Pultec EQP-1A Tube Program Equalizer
The Legendary EQ is Back!
Walk into any world-class control room and you’ll see one or more classic tube Pultecs – it’s as true now as it was in 1978! The Pultec EQP-1A two-band equalizer, the modern-day re-creation of the legendary tube EQ, can give your tracks the massive bass, silky air, and addictive warmth that made the original a studio standard. Pulse Techniques is back, hand-crafting their classic EQs without compromise or “enhancement” to the original designs. New Pultecs like the EQP-1A contain only original-spec components and are dead ringers for their vintage ancestors. It may sound like magic, but it’s time-tested and proven – the Pultec EQP-1A equalizer can make any track sound better.
Pultec EQP-1A Two-band Equalizer at a Glance:
- Boost, cut, or both – it all sounds great
- Imbue your tracks with the stuff of legend
- Thank Pultec for decades of amazing recordings
Boost, cut, or both – it all sounds great
Take a look at the Pultec EQP-1A and you’ll see it’s not designed like your typical equalizer. The two-band design basically gives you flexible low shelving, along with broad-bandwidth midrange peak control. Because the boost and attenuate controls work independently you can use an old trick to add weight to the bass region while also notching a bit above the cutoff point, by boosting and attenuating at the same time (try it on kick drum and you’ll never look back). On the high-frequency side, you can set separate ranges for the boost and attenuation. Said another way, you can boost at 12kHz and cut at 5k, adding “air” to a track without increasing presence.
Fortify your rack with “True Blue”
You’ve heard them on countless hits. The 3-rackspace blue Pultec EQP-1A was originally made from 1961 until 1971, when it was replaced by the 2U silver-faced EQP-1A3. While the EQP-1A3 was functionally identical to the EQP-1A, many engineers and studio owners swear by the original 3U “true-blue” unit. This inspired design places a tube-driven, push-pull gain-makeup stage after the EQ section to eliminate the gain insertion losses typical of passive filters. Intended for broad program EQ, the EQP-1A gives you four low boost/cut frequencies, three high-cut frequencies, and your choice of seven HF boost points, along with a bandwidth control for shaping high-boost Q.
Juice your tracks with the stuff of legend
The name Pultec commands reverence. Magical tools revered for their ability to improve the sound of audio simply by passing signal through them, Pultec equalizers like the EQP-1A are the stuff of legend. They’re all over many of your favorite records. Rare vintage units cost a pretty penny – if you can find one in good working order. So naturally, there have been many hardware and software “re-creations” over the years. Well, now you can grace your recordings with the sweet sound of the EQP-1A: a genuine Pultec EQ.
Pultec EQP-1A Two-band Equalizer Features:
- Single-channel, two-band equalizer built exactly like the original, legendary Pultec units
- Combines the vintage character of original Pultecs with the reliability of modern design
- Incredibly low noise floor for a pure sound
- Bandwidth control lets you decide how wide a range you’re sculpting
- Separate boost and cut controls provide additional creative potential
Pultec is back and better than ever with the EQP-1A!