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500s EQ for this chain?? u87+1073+LA2A+Bac500 500 Series EQ\'s
Old 24th May 2014
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500s EQ for this chain?? u87+1073+LA2A+Bac500

Hi everybody,
Anybody is using this Recording Chain??

U87_1073_LA2A_BAC500

I like better the LA2A into the PetesPlace BAC500

I'm compressing a max. of 3db in each comp. and I like the presence
in my voices but maybe is a bit dark after the compression.

I got 3 free slots in my lunch box and I'm thinking of buying a 500 EQ just for add a little bit of bright

Any recommendation for my chain??

Ah, most of my recordings with this chain are rap vocals.

Thanks and sorry for my english.
Old 24th May 2014
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A Designs P-1....thank me later.
Old 24th May 2014
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We've found the API 500 series EQs to be amazing and have used them in our vocal chain a fair bit.
Old 24th May 2014
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If you want some more color and power, Electrodyne 511. The Electrodyne has a great color to it and is really sweet sounding.

If you want something so transparent and punchy, Elysia Xfilter. The Elysia EQs stuff and makes it sound like it was always like that!

Being that you want just a bit of bright (And you already have a lot of color in that chain), I'd say go for the XFilter and use either the high shelf or the passive massage.

Both EQs are amazing. Both EQs are stepped for easy recall.

Regards,
Frank
Old 24th May 2014
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I agree with Frank.. Electrodyne 511 or the great Avedis E27, recently reintroduced.. different eq's.. the Avedis being more versatile imho and sounds fantastic..boosting the 28k will make you smile if you're looking for that sparkling air.. but I must say that also the electrodyne is fantastic for boosting broad chunks of highs.. very sweet..

heh



Cheu
Old 24th May 2014
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Kush Electra
Old 25th May 2014
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Thank you all for your replies

2 people are agree with the Electrodyne,
broader 10k??

+ or -
API and avedis E27 are in the same price but E27 got this higher freqs.
are these 24 and 28k useful tracking? sorry never try before

and the Elysia Xfilter looks more useful, maybe can use too in a bus
but all this features in a lower price and 2 channels,
oh, i would like to listen to it

And Kush Electra best price but not stepped, and go narrower as the E27 when you boost or cut more.

Really I'm curious why 2 people recommend the Electrodyne if only 10k
and no glassy high freqs.
so the machine components got that you call "mojo" isn´t



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Originally Posted by Twenty Staxx View Post
A Designs P-1....thank me later.
Do you mean the P-1 instead the 1073?? Is it brighter?


Folks, thanks for sharing!
Old 25th May 2014
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The Electrodyne is more of a "broad strokes" mojo box that sounds superb. What it lacks in versatility it makes up for in tone.
Old 25th May 2014
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My bad Lover I was suggesting another mic pre. I'd have to agree with the electrodyne 511...attitude for days and trust me the eq points will be just fine.
Old 25th May 2014
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oo, I found an article in sound on sound with audio samples
Electrodyne 511

I can understand now what you mean,
simple and nice to hear.
Good for me tracking, not to many knobs to mess the things.

Thanks.
Old 25th May 2014
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PEQ500. ..I tried several EQs before buying mine.Great for tracking and mixing
Old 25th May 2014
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LoverNotAFighter View Post
API and avedis E27 are in the same price but E27 got this higher freqs.
are these 24 and 28k useful tracking? sorry never try before
Imho yes, the 24k and 28k adds some nice, musical sparkling air to any source without sounding harsh.. very nice and classy IME. This is an incredible eq (some ppl use the e27 simply for passing the signal through its path without eqing, because it sounds so good..).

The electrodyne is different.. it's more a colourful box, sound very sweet, two different eq's..both very nice sounding..
The ratio of price/feats/quality of the e27 is on another planet imho, it's a much better deal... but of course music doesn't care too much about that.. so it depends what you're looking for.. The electrodyne is really lovely and do sound good, but it's quite expensive for what you get.



Cheu
Old 25th May 2014
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What about a Chandler Little Devil EQ?
Old 25th May 2014
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What about a Chandler Little Devil EQ?
The Chandler also has a beautiful color, they make amazing gear. The Xfilter is a great value especially if you are ever going to be doing any pre mastering or bus work. The IGS Rubber Bands is a sweet sounding Pultec type (ie curves, passive inductor). And the Great River EQ 32 has a big smooth tone and might be the most flexible of the bunch.
Old 26th May 2014
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Love my Harrison.
Old 26th May 2014
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twenty Staxx View Post
A Designs P-1....thank me later.
+1 The P-1 in that combo is ...I also rock the EM-PEQ and love it
Old 26th May 2014
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i'm a bit confuse now

all the recomended models are + or - in the same price but
I can`t get a A/B comparison and listen

never use before an EQ for recording,
I imagine that a High Pass and a little boost of Highs before the compressors could improve my vocals
maybe its better at the end of the chain...

don`t know if i can get all the benefits of freqs. over 20k recording at 44/24
but all this EQs like E27, xFilter seems to be more complete and useful in diferent tasks

in the other way the Electrodyne seems to be a especific sound and texture, takin you to a 70s feel

and the A design PEQ and the Chandler Lil Devil look sexy to me but seems to be in the color/tone league

but really, I want to get a sound tracking, I need an EQ for this extra when recording

I got good harmonics with the LA2A and with the BAC 500 after, the Mids of my voices up a step more
i`m getting a color,

so now, for improve the bright of my voices (mostly rap), the doubt is
which is better
-a technical and cold EQ
-a "mojo"/ personal EQ
???

and if a I put one of this "cold" EQ before the LA2A, the harmonics work for me and expand it??
i mean, I got a piece with a lot of harmonic benefits, i need one more or the opposite??
i feel a good marriage between the tubes and the trannys of my compressors
maybe there is the perfect piece for this puzzle

anyway thanks again
it's difficult to get the right decision

cheers
Old 26th May 2014
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Chandler LD sounds perfect. Or an API 550A or 550B. Both are mojo EQs
Old 26th May 2014
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I would try the Maag EQ4
Old 26th May 2014
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Quote:
Originally Posted by climber View Post
Love my Harrison.


Was just running a 32EQ on a kick drum earlier. Wow! I was able to coax out the most awesome kick sound ever with that eq... very quickly. Serious punch to the chest and cutting attack. Just killer. And that was before even engaging the awesome built-in filter section.

I was so impressed with the 32EQ here that I actually went back and tried to achieve the same sound on that same track using other hi-end 500 eqs... couldn't do it! The 32EQ has certain curves and a certain mojo that allows it to work serious magic in a lot of instances, without excessive user effort. It's for sure my new favorite for kick drum, among other things.

And the filter section is a huge, extra bonus, something that most other 500 eqs do not have. Once you get used to having those filters on-hand, there's no going back. These are serious tools.
Old 26th May 2014
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Another EQ that's flying under the radar is the RTZ PEQ. It's got 4 bands, a high pass and low pass filter and it's stepped!

Comes in a transformer and transformerless version. Looks good - I've been meaning to try one out myself!

RTZ Professional Audio PEQ1549 - 500 Series Parametric Equalizer - Lunchbox Audio

Regards,
Frank
Old 4th June 2014
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I am amazed noone has mentioned the RND 551 inductor EQ

sounds absolutely outstanding, although I gather it is very new so I guess not many people have had a chance to try it


I must say for the most part it gets my choice over the harrison 32
Old 28th June 2014
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I second Ionian's comment. I own a pair of RTZ's 1549 eq's, one of their stereo 19" preamps, a pair of their 500 series 9762a preamps and their full 30 module 500 series rack system, and I can't say enough positive things about them. I am a big fan of their work, as their quality is top notch and their gear does what it's supported to do. Put a smile on my face and save me a ton of post work! I have 8 more 9762a preamps coming soon, as their color is perfect for what I do. They are doing their first summer NAMM show this year and will be in booth 559. Stop by and see their craftsmanship firsthand if you are going to be at NAMM.

R
Old 28th June 2014
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+1 for the Great River 32c.
Been working great for me when recording vocals.

However, the only other 500 series eq I have to compare it with is the Lindell PEX500 so
take this advice for what it is.

Been using these two chains lately:
Soundelux U99 -> Avedis MA5 -> GR 32c -> BAC500
SM7b -> Avedis MA5 -> GR 32c -> BAC500

Plan to add something for some "LA2A" compression too like you do....
Old 28th June 2014
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It really depends on what you want to do.

If you need gentle mojo, there are lots of options. I can't argue with the PEQ, Electrodyne offered.

More sculpting? The E27 is what I currently covet, but I'm quite happy with the Rupert Neve 551.

More sculpting than that? You probably need some peaking control. I have the Tonelux for that, or you can use plugins for that. The Kush looks like it's pretty amazing in either sculpting category.
Old 28th June 2014
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I must say that this looks very nice. It's now on my short list!

Quote:
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Another EQ that's flying under the radar is the RTZ PEQ. It's got 4 bands, a high pass and low pass filter and it's stepped!

Comes in a transformer and transformerless version. Looks good - I've been meaning to try one out myself!

RTZ Professional Audio PEQ1549 - 500 Series Parametric Equalizer - Lunchbox Audio

Regards,
Frank
Old 28th June 2014
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Hi guys
I didn`t buy yet the EQ

this month I spent a lot of money in cables and conectors
so it will be delayed to the end of august

and I don't know my choice yet.



electrodyne is in the top of the list because seems to I can`t mess the recording if I put too much
and maybe it is enough to take back the silky top of my Neve robbed by the compressors
it is simple and the 10k shelvin looks gentle

but I´m thinking too in a Puctec-ish one ( more versatile, more task)

__anybody try the JLM with a setup like mine?
(good words in GS, and if australian taxes are OK, is the best price)


Harrison seems not dangerous, and an HP filter can change things a lot before
the compressors

And I`m feel something listening the Kush Electra clips,
but no to be my first tracking EQ,
but in the future a couple for a drum buss or kick and snare

Another one I think about it is the Helios Type 69
I Know it is not the same but I tried the Waves Plugin and for me is one with
the better Harmonics I listen to (and if they are inspired in the hardware...)
and the 500s got 6,10 and 16k on the top
for the same price of the Electrodyne I got a diferent pre too

__could it be the Helios a good choice?

thanks everybody again for share
Old 28th June 2014
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Api

Api 550b is a great tracking eq, sounds amazing and covers a lot of ground, can be subtle or aggressive, it's worth a try.
Old 28th June 2014
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My primary vocal chain is 87i /7b > CAPI VP25 > Lil Devil Comp > PEQ500. Like you, I was looking for a great tracking EQ and the fact that I found a good deal on a pair of PEQ500's in the classifieds to use on busses was a bonus as I use them primarily in this role now, more so than tracking.

I wanted a real vibe EQ and Pultec style is the vibiest I've tried and I've tried load of 500 series EQs.Next inline for heavy character would have been an API


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Hi guys
I didn`t buy yet the EQ

this month I spent a lot of money in cables and conectors
so it will be delayed to the end of august

and I don't know my choice yet.



electrodyne is in the top of the list because seems to I can`t mess the recording if I put too much
and maybe it is enough to take back the silky top of my Neve robbed by the compressors
it is simple and the 10k shelvin looks gentle

but I´m thinking too in a Puctec-ish one ( more versatile, more task)

__anybody try the JLM with a setup like mine?
(good words in GS, and if australian taxes are OK, is the best price)


Harrison seems not dangerous, and an HP filter can change things a lot before
the compressors

And I`m feel something listening the Kush Electra clips,
but no to be my first tracking EQ,
but in the future a couple for a drum buss or kick and snare

Another one I think about it is the Helios Type 69
I Know it is not the same but I tried the Waves Plugin and for me is one with
the better Harmonics I listen to (and if they are inspired in the hardware...)
and the 500s got 6,10 and 16k on the top
for the same price of the Electrodyne I got a diferent pre too

__could it be the Helios a good choice?

thanks everybody again for share
Old 29th June 2014
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Quote:
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My primary vocal chain is 87i /7b > CAPI VP25 > Lil Devil Comp > PEQ500. Like you, I was looking for a great tracking EQ and the fact that I found a good deal on a pair of PEQ500's in the classifieds to use on busses was a bonus as I use them primarily in this role now, more so than tracking.

I wanted a real vibe EQ and Pultec style is the vibiest I've tried and I've tried load of 500 series EQs.Next inline for heavy character would have been an API
Hi Baz
Did you compare it with the electrodyne?

The top end sounds natural ?

For voice, with the HP filter of the U87, I like the sound of my chain (I recommend the BAC 500 as an "enhance your mids" tool), but I miss the "records I like"'s top end.

And anybody compares JLM and the PEQ?? Top end? Broad/shape??

Thanks

No Helios users?
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