1. Introduction

An authentic FPGA model of a vintage console channel strip EQ, the BAE 1084 is one of the most precise and versatile EQs you can ever get your hands onto. The EQ is a synonym for fat large sound with massive lows and a smooth high end. Its original analog design, which we’ve recreated, offers extended control over the sound spectre.

Tone shaping is brought to a whole new level and what you’ve so far considered tiny tweaks now result in unprecedented all-analog sonic detail. Try boosting at 220Hz – it won’t result in any mud in your sound! The BAE 1084 also offers a Hi-Q button for a narrowing of the mid-band.

The EQ features a four-frequency high pass filter – 45Hz, 70Hz, 160Hz, 360Hz and a five frequencies low-pass filter – 6kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 14kHz and 18kHz. The mid band features six frequencies – 350Hz, 700Hz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz and 7.2kHz. The high band works in shelving mode and has three frequencies — 10kHz, 12kHz and 16kHz.

2. Features

  • Signal phase flip.
  • Combined low and high-pass filter with adjustable frequencies.
  • Low shelving EQ.
  • Mid band EQ with optional High Q mode.
  • High shelving EQ.
  • Adjustable gain.

3. Layout

1. Phase Flip Button

Flips the signal phase 180 degrees.

2. EQ On/Off Button

Turns the EQ on or bypasses it. Doubles as the BP button in the AFX Rack.

3. Combined Low- and High-pass Filter

Use the circular knob to choose a frequency for the high-pass filter.
Use the smaller knob to choose a frequency for the low-pass filter.

4. Low Shelving EQ

Use the circular knob to choose a frequency for the low shelving EQ.
Use the smaller knob to perform a boost or cut at the selected frequency.

5. Mid Band EQ

Use the circular knob to choose a frequency for the mid band EQ.
Use the smaller knob to perform a boost or cut at the selected frequency.

6. HIQ Button

Activates or disables the high Q mode for the mid band knob.

7. High Shelving EQ

Use the circular knob to choose a frequency for the high shelving EQ.
Use the smaller knob to perform a boost or cut at the selected frequency.

8. Gain Knob

Add lost gain back or reduce excess occuring as the result of equalization.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the BAE 1084 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.