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Good and affordable EQ's to mix OTB 500 Series EQ\'s
Old 13th October 2011
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Good and affordable EQ's to mix OTB

Over the years I had a lot of outboard EQs
and with the exeption of the really NOT AFFORDABLE high end stuff
I learned that with enough experience, skills
& very good AD/DAs the top EQ plugins like waves, mdw, Sonly etc.
are equally good / better than most of the average outboard stuff.

There is no secret magic in "analog" outboard.
But what do I say, sometimes learning means spending lots of money...
Old 13th October 2011
On the used side check out the Amek 9098 eq, it's ridiculously versatile, for a while they were cheap but maybe you can find a deal
Old 14th October 2011
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Cheap and useable eqs
Speck the 500 series is what I wish my console had!
Purple Odd- cool old school vibe , not a lot versatility but it sounds awesome!
API 560- classic graphic, I like the new ones better with the 2520 swapped for a Scott Liebers Red dot, might try an Ed Anderson Transformer, more vintage vibe !
The GR Harrison , though I do know people who hate it is a great all rounder !

Learn to solder tons of great tones for cheap if you can follow directions !
Old 15th October 2011
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Has anyone tried the Alta Moda 500 eq?
Old 15th October 2011
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
too much phase distortion in OTB eqs, even the better ones.
That's part of the sound, right?
Old 15th October 2011
Thanks for a lot of great info on outboard EQ's!
I don't really want to comment... but...
I didn't know that ITB eq's were immune to phase issues when boosting alot...
and since I got my Gyraf 14 I actually believe there is some magic in some outboards...
Anyway, I just prefer hardware EQ's and compressors in my workflow.
Old 16th October 2011
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I have 550a's/550b's/A-Designs EM-PEQ and a pair of GR Harrison32's. As soon as AES is over it's 2 more GR 32"s!!!
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