Matthew Lindsay NCL EQ

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Matthew Lindsay has released NCL EQ, a flexible high-quality 10 band parametric equalizer plug-in.

Matthew Lindsay NCL EQ

It’s designed to be clean, precise and to minimise digital artifacts such as frequency warping. Uses include mixing, tracking, and mastering.

NCL EQ features

  • 64 bit internal precision.
  • Oversampling of the high bands.
  • Selectable filter types.
  • AB to quickly compare settings.
  • Adjustable meter ballistics.
  • Key commands for quick editing:
    • – Control left click zeros gain controls.
    • – Holding alt increases knob stiffness.
    • – Holding shift allows fine tuning of the frequency control in steps of 100 Hz.
    • – Holding shift+tab allows fine tuning of frequency in 1 Hz steps.

NCL EQ is available as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

Note: NCL EQ was made in synthedit, but all the DSP and a large section of the GUI uses custom modules coded in C++

Download it below (1.51 MB).

9-Nov-2009: updated NCL EQ to version 1.1 – Improved multi-core support and reduced file size (same download link below)

NCL EQ Download size: 1.35 MB

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Dom
Dom

Efficient et nice looking EQ: BRAVO!
Just one big “regret”: I’m working both on winXP and macOSX and I like to have the same plugs on all my computers.
I think I don’t be alone in this situation.
So, do you develope a OSX version for the future?

“Encore bravo!”

NIKOS THEODORAKIS
NIKOS THEODORAKIS

thanks

UDMR
UDMR
I think your EQ is very powerful and good. However despite the very nice looking user interface I find myself wishing it were more “friendly”. Everything looks too much the same so I can’t get a sense of my settings “at a glance”. Ideally a graphic representation of the curve would be great, but even something simple like knobs that showed their positions with more clarity would be nice. Also the filter settings at the bottom could be better represented. Overall a good plugin, but I find myself fiddling too much because gui is too opaque.
Nekro
Nekro
Matt has done a great job with this EQ, it makes you use your eyes more than your eyes to mix oppose to your typical paragraphic EQ and it is a plug-in i have been using for ages (since first beta version). It is great on the CPU and as it says in the release is suitable for any EQ tasks plus more as there are band reject filters in their also and i have had some great results with some of them placed both pre- and post- a more regular peak, Low & High Shelving filter and bandwidth tweaking.… Read more »
Cheddar Man
Cheddar Man

I agree with NEKRO. This is a quality, versatile EQ.
Makes a great all-around workhorse!

Dave McIsaac
Dave McIsaac

I just downloaded Matt L’s NCL EQ last night and can’t change the “selectable filter types”. What’s the trick? All I’ve got are PK filters on all 10 bands. Any help out there?

Matt L
Matt L
Hi everyone, thanks for all the feedback :) DOM: Sorry the chances of a mac version are slim to none. Though I coded the DSP algo myself the dll is compiled with synthedit, which is windows only. At somepoint I might update this to native VST, but even if I do this I don’t own a mac. I’m not sure the extra hassle of supporting multiple platforms would be worth it from my point of view as this is free-ware. UDMR: At the moment there are no plans on changing the GUI. Maybe at somepoint, but don’t hold you’re breath.… Read more »
Corey Scott
Corey Scott
I love this plug-in and the GUI is beautiful. I was just thinking that you sould do a version of the 4Front W1 Limiter like the Betabugs did but with this GUI. I hate the Betabugs version and the 4Front version is just the code for the function and borrows the gui from the software host. Anyways I’m working on some really original ideas for plug-ins so please send me an E-Mail so I can contact you of future ideas that I have. I have an idea for a genius vocal compression that is different from anything availible.
Corey Scott
Corey Scott

I also have an idea for a genius vocal eq.

Corey Scott
Corey Scott

Download link not working.

Denol
Denol

Great!

Tor
Tor

Im experiencing that NCL eq loose the settings after I save and reopen a project in Cubase Essential 5. Is this a bug in the eq or in Cubase? Anybody have the same experience?

Matt L
Matt L

It’s saving settings on my system. I’d be interested to hear from other people as well.

eduardo Rubio
eduardo Rubio

Ya i’m experiencing the same problem. Its especially notable when I try and use the read/write automation. If I reopen the plugin settings I lose all the buttons positions and it doesn’t seem to want to save my presets either.

chaignaud
chaignaud

Hi,

I like ncl eq, it sounds very neutral.
If Matthew update the soft, i think i would be great to add a paragraphic fonction.

thx

DC

chuck
chuck

has anyone got the settings to save.

i use flstudio and when i tweek the eq and save.

and then reopen the song my settings go back to default.

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