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graphic vs. parametric eq

Post by hollowidolrec » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:28 pm

for recording, does anyone use graphic eqs on mix bus instead of parametrics?

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Post by joninc » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:40 pm

i remember reading that daniel lanois was running his mixes from the album shine through a API 560 which is a graphic eq.

I am sure there are people who do but I don't think you'll find that it's as common as parametrics.
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Post by Jim Williams » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:39 am

I have several graphics, 15 and 31 band. They are older proportional Q gyrator designs that sound smooth on tracks. Newer graphics are mostly constant Q bandpass designs, those create niples on the band centers and are best used for cut only nulling of room nodes. I use them on tracks, I don't do global buss EQ nor buss compression here.

31 band graphics are powerful tools, not commonly seen nor used these days. Thom Sholtz used an Altec 31 band all over those old Boston records.
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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:34 am

I never use them on mixes but I have 2 Urei graphs that I use to eq reverb and chamber sends. They're worth it just for the high and low-pass filters.

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Post by snatchman » Fri May 01, 2015 12:51 pm

I like parametric for basically fixing stuff ( hums, noise, etc.)..Graphic gets used for tracking individual stuff...I leave the Master buss EQ'ing to the ME ( if necessary)..Usually he'll have more expensive,dedicated, higher quality EQ for the mix bus than I can afford..!.. :lol: ..I've found IME that I can usually get away with a "lesser" EQ, Compressor on solo instruments than grouped/more complex signals such as groups and mix bus..

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Post by Rob Coates » Wed May 06, 2015 7:40 pm

I use a Sound Shaper III, which is a paragraphic. Each band has a switch for three frequency choices.

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