|Product||Helios Type 69 EQ|
|Type / Tags||EQ|
|Copy Protection||UAD Hardware Specific|
Helios consoles were used to record and mix some of the finest rock, pop and reggae classics ever produced. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roxy Music, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley just to name a few.
Of all the Helios consoles produced between 1969 and 1979, the original "Type 69" is considered the most musical. Universal Audio modeled the EQ section of the very first Type 69. This console was originally found at Island's Basing Street Studio in London; it now resides with Jason Carmer in Berkeley, California, where it continues to record multi-platinum albums.
The Helios Type 69 Passive EQ can be pushed to its most extreme boost settings while retaining openness and clarity. The Helios Type 69 Passive EQ replicates all the controls of the original hardware. The Treble band is a fixed 10 kHz shelf EQ, while the Bass band functions as a stepped 50 Hz shelf filter (-3,-6,-9,-12,-15 dB) or frequency selectable Peak EQ (60, 100, 200, 300 Hz). The Mid band operates as a frequency selectable Peak or Trough (Notch) EQ with eight frequencies (.7, 1, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 3.5, 4.5, 6 kHz). Other features include Level adjust, EQ Cut (bypassing the EQ circuit while retaining the native sound of the unit), and Phase Reverse.
- Classic "Helios Type 69" console EQ modeled from original Basing Street desk.
- Distinct and colorful three band EQ with phase reverse and level adjust.
- High Shelf, Parametric Mid and Bass Peak/Shelf EQ.
- Plug-in can be pushed to extreme settings while remaining open and musical.
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