Favorite EQ ?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by JerryTubb, May 17, 2005.

  1. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    MEs... what is your favorite current EQ?
    ...what is the EQ you would most like to have?
    Analog, Digital, Software, New, Vintage, etc.

    my current fave is the Millennia NSEQ-2 with mastering mod.

    My fantasy EQ ...the big dog Sontec 432 with the really big knobs !

    My Current EQ LineUp:

    Millennia NSEQ-2 -amazing clarity, looks great

    GML 8200 -classic sound, this one has mellowed on the top end

    Avalon 2055 -has that sheen, but I hardly use it

    Urei 530 -truly vintage Bill Putnam, lotsa color

    ZQ-1 -classic dig EQ, mine only works @ 44.1 kHz

    Waves Linear Phase -not bad for plug-in

    Peace 8)
  2. recarbo

    recarbo Guest

    Hi Jerry!

    Mine is the Massive, and my two 560's.

    Ted Arbogast
    Terlingua, TX
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Big fan of the GML8200 on the analog side and the (seriously) UAD Precision EQ on the digital side.

    And although I don't have it anymore, the Orban 642B on the cheap side.
  4. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Hey Mr. Massive (and others),

    Quick question: Between the UA Precision EQ and the UA Pultec, which plug do you like the sound of better for boosting the high end freqs?
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    It depends on the situation...

    Thinking about it, I suppose if I'm trying to enhance the highs on something that already has nice highs, it'd be the PEQ.

    If I was trying to actually "manufacture" highs on a recording that was anemic in that regard, it'd probably be the Pultec (still, IMHO, the single greatest plug of any type, period).
  6. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    This is kind of funny because for me it is the opposite: Pultec to enhance the highs on something that already has nice highs and PEQ for highs on a recording that was anemic in that regard :) .

    But totally agree with your quote "still, IMHO, the single greatest plug of any type, period".

    Massive Passive and the EQ1 (Weiss) for me. Algorithmix is under test right now (red).


  7. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    For digital eq, I'd have to go with the weiss. Analog eq's i'm a little more flexible. I think a lot sound good and have their place.
  8. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    Hey Ted I know it get's really hot down there in Terlingua, does that Massive Passive increase your A/C bill in July?
  9. recarbo

    recarbo Guest

    the Massive gets hot for sure! I am putting it on the stereo mix
    a little, and tracking bass, vox, you name it. I hope to pick a 550
    or two within the year.

    I have noticed that the MP is NOT an EQ to do subtractive EQing with, at least for me.

    That should tell me some things about my control room! ..but its such a sweet fat, rich tone that always enhances the signal.

    best of luck Jerry, and Viva Terlingua
  10. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    Yeah... I feel that way about the Vari Mu as well !

    p.s. recently Mr. Ludwig mentioned the MP as his fave EQ... sounds like your in good company !

    Peace 8)
  11. phudi69

    phudi69 Guest

    Mine is the Algorithmix Linear Phase Red EQ....absolutely stunningly musical!
  12. iq

    iq Guest

    I'm still love my dbx quantum eq, and waves PQ10 for filter/notching.
    Planning to purchase a Millennia nseq-2..
  13. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    fairman TMEQ
  14. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    drawmer 1961 ... tube based, sounds dirty or clean without breaking the bank, I use it on lots of things
  15. Masteringhouse

    Masteringhouse Active Member

    Crane Song Ibis for analog, Weiss EQ1 for digital and the occasional Waves for touch-up on some tracks.
  16. MrTrueTrack

    MrTrueTrack Guest

    Fairman TMEQ "SPE" -Series

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