1. Introduction

Having issues getting your bass guitar sound edgy enough? Need some meat in your drums or maybe some body in the guitars? Problem solved, VEQ-55A will emphasize all the tiny details your mix has been missing. All that, which has been causing troubles will be gently cut.

2. Features

  • High, mid, and low frequency bands
  • Switchable low/high-pass filter
  • Input On/Off switch

3. Layout

1. High Frequency Band

Use the purple knob to choose a target frequency. Use the gray knob to adjust gain.

The following frequencies are available:

5kHz
7kHz
10kHz
12.5kHz
15kHz

The gain knob ranges between -12dB to +12dB.

2. Mid Frequency Band

Use the purple knob to choose a target frequency. Use the gray knob to adjust gain.

The following frequencies are available:

400Hz
800Hz
1.5kHz
3kHz
5kHz

The gain knob ranges between -12dB to +12dB.

3. Low Frequency Band

Use the purple knob to choose a target frequency. Use the gray knob to adjust gain.

The following frequencies are available:

50Hz
100Hz
200Hz
300Hz
400Hz

The gain knob ranges between -12dB to +12dB.

4. Low Cut Filter Switch

Engages the low-cut filter.

5. Filter On/Off Switch

Turns the filter On or Off.

6. High Cut Filter Switch

Engages the high cut filter.

7. Input On/Off Switch

Turns input signal On or Off. Doubles as the BP button in the AFX rack.

8. Output Gain Knob

Adjusts output gain. Lets you make up for lost gain or dial out the excess occuring as the result of equalization.

9. Output Gain Meter

Visualizes output gain.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the VEQ-55A 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.