1. Register NOW and become part of this fantastic knowledge base forum! This message will go away once you have registered.

Outboard EQ's for Tracking?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bubblegum, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. bubblegum

    bubblegum Guest

    Hello all,

    I am looking for some advice on outboard eq's for mic matching and tracking. I was thinking more along the lines of filters and shelving as opposed to balls out sweep eq's etc... and no bigger than 2U.

    No limitation on budget, I just want to know what is out there that I can get my hands on.

    I currently a fairly decent set of mic pres going into my DAW in the form of CLM dynamics (8 channels thro' ADAT lightpipe, TLA ivory (4 channels), and SPL Goldmike (2 channels).
    And a FATSO.
  2. Mr. Truth

    Mr. Truth Guest

    Manley Massive Passive...great all tube eq. Magic in a box.


    Speck eq (the little SSL type). VERY inexpensive and absolutely the best for those on a budget.
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    The Manley Massive Passive is truely great and awesome. I plan on getting another. But it is three rack spaces so....

    Limiting yourself to two rack spaces should be the very last of criteria when searching for sound quality tools. Go hunting at places like http://www.sweetwater.com or and tickle your fancy...
  4. bubblegum

    bubblegum Guest

    Thanks for the advice.

    The reason for the size limit is that I have a mobile rig and only 2U left in one of my 2 SKB boxes.

    I may in future need to get another case, but two 6U cases is all I can transport around for now.

    At present I don't have any eq for tracking, which is probably a good thing, meaning I have to be at the top of my game as far as mic placement goes and tweaking the FATSO which I think is amazing.
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Ok, here ya go. Fresh out of the AES show in NY. Sure looks like it would fit your needs and has got my serious interest.

  6. Hack

    Hack Active Member

    I use Klark Tek parametrics in my live rig. I have never tried them on a recording but they seem very solid. Has anyone ever used these for recording?

Share This Page