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Microphone Month 3

Paragraphic Equalizer

Basically this is an EQ that combines the user interface of a graphic equalizer with the functionality of a parametric equalizer. The EQ adjustments are made with sliders (so you get a visual graphic representation of your settings), but each band has adjustable frequency and Q like a parametric. Plus there are often other attributes that can be set. Very few hardware based paragraphic EQ’s have been built over the years because they require a lot of components (thus are expensive) and space to lay them out in a usable fashion (especially if long throw faders are employed). However, in software based systems, the paragraphic EQ doesn’t need to cost much more than any other type and are more popular, though they still can take up a lot of space on screen.

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