It’s not a didactic section (when needed I’ll link related pages on manufacturer site) but so as to explain my approach to recording.
After my analog consolle D&R Dayner I want speak about a fine piece of gear, which you found a couple into my control room: D’Anca minipassive equalizer.
Michele D’Anca laboratory is in Milan and his products are handmade with great quality and attention.
Minipassive is a passive EQ like EQP-1 Pultec program equalizer with some added frequencies.
EQP-1 is originally made in 1951 by Ollie Summerland and Gene Shank (*) and it works with solid state electronics (EQ section) and three tubes (one to AC rectifier and two to amp section)(**).
The first time which I tried passive EQ it was the Waves PuigTec EQP-1A plug-in and I loved it because it adds a depth and tridimensional sound on my ITB mixes.
I like D’Anca minipassive much more than any similar plug-in because it adds more warmth and solid sound to instruments.
Generally I use it on drums stereo group to add a solid low frequency and a breezy high end and kick, snare and cymbals are grateful. Others tracks like bass, guitars and vocals have a good time with it.
I tested my D’Anca minipassive EQ with SpectraFoo Complete, to display how it operate.
Disclaimer: I tested this gear with care, nevertheless this test is inevitably affected by my opinion and possible analyzer gear and software imprecisions.
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