The Source Audio Programmable EQ is a thoroughly modern and highly streamlined upgrade to traditional equalizer pedals. This compact, rugged, cast aluminum stompbox provides quick, hands-free access to four different user programmed EQ settings. W...
The Source Audio Programmable EQ is a thoroughly modern and highly streamlined upgrade to traditional equalizer pedals. This compact, rugged, cast aluminum stompbox provides quick, hands-free access to four different user programmed EQ settings. Whatever your instrument, playing style, or genre, the Source Audio Programmable EQ is the essential tone-sculpting tool for your live rig.
The Programmable EQ packs plus or minus 18dB of range over seven frequency bands, plus an additional frequency band at 62Hz, accessible via the Octave Extend function. Engaging the Octave Extend systematically optimizes the pedal’s frequency spectrum to accommodate the specific frequency range of the bass. Once you’ve dialed in the desired guitar or bass tone, save it in one of four programmable user presets. Each preset is easily accessible via the hands-free footswitch scrolling function. Simply hold down the footswitch and let the pedal scroll through each preset at an adjustable rate – release to engage. The pedal’s MIDI input also provides remote access to user presets or engages/disengages the effect. Run a MIDI signal from your POD, Eventide Space reverb, TC Nova System or any other MIDI compatible multi-effects unit and vastly expand your tone horizon within each preset.
The Programmable EQ offers a substantial clean boost of up to 12dB. Use the clean boost for an entirely transparent volume increase or go further and give your amp the front-end push needed for an aggressive natural break-up. The relay-based true bypass footswitch provides improved reliability, remote switching capabilities, and a completely unaffected, hard wire signal in bypass mode. As a bonus, the Auto-scrolling function, which automatically scrolls between all four presets at an adjustable rate, creates unique and dramatic effects similar to sequencer or tremolo units.
The pedal runs on a 9V battery (included) or with an optional external power supply.
It has a very clean signal response, an easy interface, a friendly size, MIDI implementation and the added bonus to use it as a little frequency sequencer with its auto-scroll option. Unique piece of gear, reliable and funny to explore as it goes beyond what any other EQ pedals has to offer.
It just looks ugly, as everything by Source Audio (though they have worst examples).
Nothing to say about onboard settings and sounds : it's all easy and perfect. Concerning midi use : It's not really very reliable. You can easily recall the 4 presets. But if you want a slight change on it, it won't allways answer the way you wan't. The situation comes from the pedal doesn't buffer MIDI. So you'll have to send 1 MIDI data at a time. (Explanation given by Source Audio) Therefore, it's a 4 Stars. Would have given 4.5 if I could.
Why would you want to be bending over between songs to change your Eq like a sucker? Push the button and scroll through your preset values. It's a no brainer. Plus up to 12dB of gain. Please.
There is a lot one can do with just an EQ, add in presets and MIDI control and there is A LOT one can do with just THIS EQ. I would change the center frequencies a bit for bass but it comes ready for bass and that is not something many units can say. Volume as part of the presets turn this pedal into a nice combo EQ+Boost.