About equalizers

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Member Since: Nov 28, 2004

I'm thinking about getting an equalizer to use with my Boss BR-1600CD hard disk recorder in the mixing process, as it only has a 3-band EQ. I've looked at the Alesis DEQ 230 D. Could it be a solution? Or can someone recommend a good EQ? I intend to have the signal go via the digital in/out (coaxial) an then back into the recorder, if it's possible. I don't know much about the details of the connections.

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Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Apr 27, 2005 11:33 am

get a parametric eq (not graphic) i searched a bit and couldn't find an "affordable" one with digital I/O...but i'm sure there's one out there...honestly, i'm pretty sure yours is parametric (not sure on how fully parametric it is) but if you can adjust the frequency and "Q" for each of the three bands, you don't need an outboard.



Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Apr 27, 2005 11:53 pm

Gotta agree whole heartedly with WYD; For mixing the adjustable 'Q' rather than a fixed band of eq is much preferable.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 29, 2005 07:06 pm

I'll just add a bit here about the parametric on your BR-1600. I would suggest before investing in an outboard EQ as the others have stated. You do some experimenting with the parametric in the BR. You would be suprised how much you can actually do with it once you start tweaking about with it.

Any EQing you might want to do would definately not require a multiband graphic. For working on the tracks you really should only need a limited amount of EQ, this includes as Walt stated finding the specific band that is offending and needs work. Then adjusting it accordingly up or down.

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