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Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby DAGGILARR » Mon May 06, 2013 2:21 pm

Whats wrong with Logics own EQ and Compression plug ins, are they useable ? or are third party ones very much better.

Given that I am not after commercial results, but would like to get a good result, especially for solo acoustic guitar.
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby Dave Rowles » Mon May 06, 2013 2:49 pm

They are both very useable, but I would class them as accurate and not characterful. If you've got a good guitar, voice and room to record in they'll do a good job of little nudges to the musicality of the performance. The Logic EQ is also quite good for clinical corrective EQ.

But if you want an EQ/compressor to add a bit of warmth or character to the sounds, then they fall down a bit for me.
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby blue manga » Mon May 06, 2013 3:51 pm

perfectly fine for house keeping - i wouldnt push them for extreme special effects tho, especially the EQ..
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby G-Doubleyou » Mon May 06, 2013 4:47 pm

In my opinion the compressor is underrated, it actually emulates some of the classic compressor units.

Experiment with the circuit types.

Use the eq all the time, it's not a character EQ like the UAD EQs.

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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby desmond » Mon May 06, 2013 4:49 pm

G-Doubleyou wrote:Experiment with the circuit types.

And the soft clipping options...
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby Guy Johnson » Mon May 06, 2013 5:57 pm

... and the soft clipping section makes the various flavours F.A.B. !

And the Channel EQ and Linear Phase EQ are good EQs
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby Kaw-Liga » Mon May 06, 2013 6:21 pm

I use those all the time at home, but I've demoed other plugins, like the one from sonnox and some from waves. The compressors all sound better and are easier to use, and the eq is much more responsive, to my mind.
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby MarkOne » Tue May 07, 2013 10:38 am

There's some logic comp presets out there somewhere on the Internet that model the SSL 4000G. The guy has got wav examples comparing them to the waves SSL plug. Not sure in a blind a-b I could tell you which was which (or indeed better!)
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby DAGGILARR » Tue May 07, 2013 8:51 pm

Thanks every one, it would seem these are good tools that I have overlooked.
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby caveman82 » Wed May 08, 2013 8:58 am

DAGGILARR wrote:Whats wrong with Logics own EQ and Compression plug ins, are they useable ? or are third party ones very much better.

Given that I am not after commercial results, but would like to get a good result, especially for solo acoustic guitar.

I've used the Logic Comp to alright usage, which you can hear on some tracks on my soundcloud, which is solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar.

I've found the Logic EQ a little uninspiring though. My favourite EQ for what I do is PSP ConsoleQ. Their OldTimer comp is great too.
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Re: Logic EQ and Comp, any good?

Postby Wease » Thu May 09, 2013 4:36 pm

I usually use logics eq for 'work' eqs....like Topping and tailing....because its very clean and easy and cheap on CPU.....but I also find them a little uninspiring for character eq...but then I don't find many plugins inspiring at the mo to be perfectly honest.

I did quite like ssl duende....it's eq was more for tonal shaping for me, but I quite liked its sharpness and clarity it seemed to impart

And I have the midnight suite....I quite like its fairly light touch....and think I get quicker, more satisfying results from the comp than I can with logics one.

But then I try to steer clear of comps....overuse them I'm afraid!

But overall, stock plugins are alright....
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