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Old 08-12-2019, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default ReaEQ: A more useful scale with a "musical" arrangement of frequencies.

ReaEQ is an excellent equalizer, but now it is not very universal. For example, for working with low frequencies (range 0 - 100Hz) it is very inconvenient due to the small area on the left side of the plugin. At the same time, the right-hand side (range 10k - 20k) has a considerable width despite the fact that these frequencies are rarely used in real work (most instruments simply do not sound in this range) and high accuracy is rarely needed there. Unlike low frequencies.

This will be especially true in new versions of the Reaper. The embedded small plugin will be even harder to use with the current frequency arrangement.

For clarity, I made an approximate arrangement of frequencies in a Photoshop at which we get significantly more freedom when editing any tools (sorry, the numbers are poorly visible on the thumbnail. Better to open the full image.):



For comparison, this is how the plugin scale looks now:

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Old 08-13-2019, 02:11 AM   #2
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Yes, definitely +1. This was already discussed in some other post not so long ago.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:14 AM   #3
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Yes, absolutely! It would be great to have a right-click option in the EQ window to make it more like your mockup.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:05 AM   #4
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Is this still a log Scale, after Photoshopping?
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:36 PM   #5
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In that scale, the filter curves (e.g. a simple band pass) will look rather weird.

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Here is ReaEq compared with TDR Nova. Nova has much more space in lows.

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Is this still a log Scale, after Photoshopping?
I only changed the numbers to give an approximate picture. Obviously, the final refinement of the plugin will require more serious changes, including the newly drawn grid.

An easy way to understand the idea is to compare it with ANY EQ. No exaggeration. From Sonitus:FX to FabFilter Q, everyone has enough space in the low-frequency region. And only ReaEQ is an outsider here.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:07 PM   #8
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What about a horizontal scroll instead of modifying the scale ?

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What about a horizontal scroll instead of modifying the scale ?

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This may be an option, but I'm not sure that additional mouse movements will be convenient. Also, if all the information is immediately available in one window, it is easier to work with.

I understand the users who are used to the good old ReaEQ. I think if, in addition to it, ReaEQ2 (for example) appears, it will please all users.
Also, if another frequency display is an additional option in the plugin menu, it will also be convenient for everyone.
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This may be an option, but I'm not sure that additional mouse movements will be convenient. Also, if all the information is immediately available in one window, it is easier to work with.

I understand the users who are used to the good old ReaEQ. I think if, in addition to it, ReaEQ2 (for example) appears, it will please all users.
Also, if another frequency display is an additional option in the plugin menu, it will also be convenient for everyone.
Agreed, having it as an option would be the optimal solution.

It's almost like all values below 5.0k are shifted one grid line too much to the left compared to most other EQ's out there.
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It's almost like all values below 5.0k are shifted one grid line too much to the left compared to most other EQ's out there.
Yes, exactly. Most equalizers have a frequency of 500Hz in the middle of the scale. ReaEQ has 1000Hz.
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