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Agno 22nd April 2005 09:31 PM

A good EQ for the money????
 
I'm interested in getting a good EQ for minor tweaking for under $1000, preferably for around $500..... Like I said it's for minor tweaking for pre-samples....Drums, old records or what not. Any input would help, Thanx.

STARSKI 22nd April 2005 09:57 PM

It's over your budget but i suggest the avedis E15 for hip hop drums and samples. It's got this sound that just makes your sampled drums and samples sound tighter and punchier. The eq is 950 but you gotta get a rack too which is around 500 but then you can stuff some more in or some other api standard equipment.

echorec 22nd April 2005 10:17 PM

I would check the German modules: Neumann, BFE, Filtek, Telefunken, Siemens. Excellent sound at low prices.

Andreas G 22nd April 2005 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by echorec
I would check the German modules: Neumann, BFE, Filtek, Telefunken, Siemens. Excellent sound at low prices.

agree... siemens 295b very very musical mids and highs (resonance design like "pulse technologie"), telefunken w395/w695 strong bass with definiton, neumann w495/w491 also very musical (-> even when strong eqing it sounds natural) ...best andreas

echorec 22nd April 2005 10:46 PM

Hi Andreas, slight OT but what does resonance design mean? I have noticed when I turn the mid band selector on my W295b EQs (with a couple of dB boost) that it sounds almost like turning the VCF knob on an analog synth.

Thanks.

Andreas G 22nd April 2005 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by echorec
Hi Andreas, slight OT but what does resonance design mean? I have noticed when I turn the mid band selector on my W295b EQs (with a couple of dB boost) that it sounds almost like turning the VCF knob on an analog synth.

Thanks.


hi echorec ...yes, I noticed that too, it's really cool how these eqs are acting in comparison with modern "mathematic" eq designs....to your question, well sorry, I am not the tech guy who could give you the precise answer to that phenomen, but that's a friend of mine. I'll meet him next week and will post his explanation.... best andreas

warhead 22nd April 2005 11:44 PM

Speck ASC EQ is great, will do way more than minor tweaking. Get the transformer version to add a little extra sheen to things.

The Toft ATC-2 is a great option for 2 eq's, plus you get preamps and compression that is great as well.

Or, get some used dbx242 eq's. Extremely useful boxes.

War

echorec 22nd April 2005 11:44 PM

Thanks Andreas! kfhkh

Agno 27th April 2005 11:05 AM

Thanx guys, sorry I haven't responded earlier I've been out of the loop.... I'll definitely look in to those models that you recommended..... any others?

So Warhead, could you tell me more about the Speck EQ.... I was looking at one of those, but a colegue of mine said that is wasn't anything special... nothing a plugin couldn't do....

Ol' Betsey 27th April 2005 12:00 PM

For the minor-tweak (I hate to do TOO much damage...) I love these...

API 560b

Just slightly over your budget but great for drums.

R.

brownmouse 27th April 2005 03:18 PM

i agree with war on the speck asc or even the toft atc-2.
joshua

crypticglobe 27th April 2005 03:38 PM

A +1 for the ASC-T from me. I wouldn't trade mine. Best bang for the buck in an EQ period.

Ruudman 27th April 2005 04:16 PM

A used Orban 642b dual mono eq;
very useful filters, i/o switch for every band, freq fine tuning, cascade switch (heavy mono manipulation), large faceplate for easy operation.

You get these for way under $ 500


ruudman

Albert 27th April 2005 05:17 PM

Here's another vote for the Orban 642b. I recently bought one and have been very pleased with how it sounds. Mine is in like new condition and cost $500. You can find them for less, but rarely in this perfect of cosmetic shape.

Wiggy Neve Slut 27th April 2005 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ol' Betsey
For the minor-tweak (I hate to do TOO much damage...) I love these...

API 560b

Just slightly over your budget but great for drums.

R.


another vote for these puppies... great all rounder that can accomplish lots whilst still sounding fantastic.

Wiggy

Andreas G 27th April 2005 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by echorec
Hi Andreas, slight OT but what does resonance design mean? I have noticed when I turn the mid band selector on my W295b EQs (with a couple of dB boost) that it sounds almost like turning the VCF knob on an analog synth.

Thanks.

hi echorec... a resonance filter design (in the case of the 295b) is an eq design around a network of spools (LC filter network), one spool for each frequency band... to change the frequency the rotary switches are coupled with condensers which are lowering the resonance frequency of the spools... turning the VCF knob on an analog synth sounds similar, because it's circuit is also based on a resonance filter design... good ears echorec!......best andreas

sleepwalker 27th April 2005 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by warhead
Speck ASC EQ is great, will do way more than minor tweaking. Get the transformer version to add a little extra sheen to things.

The Toft ATC-2 is a great option for 2 eq's, plus you get preamps and compression that is great as well.

Or, get some used dbx242 eq's. Extremely useful boxes.

War

Or an Orban 424(or is it 242)
ANyway, it's basically the same thing as the DBX. I bought two for $200 ea. They're pretty cheap.

echorec 27th April 2005 07:01 PM

Thanks Andreas! kfhkh

chetatkinsdiet 27th April 2005 08:32 PM

api 560b in a lunchbox. You should be able to get that for around grand. Then you've got 5 open slots for mic pres every time you run across an extra $50-600.
later,
m

Saucyjack 27th April 2005 09:19 PM

The Speck Eq is a step up from most plug in eqs...like a really big step.

STARSKI 27th April 2005 10:54 PM

I'm telling you for hip hop drums and samples the avedis E15 is the sh*@. I produce and engineer all rap, hip hop, rnb, and reggae. I used the api eqs for a while too but the avedis ones sound better for this application to me. For reals try em out.

C/G 27th April 2005 11:37 PM

What about the Buzz Audio MPE 1.1 mono eq? I heard about this when it came out a little while ago and have not heard a peep about it since. It has transformer options to boot. Does anyone know anything about this EQ??

Fletcher 28th April 2005 01:37 AM

1/2 an EQ-1NV or a Speck ASC-T... whichever is easiest...

trock 28th April 2005 04:52 PM

Hey Fletcher

what about the Lil Freq

is it officially released yet?? this could be good for him in that price range??

Teacher 28th April 2005 05:06 PM

NightPro Eq3d.... not surgical(its fixed instead of parametric) but it can definitly give your music some "wow" factor. You can find them on ebay from time to time for under 1K

kevinc 28th April 2005 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by trock
Hey Fletcher

what about the Lil Freq

is it officially released yet?? this could be good for him in that price range??


No that`s about double his price range I think unfortunately.

STARSKI 28th April 2005 07:57 PM

did i mention that the avedis E15 is perfect for this application? wworried

maskedman72 28th April 2005 10:02 PM

another vote for the asc-t.

not_so_new 28th April 2005 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STARSKI
did i mention that the avedis E15 is perfect for this application? wworried

Funny thing is I rarely hear anyone talking about them. Most people around these parts respect Avedis and Brent Averill allot but no one seems to talk much about the E15 (also on this thread the E15 and a rack would be over his price point but who am I).

Anyway I have been wanting to hear this EQ myself, I am really interested in it.

STARSKI 29th April 2005 01:00 AM

yeah but so were the api eqs people mentioned. plus the rack would give him further expansion possibilities. and it sounds good...