The GEQ-EQ- The GREAT Mastering EQ

The GEQ-EQ- The GREAT Mastering EQ



Library Creator: Michael Angel, www.CDSoundmaster.com

Manual Index


Installation
The Programs
About The GEQ Collection
About The Hardware
Program List

 

Installation

For PC Users:

Use the included installer to select your NebulaTempRepository Folder to install
the collection there. Or, you can simply copy all "n2p" files to your
Nebula "Programs" folder and copy all "n2v"files to your "Vectors" folder.

For Mac Users:

Copy all "n2p" files to your Nebula "Programs" folder and copy all "n2v"files to your "Vectors" folder.

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The Programs


"The GEQ 8300 (It is the 8200!)" GREAT Mastering EQ For Nebula" consists of 15 programs:
You will find these in your Nebula "GEQ" category.

Programs are sampled at 96kHz and are tested to retain accuracy at 44.1kHz and 48kHz
sample rates with the latest version of Nebula3 Pro.

Programs are fully organized and categorized for easiest use in Nebula3. Click one time on
"GEQ" and you will see all 15 programs. Click a second time and you will find the Programs
divided into two sub-categories:
EQ and PRE, standing for "GEQ 8300" equalizer programs and preamp programs.

Click on "EQ" and you will be given two categories:

"CLN" for Clean EQ with no harmonic content
"DST" for EQ with 1st and 2nd order harmonics

Click on "PRE" and you will see all ‘console’ or preamp programs listed. Click a second time to choose from the following sub-categories:

"ALL" – A single program with adjustable drive
"HI" – Highest saturation programs
"LOW" – Cleanest programs
"MED" – Moderate saturation programs

Program Description:

GEQ Narrow

This program includes complex harmonic content, and represents a very thin "Q" width excellent for use in eliminating audible problems in tracks and mixes, like string buzz, hiss, etc. Also, this is excellent for accenting a strong single band within dense material. like a clean hi hat or airy vocal.

Frequencies:

40Hz,
80Hz,
100Hz
150Hz
200Hz
300Hz
400Hz
500Hz
800Hz
1500Hz
3000Hz
7500Hz
12000Hz
16000Hz
19000Hz

Gain: +/- 15dB. .5dB steps from +/- 6.5dB.


GEQ Medium

This program contains complex harmonic content, and is a typical "Q" width for general purpose mixing and mastering. Use this eq wherever you desire; it sounds good on everything!

Frequencies:

30Hz
50Hz
90Hz
120Hz
200Hz
2000Hz
4000Hz
6000Hz
9000Hz
16000Hz
24000Hz

Gain: +/- 15dB. .5dB steps from +/- 6.5dB.


GEQ Wide

This program contains complex harmonic content, and is a very wide "Q" for general purpose mixing and mastering. Like all settings on the GEQ, every setting sounds excellent! Of particular specialty is the ability to bring things together in mastering, sweeten important elements of a mix, and to control the ‘difference’ of spectrum overlaps like room acoustics and up-front instruments. This setting sounds great even with 15dB boost!

Frequencies:

100Hz
300Hz
1000Hz
4000Hz
7000Hz
18000Hz
26000Hz

Gain: +/- 15dB. .5dB steps from +/- 6.5dB.


GEQ Shelf

This program contains complex harmonic content, and is a High/Low Shelving eq. It is extremely flexible and pure sounding, with fully adjustable slope points.

Frequencies:

15Hz
30Hz
80Hz
150Hz
300Hz
600Hz
800Hz
2000Hz
4000Hz
8000Hz
12000Hz
16000Hz
20000Hz

Gain: +/- 15dB. .5dB steps from +/- 6.5dB.


GEQ Nar Clean

This is the same as "Narrow" with no harmonic content. Use this for a completely clean linear sample.


GEQ Med Clean

This is the same as "Medium"with no harmonic content. Use this for a completely clean linear sample.


GEQ Wide Clean

This is the same as "Wide" with no harmonic content. Use this for a completely clean linear sample.


GEQ Shelf Clean

This is the same as "Shelf" with no harmonic content. Use this for a completely clean linear sample.


GEQ Pre

This program is a single ‘console’ or preamp program that provides you the wonderful sound of the hardware with all eq’s set flat but turned on. It uses all 11 kernels of distortion and is edited to provide you with a range of the hardware’s performance ‘at spec’. This means that you can use the "Drive"setting at any level from +/-30dB to go from clean to driven, while staying within the units optimized performance. Use this program anywhere in your recording chain where you wish to emulate using a console of pristine sound quality with no capacitors, transformers, etc in the signal path, but with full dynamic subtle analog flavor.


GEQ Pre Hi1

This follows the same qualities as "GEQ Pre", but the "Drive" setting has been fixed to an edited setting that is best for adding a lot of non-linear harmonic content. This represents pushing the unit hard with a lot of gain.


GEQ Pre Hi2

This is the same as "Hi1" at a slightly lower amount of saturation.


GEQ Pre Low1

This is the same concept as "Hi1" and "Hi2" at a fixed clean setting and fewer distortion kernels.


GEQ Pre Low2

This is the same concept as "Low1" at an even cleaner setting.


GEQ Pre Med1

This is the same concept as "Hi1"at a moderate saturation level.


GEQ Pre Med2

This is the same as "Med1" with slightly less saturation.

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About The "GEQ 8300"EQ Collection

"The "GEQ 8300" EQ brings one of the most amazing sounding hardware eq’s directly to your DAW with amazing accuracy.

This huge collection includes High and Low Shelf, Wide, Narrow, and Medium EQ’s, dozens of eq bands, and +/-15dB gain at .5dB steps from +/-6.5dB.

All Programs in this collection are sampled at 96kHz and have been tested for compatibility at
48kHz and 44.1kHz using the latest version of Nebula3Pro.

 

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About The Hardware

This eq has become perhaps the most highly-acclaimed eq for mastering. It shares the rich history in design from the original sweep-tunable, parametric eq. Created as the ultimate mixing version from a legendary shared-design, it has truly become a favorite mastering eq the world over. Its origin is known to have begun in the early ’70’s as a design requiring no inductors or any signal-altering items in the path. Following its lineage from the ‘130’ to the ‘430’, to what is known as a variant ‘8000’ series today, this is the ultimate no-compromise eq.

Where eq’s like the Pultec, and ‘The Peak’ are seen as the ultimate in colorful frequency adjustment worthy of mastering any material, the ‘GEQ’ has been designed for absolute purity in the signal path. Now that it resides in Nebula form, it functions as a fully repeatable mastering eq, containing harmonic content and perfectly clean versions.


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Program List

The "GEQ 8300" EQ

GEQ Narrow
GEQ Medium
GEQ Wide
GEQ Shelf
GEQ Nar Clean
GEQ Med Clean
GEQ Wide Clean
GEQ Shelf Clean
GEQ Pre
GEQ Pre Hi1
GEQ Pre Hi2
GEQ Pre Low1
GEQ Pre Low2
GEQ Pre Med1
GEQ Pre Med2

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I truly hope that this collection makes an awesome addition to your enjoyment of Nebula.


Thanks and God Bless You.
Sincerely,
Michael Angel
CDSoundMaster.com