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Old 15th September 2011
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looking for a surgical eq

hi all,
I tend to mix alot of work recorded by other people so i dont have a whole lot of control over the material that i get given so have decided that it is time to get an outboard eq to help clean up what i have. up until now i have been using the waves ssl E series channel strip, which i like a lot for its flexibility but a hardware version is out of my price range. so i am looking for something in the £500 used range, might be able to push my budget slightly but not a whole lot.

i have considered the diy route but i dont have a whole lot of spare time on my hands and i am already building an 1176 clone. currently on ebay there a two channel four band fully parametric eq that was taken out of an old bbc desk built be clyde. this seams like a good option, but wanting to know what else is out there. i saw a tla eq2 going for 500 recently and they look to be very good.

thanks in advance
Old 15th September 2011
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For precision surgical stuff it's hard to beat a linear phase eq (which is really only possible digitally, therefore I think a plugin is the way to go). PSP Neon is one of many.
Old 15th September 2011
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For precision surgical stuff it's hard to beat a linear phase eq (which is really only possible digitally, therefore I think a plugin is the way to go). PSP Neon is one of many.
sorry, should have said in my original post that i am trying to move out of the box. words can not explain how much i hate using a mouse and looking at a computer screen.

i just hope i dont get a barrage of replies telling me plug ins are the way forward.
Old 15th September 2011
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Fair enough ... Speck ASC-T is a good start ...
Old 15th September 2011
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Great River EQ-2NV - very versatile for both boosting and carving out the bad stuff.
Old 15th September 2011
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the great river goes for over 2 grand, way out of my price range.
looking at a Summit Audio FeQ-50, does any one have expiriance with them? i like the idea of the half racks, if it sat next to a speck that would work brilliantly on a single rack space.
Old 15th September 2011
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A decent scalable EQ is going to be tough to find at that price point. Anything based on the Neve 10 series (ie the Great River posted above) is a bad move. Not surgical in the slightest. If you can pony up the extra cash I'd look for a used GML 8200.
Old 15th September 2011
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[QUOTE=ToxicAvenger69;7032931 If you can pony up the extra cash I'd look for a used GML 8200.[/QUOTE]

im not mixing the new kings of leon album!!!

i mix low budget demos at the moment. i know that quality gear is important but four grand is about 6 months earning

i do like the sound of both the specks and the summits, any chances someone could post clips?
Old 15th September 2011
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Low budget -- DEQ 2496 --easy to use and sounds great ..

We also incorporate a stereo set of Speck ASC ...
Old 15th September 2011
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Originally Posted by ToxicAvenger69 View Post
Anything based on the Neve 10 series (ie the Great River posted above) is a bad move. Not surgical in the slightest.
Absolutely wrong on the Great River. It does surgical VERY well.
Old 15th September 2011
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Haven't used it but I heard the Empirical Labs Lil Freq is great at sculpting
Old 15th September 2011
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Lil Freq absolutely. It can be extremely sharp or very broad. Not to mention all the other features too. Can't live without it these days.
Old 15th September 2011
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Originally Posted by lawsonmixing View Post
Absolutely wrong on the Great River. It does surgical VERY well.
I stand corrected. Was thinking of a different box with a 1081 layout.
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