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Mid Price Para. EQ?
Old 6th June 2003
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Mid Price Para. EQ?

can anyone recommend a very high quality outboard parametric eq.? I know a lot of the Pro Tools plugins are good, but I need something I can use with my ten fingers, not a mouse. Thanks.
Old 6th June 2003
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how much you lookin to spend?
Old 6th June 2003
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under $500. but i'm curious as to what is considered the best also. just in case.
Old 6th June 2003
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New maybe a Speck around $500.
Or ebay and see whats there.
Old 6th June 2003
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You might find two TC Electronic 1140's or one 2240 in the $500 range used. The older used Orban models should also be within your budget.
Old 8th June 2003
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UHHH NO....

The 1140 (and 2240 I guess)) are really awful sounding IMHO. I haven't found any good uses for these. Except sidechain on a compressor....
Old 8th June 2003
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I have a pair of the Speck ASC's. You can't go wrong with them. They are great sounding and are great for tweaking. Demo one if you can.

jason
Old 15th June 2003
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Thanks guys. This is all really helpful (though I wish a few more would give their humble opinions). It's strange with TC Electronics. Seems like people either love 'em or hate 'em. No in between.
Old 15th June 2003
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TC 1140 = complete crap. I have never ever found a good use for one of these except maybe a coaster or portable dinner tray. These things suck. They overload quickly, the EQ is not musical, and it sounds terrible.

My .02

Shawn
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