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Old 29th December 2014
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Mellowmuse EQ1A - AAX and Free!



Hi All,

Our work horse EQ1A eq and IR1A convolver, are both now available in 32 and 64 bit AAX and VST3 formats.
I've also decided to make EQ1A the first freebie plugin from Mellowmuse, so go grab it.
More cool offers in the New Year, and AAX versions of EQ3V and LM1V.
Old 29th December 2014
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thanks, looks great. will download when i'm home
Old 29th December 2014
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Great news. Glad to see Mellowmuse back in the game!

Some feedback: I like the sound but the ranges on this EQ are too big. 20 dbs for those gain knobs is overkill. The HPF is also hard to set because of the same range problem.
Old 29th December 2014
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Also beware of the default HPF...see attachment.
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Old 29th December 2014
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Is that on all the time?
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Is that on all the time?
Fortunately no. There's a little on/off button next to it on the right.
Old 29th December 2014
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I plan to remove that HPF roll off in the next update.
Each band has a separate bypass.

Gary Newby
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Originally Posted by eboy ➑️
I plan to remove that HPF roll off in the next update.
Each band has a separate bypass.
Awesome!

The per-band bypass is indeed cool.

Before anyone asks, this EQ is distortion-free. No extra THD even if you push it to the max. Curves are very broad even at the narrowest Q.

Now if I may ask for a couple of features... heh

A switch between for 20/10 dbs gain range and a better proportion/distribution for the HPF's frequency knob. That would make it easier to use IMHO.
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Originally Posted by diogo_c ➑️
Awesome!

The per-band bypass is indeed cool.

Before anyone asks, this EQ is distortion-free. No extra THD even if you push it to the max. Curves are very broad even at the narrowest Q.

Now if I may ask for a couple of features... heh

A switch between for 20/10 dbs gain range and a better proportion/distribution for the HPF's frequency knob. That would make it easier to use IMHO.
I'll make a note to look at that for next update.
Also feel free to email me suggestions at [email protected].

Gary Newby
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Old 29th December 2014
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Great - will surely send!

Thanks for the freebie, it certainly found a place in my plugin folder!
Old 29th December 2014
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Hi Gary
It AAX 64? .Pro Tools 11 on my Mac (10.8) asked to move to another folder.
Old 29th December 2014
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Just Downloaded this. Sounds good.
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Hi Gary
It AAX 64? .Pro Tools 11 on my Mac (10.8) asked to move to another folder.
Yeah 32/64 AAX.
Are you using EQ1A 2.6?
I put a new version up yesterday due to an AAX authorizing issue.

Gary Newby
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Old 29th December 2014
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Thanks Gary for your reply, that was the problem (2.5), 2.6 works well.
After waiting a while, I have my EQ1A back home.
Now I can't install IR1a, downloaded several times, trying to install I get a message saying that the package is damaged, any idea about that.

Last edited by FFH; 29th December 2014 at 09:35 PM.. Reason: Typo error
Old 29th December 2014
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Hi Gary, just to report that I got to run the installer, mounting the Disk Image with Roxio Toast but no impulses in the package, in my comp are the earlier versions, but the plugin (AX, VST) does not load IR's. Maybe it's a problem with my Mac, but I would like to look at this problem. Thanks again for updates.

PS. Excuse my English. I'm still learning.
Old 29th December 2014
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Thx for the freebie! Not familiar with your company. Is this a vibe type eq?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by diogo_c ➑️
Great news. Glad to see Mellowmuse back in the game!

Some feedback: I like the sound but the ranges on this EQ are too big. 20 dbs for those gain knobs is overkill. The HPF is also hard to set because of the same range problem.
Diogo, did you like the plus10db EQ? It had 20 db of gain per band too, but somehow it worked out well. Just curious of your thoughts on that design vs this one.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FFH ➑️
Hi Gary, just to report that I got to run the installer, mounting the Disk Image with Roxio Toast but no impulses in the package, in my comp are the earlier versions, but the plugin (AX, VST) does not load IR's. Maybe it's a problem with my Mac, but I would like to look at this problem. Thanks again for updates.

PS. Excuse my English. I'm still learning.
Hi FFH,

Please download IR1A 3.7 again, I've swap download servers, dmgs were
proving to be a problem for some users.

Gary Newby
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I haven't downloaded this yet, but I sure will. While I don't think its necessary for a plugin company to give out at least one freebie, I do think it's extremely beneficial for companies to do so. It helps get their name out even more so than it already is. Thank you very much for the free EQ, I'll show my friends who produce and let them in on it as well.
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Originally Posted by diogo_c ➑️
Great news. Glad to see Mellowmuse back in the game!

Some feedback: I like the sound but the ranges on this EQ are too big. 20 dbs for those gain knobs is overkill. The HPF is also hard to set because of the same range problem.
Agreed. Tried this on an acoustic jazz track and liked the results though it took me a little while experimenting to get used to it partly because of the 20 +/- dbs range. A short move of the gain setting has a fairly significant effect. Could be useful in some situations I guess.

This EQ will get some use over here.
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Originally Posted by joe_04_04 ➑️
Diogo, did you like the plus10db EQ? It had 20 db of gain per band too, but somehow it worked out well. Just curious of your thoughts on that design vs this one.
I did, but I approached that one more as a "tone box" so the ranges were less important to me there.
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Diogo, that makes sense to me. So you say it has fairly broad bells even at the highest Q values? So you probably can't use it for anything too surgical? Mostly warping the overall frequency response I assume.
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Yeah, I think It's time to join the Mellowmuse family, I always thinked that CP2V should be in my collection.
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Diogo, that makes sense to me. So you say it has fairly broad bells even at the highest Q values? So you probably can't use it for anything too surgical? Mostly warping the overall frequency response I assume.
Broader by today's standards of digital EQs when you can notch the hell of things.

I noticed something when I went to the analyzer to make a plot to show you the Q: if you set to -20 db on the bell bands it actually cuts all the way to -40 db! Not sure if this is by design...

Plot attached.

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Originally Posted by diogo_c ➑️
Broader by today's standards of digital EQs when you can notch the hell of things.

I noticed something when I went to the analyzer to make a plot to show you the Q: if you set to -20 db on the bell bands it actually cuts all the way to -40 db! Not sure if this is by design...

Plot attached.

Hmmmm, this is very strange. I'm downloading the plugin now, but I'm on Mac and I haven't found a good plugin analyzer equivalent to do the same testing. I'll try to confirm on my end though.
Old 30th December 2014
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Maybe blasting some noise on an analyzer can do the trick.
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Actually, I'm really liking this plugin. Only couple of things I could suggest would be an readout of the numbers we are sweeping through.. even though you most likely chose to not include those numbers so we would use our ears... and then.. the other suggestion would be an easier way to move the outer knob in the filter section. I'm having a hard time grabbing that outer dial. Besides that, I'm having fun with this thing!
Old 30th December 2014
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It sounds good indeed. I'm using along my trusty Metric Halo CS. The EQ1A is great to nudge the tone into the right direction and then the CS does the rest.

I see that the CP1A compressor hasn't been ported to AAX yet....maybe it's the next freebie? heh
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I`d also like to say thank you for the freebie
and bringing Mellowmuse as a developer to attention.

For now, I have issues with the entire readout as well.
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Originally Posted by Ardis ➑️
Is this a vibe type eq?
Sort of. The bells are kind of API/vintage-ish but without fixed frequencies. No THD if that's part of what you call vibe.

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PS. Excuse my English. I'm still learning.
Your english is fine!
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