SME Posted July 10, 2017 Report Share Posted July 10, 2017 It's not really a proper bass EQ, but I decided to try getting a bit more low end out of "the Martian". First, a disclaimer. I don't know what's going on in the individual channels or how much headroom was there to play with, so I can't guarantee that this won't push one of the channels over full-scale or push the overall level above a 7.1 WCS. The way my BEQ system works, the only headroom limitation I have is at the amps. Looking at the PvA, it looks like there might be a slight shelf around 25 Hz, so I applied this to all channels: LowShelfFilter(f0=25.0, gain=+7.0) LowShelfFilter(f0=15.0, gain=+1.0) How did it sound? Well, the boost was enough to make at least some of the 10 Hz "tension effect" perceivable. It definitely added some extra heft to the doors and quite a few other effects. On the flip side, it robbed one of the disco songs of some punch. Maybe if I could have reduced the amount of boost at ~40 Hz that'd not be a problem, but sadly that's an area that could have used a bit more output on the launch scenes. The launch scenes were definitely improved. The latter one with the heavy ULF is a lot more exciting with the boost, which pushed the single digits high enough to get a bit of floor wobble going. My wife was apparently standing at the back of the room, near the hall, and said she felt her hair moving. Also, the few big explosions got just an extra bit of heft. I'm not sure if it was really worth it though. Next time, I'll probably watch the movie without the EQ, but I don't know if I'll remember this experience well enough to fairly compare. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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