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Better Buzz
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 07:00

Buzz Audio REQ-2.2The Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 is a parametric equalizer that has been in our mastering chain since 2009; we were one of the first in Australia to order a unit. Over the ensuing 5 years we have worked with Buzz Audio to improve the REQ-2.2 to the point where we are using it on just about every project.

Off the shelf, the Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 excels due to its ample shelving frequencies with adjustable slopes, Low Frequency Saturation feature and ±0.5dB steps. (You can read more about Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 in our previous blog post.)

Our unit has undergone several upgrades and improvements (mods). One of these mods is special to us: after talking with Tim Farrant (owner/designer, Buzz Audio), and thanks to his ongoing pursuit of excellence, Tim agreed to make a modification for us to improve the Low Frequency bands by changing the design from using real chokes to an electronic T-filter design. When we installed the new cards we found the sound tighter and more focused compared to the previous cards, and that makes this EQ pretty much perfect for everything now.

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This mastering grade analog equalizer is unique and amongst the very best in the world in terms of sonics, build quality and transparency. You can hear it in action only at Matthew Gray Mastering.