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EQuivocate Support

Activations/Registration

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Using iLok License Manger, you can activate the license in two separate locations, each of which can be either a computer, or an iLok license key. You can move these licenses at any time using PACE's iLok License Manager software.

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You should check the spam or clutter folder for the account of the email address you used. If you still don't have it, you can download the installers here.

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You'll need to create an account at www.ilok.com and download and install the iLok License Manager software to activate the plug-in. No dongle is required.

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If you haven't already, please download the free iLok License Manager software and look for the EQuivocate license under the All Licenses tab. You do not need a dongle to use this plug-in. If you cannot find it in your account, please contact Eventide Support, but please allow up to 72 business hours for response.

Compatibility

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All Eventide native plugins are 64 bit compatible with AAX, AU and VST.

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Currently we only support VST2, though we’ve had a lot of requests for VST3 support and are looking in to it.

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EQuivocate’s sidechain inputs show up as inputs 3 & 4 to the VST2 plug-in. Some versions of Cubase allow you to route audio to these inputs via a Quadro Group Bus.

Watch this video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzbeYuzmwI0

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We currently test our plug-ins with the following DAWs:

ProTools 10.3.6, ProTools 12, Ableton Live 9, Logic Pro X, Cubase 8.

If you experience problems with other DAWs, please post in our Plug-in Forum and we will do our best to investigate.

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Eventide plug-ins work in AAX, VST and AU in 32 and 64-bit formats. 

DAW Applications

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EQuivocate uses relatively long linear phase FIRs which produce a certain amount of latency. This is reported to your D.A.W.'s delay compensation engine, but you need to make sure that delay compensation is turned on and set at a long enough value.

General

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Eventide plug-ins do not require an iLok USB dongle, but to activate, you need an iLok user ID and the free software iLok License Manager. Visit iLok.com for more information.

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EQuivocate is free until October 31st, 2017. After that the price will return to $99.

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In order to authorize your plug-in you need to install the iLok License Manager from www.ilok.com and activate the license to your computer or iLok license dongle. Even if you have a licensed iLok plugged in, the iLok License Manager must be installed.

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The Ensemble bundle contains only plug-ins created by Eventide and since Newfangled Audio created EQuivocate, it is not included.

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Newfangled Audio was started by former Eventide DSP Engineer Dan Gillespie. By combining traditional digital signal processing techniques with advances in the field of machine learning we're creating the best sounding audio tools available. Learn more about Dan in this Audio Newsroom Article.

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By breaking your audio stream into the critical bands we can begin to consider new ways of processing your audio signal. We plan to use this technique to process the audio in powerful ways but make it still sound natural.

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Yes. The follow up to EQuivocate is Elevate — a full featured mastering limiter. Upgrades will be available. 

Mixing Applications

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No. There are more things than average tonal balance that will make two pieces of audio sound alike. However, EQuivocate's Match EQ feature is a good way to quickly get you close to your desired sound. It's also a different way to think about sound, and this might cause you to go in new and interesting directions with your project.

Troubleshooting

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Generally, EQuivocate won’t try to match two tracks if they don’t both contain audio. However, some DAW’s or other plug-ins implement cross talk emulation or generate small amounts of noise which has been known to throw off this logic in EQuivocate’s Match EQ. Future versions of EQuivocate may try to mitigate this problem, but in the meantime you can still use Match EQ by only matching audio streams which are playing at the same time, then turning off Match EQ when you have a good match.

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If you are sorting your plug-ins by manufacturer it will show up under Newfangled Audio, if you're sorting them alphabetically it will be called "Newfangled EQuivocate", and if you're sorting by the plug-in folder, it will be in the "Eventide" folder.

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In DRAW CURVE mode the emphasis is on drawing the curve, so key commands are off and it's easy to accidentally move adjacent bands. You can turn DRAW CURVE mode off for fine tuning, or you can always temporarily switch DRAW CURVE mode on or off with the shift key. So with DRAW CURVE on, shift drag will move just one band, shift-option-click will return to 0 dB, and shift-command-click will fine tune. (Same on Windows with different buttons.)

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Pro Tools calls the side chain the key input, so in Pro Tools you must route the audio you want to sidechain to a bus. Then in the Pro Tools portion of the EQuivocate plug-in window, select the key input (It has a picture of a key on it) and set it to that bus.

A: Eventide has its own preset format using .tide preset files. By default the installer installs the .tide presets to your Documents/Eventide/Presets folder. It may be necessary to check that the installer has placed the presets in this location. You can load these presets using Eventide's Preset Bar which is part of the plug-in GUI itself. Some hosts have their own preset bars which are used by the host. Eventide's .tide presets will not show up in this preset bar. To load an Eventide Factory Preset you have to use the preset bar which is inside the actual plug-in GUI, usually below the hosts preset bar.
A: If you have installed and authorized your plug-in and it still doesn't show up in your DAW, try the following: Mac OS X:  Simply go to your DAW’s preferences and rescan your plug-in. Windows:  It is possible that you need to add the following paths to your DAW’s list of VST folders. Open your DAW’s VST Preferences and add the applicable folder: Windows 32-bit OS:  32-bit DAW: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steinberg\VST2\ Windows 64-bit OS:  32-bit DAW: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steinberg\VST2\ 64-bit DAW: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steinberg\VST2\   After doing this, perform a plug-in rescan in your DAW. Note that the following DAWs sometimes require additional steps: Studio One: In the VST preferences, and make sure "Scan at Startup" is checked. Also click "Reset Blacklist" in the VST preferences, and then restart Studio One. Cubase Go to Devices->Plug-in Manager and click Plug-in Manager->Rescan all. Occasionally Cubase needs to be forced to rescan the plug-in folder.