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Crave DSP releases Crave EQ v1.4
Old 5th September 2019
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Crave DSP releases Crave EQ v1.4

Crave DSP have released version 1.4 of the Crave EQ, equalizer plugin for mixing and mastering.



What's new in version 1.4:

Keyboard
Keyboard for positioning bands with frequency snapping to notes and direct placement via double-click.



Anti-Jitter
Anti-jitter prevents you from accidentally moving a band when clicking to select it.

X/Y Lock
Holding ALT on Windows or the Option key on macOS while dragging a band will lock the band to the x/y axis.

Multi-Mono
Added multi-mono support in Pro Tools and Logic Pro.

More Spectrum Analyzer Adjustment
Spectrum axis can now be moved/offset as well as scaled.

Preset Name Display
Preset names are now shown in the user interface.

Frequency Formatting
Frequency knob now always shows 5 digits of accuracy.

Enhanced Spectrum Analyzer
Spectrum analyzer algorithm responds more naturally to audio.

More Automation
More parameters are available to automate, such as individual band bypass.

More information on Crave EQ

-- Keith Wood, Crave DSP
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Old 5th September 2019
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My goto eq plugin just got better! Great!
Old 5th September 2019
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1.4 brings a great many user-driven enhancements to what already was arguably the best-sounding digital EQ on the market. For me, the keyboard for pitch reference, 5-digit increments, and further automation parameters are very useful and most welcome, and the ongoing support and development of a singular key product is a very smart idea when we're talking about something as crucial as your general workhorse EQ.

One to rule them all...

Cheers to Keith!
Old 5th September 2019
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F*ck yeah! The piano roll is so useful for tuning drums. Very happy to see this product being developed/enhanced.

Maybe a little OT, but is there any resource on the technical differences between Crave EQ, Equilibrium and Pro-Q? Out of the three, I always preferred Crave EQ, but I'd like to know whether this is just a personal bias or whether there are any significant differences. Thanks in advance to anyone who might answer!
Old 6th September 2019
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Yeah mono is still not working in logic for me. Maybe it’s just my computer - Logic Pro X 10.4.4 Mojave 10.14.2

EDIT - OH SNAP, it actually works now!
It was to do with my default presets from the previous version. All presets from previous version doesn't work in mono, just need to resave them!

Thanks so much Keith! This is a perfect EQ now.
Old 6th September 2019
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Thank you Keith! Great update

By the way, X/Y Lock is Control key on my mac.
Old 6th September 2019
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Now by default the transparent mode is loaded, is it normal? I don't see it in the list of changes.
Old 6th September 2019
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OK then!!

Favourite (hidden) feature is that I can hold Shift key and scroll through perfect and repeatable steps of Gain, Q and Frequency!

HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Truly the ultimate EQ as my workflow is ALL about repeatable steps so I can return to any point among a selection of choices made. I am a freeform producer but when it comes to EQ I like to be able to choose between points rather than wonder around in the great expanse of digital EQ.

Crave EQ has solved this beautifully along with the piano roll!!

Damn. I'm so happy with this EQ now.

Old 6th September 2019
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nice upgrade . thanks
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Originally Posted by denork ➡️
Now by default the transparent mode is loaded, is it normal? I don't see it in the list of changes.
Interesting...I was sure the sound changed and thought it was me hallucinating. Maybe my ears are not tricking me, after all...
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Originally Posted by denork ➡️
Now by default the transparent mode is loaded, is it normal? I don't see it in the list of changes.
Well spotted, yes I did change the default. If you want to change it back to analog, first select analog, and then from the presets menu choose "Extended Save...". Make sure "Phase Model" is turned on (to indicate this option should be part of the preset), then choose "Save as Default".

-- Keith
Old 6th September 2019
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Thanks, this works perfect.
Old 6th September 2019
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This EQ is on my shopping to-do list. Fantastic.
Old 6th September 2019
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Great update! Its always nice when the best gets better!
Old 8th September 2019
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Keith I can honestly say you are the man and your love for your product is extremely obvious and shows. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

-Javier
Old 9th September 2019
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How is this better/different from ProQ 3?

Thanks.
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How is this better/different from ProQ 3?

Thanks.
Sound quality and an open developer to implement the proposals of its users.
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Sound quality and an open developer to implement the proposals of its users.
And a significantly lighter pricetag
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And a significantly lighter pricetag
Yes, also, although q3 has some important extra functions, it is dynamic, it has a match, the "Spectrum Grab" mode is great ... and this is very important.

I hope that Keith makes some movement in making dynamic eq, if crave were dynamic it would be amazing, perhaps an independent version of crave at a slightly higher price.
Old 9th September 2019
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For some reason I liked the old spectrum analyser better. It just 'felt' better, made me work quicker.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lydfar ➡️
How is this better/different from ProQ 3?

Thanks.
Besides the price difference, the unique "transparent" mode, and the awesome developer... I find the UI nicer-looking and a few functionality things are better on Crave.

I've only demoed Pro-Q, but was quickly driven mad by how the floating controls would always move around, and completely vanish when using a short window size.

Also on Pro-Q you can't zoom in on the 2 Y-axises with drag or scroll IIRC. Crave has a modifier key to alter the slope while over a node... Double-clock to rest knobs... etc


Quote:
Originally Posted by denork ➡️
I hope that Keith makes some movement in making dynamic eq, if crave were dynamic it would be amazing, perhaps an independent version of crave at a slightly higher price.
I'm hoping for a dynamic EQ too, but I hope it will be better than Pro-Q (ratio and timing controls for when you don't want "auto")
Old 10th September 2019
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+1 on Keith exploring dynamic eq!

Installed the new update, looks and feels great!
Love the new analyzer, feels more responsive!

I never want to work without this EQ!
Old 10th September 2019
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Is the "transparent" mode the best one to leave it for the majority of uses?
Old 10th September 2019
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In my opinion transparent mode rules. I just wish I could 'jam' in digital, no latency mode and render in transparent mode without changing phase settings everytime. Hoping Keith will implement render functions soon.
Old 10th September 2019
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I mostly use Analog Phase, it sounds great so I stick with it. Transparent is cool for mastering but not always, it doesn't get me super excited about using it though... it just sounds cool and unique.
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+1 on Keith exploring dynamic eq!
Yea it could be called Dave [Dynamic Crave]
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Yea it could be called Dave [Dynamic Crave]
Yeah, by Dave Gamble from DMGAudio?)
Old 11th September 2019
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Really enjoying the small things like the axis lock and output pre bypass. Theres really nothing more I miss or wish of this product, it’s just perfect! Until Keith gives us something new I never knew I needed!
Old 11th September 2019
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I think I could only wish for a stepped mode. Really loving this thing with the new update.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RitchieBorg ➡️
Really enjoying the small things like the axis lock and output pre bypass. Theres really nothing more I miss or wish of this product, it’s just perfect! Until Keith gives us something new I never knew I needed!
I’d love to see added the option for the analiser to toggle between displaying the I/O or the channels separately (very useful in M/S).
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