1. Introduction

You’re surely into studio legends if you’re reading this, so let’s take you back 60 years ago when a tube legend was born to become a part of every pro studio in the world. VEQ – 1A is not only breathing a new life into a classic, but sounds as thick as the real piece and it does hide quite a few tricks. For example simultaneous cut and boost of the same frequency, which gives the sound a unique quality you can’t really get with another EQ. Massive bass, gentle highs and richness – these knobs surely do some analog magic!

2. Features

  • Simultaneous boost & cut of selected frequencies
  • Attenuation selector
  • Bandwidth (Q) adjustment knob

3. Layout

1. Power On/Off Switch

Turns the VEQ-1A On or Off. Doubles as the BP button in the AFX rack.

2. Low Band Boost Knob

Boosts the low band at the selected target frequency.

3. Low Band Frequency Select Knob

Chooses the target frequency for the low band. The following options are available:

20Hz
30Hz
60Hz
100Hz

4. Low Band Attenuate Knob

Attenuates the low band at the selected target frequency.

5. Bandwidth Knob

Adjusts the band width for both filters without altering any of the other parameters.

6. High Band Boost Knob

Attenuates the low band at the selected target frequency.

7. High Band Frequency Select Knob

Chooses the target frequency for the high band. The following options are available:

3kHz
4kHz
5kHz
8kHz
10kHz
12kHz
16kHz

8. High Band Attenuate Knob

Attenuates the high band at the chosen target frequency.

9. Attenuation Selector

Chooses the attenuation amount — 5dB, 10dB, or 20dB.

10. Power On/Off Light

Lights up when the EQ is active.

11. Output Gain Knob

Visualizes output gain.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the VEQ-1A 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.