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What is a Parametric EQ?

A parametric EQ permits the operator to not only set the cut/boost of a given band, but also the center frequency and the BANDWIDTH of that band. Typically, a band may be as narrow as, say, 1/6-octave, to as wide as 3.0-octave. The center frequency of the band is tuneable over a wide range, as well. So, instead of a single control per band, there are 3. A "semi-parametric" EQ has cut/boost, a frequency "sweep" control, but no bandwidth control.

Parametric EQ's excel at "honing in" on a problem frequency band and minimizing it. This can be a loud "hot spot" on a bass guitar, or a resonant node prone to feedback in a live situation. You can also set up a much wider band than the typical graphic EQ can do, allowing you to use it as a gentle "tone control".

Samplitude - Parametric EQ vs. EQ116

I have a lot of old projects made in Samplitude Pro X, which has its default Parametric EQ.

Whenever I open these old projects in Samplitude Pro X3, the standardized EQ in the objects is still the old Parametric and not the current EQ116. :confused:

Is there a way to convert Parametric to EQ116, when I right click on the EQ buttons in these projects? :unsure:

Orban 622B Parametric EQ

I was wondering if anyone could tell me a little about the Orban Parametric Eq model 622B ?
I have come across one which has come out of a broadcast facility in Oz. I really don't know much about these units.

With the age I'd expect it would require recapping, but I'm keen to know if anyone is familiar with or has used one in their travels and if its worth taking a look at.

1/3 rackspace parametric EQ?


I am looking for an EQ for my Martin D21 acoustic guitar (with Fishman undersaddle pickup) to do a little detail work on the frequencies. The important thing is that it be small: 1/3 rackspace (like my RNC= Really Nice Compressor) would be ideal. Also good (but not as important) would be parametric functions, or at least quasi-parametric (sweepable frequencies, but no bandwidth control). Line level is best, as I'll be dealing with the signal after it hits a mic preamp. So I am not looking for a high-impedance 'stompbox' type of thing.

Parametric Equalizer

To pan, or panning refers to the act of moving the perceived location of a sound source within a stereo soundstage. Generally works by reducing or making louder the particular sound source in either the left or right channel of a stereo output. Although slightly more sophisticated electronics are used to control this movement accurately, the net result is the same. If a source is panned hard left, then it will appear at only the left speaker, and likewise with the right side.

Difference between Parametric and Standard EQ?

Is there a difference between a Parametric and Standard [slide knobs] Equalizer? Main reason I am asking is, I have a small system in my detached Garage which is there all year long, last year, the EQ I had in there which had slide knobs almost seized during the winter, I tried spraying inside the slide knobs with Contact Renu but the sliders remain stiff, since I have other equipment in there which have Rotary knobs and I never have a problem with those knobs getting stiff during or after the winter I am thinking of getting a Parametric EQ, what do you guys think?