[linux-audio-user] good spectrum analyser

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Feb 21 21:02:59 EST 2004

On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 05:56:59 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 17:19, Steve Harris wrote:
> > Its the EQ + xover processing thats taking all the CPU. 
> Have you considered the possibility of a more standard EQ, maybe 5 bands
> that are highly programmable? A linear phase implementation with freq,
> gain, Q, HP/LP/BP/shelf as a starting point. Would that save much in CPU
> cycles?

It would be fairly easy to do a 5 band paramtric (not linear phase
though), but it would change the UI a lot.
> The 32 band EQ you all have done is very easy to use, and the little bit
> I've done with it sounds good, but it's just my feeling that by the time
> I get to the mastering steps I'm not going to do so much tweaking that I
> need that amount of flexibility. It's more work to use fewer controls,
> like on my Waves Masters Bundle, but it helps me not not get tempted to
> play around too much.

Thats why theres paramtric like peak controls in Jan HDEQ - you you can
just grab peaks and slide them about if you dont want that much control.

- Steve 

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