EQ GML option

TDM to HD-HDX Upgrades


 Overview

The Sonnox Oxford / GML 8200 Option adds the GML 8200 EQ emulation to the Sonnox Oxford EQ plug-in. This is available as an optional extra for the Sonnox Oxford EQ plug-in.

 

This highly accurate emulation, designed in collaboration with GML for the OXF-R3 console, has all the finer characteristics of the classic analogue outboard unit, faithfully reproducing all the control ranges and responses of the original EQ, even to the point of producing centre frequencies up to 26KHz whilst running at 44.1KHz or 48KHz!

 

This superlative EQ, much loved for its sonic detail and sensitive musical character, has deservedly become regarded as indispensable amongst a great many professionals in the industry. This plug-in, fully endorsed by GML, brings a vast wealth of experience and matchless lineage within the grasp of the Pro Tools user.

Features

Enhances the Sonnox Oxford EQ plug-in by adding a GML-8200 emulation as an additional EQ type

Common control interface features with the built-in Sonnox Oxford EQ types

Extremely accurate GML 8200 emulation with centre frequencies up to 26KHz

Highly accurate control range and law matching with GML 8200 to retain the operational character of the analogue unit.

Extremely low noise and distortion.

Platforms Supported

Pro Tools AAX DSP & Pro Tools TDM

 

General

Programme equalisers have expanded, beyond their original use as distance correction devices for film and vision, into highly creative tools that represent a leading part of the sound engineer’s artistic palette. A great many EQ designs have been developed over the years that have been attributed with qualities that lend themselves to particular uses and sounds. The Sonnox Oxford EQ plug-in is designed to be flexible enough to address as many of these generic types as possible from a single application by presenting a variety of types to the user.

 

The following text is presented as a general explanation of many of the factors that affect EQ performance and to illustrate how we have addressed these issues with the Sonnox Oxford EQ plug-in.

Control Ranges & Interaction (types of EQ)

There are many different types of EQ, which differ in many areas. One of the most important areas is the issue of control ranges and interaction. Whilst it is true that with a parametric unit with continuous controls (i.e. not quantised) any response could be obtained by matching their curves, many of the popular EQs have control dependencies that lean towards a specific application. One of the main areas where EQs differ is Gain / Q dependency. Most analogue EQ has Gain / Q dependency as a result of the circuits used. This factor can greatly affect the artistic style that an EQ presents by facilitating certain parameter settings and encouraging particular uses when the unit is operated. In the Sonnox Oxford EQ plug-in we have covered this situation by providing 3 different styles of EQ that take account of Gain / Q dependency as well as overall control ranges.

Sonnox Oxford EQ Types

There are 4 types of EQ as standard in the Sonnox Oxford EQ, plus an option for a fully approved GML 8200 emulation, for Pro Tools and HD. The differences between the types are reflected within the curve characteristics of the bell settings. The shelving curves are the same for all 4 types. They include the use of the 'Q' controls allowing and amount of 'undershoot' to be dialed in for boost settings, and overshoot when a shelf is used in cut settings. As an example, when applying an HF shelf, adding Q will cause the mid range just below the shelf to be cut, whilst simultaneously increasing the slope of the rise to the shelf. This has the effect of reducing perceived harshness, sweetening the sound, much like the legacy Neve and SSL G Series EQs.

EQ Type 1

This EQ can be regarded as a general and multi-purpose 'sharp' or clinical tool. Its response curves are very similar to that of the EQs in the SL4000E consoles, popular in the 80's. Characterised with minimal gain/Q dependency, the shape of the peak of the boost and cut curves, when in 'bell', remain virtually constant according to the Q setting, no matter what level of boost or cut is in use. Even so, it is possible to mimic many other EQ types with Type 1, due to the flexibility of the control ranges. The boost and cut curves are mirror images of each other, termed reciprocal.

EQ Type 2

The boost curves are identical to Type 1, whereas the cut curves are tighter. In fact this is a true 'constant Q' equaliser where the cut curve is 3 times sharper than the boost curve, ideal for removing troublesome resonances.

EQ Type 3

This is a reciprocal EQ which has a moderate amount gain/Q dependency. This means that at lower boost and cut settings, the shape of the curve is broader, becoming progressively sharper with increased boost or cut. This characteristic feels very comfortable to the ears and this type of EQ is often deemed musical, resembling older well-loved Neve types and the SSL G-Series which came along in the late 80's.

EQ Type 4

This type has the greatest gain/Q dependency. Its characteristics are very soft and gentle, likely to be extremely useful in mastering situations.

GML Option (AAX DSP, TDM & HD only)

This EQ emulates the GML-8200 rack EQ unit, but still uses the control same interface as the Sonnox Oxford EQs. It has the same highly accurate control range and law matching in order to retain the exact operational characteristics of the analogue units. It’s an extremely accurate emulation of the 8200, fully endorsed by George Massenburg, with an HF centre frequency going all the way up to 26kHz, just like the real thing.

 

System Requirements

Pro Tools

Pro Tools 7, 8, 9 & 10, 11

Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration : avid.com

Mac OSX 10.4 or later

  - Pro-Codec and Codec Toolbox compatible with Intel Mac only

Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8

RAM 1GB minimum

iLok key with latest drivers

iLok2 required for AAX plug-ins

SuprEsser DS compatible with ProTools 10 / 11 / S3L with approved ProTools CPU, OS and hardware configuration. Go to AVID.COM to find more information.

 

 

Audio Units

Audio Units compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc.)

Mac OSX 10.4 or later

  - Pro-Codec and Codec Toolbox compatible with Intel Mac only

RAM 1GB minimum

iLok key with latest drivers

iLok2 required for 64-bit plug-ins

 

VST

VST compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Wavelab, Sequoia etc.)

Mac OSX 10.4 or later

  - Pro-Codec and Codec Toolbox compatible with Intel Mac only

Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8

RAM 1GB minimum

iLok key with latest drivers

iLok2 required for 64-bit plug-ins 

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EQ GML option TDM to HD-HDX Upgrade

  • Brand: Sonnox
  • Product Code: EQ GML option TDM to HD-HDX Upgrade
  • Availability: Pre-Order
  • R931.50