The NoiseAsh Rule Tec EQ1A is a plug-in recreation of the well-known Pultec EQP-1A passive equalizer, with a heritage dating back to the 1950s and, amazingly, still available now under the Pultec brand, and several other hardware recreations.
The EQP-1A is very different to modern equalizers, which is part of its charm. And where a modern 7-band equalizer with 30 controls or more might seem impossible to set correctly, the EQP-1A is direct and to-the-point and it is straightforward to find the sound that you like best for your project.
This video examines only the low-frequency band of the EQ1A with just three controls, plus in/out. And the sound source is just kick drum. This makes it possible to examine the abilities of the EQ1A in detail.
As well as demonstrating the effects of the frequency, boost and attenuation controls, the video ends with a very clear demonstration of what has become known as ‘the Pultec trick’ where boost and attenuation are used at the same time. It may sound crazy, but it really does work.
David Mellor, Course Director of Audio Masterclass, presents.
Browse Pultec recreations and plug-ins on Amazon:
The Audio Masterclass Music Production and Sound Engineering Course www.audiomasterclass.com/music-production-and-sound-engineering-course
The Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Equalization www.audiomasterclass.com/professional-course-in-equalization
The Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Compression www.audiomasterclass.com/professional-course-in-compression
The Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Reverb & Effects www.audiomasterclass.com/professional-course-in-reverb-and-effects
The Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Mixing www.audiomasterclass.com/professional-course-in-mixing
The Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Mastering www.audiomasterclass.com/professional-course-in-mastering