In part 2 of this series by Nick Mitchell from KMR Audio looking at a selection of 500 Series modules all under £500 we looked at Compression 500 Series modules for the Tracking Engineer and in the 3rd part Nick is going to look at EQ modules for the Mix Engineer.
Nick is a fan of the Kush Electra and you can read his full review which covers everything it's capable of but in summary it is a great sounding EQ.
Technically not 'just' an EQ, but a very high quality filter module from API Audio, and any API module under £500 is always going to get interest! Based upon the filters from the 215 module and including the API 2520 and 2510 Op-Amps...what's not to like?
Nick's full review of the w2395c is here but since then Roger has brought to market the new w2395 EQ which will run alongside the 'C' model. With both units having more than a nod towards Seimens and Neumann mastering EQ's from yesteryear, these are unique character EQ's in the 500 format.
Who fancies a Pultec style EQ for under £300?..Well that's what Tobias Lindell came up with a couple of years ago, and after tweaking the design with various transformers now has a very cool sounding Pultec 'Type' EQ for the 500 series. Frequencies are slightly limited compared to a real Pultec due to the design constraints of the 500 series, but the Low End weight is there, and a pair can work wonders on various sources, not just the mix buss.
In the last part we are going to look at Creative and Corrective Tools that come as 500 Series modules.