I haven't been using the EQ in StereoTool, letting people change their EQ settings to customize what they want, either in ST or externally (after ST).
This is the traditional concept of an EQ.
But in Stereo Tool the (EQ) Before Multiband option leads to another (modern) concept called dynamic EQ to reach the highest grade of spectral consistency (track independant).
With the traditional EQ concept (after multiband) it is theoretically necessary (for best results) to adjust the EQ settings for every source individually (as you would do it during traditional recording/mastering sessions),
because it is clear that a little bit high EQ gain for some old tracks might be good, but for a modern (spectral already perfect) track it would ruin it (it would sound too harsh).
But with the (EQ) Before Multiband option the multiband takes care of this problem (compress/limit/clips every frequency band to the desired maximum level).
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What is the best combination of EQ gain/compression/limitation/clipping/soft limit for every single frequency band ?
What RMS input level (from AGC) is the best to reach a balanced frequency spectrum for original (spectral) very different sources ?
Every frequency band is audible not independant.
Besides neighbour band interaction (you can control with FFR and PA options in MB) there are also psycho-acoustic relations (masking effects based on the fact that the human hearing system is not like an exact machine).
When you change a high frequency band it could have an impact even for mid or low frequency regions (the subjective listening experience).
Many (or most ?) presets use this kind of a somehow (intelligent) dynamic EQ (e.g. Bojcha's Addiction, ....)
- but most with very gentle gain settings.
With my presets I try to use this dynamic EQ concept with maximal impact.
How much is usefull ?
Or how intelligent a dynamic EQ can be ?
Am I trying the impossible (because I use too extreme EQ gain settings) ?
Some might say.
But for me it is ok.
"Subjectivity is objective !"
This qoute is from a movie with Diane Keaton.
What is the title ?
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