Slate Digital FG-A Vintage American Equalizer
Want to get “the exact tone” of the famously muscular API 550A hardware EQ into your software-based productions? Lend an ear to Slate’s new FG-A Vintage American Equalizer, then. It features four bands of proportional-Q equalisation, with the high and low bands switchable into shelving mode. The EQ knobs are authentically stepped – until you hold Cmd/Ctrl, whereupon the kind of smooth, continuous adjustment not possible on the real gear but very much standard in modern EQs is enabled. Flip the Filter button to focus the sound with a 50Hz-15kHz band-pass, and toggle the modelled saturation (which can be positioned pre, post, or even in between adjacent bands) with the Opamp button.
Vintage American Equalizer is priced $149, or included in Slate’s $14.99/month Everything Bundle.
Gear nerds, take note: FG-A doubles up on the 550A’s single midrange band for greater flexibility