Pultec Eq

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Doc@BeefyTreats.com, Aug 3, 2003.

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  1. After having not used it for a few months, I have come back around to this guy. It does a good job as long as you don't need it to be too surgical. I finally have my head around the technique of boosting and cutting the high end at the same time (which the Pultec was designed to do). The engineers designed it so the boost and cut on the high end work independently of each other, thus you can boost 3 at 10 Khz (or kilocycles) while cutting 4 at 5 K. The bottom end boost and cut are tied together (Special thanks to Steven Drake for the lowdown that FINALLY got through my thick skull). David
  2. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Hey Doc...I have to agree that the Pultec is soooo sweet, but it has its uses, and certainly not for surgical correction! It really can warm up a vocal part...I love it!!! I know lots of people use it over the 2-track also, although I am just starting to experiment here...
  3. Unless I need surgical, it's my first-grab. David
  4. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    I don't know about you, but it took me a while to get the hang of it. The controls work differently than the way I am used to from "normal" parametric EQs... My advice to anyone else that is just starting out with the Pultec is to read the documentation, then just start fiddling with the knobs for a day or two...all of a sudden, the light will come on in your head, and you will have a new favorite plug-in!!! :D
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Light? Head? Man, you nuts?!! I have enough $*^t floating around in there to create a disco ball effect if that was to happen!

    Yes, I'm silly...that's what happens when you don't get enough sleep in a week! :D

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