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{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" content="And here’s the mix running through the EQP-1A:"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}
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{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" content="Here’s the same kick drum running through the Pultec EQP-1A:"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}
{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" subheading="Dialing-in Distorted Guitar" content="Here is a setting that worked well on the electric guitar. Again, I’m really able to shape the low-end by combining the Boost and Attenuate controls."}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="medium"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextCentered" fineprint="These settings worked great for a distorted guitar track"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="medium"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" content="Here’s the guitar without the Pultec:"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}
{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" content="And here it is with the Pultec:"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}
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{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" content="And here is the bass after running it through the Pultec MEQ-5:"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}
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{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" subheading="Pultec HLF-3C" content="The final model of the Pultec Passive EQ Collection is the HLF-3C, which provides 12 dB per octave low and high cut filters. Not only is the HLF-3C helpful for tweaking instruments, this powerful steep-sloped filter can also remove unwanted hiss and rumble from your tracks."}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="medium"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextCentered" fineprint="The classic Pultec HLF-3C"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="medium"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" subheading="Get Skinny!" content="Here’s a filtering effect on a DI guitar."}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="medium"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextCentered" fineprint="This setting produces a funky, almost lo-fi effect"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="medium"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" content="Here’s the guitar without the HLF-3C — it sounds good but it’s larger than it needs to be:"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}
{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" content="And here’s the same guitar part using the HLF-3C. I’ve basically made it smaller and much easier to place in the mix:"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}
{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_Spacer" height="small"}}{{widget type="uaudio_theme/Widget_TextLeft" content="Hopefully these examples illustrate how the Pultec Passive EQ Collection can liven up and shape your tracks. These classic EQs are easy to use and their musicality is apparent as soon as you insert one on a track. Best of luck and have fun! "}}