Artec Parametric EQ

Professional Parametric EqualiserArtec is THE Korean pickup specialist for acoustic guitars and solid bodies The team around mastermind Byoung-Yul Lim has been in the last two years very busy developing an independent range of analogue pedals and combo amplifiers. The result is excellent and it does not need to shy away from international comparison. Published test reports in professional journals make a clear statement on the quality.

Again and again, effects makers are trying a Parametric EQ, but somehow guitarists (...are we too stupid?) can't seem to get their heads around the devices. There is no more effective sound processing if you really want to change your sound specifically. It's not that hard. Raise the frequency with the gain control and turn the freq knob until you find what's annoying you. Now lower this frequency until it does not annoy anymore and use the width control to tailor how wide the cut should be. This can be simply decided by ear. It is even easier if you want to boost something; e.g. nice mids for the lead sound. Also here: raise, pick out frequency and determine width. And use the level control so that the EQ sound is about the same volume as the unprocessed one. Or turn up the level and heat up the amp when wanting to conjure a lead sound from a single channel amp.

The Artec Parametric EQ can do it all for very little money.

  • Controls: FREQ / WIDTH / GAIN / LEVEL
  • True Bypass
  • Power supply: 9-volt battery or power supply (both optionally available)
  • Heavy zinc die-cast housing
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 75.5 x 116 x 49 mm
  • Weight: 340 grams
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Excellent little tool

TonyOsax, 19.05.2017
I have been trying to set up my looper to play backing tracks through a Mackie SRM 350 pa speaker to get enough volume to practice my sax. The volume is fine but the speaker is ridiculously bass heavy and unusable at home.

I have tried taming the bass with a small Behringer mixer which helps a bit, but it's not hitting the right frequencies and it's a cumbersome solution. I had thought about a graphic eq pedal but had doubts that it would be effective because of my experiences with the Behringer. Then I discovered the Artec Parametric EQ and decided to take a risk with it because of its potential ability to target the frequencies I want to control.

It works! It does exactly what I need and is very effective. It's very simple to operate - you can set a boost or cut and then turn the frequency knob until you hit the offending frequency. Then you can alter the Q setting to adjust the range of frequencies you want to modify.

The build quality is good, at least for what I need. I do agree with other reviewers that having tiny frequency and q control knobs with an even tinier black on black centre point marker is a very poor design. It was ok at home where I could hold it up to a bright light to see, but using it live to adjust the tone would be a challenge to say the least.

The sound quality is good and I didn't detect any noise or impairment of the signal going to the speaker. It works well with the supplied battery it is a much tidier solution than a mixer with an external power supply. I don't know what the battery life is yet.

So, in summary, for my very specific requirement it is an excellent solution and the Artec is a fraction of the price of other parametric eq pedals.
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Some issues but still great value.

Edoyle, 16.07.2018
This is a single band parametric EQ that works reasonably well. It is quite sturdy in a metal housing with plastic knobs, two of which are quite small as has already been said. There is a quick release battery compartment which is welcome and the DC jack is at the input side but it is recessed through a hole in the case so one of my power supply leads would not fit through - but it's a small problem.

My main gripe with this unit is that the "cut" is not nearly as extensive as the "boost" for any frequency. The pedal comes with no documentation at all but the website mentions +/- 12bB of gain, so that should be an equal swing both ways.

The frequency range and width are OK for bass, I did not test it on a guitar. True bypass seems to be correct.
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