Michael Peters wrote:
I'm probably overseeing something obvious here. I put the simple Kjaerhus graphic equalizer in my signal path, but when I pull all frequencies down to zero, I still hear a signal.
A graphic equalizer has peaking type filters which can boost cut to a certain amount. e.g. + - 12 dB.
So all faders down is something like dropping the overall volume by 12dB (or whatever)
Anyway, I'm looking for a free simple VST equalizer that I can use e.g. to dramatically cut all trebles -
To cut all trebles you need a low pass filter rather than an EQ A free one will sound just as good as an expensive one, (unless you up resonance a lot). If the filter curve isn't sharp enough, run two instances in series. Almost every plugin uses the code from the "filter cookbook", so mostly they sound the same. What a free plugin probably won't do is mimic the slight/heavy distortion of an analog circuit and that's where you might want to invest more... but then I can't say I ever heard an emulator plugin that really sounded like analog...not saying they don't sound *good* though.Also, for dealing with high frequencies (rather than squashing them with lo-pass) a commercial plugin could have the edge you need.
If you're still using Bidule, the "Biquad Filter" in "Building Blocks" will do it. or Maybe the "crossover" filter, used in a suitable config if you want to kill bands of frequency. There's also a bidule "Moog VCF" lo-pass in "Effects"... another web-common algorithm... might be good. (but no, won't sound like a Moogerfooger). Andy