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Dynamic eq?

Unread postby morryzotgob » April 27th, 2010, 2:00 pm

I wonder if a dynamic equaliser is the same as a multi band compressor

I want to buy one soon, please let me know
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  • Re: Dynamic eq?

    Unread postby JoeRod » May 2nd, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Nope. Not same...

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  • Re: Dynamic eq?

    Unread postby billybob » May 2nd, 2010, 6:02 pm

    I think that one is called dynamic processor and the other is dynamic equalizer. :?
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  • Re: Dynamic eq?

    Unread postby Edward Vinatea » May 6th, 2010, 9:02 am

    billybob wrote:I think that one is called dynamic processor.... :?

    Any compressor is a dynamics processor. A dynamic equalizer on the other hand, allows you to control individual frequency bands with equalization, usually in parametric and LF/HF filter mode. A dynamic equalizer can also be a special dynamics processor that controls boost or cut of a frequency band depending on the input signal, either after passing the filter or not.
    The function is similar to a compressor, although many details are different. The dynamic equalizer is an effective tool for stereo mastering and can be used for global dynamic corrections of the frequency response as well as the suppression of rogue frequencies or the increment of formants. In addition, the device can be used as DeEsser and for the dynamic variation of filter settings, similar to the characteristics of niveau filters. Both types of dynamic processors are extremely useful and depending on the source material, they can accomplish a task better than the other. A multi-band compressor can also be used to control sibilance using one narrow band and tighten up the bass with a broader setting. A dynamic eq can improve the clarity at the hi end {shelf} if the formants fall below a certain threshold, frequencies get boosted or reduce excessive sub bass frequencies with a HF filter setting that allows to reduce low frequency band at higher levels and adds lower frequency formants if the level is low. You can also control sibilance but IMHO, a narrow band compressor like the Waves C1 does it better.

    You need to know what is the best tool for the task at hand.

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  • Re: Dynamic eq?

    Unread postby forrestgump » October 23rd, 2012, 11:14 am

    Great thread Edward. I use Sonalksis DQ1 is fvcking A!

    Here is a description:

    The Sonalksis DQ1 dynamic-equalizer is based on the same analog EQ circuits as the award winning SV-517 EQ, but with completely dynamic operation, so the filters 'morph' in response to the signal level. This extreme versatility makes the DQ1 suitable for sound design roles ranging from precision sculpting to creative molding, ambient enhancement or restoration. Working as the perfect compliment alongside the Sonalksis SV-517 multi-style (static) EQ, the DQ1 is a completely unique and indispensable addition to any audio processing toolbox.

    The Sonalksis DQ1 Features

    The Sonalksis DQ1 is a frequency sculpting processor first and foremost, appropriate more for dynamic-filtering purposes than frequency-selective dynamics, and although these two applications are to some extent interchangeable, the DQ1 will be more at home as a tool to provide gentle but precise sculpting of the audio spectrum.

    If greater dynamic impact is required it can be achieved with the Sonalksis CQ1, the sister product of the DQ1, which is designed primarily as a frequency-selective compressor/expander, providing a means to aggressively shape the signal dynamics of explicit frequency bands.


    4 independent bands of sophisticated yet intuitive dynamic filter control
    Independently variable attack and release rates on each band
    Definable side-chain filtering ensures any frequency can act as a trigger
    High quality minimum phase 'true analogue' filters using Sonalksis 'State-space' physical model
    Zero latency: absolutely no internal delay whatsoever
    Each band is switchable between dynamic or standard 'static' mode
    64bit floating point internal precision throughout
    Ultra efficient processing, with specific optimizations for native processors
    Up to 192 kHz support
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