When you're engineering sound in a live setting, the variety of tools you have at your disposal dictates how well you’re able to deal with and enhance the sonic landscape. Every night is a new scenario with differing sonic aspects for you to sculpt into a well-balanced, pleasing form. As you build your room mix, you will naturally reach for the right tone-shaping tools. Sometimes you need the blunt force of a sledge hammer and sometimes you require the precision of a razor-sharp scalpel. A high-quality parametric equalizer implements both of these and more.
We are proud to have collected an incredible spectrum of parametric EQs for your consideration. On one side we offer re-creations of classic legendary units from the golden age of analog signal processing that not only sculpt your sound, but give it a warm sound, gluing your mix together. On the other end, we carry modern tone-shaping models sporting a host of features and controls. Of course, we have models in between these extremes as well.
At their most basic, we carry parametric EQ models that are simple to use, with just a few bands to work with such as well-placed frequency steps and a wide cut/boost range. From there you can step up to more valuable features such as highpass and lowpass shelving or bell-curve filters, sweepable Q control, additional bands, and multiple channels. Whether you need to gently squeeze the low end a bit, or zero in on a problem frequency with surgical precision, these units give you incredible control over your mix.
For those of you who want all the features right at your fingertips, check out our more complex parametric EQ units. These give you incredibly detailed control with options like selectable shelf or bell shape on every band, tubes and gain for adding a bit of harmonic distortion color, fully sweepable bandwidth and frequency controls, frequency multiplication, and up to 6 bands. Whatever your tone shaping needs, parametric EQs are the tools of the trade.
We offer a ton of excellent choices in a 1 or 2 channel parametric EQ for every budget. Adding one (or four) of these to your rig is one of the best investments you can make in the quality of your room sound. Whether you favor tube, solid-state, hybrid, simple shape control, or a massive sculpting toolbox, you'll find just what you need.
Not sure which one is right for your live sound application? That's where we can help. Give us a call and tell us about your live sound setup. Fill us in on any problems you find yourself running into regularly, or just how you would like to improve your overall mix. Our Sales Engineers have hands-on experience with all our gear, and know the specs inside and out. We will happily go through your options with you and help you find a parametric equalizer that's perfect for your system. Learn More
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.