Slick EQ - Mimic a Pultec

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mkruse
KVRist
55 posts since 6 Nov, 2017

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:33 pm

Any tips for setting the low shelf and mid band frequency to mimic the Pultec boost and attenuate trick? I'm thinking that British mode is the best due to it's ability to mid scoop.

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cturner
KVRian
549 posts since 7 Dec, 2009 from GWB

Re: Slick EQ - Mimic a Pultec

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:56 am

Interesting thought experiment. I don't have Pultec hardware, but matched Black Rooster's VEQ-1P to Slick in Plugin Doctor. Pultec set at 60cps, +6dB boost and -6dB cut. Seemed like the "American" setting of Slick's had a bit broader character than "British". With deeper cuts though, it may be that the Proportional Q of the American style gets more narrow than you'd want. Slick settings: LS 267Hz at +4.9dB, Mid 627Hz at -5.3dB. 'Course your ears will always be the better judge of what you want.

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mkruse
KVRist
55 posts since 6 Nov, 2017

Re: Slick EQ - Mimic a Pultec

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:15 pm

cturner wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:56 am
Interesting thought experiment. I don't have Pultec hardware, but matched Black Rooster's VEQ-1P to Slick in Plugin Doctor. Pultec set at 60cps, +6dB boost and -6dB cut. Seemed like the "American" setting of Slick's had a bit broader character than "British". With deeper cuts though, it may be that the Proportional Q of the American style gets more narrow than you'd want. Slick settings: LS 267Hz at +4.9dB, Mid 627Hz at -5.3dB. 'Course your ears will always be the better judge of what you want.


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Thank you! This is more than I expected.
One question, is 60cps on the Pultec not equal to 60 hz? Slick is set much higher at 267 hz.

sleepcircle
KVRian
624 posts since 28 Nov, 2016

Re: Slick EQ - Mimic a Pultec

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:02 pm

oh, no, cps definitely is equal to hz, it's just the way the attenuate and boost shelves of the eqp-1a interact with each other. the result of their intersection—that weird cancellation node where the signal dips—travels a good distance up the frequency spectrum

GusGranite
KVRist
34 posts since 18 Feb, 2019

Re: Slick EQ - Mimic a Pultec

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:20 pm

I found this Boz Digital Labs video on Pultec EQ very informative https://youtu.be/eJq9y0ClwRg

imrae
KVRian
716 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Re: Slick EQ - Mimic a Pultec

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:32 pm

Very interesting! If the Pultec trick is a parallel combination of shelves, this suggests that Nova will be a more appropriate tool for reproducing the shapes.

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