Based on beloved hardware from the ’60s and ’70s, the VEQ-55b features four separate bands with up to 12 dB of boost or cut. The high and low bands offer the option of switching between a bell curve or shelving behavior. The unit’s musicality owes in part to the proportional Q behavior of each band — ranging between a gently sloping Q at more subtle levels of boosting or cutting, and a more aggressive slope at higher levels. Additionally, the adjacent EQ bands offer some overlapping frequency selections for creating complex curves and dialing in the perfect sound. As with all Antelope Audio FPGA models, the tonal characteristics of the vintage circuitry are carefully modeled to impint its rich analog character on your audio.