Waves SSL G-Equalizer
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Waves SSL G-Equalizer

SSL G-Equalizer, Software parametric EQ from Waves in the SSL series.

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moosers 22/10/2010

Waves SSL G-Equalizer : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Waves Ltd. SSL G-Equalizer is a plug-in that is part of the Waves SSL 4000 Collection. This is basically the same EQ that you'll find on the full SSL G-Channel plug-in. I first used this plug-in at a studio I used to work at, but have since picked up the full Waves Complete bundle that includes all of these SSL plug-ins. You install the whole bundle at once, and it shouldn't be much of a problem anyway. The EQ is just like that found on an SSL console, which is made up of four bands and a high pass filter. The two middle filter have parameters for gain, frequency, and band width, while the two outer bands have lack the band width setting. The plug-in also has an output leveling. If you know how to use a parametric EQ, you'll be fine with using this one even if you haven't used a real SSL EQ console. I haven't checked out a manual for this one, nor do I think most people will have a need.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I've used the Waves Ltd. SSL G-Equalizer on Pro Tools HD systems, but have most recently been using it on my home system which is Pro Tools LE based. I'm running it and Pro Tools on a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I've got Pro Tools running with a Digi 002R audio interface or a Digidesign Micro Box if I'm not at home or at a studio. Obviously I can run more of these at once on a Pro Tools HD, but my home LE system is quite adequate to run it as well...

OVERALL OPINION

The Waves Ltd. SSL G-Equalizer is undoubtedly one of the cleanest sounding software EQ's that I've used to date. It's got a more than adequate amount of control here between all of the bands, but the super clean and pristine sound is really what makes this software EQ so valuable. In fact, the entire SSL 4000 Collection of plug-ins has this sort of precise and pristine sound to it, and if you want this one you're going to have to get the full bundle, so they're definitely all worth looking into. As far as getting precise with a software EQ, this is one of the best for the job, and it certainly doesn't hurt that it has the familiar SSL interface...