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Need EQ for Blue Swede Upright on NE4

Postby jon54 » 03 Mar 2021, 05:07

The subject line says it all I think. Does anyone have favorite EQ settings, perhaps as text that I can enter manually, or as a ne4p file?

PS - am I correct in thinking that (eg) an npno file substituted into a new memory position takes on the EQ already resident in that memory position? I'm just thinking that my moving samples around over the years has attributed unsuitable EQs to them. And I'm no good at tweaking EQ til it sounds good.

<EDIT> I loaded in the large Blue Swede and it sounds just fine, even though the previous upright in that memory position was really 'boxy'. Still confused but happy with The Swede.


Thanks!
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Re: Need EQ for Blue Swede Upright on NE4

Postby JohnT » 03 Mar 2021, 16:16

It is my understanding, EQ settings are saved in the "Program" that references the sample. The sample location does not store EQ settings.
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Re: Need EQ for Blue Swede Upright on NE4

Postby cphollis » 03 Mar 2021, 19:32

Agreed. If you replace piano X in program Y with piano Z, piano Z will inherit everything in program Y, including EQ. Also, if you're on a program and spin the piano selector, all your selections will inherit the current program.

Back to the original question, it depends. I do like the Blue Swede. When I'm competing with other electric instruments, there's always a heavy dose of treble (or "bright" if you have that button) to cut through. I am not above layering with a piano-like sample to help do this. Other setting it's usually pretty flat.
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Re: Need EQ for Blue Swede Upright on NE4

Postby alex78 » 03 Mar 2021, 21:02

I am not above layering with a piano-like sample to help do this
This is a good trick if you own a stage or electro 5/6 but the OP seems to have an electro 2 so he can't benefit from it.
In any case, eq settings that sound good to MY ears with MY amplification is not likely to sound good in YOUR ears with YOUR amplification. Good sound depends on various factors. Sometimes the same settings may sound different in different gigs with different sound systems, it can also happen to sound good when playing at home and turn to crap when playing with a band, or vice versa.
So my no1 advice would be not to rely on other musucian's settings, but to trust your own ears and adjust it in a way that sounds good to you. If you play with a band, spend some time during a rehearsal tweaking and asking your bandmate's opinion over the tweaks you make. If it sounds good to you and the rest of the band it will probably sound good to your audience too.
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Re: Need EQ for Blue Swede Upright on NE4

Postby jon54 » 04 Mar 2021, 04:21

Thank you all. After I'd posted I mulled over the nuances of meaning regarding the sample ( eg npno file and where it was stored) and the program (ne4p file?) that referenced the sample and contained modifiers such as EQ, effects and their settings and where IT was stored (in program locations 1.1, 1.2 etc).

Also, good point re 'good sounding' EQ being relevant to amp equipment and room.
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Re: Need EQ for Blue Swede Upright on NE4

Postby Gambold » 04 Mar 2021, 22:47

I do like the Blue Swede. <. The Blue Swede! So CP, what is about this piano that you like?
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