1. Introduction

Pultec’s simple and effective filter features two knobs: one each for passive low-cut and high-cut filters at carefully selected frequency intervals. With 10 frequency selections available per band, it is the perfect tool for creating space in your mix by eliminating unneeded frequencies at the extremes of the audio spectrum — while ensuring a musical analog tone.
Even if you don’t intend to use the cutoff filters, try inserting the VEQ-HLF in your processing chain to obtain its peculiar and highly sought-after sound coloration.

2. Features

  • Low and high cut-off filters
  • Simple and intuitive use
  • Musical analog tone

3. Layout

1 Power On/Off Switch

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

2 Low Cut-Off Filter Knob

Adjusts the low cut-off filter frequency. The following choices are available:

Off (bypass)
50Hz
80Hz
100Hz
150Hz
250Hz
500Hz
750Hz
1000Hz
1500Hz
2000Hz

3 High Cut-Off Filter Knob

Adjusts the high cut-off filter frequency. The following choices are available:

1.5kHz
2kHz
3kHz
4kHz
5kHz
6kHz
8kHz
10kHz
12kHz
15kHz
Off (bypass)

4 Power On/Off Light

Lights up when the filter is On.

5 Output Gain Meter

Visualizes output gain.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the VEQ-HLF 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.