex. : Pultec EQ
Ex. : Neve 1073 Channel Amplifier
- Does the sound signal need to be manipulated in a precise and surgical way?
- Would wider and more ambitious manoeuvres to modify the sound timbre be helpful to the musicality of the project?
- Can we allow ourselves to act very freely on the phase and harmonic response of the sound signal?
- Is the impact on the processing time (latency) of this equalizer (plug-in) negligible or problematic?
A single equalizer to handle all these tasks? Instead most technicians use different types of EQs to meet the challenge of the job.
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