BetterMaker Mastering Equalizer

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Product Code: 1213
$3,474.00
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The BetterMaker Mastering Equalizer Equalizer is a mastering grade EQ for recording, mixing, mastering, and an expansion on their popular EQ232P MkII. Like all Bettermaker products, the Mastering EQ features a 100% analog signal path with comprehensive digital control, recall, and automation.

All parameters of the BetterMaker Mastering Equalizer can be controlled via the onboard 5” touch screen/encoders or via DAW with a dedicated plugin. The USB connectivity is MAC/PC compatible and the custom USB protocol is used exclusively for control which does not pass audio. Up to 399 presets are recall-able via internal memory or plugin.

The BetterMaker Mastering Equalizer features 4 parametric EQ bands as well as high and low pass filter sections. The outer boundary parametric bands may also be changed from a bell curve to a shelf. A passive Pultec style section and “air bands” at 23 and 28 kHz have also been included. The display features a live representation of the EQ curve with a RTA (Real Time Analyzer) for input/output signal built-in to the unit. 100% true analog bypass can be engaged via a front panel switch and each EQ section can be individually enabled/disabled. EQ bands can be interlocked to adjust a combination of bands in sync, for example quickly to make a wider EQ range darker/brighter. The BetterMaker Mastering Equalizer can operate in stereo, dual mono, and M/S modes for a wide array of applications.

BetterMaker Mastering Equalizer Features

  • 100% analog audio signal path
  • USB connectivity with MAC/PC
  • All parameters are digitally controlled via touchscreen and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
  • 399 presets, total recall, A/B comparison
  • 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with back-light and multi-touch functionality, four encoders with Push-button action for ease of control
  • Stereo, dual-mono and mid/side operation modes with solo function
  • Stereo 12 or 24dB/oct high-pass filter with adjustable cutoff frequency (15Hz – 150 hz) and resonance
  • Four stereo parametric filters with 15dB boost/cut range, variable Q (0.2 – 3):
    • EQ1: 23Hz – 400Hz (bell/shelf)
    • EQ2: 80Hz – 2kHz (bell)
    • EQ3: 400Hz – 10kHz (bell)
    • EQ4: 1kHz – 23kHz (bell/shelf)
  • Stereo passive equalizer with extended hi-boost section (23 and 28 kHz) and separate frequencies for low-boost and low-cut sections
  • Stereo 12dB/oct low-pass filter with adjustable cutoff frequency
  • Adjustable output level (+/- 12dB)
  • Gain Lock and Auto-Q functions
  • On-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels and RTA analyzer
  • On-screen live representation of the EQ curve

BetterMaker Mastering Equalizer Specifications

  • Balanced stereo input (XLR), 23dBu max input level (THD < 0.1%)
  • Balanced stereo output (XLR), 23dBu max output level (THD < 0.1%)
  • Operating Level: +4dBu
  • Input impedance (differential): 48kΩ (for balanced signal)
  • Output Impedance: 50Ω + 50Ω (electronically balanced)
  • Frequency response 5Hz to 30kHz; +/- 0.1dB
  • Dynamic range: 115 dB @ +18 dBu, 20 kHz BW
  • THD+N: CMRR: max 80 dB @ 3 kHz, min 55 dB @ 50Hz, 20 kHz BW
  • Crosstalk: min -90 dB @ 1KHz, max -55 dB @ 30Hz, +18 dBu, 20 kHz BW
  • 2U enclosure, 230mm deep
  • 115/230V switch
  • Advanced linear power supply with toroidal AC mains transformer
  • Maximum power consumption: 30W
  • Shipping weight: 5.5 kg

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