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Avedis E12g (and other graphic EQs)
Old 18th June 2020
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Avedis E12g (and other graphic EQs)

For a very long time my favourite graphic eq has been the Aengus thumb wheel eq (I’ve had one for about 10 years and have been looking for a second one since I got it). I’ve tried a load of others along the way: vintage API 560, newer 560b, Purple audio TAV (haven’t managed to get my hands on the BAE G10 so if you are reading this Colin... ?). As many of you know I’m a big fan of Avedis EQs (I have 16 x e27s) so when the new E12g was released I knew I had to give it a try. Luckily I made it to Namm before the ‘new normal’ changed the world and I got to have a little play on the Namm floor). I was struck by how solid it sounded with minimal phase shift and, after a bit of dithering, decided to get a pair.

I’ve now had a bit of time to play with them and thought I’d report here. In short, I’m sold. Phase shift is absolutely minimum. They have that Avedis solidity and smoothness which you can hear immediately when you engage them. But most importantly, they ‘do’ what I love about the Aengus. You can make one guitar tracked twice through the same rig sound like two completely different guitar/rigs. And it doesn’t sound like it’s been eq’d to make it sound different. It literally just sounds like a different rig has been recorded. You can use them to easily separate a bass and kick drum in the mix, or round out a bass, or give it more of a growl.

As many of you will know, I’ve bought and sold a lot of gear in the pursuit of the perfect vibe. For me, these are keepers and have dislodged a pair of Harrison EQs from the front and centre spot in my desk (you can see them above faders 6 and 7 (and beside the Aengus eq) on my desk.
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Old 18th June 2020
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For a very long time my favourite graphic eq has been the Aengus thumb wheel eq (I’ve had one for about 10 years and have been looking for a second one since I got it). I’ve tried a load of others along the way: vintage API 560, newer 560b, Purple audio TAV (haven’t managed to get my hands on the BAE G10 so if you are reading this Colin... ?). As many of you know I’m a big fan of Avedis EQs (I have 16 x e27s) so when the new E12g was released I knew I had to give it a try. Luckily I made it to Namm before the ‘new normal’ changed the world and I got to have a little play on the Namm floor). I was struck by how solid it sounded with minimal phase shift and, after a bit of dithering, decided to get a pair.

I’ve now had a bit of time to play with them and thought I’d report here. In short, I’m sold. Phase shift is absolutely minimum. They have that Avedis solidity and smoothness which you can hear immediately when you engage them. But most importantly, they ‘do’ what I love about the Aengus. You can make one guitar tracked twice through the same rig sound like two completely different guitar/rigs. And it doesn’t sound like it’s been eq’d to make it sound different. It literally just sounds like a different rig has been recorded. You can use them to easily separate a bass and kick drum in the mix, or round out a bass, or give it more of a growl.

As many of you will know, I’ve bought and sold a lot of gear in the pursuit of the perfect vibe. For me, these are keepers and have dislodged a pair of Harrison EQs from the front and centre spot in my desk (you can see them above faders 6 and 7 (and beside the Aengus eq) on my desk.
After your pursuit of perfect vibe would you say your favorite eq are:

-Avedis E27
-Great River Harrison
-Avedis E12G

??

I’m shopping EQs so this is helpful!
Old 18th June 2020
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After your pursuit of perfect vibe would you say your favorite eq are:

-Avedis E27
-Great River Harrison
-Avedis E12G

??

I’m shopping EQs so this is helpful!
I have 16 x e27
18 API 550 (a and b)
8 AML 1073

I mainly use the Harrison for the filters.

I now have 2 avedis and an aengus.

Take from all that what you will.

(I also have a bunch of rack EQs.)
Old 18th June 2020
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I have 16 x e27
18 API 550 (a and b)
8 AML 1073

I mainly use the Harrison for the filters.

I now have 2 avedis and an aengus.

Take from all that what you will.

(I also have a bunch of rack EQs.)
Awesome! You got 500 series comps in the console ?
Old 18th June 2020
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Awesome! You got 500 series comps in the console ?
In addition to the pair of AML 2254s you can see on the left, I have a pair of Anamod AM660, a pair of API 525, and a pair of Serpent Audio Chimera in the console. Currently thinking about getting a pair of the Serpent Splices too (even though I have a pair of vintage 1176s in the rack as well)
Old 19th June 2020
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Picked up a pair last year and really love them.
Old 19th June 2020
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Electrodyne 712L or Sphere 900’s are pretty damn sweet as well.

Great to hear about the Avedis ones.
Old 19th June 2020
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did not take long for our to make it to regular use around here.
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Old 19th June 2020
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P.S. why is the pic flipped?
Old 16th July 2020
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Because GS has a pg13 filter on all pictures deemed gear porn
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P.S. why is the pic flipped?
Old 17th July 2020
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
For a very long time my favourite graphic eq has been the Aengus thumb wheel eq (I’ve had one for about 10 years and have been looking for a second one since I got it). I’ve tried a load of others along the way: vintage API 560, newer 560b, Purple audio TAV (haven’t managed to get my hands on the BAE G10 so if you are reading this Colin... ?). As many of you know I’m a big fan of Avedis EQs (I have 16 x e27s) so when the new E12g was released I knew I had to give it a try. Luckily I made it to Namm before the ‘new normal’ changed the world and I got to have a little play on the Namm floor). I was struck by how solid it sounded with minimal phase shift and, after a bit of dithering, decided to get a pair.

I’ve now had a bit of time to play with them and thought I’d report here. In short, I’m sold. Phase shift is absolutely minimum. They have that Avedis solidity and smoothness which you can hear immediately when you engage them. But most importantly, they ‘do’ what I love about the Aengus. You can make one guitar tracked twice through the same rig sound like two completely different guitar/rigs. And it doesn’t sound like it’s been eq’d to make it sound different. It literally just sounds like a different rig has been recorded. You can use them to easily separate a bass and kick drum in the mix, or round out a bass, or give it more of a growl.

As many of you will know, I’ve bought and sold a lot of gear in the pursuit of the perfect vibe. For me, these are keepers and have dislodged a pair of Harrison EQs from the front and centre spot in my desk (you can see them above faders 6 and 7 (and beside the Aengus eq) on my desk.
Trev - just curious.....along these same veins, have you had a chance to try the CAPI LC25's or LC40's?
Old 17th July 2020
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Trev - just curious.....along these same veins, have you had a chance to try the CAPI LC25's or LC40's?
I haven't actually! I'm not the kind of guy that can be arsed with building my own so if there is no demo available, I haven't tried it.
Old 17th July 2020
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I haven't actually! I'm not the kind of guy that can be arsed with building my own so if there is no demo available, I haven't tried it.
I didn't build mine either....

Out of the CAPI EQ's I've tried/owned, they are my favorite. I like the gray hill switches instead of the sliders. Sonically, I have not compared though.
Old 17th July 2020
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I use several graphic EQ's here. A couple are old MXR blue face 15 band, one is a DOD 831 31 band. All are rebuilt with quality gyrators and EQ amps. All are direct coupled, no caps. The DOD was modified so it can do + - 30 db, a "Freakilyzer". With 31 bands of 60 db adjustments you can create or fix just about anything. Tools that powerful are rare in the analog domain.
Old 31st July 2020
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I didn't build mine either....

Out of the CAPI EQ's I've tried/owned, they are my favorite. I like the gray hill switches instead of the sliders. Sonically, I have not compared though.
I have just built a pair of G.Ten (DIY Studio toys / Garash 560 clone) and have owned a pair of LC40 for a couple of years now.

Now I realize that it's the interface on the LC's that kept me from using those EQ's more than I should. EQ'ing a kick or snare on the G.Ten is sooo much easier/more intuitive than on those little rotary switches (which are kind of stiff).


Soundwise I haven't compared them properly.


On a side-note: the longer I have the API type EQ's the more I realize they shine when used at least 3-4 clicks (and more) away from the center. The magic is in those extremes (to my ears at least)!



Herwig
Old 31st July 2020
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Or just get 22 7 band inductor EQs and a couple of full-size Klarks!

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