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    The Best Spectrum Analyser

    Or at least what do most of you guys use? I don't know if any of you have Steinbergs Wavelab but there's an analyser in it called a "spectrum meter" - which uses bars instead. It seems to me to be more accurate.



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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    i use the one that comes with logic but maybe i should look for a more BLING one?!

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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    Theres one called Waves (i think) which is used by the likes of Sub Focus & Brookes Brothers but its pretty expensive!


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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    voxengo span.....
    is excellent....

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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    there are these great things called EARS you can use, u should try it
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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    Quote Originally Posted by tarranjoe View Post
    there are these great things called EARS you can use, u should try it

    pity there are these things called 'your reflective room'
    and 'your cheap monitors'.....
    the sound that is coming out of your speakers may not be an accurate representation of what is actually there....
    unless you have treated your room, are using professional monitors which have been tuned to your room and have not damaged your ears previously from last weeks warehaus party....
    Not to mention most peoples monitors start rolling off way to
    high to accurately treat subs....
    this thing called 'a brain' is good to use to.... sometimes... ;P

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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    the analyser on wavelab is the most accurate one ive ever used! everythin else is a bit delayed or doesnt really show u much?

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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    Quote Originally Posted by Sphinx187 View Post
    the analyser on wavelab is the most accurate one ive ever used! everythin else is a bit delayed or doesnt really show u much?
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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    the IXL spectrum analyzer is an almost scary accurate beauty... well worth checking out!


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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    i dont understand how an analyser with bars can be more accurate..... i would have thought they were fairly limited :unsure:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattix View Post
    Theres one called Waves (i think) which is used by the likes of Sub Focus & Brookes Brothers but its pretty expensive!

    Waves PAZ Analysers

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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    Quote Originally Posted by MARLZTAH View Post
    i dont understand how an analyser with bars can be more accurate..... i would have thought they were fairly limited :unsure:
    its to do with the eq's, getting the right ones for the different sounds kick 100hz, snare 200hz etc etc

    im sure every pro producer uses them in the studio
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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    Quote Originally Posted by Reactor Grits View Post
    the IXL spectrum analyzer is an almost scary accurate beauty... well worth checking out!

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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    Quote Originally Posted by mrwobalz View Post
    its to do with the eq's, getting the right ones for the different sounds kick 100hz, snare 200hz etc etc

    im sure every pro producer uses them in the studio
    but if your kick peaks a 124Hz would it tell you??? if you have a rouge spiking frequency in one of your sounds thats peaking at exactly 11342Hz, would a barred analyser be able to tell you that???

    i cant say as i have never used one, but would have thought barred analysers have a very low resolution

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    Upside Ya Head Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    what i use (i dont claim its the best) but its pretty alright comes with RME .. Digicheck
    IXL or RNdigital are very good too for vst.

    one more accurate SpectraLab. pretty nice altho it wont work on any resolution

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    im up for my ears when i know my surroundings but i like to know my tools in case i am in a weird place with crappy acoustics

    i hope that helps

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    Re: The Best Spectrum Analyser

    SPAN is excellent.

    I like analyzers that can show you the analyses over a longer period of time.

    PAZ for instance does not have that option. Most accurate? Well that also depends on display, zoom and speed settings.

    A good analyzer will give you parameters that work in the same way as clip does. A light or other indicator shows you a certain threshold is being met.

    In that sense as long as the UI agrees with you, there's phase and db metering, it's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwobalz View Post
    its to do with the eq's, getting the right ones for the different sounds kick 100hz, snare 200hz etc etc

    im sure every pro producer uses them in the studio
    Yup, most analyzers have musical grids though. But some engineers and producers might like the 32/48/64 band appraoch or even more musical oriented bands.

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