Post by Michael Lawrence on Aug 3, 2018 1:57:52 GMT
Thanks for posting this. That guy is so funny to watch. And he's totally owning the headset mic. (The guys at my old production company used to call it the Beiberphone.)
I have access to the UAD version at the studio I work for, and also as an emulation on my live mixing console, and I will admit that I don't use it. But I do sometimes load up the Pulteq and just look at it. We have the Raven touch screen so it's a good one for playing with the knobs.
In case anyone is wondering what's the point of having a boost and a cut knob tuned to the same frequency, the answer is that the filter frequencies are offset a little bit under the hood. When you're set for 100 Hz, and activate both boost and cut, you get a curve like this:
I learned this elusive fact from the book Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science by Ethan's buddy, mastering engineer Bob Katz. It's worth a look.
I actually mentioned this exact thing in a recent article about comparing what we think an EQ is doing with what it is actually doing. If anyone is interested, read it here.
Hopefully I got the damn links right this time. I always mess them up.
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