Dynamic Pultec EQ curves?

Wouldn’t it be great if the Pultec boost/cut performance would be program dependent? Sort of expanding and compressing according to the boost/cut settings and giving a dynamic frequency response to the program material.

Well, dynamic EQs makes this an easy task today and I just created some presets for the TDR Nova EQ which you can copy right from here (see below after the break). Instructions: Choose one of the 4 presets (one for each specific original frequency setting – 20/30/60/100Hz) and tune the Threshold parameter for band II (boost operation) and band III (cut operation) to fit to the actual mix situation.

See also my presets for the mixbus over here.

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<TDRNovaGE _preset_name="PT 60Hz" bandSelected_1="Off" bandActive_1="Off" bandGain_1="0.0" bandQ_1="0.50" bandFreq_1="50" bandType_1="Bell" bandSCQ_1="0.50" bandSCFreq_1="50" bandSCType_1="Linked" bandDynDirection_1="Above T" bandDynLookahead_1="Off" bandDynActive_1="Off" bandDynThreshold_1="0.0" bandDynRatio_1="2.0" bandDynSplit_1="On" bandDynAttack_1="20" bandDynReleaseType_1="Dynamic" bandDynRelease_1="200" bandSelected_2="Off" bandActive_2="On" bandGain_2="0.0" bandQ_2="0.48" bandFreq_2="236" bandType_2="Low S" bandSCQ_2="0.60" bandSCFreq_2="120" bandSCType_2="Linked" bandDynDirection_2="Below T" bandDynLookahead_2="Off" bandDynActive_2="On" bandDynThreshold_2="-12.0" bandDynRatio_2="0.7" bandDynSplit_2="On" bandDynAttack_2="10" bandDynReleaseType_2="Dynamic" bandDynRelease_2="180" bandSelected_3="Off" bandActive_3="On" bandGain_3="0.0" bandQ_3="0.56" bandFreq_3="655" bandType_3="Bell" bandSCQ_3="0.60" bandSCFreq_3="340" bandSCType_3="Linked" bandDynDirection_3="Above T" bandDynLookahead_3="Off" bandDynActive_3="On" bandDynThreshold_3="-12.0" bandDynRatio_3="2.0" bandDynSplit_3="On" bandDynAttack_3="5.0" bandDynReleaseType_3="Dynamic" bandDynRelease_3="160" bandSelected_4="Off" bandActive_4="Off" bandGain_4="0.0" bandQ_4="0.70" bandFreq_4="1200" bandType_4="Bell" bandSCQ_4="0.70" bandSCFreq_4="1200" bandSCType_4="Linked" bandDynDirection_4="Above T" bandDynLookahead_4="Off" bandDynActive_4="Off" bandDynThreshold_4="0.0" bandDynRatio_4="2.0" bandDynSplit_4="On" bandDynAttack_4="4.0" bandDynReleaseType_4="Dynamic" bandDynRelease_4="100" bandSelected_5="Off" bandActive_5="Off" bandGain_5="0.0" bandQ_5="0.41" bandFreq_5="3200" bandType_5="Bell" bandSCQ_5="0.41" bandSCFreq_5="3200" bandSCType_5="Linked" bandDynDirection_5="Above T" bandDynLookahead_5="Off" bandDynActive_5="Off" bandDynThreshold_5="0.0" bandDynRatio_5="2.0" bandDynSplit_5="On" bandDynAttack_5="2.0" bandDynReleaseType_5="Dynamic" bandDynRelease_5="50" bandSelected_6="Off" bandActive_6="Off" bandGain_6="0.0" bandQ_6="1.07" bandFreq_6="6000" bandType_6="High S" bandSCQ_6="1.07" bandSCFreq_6="6000" bandSCType_6="Linked" bandDynDirection_6="Above T" bandDynLookahead_6="Off" bandDynActive_6="Off" bandDynThreshold_6="0.0" bandDynRatio_6="2.0" bandDynSplit_6="On" bandDynAttack_6="1.0" bandDynReleaseType_6="Dynamic" bandDynRelease_6="25" hpSelected_master="Off" hpActive_master="Off" hpFreq_master="15" hpType_master="24dB/oct" lpSelected_master="Off" lpActive_master="Off" lpFreq_master="30000" lpType_master="24dB/oct" bandGain_wide="0.0" bandDynActive_wide="Off" bandDynThreshold_wide="0.0" bandDynRatio_wide="1.5" bandDynAttack_wide="8.0" bandDynDirection_wide="Above T" bandDynLookahead_wide="Off" bandDynReleaseType_wide="Dynamic" bandDynRelease_wide="200" bypass_master="Off" delta_master="Off" dryMix_master="0.0" gain_master="0.0" eqAutoGainParam="Off" qualityParam="Precise-" channelsParam="Stereo" analyzerModeParam="Analyzer: Off" displayEqRangeParam="-/+ 24 dB" displayFFTRangeParam="48 dB" sidechainModeParam="Int SC" filterModeParam="Musical" fixedLatencyParam="Off" analyzerSpeedParam="Normal"/>

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  1. […] They sound pretty much awesome! See also my Nova presets for the mixbus over here and the Pultec ones here. […]

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