Waves Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer questions

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Faze 2 Studios
Member Since: Aug 15, 2005

I know I've asked a questiosn already, but i jsut want to be sure im geting what I want before i put out $150 for it. I'm looking to "Waves Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer" to take care of my eq needs. What does "ten bands of true parametric or high/low shelving EQ" mean? does that mean that i can have ten dffent tracks in the porgram at once, to use as reference points to eq? (example: having 2 guitar tracks, a bass, and a kick drum track all displayed at the same time so i know where to notch out for each instranment.) or does that jsut mean i can change the frequence range of a single track at ten different places? ahh im stupid


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Since: Apr 27, 2002

Dec 11, 2005 10:50 pm

haha...technically both...

it really means you have ten "bands".... meaning where you can EQ...all of which are interchangeable....ever see a Graphic Equalizer? ever see a 15-Band EQ? or a 31 band EQ? same concept except the frequencies you can mess with are pre-determined...but with the EQ you are talking about, you can choose exactly what frequencies you want to boost, cut, notch etc...and by how much you wish to do so...

and Waves Q10 is a plug-in, which means you can use it on as many tracks as you want at the same as long as your computer can handle it...its like having a whole rack full of the same compressor to use on any number of tracks you want, and yes, if you have enough screen space, you could have as many of them open as you want at one time...

hope this helps...

Since: Aug 17, 2004

Dec 12, 2005 12:03 am

Search EQ in the forums. I did a huge post on the different types of EQ's and parameters. I got good feedback from the post as well : D. go me.

Since: Dec 10, 2005

Dec 12, 2005 12:13 am

Waves Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer is software effect plugin whether VST or DX format(I'm sure about this).
Parametric means that you can adjust the band allowable range 20Hz to 20Khz at any position. if it said 8 than you can move any 8 band in any 8 position in this audio range. YOu can compare Parametric EQ with Graphics EQ. Graphics EQ is static on it's band position predefined by manufacturer like the software base Windows Media Player EQ which has 10 bands predefine position. High/Low shelving EQ is the same as the treble and bass control on most consumer audio equipment. Waves product famous for their mastering.
Most multitrack software today allow you to insert as many as plugin per track but only limited by your system. About sharing single setting effect, some software like Cubase SX has a special bus effect where you can route different tracks to a single effect bus.
That is only what I know, I hope someone can confirm this. I still learning too.

Faze 2 Studios
Since: Aug 15, 2005

Dec 12, 2005 02:01 am

and will work with pro-tools LE right

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Dec 12, 2005 07:34 am

Hereis an article explaining some different types of EQ's homerecordingconnection.c...story&id=14

with ProTools LE I believe you would have to buy the "Native" version, which is DXi, VSTi and RTAS. RTAS is the ProTools LE plugin standard I think, if I am wrong somebody pelase correct me.

FWIW, I use the Q10 quite frequently and very much like it.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Dec 12, 2005 07:07 pm

I as well use the Q10 frequantly. I think everybody has covered what it does so i'll leave that alone.

The article dB just posted here will give you an excelant idea of how they work.

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