What EQ has the most punch in the low band?
#61
3rd August 2012
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I just ordered the API 5500 today and the good thing is that it's made locally, thank you for the advice.

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#62
4th August 2012
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Anyone mentioned ITB Puigtec EQP1A or the T-Racks 3 equivalent. Both are great but I also like the API550. The SSL Echannel by waves too is good for low end!
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4th August 2012
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Plugin low end

Haven't heard anything better in ITB-land than the DDMF 6144:

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(No Pultec emu or other "famous for their low end" EQ's can produce that punch! I tried nearly all of them.)

It's unique and definitely different to other EQ's.
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4th August 2012
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The UAD Pultec does a decent job, but I need more...

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6th August 2012
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Holy crap your asking about an EQ with 'punch'?





Whats the source? How was it recorded? Hows the mix?
fuk these types of treads are what makes GS so freakin stupid...
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6th August 2012
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fuk these types of treads are what makes GS so freakin stupid...
Actually no, I'd say it's people who make rude and useless posts like yours.

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7th August 2012
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Actually no, I'd say it's people who make rude and useless posts like yours.


Discussing tools and methods of EQing that best maintain or enhance transients is not a ridiculous idea at all.

PS... I'll plus one on Polybonk's suggestion for the TC Dynamic EQ, and add the EQ from MD3 as well. Both have great definition on low end transients I think, however they can both get a bit too ringy at high Q settings.
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#68
8th August 2012
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Millenia NSEQ-2 FF deep and punch
TFpro P9 not that punch but broad and musical
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9th August 2012
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I want to try the Dangerous Bax. I heard the bottom end on that thing is amazing. Need to test it for myself...

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10th August 2012
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Bax is beast on the low end, especially post compression. Sometimes you want to the peak right at a certain frequency to maybe make the kick pop a little bit without lifting the overall bass too much. I'm looking at adding a 5500 to my rack. 5500 for bell peaks, primary on the low end, my massive passive mastering for mids (amazing), and then my bax for shaping post compression. Also great because they are all switchable. But I really need a console (Dangerous Liaison perhaps). I think the 5500 is more important right now.
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30th December 2012
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Which EQ has the most punch on the low end?

The one that's sonically right for you chain ... and tweaked right for your track.
#72
30th December 2012
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The Dangerous Bax is amazing in the lows
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cant find wholegrain quartet dynpeq manual.
can anyone share a link?
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I want to try the Dangerous Bax. I heard the bottom end on that thing is amazing. Need to test it for myself...

JROD
I find Its perfect for cutting more than boosting, it's very clean and broad! Rarely use it to boost low end...others may differ.
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20th January 2013
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I don't think it's too weird to describe an eq as having punch. There are certain things such as how tight the Q can get relative to the preservation of transients, and how close the transfer is for frequencies near the center band. That will yield a focused boost, which could fairly be described as "punch."

The other side of it would be something like the ssl eq's where the oddities of certain bands seem to add extra dynamics to the signal. That could fairly be called "punch" as well.


Anyway, I'm pretty happy with my Mk3s for punchiness. If I want smoother/rounder I'll grab my Tube-Tech.
#76
20th January 2013
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The Charteroak PEQ1 is very focused in the lo range
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Depending on the project there's still nothing like the 71Hz at 15dB/octave on a Sontec 432 or 462, or a little low band of the NSEQ-F (0.5dB steps) to fill a void, or a little API 550m low shelf, IME.
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21st January 2013
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Knif Soma....
#79
30th January 2013
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I have noticed that those eqs that give me that desired tight and punchy lo-end boost (if there is such a thing), are the ones with transformers on the i/o.
I could imagine how a slight transformer saturation might help achieving that sound.

Or maybe it's just a coincidence?

The three EQs that give me that type of lo-end are the aforementioned MK3s, and also the SPL StereoQ and the Gyratec 14. All three are transformer-balanced, have different circuit topologies and very different Q ranges.

The A-Designs Hammer for example provides the opposite, a rather fluffy and soft lo-end which I could imagine very suitable for acoustic music.

All this = my personal impression.
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31st January 2013
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What do you guys think about the Moog parametric EQ? The more I play with it, the more I would describe it in terms of "punch".

EDIT: didn't realise I was in the mastering forum – the Moog is killer for mixing though...
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31st January 2013
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The Charteroak PEQ1 is very focused in the lo range
How is it without the detents? Reasonably easy to recall?
#82
31st January 2013
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TC dynamic eq +1
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31st January 2013
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How is it without the detents? Reasonably easy to recall?
Mine actually has a 25 positions switch on each band, making a recall easy and very precise.

Fantastic unit
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31st January 2013
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Mine actually has a 25 positions switch on each band, making a recall easy and very precise.

Fantastic unit
Ah, I tough it was totally undetented. Does it come standard with the 25 switched positions?
Cheers
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31st January 2013
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Charteroak provides with the switches as an option.
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31st January 2013
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Ah, I tough it was totally undetented. Does it come standard with the 25 switched positions?
Cheers
When I had inquired I think they quoted me $250 to have them install switches instead. Seemed very reasonable and I wish all manufacturers had that option!

He had told me the switches are on the bands only. The left and right volume stay as pots so you can still adjust the left/right balance precisely.

Regards,
Frank
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1st February 2013
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Thanks for sharing this, having the option of switches is a very welcome proposition.
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5th June 2013
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Great River EQ-2NV
A-Designs EM-EQ2
API 550a
Manley Massive Passive
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9th June 2013
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Great River EQ-2NV
A-Designs EM-EQ2
API 550a
Manley Massive Passive
Manley Massive Passive? Doenst do any thing in terms of punch.
The Elysia has the most punch i ever heard from a eq.
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9th June 2013
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Manley Massive Passive? Doenst do any thing in terms of punch.
The Elysia has the most punch i ever heard from a eq.
Speaking of Elysia, how come there's not any talk about MusEQ here?
Not enough flexible design for mastering?...or?
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