Source Audio has launched the EQ2 Programmable EQ, a fully-featured equaliser pedal that expands on the capabilities of the original Programmable EQ (which has been spotted on the ‘boards of David Gilmour and John Mayer). This tone-sculpting machine brings along graphic and parametric equalisation talents, along with MIDI presets, stereo I/O and more.
The EQ2 boasts up to 18dB of boost/cut over 10 frequency bands – which can be widened for making broad adjustments, or narrowed for specific EQ fixes. These bands are spread out between 20 and 20,000Hz, covering the full audible range of human hearing.
Additionally, the EQ2 packs shelving and high-pass filter options in its EQ arsenal, lendin credibility to Source Audio’s claim that the device isn’t “just for guitar, but for any electrifiable instrument.”
Up to eight presets can be accessed via the EQ2 itself – with an additional 128 MIDI preset slots available when hooked up to an external MIDI controller.
Other features on the EQ2 include a noise gate, dynamic limiter, tuner and stereo signal routing options that include: mono to stereo, stereo to stereo; and the ability to split signals and run each one through its own EQ preset.
For tone-sculpting in further detail can be achieved through Source Audio’s companion software, Neuro Desktop Editor, which can save presets to the pedal via USB. Downloadable presets, contributed by members of Source Audio’s Neuro community, are also available. Take a look at Source Audio’s demo of the EQ2 below:
The EQ2 Programmable Equalizer lists for $269. Learn more at sourceaudio.net
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