tranQuilizr G2

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Overview

tranQuilizr G2 is an equalizer plug-in employing fully configurable eight bands.

Graphical Equalizer Area

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Graphical Equalizer Area represents band settings and total equalizing curve. Horizontal axis is for frequency, from 1Hz to 50kHz. Vertical axis is for gain, from -24dB to 24dB.

Frequency range can be changed by bottom scroll bar (drag and wheel), +/- zoom buttons.

Gain range can be selected from 4, 9, 15 and 24dB. Selector buttons are on header panel.

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EQ Point Display

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EQ points correspond to eight bands. Point color is set by band type.

  • Orange: Peaking Equalizer

  • Skyblue: Shelving Equalizer

  • Green: Baxandall-style Shelving Equalizer

  • Gray: HiCut/LoCut Filter

Current channel settings is displayed above points.

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EQ Point Operation

When mouse cursor hovers over eq point, the point will be highlighted.

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Equalizer Point can be dragged. Horizontal drag changes frequency of the corresponding band, and vertical drag changes gain.

Table 12 Mouse Operations of equalizer point

Operation

Action

Left Drag

Frequency and Gain Change

Left Double-Click

Toggle Band In/Out

Right Click

Display Popup Menu

Ctrl + Right Click

Toggle Band Solo

Band Palette

By clicking EQ point, band palette pops up.

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Palette includes following controls:

  • Band Enabled

  • Band Solo

  • Frequency

  • Gain

  • Type

  • Channel

  • Filter Slope

Band Palette can be suppressed by the button on the header panel.

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Modifier Keys

EQ Point drag behavior is altered while pressing modifier keys. Command modifier key is available only in macOS.

Table 13 Default modifier keys of equalizer point

Modifier Key

Button

Action

Ctrl

Drag

Frequency Only

Shift

Drag

Gain Only

Ctrl + Shift

Drag

Bandwidth / Filter Slope

Alt

Drag

Bandwidth / Filter Slope

Command

Drag

Frequency Only

Command + Shift

Drag

Bandwidth / Filter Slope

(none)

Wheel

Bandwidth / Slope

Ctrl

Wheel

Type

Shift

Wheel

Channel

Alt

Wheel

None

Command

Wheel

Type

Actions are configurable from plugin menu.

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Band Control Area

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tranQuilizr G2 employs fully configurable eight bands.

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Band name can be edited. This doesn’t affect to sound.

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IN button toggles band on/off. When lighting, band is enabled.

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Solo button toggles band solo mode. When lighting, band is in solo mode. When at least one band is set to solo mode, all other bands are bypassed.

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Band type can be changed by Type Selector.

Table 14 Mouse Operations of type selector

Operation

Action

Left Click

Show drop-down menu

Left Drag

Choose next or previous item

Wheel

Choose next or previous item

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Frequency Knob controls center frequency or cutoff frequency.

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Gain Knob controls gain.

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Bandwidth Knob controls bandwidth of peaking and shelving equalizer.

Table 15 Bandwidth-Q relationship

Bandwidth (oct)

Q

10

0.0313

5

0.182

2

0.667

1

1.41

0.5

2.87

0.2

7.21

0.1

14.4

0.05

28.9

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Slope Knob controls slope of LoCut and HiCut filters. Slope can be chosen from 6, 12, 18, 24, 36 and 48dB per octave.

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Mode Selector controls equalizer mode.

  • A: Minimum-phase equalizer. (default)

  • B: Maximum-phase equalizer.

  • C: Conventional biquad equalizer.

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Channel Selector controls processing channel of band.

Table 16 Channel settings

Plugin’s channel configuration

Available settings

Mono

None (grayed out)

Stereo

LR, L, R, M, S

3 or more channels (surround)

ALL, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Total Control Area

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IN button toggles plugin’s bypass state.

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Gain Knob controls output gain.

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Auto Gain Button toggles automated gain compensation availability. When enabled, plugin automatically calculates compensation gain amount from current band settings. Hi-Cut and Lo-Cut bands will be excluded from compensation gain calculation.

Auto gain does not affect to gain knob settings. When both controls are operated, both gains are processed independently.

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Monitor Channel Knob selects monitoring channel.

Table 17 Monitor channel settings

Plugin’s channel configuration

Available settings

Mono

None (grayed out)

Stereo

LR, L, R, M, S

3 or more channels (surround)

ALL, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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MS Balance Knob controls Mid-Side balance of output signal. This control is available only when the plugin is configured as stereo.

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Bandwidth Style Selector controls gain-bandwidth relationship for peaking and shelving equalizers.

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Table 18 Bandwidth Style

Setting

Result

Standard

Gain does not affect to bandwidth.

Gentle

Bandwidth gets increased when absolute value of decibel gain increases.

Focus

Bandwidth gets decreased when absolute value of decibel gain increases.

Hybrid

Bandwidth gets increased when boosting, gets decreased when cutting.

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Quality Selector controls internal oversampling ratio. Normal setting is appropriate for track manipulation. High and Extreme settings are nice for submix and total.

Table 19 Quality and Design CPU Load

Setting

Design CPU load (single thread)

Normal

2%

High

7%

Extreme

15%

Spectrum Analyzers

tranQuilizr G2 has two different spectrum analyzers. Each analyzer can be toggled buttons on header panel.

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From left, there are Graph Analyzer toggle button, Belt-Shaped Analyzer toggle button and Analyzer Settings button.

Belt-Shaped Analyzer

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Belt-Shaped Analyzer represents levels of each frequency using hue and brightness.

Graph Analyzer

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Graph Analyzer represents levels of each frequency as position of graph line.

Analyzer Settings

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By clicking Analyzer Settings button on the header panel, analyzer settings panel appears.

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Smoothness selector controls graph smoothing amount. Smaller values are nice for finding signal peak, larger values are nice for reviewing total frequency response.

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Sensitivity selector toggles auto gain control of analyzers. When Auto is selected, plugin will determine gain for display. When Manual is selected, user can adjust it.

If you’re mainly using belt-shaped analyzer, Auto option will be nice. For graph analyzer, Manual option mitigates graph flapping problem.

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Speed Selector controls falldown speed.

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Range Selector controls display range of analyzer.

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Color Selector controls color scheme of belt-shaped analyzer.

Table 20 Analyzer color scheme

Setting

Colors

Multi Color

Black - Blue - Green - Yellow - Red

Blue

Black - Blue - White

Green

Black - Green

Orange

Black - Orange - White

Gray

Black - White

Plugin-Specific Menu

Mouse Configuration

See “EQ Point Operation” section.

Bulk Operations

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Using bulk operation menu, user can change settings of all bands.

Save Current Band Types as Default

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Plugin saves current band types as default for new plugin instance.