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Parametric EQ recomendations

Discussion in 'Graphic / Parametric EQ (analog)' started by RobertPhilbeck, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. Hello all,
    I am looking for a parametric eq that will be used exclusively for equalizing the final mixes. $500 is about my limit, and I am not opposed to buying used. What brands should I look at?

  2. noizboyz

    noizboyz Guest

    Check out the Speck ACS.You won't be dissapointed.


  3. ivet

    ivet Guest

    add another 0 to your budget and go for the gml :)
  4. Jim Chapdelaine

    Jim Chapdelaine Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    CT, USA
    if you're going to add zeros, go all the way and get a Massive Passive. Other than that, you're better off with a plug in like the Oxford or Waves.
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Has anyone ever used the tube ART EQ? They are cheap and I have been wondering about them. I used some ART tube mic pres that worked very well on a remote gospel chior I did on location once in Oakland CA. They compared nicely to some much more expensive Neve 1272 and API pres I used on the gig. Fats
  6. e-cue

    e-cue Active Member

    Oct 5, 2000
    $500 on a stereo bus? ehhhh Filterbank plug in is the closet thing I'd use in that price range.
  7. cjogo

    cjogo Guest

    The Speck---Orban 642b---( also a certain DBX model designed by Orban)--UREI 540---still quality for $500^^^^^


  8. rayman

    rayman Guest

    Robert wrote
    I am looking for a parametric eq that will be used exclusively for equalizing the final mixes. $500 is about my limit, and I am not opposed to buying used.

    Aphex and Symetrix make one that are $50 under $500 brand new :( . This is more than likely your three picks for new stuff (there are others out there to), there are many used units out there that may or may not be better (because of use) but have it checked out if your not sure about it. If your useing a DAW there are to manyplug-insfor me to list here. Where are you located? I can find some thing that you can use if your con-fused :confused: about what to buy.

    good luck
    Raymond Ward
    A.S. Recording Arts
  9. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    I wouldn't put a "$500" eq across my mix...leave it for mastering...unless you can find a used GML for $500. That point of the chain (the final stereo bus) is TOO important to stick something across,IMO :cool:
  10. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    I agree. I would not put any kind of hardware EQ in the $500 range across the 2-bus. Say goodbye to your stereo image detail.
  11. geosync

    geosync Active Member

    Jun 25, 2002
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    I would save your $500.00 and pay for Mastering. You'll get a lot more than EQ.
  12. kia288

    kia288 Guest

    I just completed a home studio Gospel album and mixed Everything into my MB Quart Vitalizer as final EQ. the artist let a few mastering studios listen to it.They raved about my sound. Of course I used other tricks like waves,Tc, Mpx-1, for flavor etc...
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