by de la Mancha
4.0 / 5     (6 votes)
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QB-3 is a vintage 3 band EQ plug-in, with its own unique colouring and a few tricks up its sleeve.

For each band you can adjust the centre frequency and gain. For the low and high shelving bands you can adjust the steepness of the slope, whilst for the mid peaking band you can adjust the bandwidth. This allows a range of sounds from steep, sharp cuts to smooth and gentle boosts. But it’s not a super clean and transparent plug-in. QB-3 features a pleasing combination of harmonics, saturation and low level noise to bring a subtle mojo to your sound. You also have the option to switch on a 40Hz cut to boost your low frequency headroom and a limiter to curb any peaks.
  • Vintage-style, 3-band EQ.
  • Subtle colouring from a home-made blend of harmonics, saturation and low level noise.
  • Full Stereo processing.
  • Centre frequency adjustable for each band.
  • Gain adjusts positively and negatively for each band.
  • Low and High bands have adjustable slope, including negative ‘resonant’ like curve.
  • Mid band has adjustable bandwidth for narrow to wide curves.
  • Master gain control.
  • Optional 40Hz cut for low frequency optimisation.
  • Optional limiting on final output.
  • Non-linear knobs for precise control at small values, with double-click reset to default value.
  • Presets covering all functions and different configurations.
Pete Nov 28 2017
(2 / 5)
Nov 28 2017
Don't expect to find any frequency in any place you expect it to be :-). It's got some bizarre curves. But sounds good when you put it on unprocessed real drums. Just need to fiddle till you find the goodness that's in there.
Generic Eric Jun 27 2017
(5 / 5)
Jun 27 2017
Highly recommended, as sweet as a nut. It has some smooth harmonic saturation going on under the hood. It could be used to colour tracks, even if not used as an EQ.I often find that de la Mancha plugins out perform some of the paid demos that I have tried. All in all, I believe this developers plugins are very good, along with Antress, GVST, Madbee Audio and others, thanks.
Art Institute Jul 23 2015
(5 / 5)
Jul 23 2015
Very nice eq;).
ksavAUDIO2015 Mar 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 11 2015
Try presets and tweak from there ... it has very cool sound ... strange that no one commented :) anyway 5 *****