1. Introduction

Ever felt like the BAE 1073 sounded ace but didn’t offer enough control? Well, BAE 1023 is here to save the day! It offers five more frequencies in the mids and four in the high range. This, however, isn’t the sole change here.

The EQ offers even more tone shaping options — for example, it lets you use the mid-bell curve directly against the low & high shelving EQs where they overlap. This results in a very organic analog sound. High frequencies can be boost or cut in shelving mode, and the mids are EQ’d in peaking mode.

Below’s a list with the expanded frequency controls of the 1023. The high pass filter works on 18dB per octave slope and is switchable between 45Hz, 70Hz, 160Hz and 360Hz.
Lows: +/-16dB at 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz.
Mids: +/-12dB or +/-18dB at 160Hz, 270Hz, 360Hz, 510Hz, 700Hz, 1.6k, 3.2k, 4.8k, 7.2k, 8.2k and 10kHz.
Highs: +/-16dB at 10kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz, 20kHz and 24kHz.

2. Features

  • Phase flip.
  • Low-cut filter.
  • Two shelving EQs (Low & High frequencies).
  • One peak EQ (Mid frequencies).

3. Layout

1. Phase Flip Button

Flips the phase 180 degrees

2. EQ On/Off Button

Turns the EQ On and Off. Doubles as the BP button in the AFX Rack.

3. Low-cut Filter Knob

Engages or bypasses the low-cut filter. The following fixed frequencies are available:

50Hz
80Hz
160Hz
300Hz

4. Low Shelving EQ Knobs

Use the smaller gray knob to dial in a boost (clockwise) or cut (counter-clockwise).

Use the circular knob around it to bypass the filter (in the Off position) or to select one of the following frequencies:

35Hz
60Hz
110Hz
220Hz

5. Mid Band EQ Knobs

Use the smaller gray knob to dial in a boost (clockwise) or cut (counter-clockwise).

Use the circular gray knob around it to bypass the filter (in the Off position) or to select one of the following frequencies:

160Hz
270Hz
360Hz
510Hz
700Hz
1.6kHz
3.2kHz
4.8kHz
7.2kHz
8.2kHz
10kHz

6. High Shelving EQ Knobs

Use the smaller gray knob to dial in a boost (clockwise) or cut (counter-clockwise).

Use the circular gray knob around it to bypass the filter (in the Off position) or to select one of the following frequencies:

10kHz
12kHz
16kHz
20kHz
24kHz

7. Gain Knob

Compensates for lost or excess gain as a result of equalization.

8. Output Level Meter

Visualizes output gain.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the BAE 1023 or anything else Antelope? Get in touch with us by the following means:

European Direct Support Line
+44 2039578550
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (EET), Monday – Friday
USA Direct Support Line
+1 734 418 8661
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday
Online (live chat and e-mail)
Antelope Audio Support Page

5. Glossary

5.1 Shelving EQ
A shelf type EQ is the boost or cut of all frequencies above or below the cutoff frequency. It is most commonly found on the top and bottom bands of a parametric EQ.

5.2 Bell Curve
All equalizers with peaking filters use a bell curve which makes the EQ smoothly process a range of frequencies. With the bell curve, the center frequency occurs at the top of the bell curve and is the one most affected by equalization.

5.3 Low-cut Filter
Also known as high-pass filter. There are two types of pass filters in equalization. A high-pass filter (HPF) attenuates content below a cutoff frequency, allowing higher frequencies to pass through the filter. Thus, it is commonly used for cutting low frequencies. A low-pass filter (LPF) works the opposite – it attenuates content above a cutoff frequency, letting lower frequencies pass through the filter.