The first stage of the GOLY Stereo Dynamic Shelving Equaliser consists of a precision, high and low cut filter, each with 6 selectable frequencies, and 6, 12 and 18dB/oct. switching – all frequencies on relay-switched, precision matched capacitors. The second stage consists of a high and low shelving filter, each sporting ±5.5 dB of gain, and dynamic control of the shelving, with 11 frequencies on relay-switched, precision matched capacitors. The dynamic section will let you vary the attack and release times, as well as the dynamic hold on the shelving filters, while the soft/hard switch takes you from a low, soft knee ratio, useful for subtle sculpting, to a higher, harder knee ratio, with a high end roll off on the side chain, for a bit more bite and grab.
Think of it as a high/low end management system, with a very elaborate and carefully designed high/low cut filter set-up, as well as the more prominent dynamic control strapped over a pair of shelving filters. This is done without crossovers in the signal path, which means without concern for the artifacts usually associated with multi-band processing. It has a characteristic, sonic imprint, and will even lend some weight to the perceived loudness of your program material when desired, anchoring or lifting the density, not just as a function of RMS, but by shift of focus from the sonic imprint. In essence, it’s a completely new animal in terms of design topology, features, strengths and implementation. It was designed to put a new perspective on shaping the arch of your program material, as well as the sonics, within the full scope of the interface and electronics. If you approach it from that angle, I am convinced it will blow your mind.
- 3 slopes/6 frequencies each on each filter
- Bypass on each filter
- High and low shelving filters
- 11 frequencies each
- 5.5 dB total gain in increments of 0.5 dB on each filter
- Dynamic control of each filter.
- Bypass of each filter
- 23 step Blore-Edwards switches for attack, release, gain and dynamic control
- Hard/Soft ratio & knee selection
- Global bypass
- Metering displays boost, cut and dynamic movement
- Matched to better than 1% relative tolerance
- Modern, precision in & output section