EQ & Filters

The EQ controls are shown opposite. Avid has a well-earned reputation for the highest quality EQ algorithms with an uncompromised approach to design. System 5’s equalizer is much more than just a simple EQ. The four bands are each fully parametric, with additionally switchable peak/shelf selection on two of the bands. Frequencies are not limited to fixed ranges; each band covers the entire 20Hz - 20kHz spectrum, with a gain +/- 24dB and local variable Q control.

The Page key at the bottom of the knobs brings up the Filters. There are two Filters that can each be set to: High Pass, Low Pass, Band Pass or Notch. Each filter has a frequency control. The notch filter includes Q control and a “boost/listen” function, monitoring the audio without the filter in the circuit, to help identify any problematic frequency prior to selection. A 50/60 Hz hum, or other unexpected noise problem can be taken care of without disturbing the program mix or compromising any equalizer settings as with shared designs.

EQ Display
Whenever an equalizer is being adjusted a graphical display appears to illustrate what the processor is doing to the audio at the top of the channel.