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TonApp's SilQ Preview

TonApp, developer of GuitarCapo and MusicAppNews.com, has an upcoming 32-band stereo EQ effect coming soon, called SilQ. The sight of all those bands is pretty jaw dropping! SilQ has entered beta testing this week and Doug Woods from The Sound Test Room did a preview of it!

Buy SilQ Equalizer - 32 Band Stereo Equalizer on iTunes: $7.99

Reader Comments 2

I'm not sure about "need" but I want this. I can see where this could be a big time sink; getting in and understanding what can be done with this amount of flexibility, but I looking forward to it.

November 18, 2015  | person_outline Toz Bourne

A parametric is good when you have to dial a few specific frequencies. A graphic is helpful when you need to make lots of adjustments and rough frequency values are sufficient.

For example, a graphic is useful for live PA kinds of applications (where you are addressing many different feedback modes), or if you have a very problematic mix or track that needs LOTS of help.

A parametric is nice for notching a specific resonance, where you don't want to kill that entire frequency range, you want a narrow narrow notch and leave surrounding tones untouched.

A linear-phase EQ means that the individual bands don't interfere with each other in the crossover ranges. Linear phase means that it is suitable for mastering, but requires more CPU.

MIDI control would be handy (i.e., ability to assign MIDI CC to each band). Automation could be extremely interesting to be able to move bands & mutes in a DAW.

Headroom is another consideration. When using EQ, it is easy to violate your headroom and start boosting bands to the point of clipping. That just requires the user to know what they are doing.

November 19, 2015  | person_outline stub

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