1. Introduction

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.

2. Features

  • Four frequency knobs and Gain knobs.
  • Precise, yet musical analog sound.
  • Switchable filter behavior.

3. Layout

1. High Band & Gain Knobs

A. The High Band knob lets you choose between the following center frequencies:

  • 5kHz
  • 5kHz
  • 7kHz
  • 10kHz
  • 12.5kHz
  • 15kHz
  • 20kHz

B. The Gain knob performs cuts or boosts at up to +/- 12dB

2. HF Shelving/Band Switch

Switches between shelving EQ and band-pass EQ modes for the High and High-Mid frequencies.

3. High-Mid Knob & Gain knob

A. The High-Mid Knob lets you choose among the following center frequencies:

  • 800Hz
  • 1.5kHz
  • 3kHz
  • 5kHz
  • 8kHz
  • 10kHz
  • 12.5kHz

B. The Gain knob performs cuts or boosts at up to +/- 12dB at the selected frequency

4. Low Mid & Gain Knobs

A. Low Mid Knob

The Low Mid Knob lets you choose among the following center frequencies:

  • 75Hz
  • 150Hz
  • 180Hz
  • 240Hz
  • 500Hz
  • 700Hz
  • 1kHz

B. The Gain knob performs cuts or boosts at up to +/- 12dB at the selected frequency

5. Low Frequency Shelving/Band-pass Switch

Switches between shelving EQ and band-pass EQ modes for the Low-Mid and Low frequencies.

6. Low & Gain Knobs

A. The Low Knob lets you choose among the following center frequencies:

  • 30Hz
  • 40Hz
  • 50Hz
  • 100Hz
  • 200Hz
  • 300Hz
  • 400Hz

B. The Gain knob performs cuts or boosts at up to +/- 12dB at the selected frequency

7. Input On/Off Button

Turns the EQ On or Off. When in the Off position, the EQ is bypassed. The button doubles as the BP button in the AFX Rack.

8. Output Gain Knob

Adjusts output gain from -48dB to +12dB. Used to add or omit gain following the equalization.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the VEQ-55b 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
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