URS M series MotorCity Equalizer
The URS M series MotorCity Equalizer
digitally recreates the legendary 7 band passive equalizers used exclusively
by Motown staff engineers during the Motown era. I heard it through
the grapevine that the sliders on the early units were unreliable. Motown's
cheif technical engineer Mike McLean built "Brick House" custom modified
clones using stepped rotary switches on each band for added reliability
and a variable gain booster amplifier for gain level matching. It has been
our Pride and Joy recreating this classic.
bands that defined an era of American Music!
We're not talking about the Supremes,
Jackson Five, Temptations, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles,
Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. We're talking about the seven bands of equalization
that were used to sculpt and define the sound of the Motown era. Don't
forget the Motor City!
Aint nothing like the real thing
baby! But finding one won't be easy as only 38 were known to be built.
In 1965 Motown was busy building their own custom eight track tape recorder
and first six Motown EQs. Motown artists were recording eight track years
before the Beatles and Beach Boys who were still using only four track.
In 1968 another 32 Motown EQs were built, 16 for each new 16 Track room.
In the early days of Motown the recording room was set up with all of the
instruments in their respective places. The same microphones, pre amps,
outboard EQ and the same musicians all contributed to the uniform sound.
Engineers realized that EQ was just as much a creative tool as a technical
one. Mercy, Mercy, Me!
How Sweet it is! The simple passive
equalizer design exudes elegance in its smooth response. The seven frequencies
encompass the entire spectrum of Higher Ground. No need for "Super
Freak" adjustable Q bandwidth. The original units were the first equalizers
to feature Proportional Q, a feature where small boost/cuts will have a
very broad Q and greater boost/cuts will have a narrower Q. The URS M series
MotorCity EQ will put you on Cloud Nine. It's as Easy as ABC 1•2•3!
M series Vintage Cinema Equalizer
The URS M series Vintage Cinema
Equalizer digitally recreates the even rarer 6 band passive equalizers
used for film and professional cinema. The original vintage hardware units
were considered to be of the first equalizers ever made with six bands
- 80hz, 200hz, 500hz, 1.25khz, 3.2khz and 8khz. We have added what we feel
is a necessary seventh band at 16khz. The URS Vintage Cinema EQ frequencies
overlap with the URS M series MotorCity EQ frequency centers and when both
plug-ins are used together they make a total of fourteen bands.
The URS M series EQ Bundle supports
TDM, RTAS, Audio Units and VST for both Mac OSX and WinXP. Keep on truckin!
An iLok is required - 10 day demo
available. Let's Get It On!
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