Bettermaker EQ 542

500 Series Stereo Parametric Equalizer with Stereo Parametric Section, High- and Lowpass Filters, Full Digital Recall, and USB
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$1,495.00
Sweetwater Savings: $155.00 MSRP: $1,650.00
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Bettermaker EQ 542
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Pure Analog EQ, Full Digital Recall

Bettermaker specializes in 100% handmade products that combine the advantages of the digital and analog worlds without compromise. Based on classic EQ designs modified for modern practicality, the company's EQ 542 500 Series Equalizer gives you a broad range of usage and characterful, yet clean sonics with a stereo parametric section, plus high- and lowpass filters. You get full digital recall with 399 cells for your own presets, which you can recall instantly with one touch. You can save your settings to the internal memory, and (here's where the EQ 542 really breaks away from the pack) in your DAW project - complete with automation. That's right; the EQ 542's USB link lets you use the EQs just as you would use a plug-in! Sweetwater engineers dig the Bettermaker EQ 542; we think you will, too.

Bettermaker EQ 542 500 Series Stereo Parametric Equalizer Features at a Glance:
  • Pure analog signal path; full digital recall with 399 cells for your own presets
  • Stereo parametric section, two parametric filters offered in combined, matched stereo pair
  • Highpass section, 24dB/oct filter with selectable frequency
  • Lowpass section, 12dB/oct filter with selectable frequency
  • USB link lets you use the EQs just as you would use a plug-in, including automation
  • Free AU, VST, RTAS, 32- and 64-bit plug-in controller
  • Steel screen isolators for maximum separation of digital and analog sections
  • You can connect up to 99 EQ 542s to one D.A.W. and control them with dedicated plugins
  • Up to two Bettermaker EQ500 series products can be connected to one USB port
  • Requires compatible 500 Series chassis
Get Pure Analog EQ and Full Digital Recall with the Bettermaker EQ 542!

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Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Number of Channels 2 (stereo, dual mono)
Number of Bands 2
High Pass Filter Yes
Low Pass Filter Yes
Bypass Yes
USB 1 x Type B
Q Type Variable
Boost/Cut Range ±15dB
Frequency Response 10Hz-100kHz
Freq Range High 650Hz-15kHz
Freq Range Low 45Hz-1kHz
Power Usage +16V 200mA, -16V 50mA
Width 2 x 500 series slots
Manufacturer Part Number EQ 542

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See also: Bettermaker, Bettermaker 500 Series EQ