Like most folks here I’m digging 550A-style (BT50, Iron Age V2) eq on guitars.
Most of the time I prefer parallel compression for guitars. I’ve got an Empress ECM-519 and Heritage Successor, both of which can blend in some thickness and/or hype without losing all the nuance of the playing. ITB Kush Novatron is my go-to for this.
Post by kristoferharris on Sept 25, 2022 19:54:43 GMT -6
I like the diode comps on guitars. For their energy and grit. 33609 fav, Zener is good too. I use to do the opto thing (Manley/Avalon) but then find I'd be turning to something more bitey and forward sounding in the mix. I bet the TG opto would be a cool choice. Anyone?
Love the old Focusrite 215/115 for guitar EQ. API is equally cool if you just want to make things pop and not have to think too much about it, or get fussy. I use a Curvebender in my mix setup and will sometimes print guitars through it, those mid bells (1.8, 2.6) are killer on meh guitars.