1. Introduction

This EQ is a simple, but powerful tool that comes from the channel strip of a world-renowned mixing console. Dating back from the ’70s, this EQ and the console it came from are still revered for their deep analog sound.
The VEQ-STU 089 is a Pultec-style semi-parametric EQ with 2 variable filters and a Presence knob with its own frequency dial. It offers quite a choice, no matter if you are going for frequency-specific equalizing or into broader tone shaping.

The VEQ-STU 089 and its minimalist, yet effective set of controls will give your sound a warm and authentic analog treatment. It is especially powerful when processing drum sounds — try it!

2. Features

  • Variable low- and high-pass filters.
  • Low- and high-frequency boost & cut sliders.
  • Presence dial with adjustable center frequency.

3. Layout

1. Power On/Off Switch

Turns the equalizer On or bypasses it. The LED above lights up in Red to indicate the equalizer works. The switch doubles as the BP button from the AFX Rack.

2. High-Pass Filter Slider

Selects the cutoff frequency for the high-pass filter. The following choices are available:

  • Bypass
  • 60Hz
  • 100Hz
  • 150Hz
  • 250Hz

3. Low-Pass Filter Slider

Selects the cutoff frequency for the low-pass filter. The following choices are available:

Bypass
3kHz
5kHz
8kHz
12kHz

4. Low Boost/Cut Slider

Boosts or cuts audio at 80Hz by up to +/- 8dB.

5. High Boost/Cut Slider

Boosts or cuts audio at 8kHz by up to +/- 8dB.

6. Presence Dial

Lets you add or take away up to +/- 9dB of Presence with the center frequency adjustable via the Presence Slider next to the dial.

7. Presence Slider

Lets you choose a center frequency for the Presence boost. The following choices are available:

  • Bypass
  • 0.4kHz (400Hz)
  • 0.7kHz (700Hz)
  • 1.2kHz
  • 2.2kHz
  • 3.9kHz
  • 6.8kHz

8. Gain Knob

Adds or takes away gain from the output signal. Useful for adding back lost gain or dialing back excess gain following equalization.

9. Output Level Meter

Visualizes output level.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the VEQ-STU 089 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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