Tous les avis sur IK Multimedia T-Racks Vintage Equalizer EQP-1A
L'avis de tarrtime (contenu en anglais)"Pultec Style Eq without the Pultec Style Price"
The controls on a Pultec-style EQ are little different than a standard EQ. IKM included the standard controls to be similar with the hardware version. It might seem counter-intuitive to boost and attenuate at the same frequency, but in reality these to dials are not inverses of each other. I recommend experimenting with both settings together, and watch some YouTube videos to see popular ways of using the EQ. There are also a few presets included with the plug-in if you want to try out some examples/suggestions.
The amount of gain that can be added is plenty. I typically only boost or cut at levels of 3 or 4 out of 10 even for applications like kick drums that typically need a lot of eq.
If there was one complaint about the IKM Vintage Program Equalizer, it would be that were is not more mid-range frequency control. I like to do a lot of subtractive eq in the mid-range to cut frequencies that resonate badly. The 'cut' on this eq is only limited to low frequencies and high frequencies. Waves has a similar emulation/model of the Pultec Eq. Waves has a separate mid-range plug-in that complements this Pultec Eq.
Pultec-style EQs are really popular in music production because they are unique and musical. The combination of 'boost' and 'attenuation' really thickens up a kick-drum, bass guitar, or overall mix. The high frequency equalization is very smooth and tasteful. The IK Multimedia model can do all these things. I haven't ever tried a hardware version of a Pultec EQ, nor have I tried any other software models (Waves, UAD, Digidesign, etc). They all might be a little bit different, but as long as the IKM version gets me close, I am happy with it.
L'avis de moosers (contenu en anglais)
I'm running the the T-Racks Vintage Equalizer EQP-1A plug-in and the entire T-Racks 3 suite on a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I've run it both in Pro Tools LE 8 as an individual plug-in, and in T-Racks 3 stand alone. I haven't had a problem running it in either format, although T-Racks 3 does take up a whole lot of processing power. It also does take up a good amount of space if you use it as an individual plug-in, but not so much in my system that I wasn't able to run it well.
I love using IK Multimedia's T-Racks Vintage Equalizer EQP-1A both in the T-Racks 3 mastering suite and as a plug-in in Pro Tools. While it certainly doesn't sound like a real Pultec, at least the make up is familiar and it does have an overall great sound quality for a plug-in. I would really encourage those interested in this plug-in to go with the entire T-Racks 3 mastering software instead of buying this an individual plug-in. It's worth the extra money to get all of the software with the full suite of plug-ins without a doubt...