Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


maxmercy last won the day on December 30 2018

maxmercy had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

405 Excellent

About maxmercy

  • Rank
    Ultra Bass Overlord

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    NW FL
  • Interests
    Lots of stuff....too much, in fact

Recent Profile Visitors

8,930 profile views
  1. Good to hear more people are seeing the shelf filters put in place by studios and we now can at least do something about them. I wish we would not lose the object based metadata with BEQ, but oh well. BEQ was always a 'preference', not 'reference'. Unfiltered, reference soundtracks are still out there, and we still get a few of them every now and then. It seems that we got more of them in the past, though. Given the fact that even after BEQ and MV compensation for same, most BEQ'ed films do not clip nor go above a 7.1 WCS (Worst Case Scenario), the studios should be able to do the same, and with better dynamics. But the loudness war is alive and well in cinema, for many reasons. Mixing stages are often geared toward a different target response than your typical High-End HT; they try to equal the majority of decent movie houses out there, which start rolling off under 30Hz, with haphazard response above that given the current calibration standards. Due to many factors, I simply do not have the time I used to have to devote to measuring films and coming up with BEQ solutions. I will still do so for films that I like (like RP1, my current BEQ favorite), but not in the numbers I used to be able to. Good to see others giving BEQ a shot with 3ld00d's app. It is not that difficult to do, once you get a method down. But screening your BEQ is necessary. Some films simply do not improve. K:SI is one of them that is very LOUD&LOW w/ BEQ, but not much better. It is a bit of a ham-handed mix, IMO, but fits right in with PacRim1 and Godzilla(2014), although Godzilla is probably the best of the three, sound-wise. Again, IMO. JSS
  2. maxmercy

    Aura NS-525-255-8a, 30 available - SOLD

    Sorry, all got sold. JSS
  3. maxmercy

    The Bass EQ for Movies Thread

    @3ll3d00dI need to download this and try it out. Thanks for developing this tool! @SME RP1 BEQ is currently my favorite track. The movie is not bad, either. You can watch it many times just looking for more nostalgic references. JSS
  4. Hello, do you still haveĀ aura ns525-255-8a drivers? I am interested in buying. I just registered to ask you this. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sebastian

  5. maxmercy

    Othorn - HT capable?

    Keep us updated!! JSS
  6. maxmercy

    The Bass EQ for Movies Thread

    That looks like a terrific tool, can potentially save many steps in my BEQ process. I will have to check it out. Individual channels can have individual corrections? JSS
  7. maxmercy

    The Bass EQ for Movies Thread

    Can anyone contact the JRiver developers to ensure that the Q=Slope? Using slope values for Q would result in a VERY different correction. If there is a difference, I'll edit the BEQ post above to include both Q and Slope values. JSS
  8. maxmercy

    The Bass EQ for Movies Thread

    Ready Player One BEQ (Both UHD and BD have ATMOS tracks, this correction was applied to the 7.1 channel bed) All effects that need to gain power/heft do so. I like this BEQ, and this film. Correction: LFE: Gain -7dB Low Shelf 16Hz, Slope 2, +5dB Low Shelf 16.5Hz, Slope 2, +5dB Low Shelf 17Hz, Slope 2, +5dB Low Shelf 33Hz, Slope 0.5, +2dB Highpass 6dB/oct 3Hz LCRS: Gain -7dB Low Shelf 15Hz, Slope 1, Gain +5.5dB (3 Filters for total of 17.5dB) Highpass 6dB/oct 3Hz Let me know what you think, and if you need Q values instead of slope values for the shelf filters. JSS
  9. maxmercy

    The Bass EQ for Movies Thread

    Ready Player One tentative BEQ solution:
  10. Ready Player One - Dolby ATMOS (7.1 bed measured) Level - 5 Stars (112.67dB composite) <=NOTE that this is with dialnorm REMOVED=> Extension - 3 Stars (16Hz) Dynamics - 5 Stars (29.53dB Execution - TBD Notes - Clipped but decent soundtrack to accompany terrific visuals. I still do not have overheads, but my surrounds are mounted high and some overhead effects were experienced. Possible BEQ for this one. JSS
  11. maxmercy

    X-curve compensation re-EQ

    So what would you do if you had what most people on forums have available: limited budgets, limited placement options, some room treatment, REW measurement capability and limited parametric/IIR correction capability? Would you mainly focus on minimum phase problems in the LF and largely ignore MF/HF, or how would you go about optimizing a system with limitations like the above, given what you know now? I ask not only because that's the way my system is set up, but many others with miniDSP or other DSP components who have had less than stellar results with the on-board AVR 'room correction' products. JSS
  12. maxmercy

    X-curve compensation re-EQ

    I do not follow... How can one correct something that is inherently designed into a speaker (power response), if it does not depend on speaker location? Or are you talking about correcting power response depending on the speaker's location in the room? Is this why incredible amounts of headroom are needed? Is there not a simpler way to do this by changing the possible layout and treatments in the room, or is this correction geared towards getting as much as possible from a current configuration if placement and treatment options are limited? JSS
  13. I'll look at it. I enjoyed the film, but wasn't really impressed by the LF, much like Thor:Ragnarok. JSS