Purple Audio Odd

500 Series Inductor EQ with Four Bands of 12dB Boost/Cut and Switchable Hi and Low Cut Filters
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Classic Console-style EQ

The swinging input console equalizers of yesteryear tended to sound sweet and musical. This is what Purple Audio is going after with their Odd 500 Series inductor EQ, and in Sweetwater's opinion, they've succeeded handily. The Odd gives you impressive flexibility - four bands, each offering 12dB of boost/cut, and with your choice of two center frequencies. The low and high bands are switchable between bell curve and shelving. Lastly, there are both low and high cut filters at 60Hz and 12kHz, respectively. With its discrete signal path and transformer-balanced I/O, the Purple Audio Odd is quiet; with impactful lows, clear mids, and sweet highs. We know you'll want one.

Purple Audio Odd 500 Series Inductor EQ Features at a Glance:
  • High frequency 12kHz/8kHz (switchable from bell to shelf)
  • High-mid frequency 4kHz/1.8kHz
  • Low-mid frequency 650Hz/300Hz
  • Low frequency 150Hz/75Hz (switchable from bell to shelf)
  • Each band offers 12dB of boost or cut
  • Switchable High cut at 12kHz, switchable Low cut 60Hz
  • Relay True Bypass, tri-color LED level meter,
  • Discrete signal path; transformer-balanced in and out
Put a classic console-style EQ in your 500 Series rack: the Purple Audio Odd!

Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Number of Channels 1
Number of Bands 4-band
High Pass Filter Yes
Low Pass Filter Yes
Bypass Yes
Q Type Fixed
Boost/Cut Range ±12
Freq Range High 8kHz, 12kHz
Freq Range Hi-Mid 1.8kHz, 4kHz
Freq Range Lo-Mid 300Hz, 650Hz
Freq Range Low 75Hz, 150Hz (Low Cut at 60Hz)
Manufacturer Part Number Odd

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Nathan Wall

Purple's Odd is a very musical EQ. It's super smooth and maintains the integrity of my mix no matter what source I put it on. I typically use it as part of my 500 series channel strip for vocals. It does a great job for both male and female vocals, but I've also used it for bass, kick and snare, and acoustic guitar. It has enough options to work well on any source.
See also: Purple Audio, Purple Audio 500 Series EQ