Ok so I guess my question is why does the Q setting on one set of EQs appear and sound different from another? I was using the PT EQIII on a lot of tracks and got very used to the way it worked & sounded. I decided I was gonna replace all those with my McDSP EQs cause I feel they sound better, somehow less harsh, more musical. Anyway I just notice how if I had a setting on the EQIII of lets say ... a boost of 2.5 at a Q setting of 1.5 somewhere, when I would try to match that with on of my filterbank EQs the slope is very different looking at the exact same Q setting. Now I know most of it comes down to listening and not so much appearance but if I just use the exact settings, it sounds as different as it looks. Obviously I just mess with the settings until its pretty much the same in sound to the EQIII and then go from there but it would save me time if the settings seemed more uiversal. Now granted, different EQs allow for different amounts of Q value ... the EQIII for instance goes to 10 I think where my FBs only allow for 4 ... but some of them allow for a 5X Q setting. Even with that, if I set the Q on the EQIII to 10 and the Q on the FB to 2 with the 5X setting, its drastically different looking and sounding any thoughts on why this is?