The Orban 672A is a parametric EQ in the form of a piece of outboard gear that is not rackable in your traditional sense. They will fit within the API lunch box but aren't the standard rack size. The 954 is an all analog piece of gear and it is unique because it has the capabilities to be automated, although I've never ventured into this portion of the unit.
The configuration is very easy to understand and figure out as it is your basic EQ, with three bands in total - high, middle, and low. You can set your frequency for each with the bottom knob, and set the gain or cut with the top. I don't have a manual for the API Audio 954, but if you have any experience with EQs at all you shouldn't need it as the unit is easy enough to figure out how to use without it.
The sound quality of the Orban 672A is extremely crisp and clear, and won't color your sound beyond what you set it to do. It is suitable for all types of instruments, and I typically use it for electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, keyboards of all kinds, and both lead and back up vocals. However, it is rare that I will track with this, as I like to go back and add EQ later during the mixing stage. The Orban 672A does its job effectively and does it with a top notch sound quality.
I've been using the Orban 672A for about three or four years and it has become one of my favorite pieces of outboard gear in terms of equalization. It has both the ease of use and top notch sound quality that you have come to expect from API gear. These are very rare and will cost a decent amount of money if you can find one, but if you have access to them at a studio, they are absolutely worth using. This being said, I wouldn't suggest picking these up if you are a home studio owner looking for a single EQ to track or mix with, as it is just too expensive. All in all, another stellar piece of gear from Orban.
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grochat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
EQ (full parametric) Mono Active
1 cup high-frequency slip
1 cup low-frequency sliding
1 input gain
Using ultra simple and instinctive.
the screen is clear and precise.
The use of faders to cut / boost is a bit confusing at first
(Uncommon on a parametric eq)
but you get done more quickly and that you find yourself trying things that one would not necessarily have been otherwise.
It is a very versatile Eq.
With all these beaches EQ, you can fix your signal as you see fit.
Equalizations to remove a very thin resonant snare, or simply blow up a sound; need to even distort the sound and give a radically different color of the original.
Filters are super effective.
20 to 200Hz for the LF and HF for two to 20KHz.
With the switch x1 => x10, you multiply the selected frequency by 10.
If you selected 80 Hz, the filter cut off at 800Hz and so on.
Same for the HF.
Eq This works great on everything but it all depends on what you want to do.
Guitar, Voice, Bass, Snare, if you find a second, you can even put them on the master.
I use a lot of votes to be taken.
I use this EQ for 7 years.
"A master piece in my studio"
Very handy when you need to look for unwanted frequencies so ultra precise without affecting the rest of the spectrum.
Effective colorations more comprehensive.
One does not exclude the other, which is great when you work on a fundamental instrument in the mix.
By consulting Audiofanzine out of curiosity, I expected to find an argus above.
If you see a used one, do not hesitate too long.
This kind of creature is never very long shot Audiofanzine, eBay, etc ...
Only negative: the 3U.
It's a lot of space in a rack.
But as soon as we set off, default is quickly forgotten.