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Sound and Recording, 5th Edition by Tim Mccormick, Francis Rumsey

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Chapter 13

Outboard equipment

Outboard equipment includes such things as parametric equalisers, graphic equalisers, delay lines, echo devices, dynamics units, multi-effects processors, gates, and room simulators. They provide extra facilities which will not normally be present in the mixing console itself, although several consoles incorporate such things as parametric equalisation and dynamics control.

The graphic equaliser

The graphic equaliser, pictured in Figure 13.1, consists of a row of faders (or sometimes rotary controls), each of which can cut and boost a relatively narrow band of frequencies. Simple four- or five-band devices exist which are aimed at the electronic music market, these being multiband tone controls. They perform the ...

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