Pultec-style two-channel analog equalizer features digital recall of all parameter controls plus automation via a DAW plug-in
TransAudio Group is shipping the Bettermaker EQ 232P, a flexible two-channel analog equalizer that updates a classic design and adds the digital accuracy, repeatability and consistency of a plug-in. Every parameter setting of the EQ 232P, which is a Pultec-style stereo/dual mono analog equalizer featuring five filters on each channel, may be saved in up to 399 presets in the unit’s internal memory, and may additionally be fully automated, and all settings saved with the DAW project, using the supplied software plug-in.
Both channels of the EQ 232P include a 12 dB/octave high-pass filter covering the range 18 Hz – 200 Hz. There are two active parametric filters on each channel: EQ1 extends from 45 Hz to 1 kHz and EQ2 from 650 Hz to 15 kHz. The PEQ section, an homage to the classic 1950s Pultec analog equalizer design, features high- and low-frequency shelving passive filters, each with separate boost and attenuation controls, just like the original. The HF section also includes a fully variable bandwidth control, also similarly to the Pultec.