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Sean Conolly writes:

>> This might be nice for a primary EQ, but guest engineers usually prefer a
>> graphic with faders for every frequency band. It can be slow operating a
>> digital graphic that you are not familiar with. When working with an
>> unfamiliar system, I like having 31 faders.

> It shouldn't take more 5 minutes to teach a competent engineer how
> to use the graphic EQ in the DEQ. The fact that you can zero all
> bands with one button, and then set up a bell curve of arbitray
> width with three knobs (just like a para) makes it easy to set up
> what you need quickly. Or just pull up one fader and then sweep it
> to make sure you're on the right frequency. No, it will never be as
> fast as just grabbing a fader for tweaking, but it is much faster
> for the initial setup.

I've never tried using one, but am inclined to think I'm
with Denny here. Old blind man strugled with the DBX
driverack however, and without a competent sighted assistant I never could get to where I could dial that thing in
independently. Old blind man can use an analog para or
graphic either way.
I'd prefer, if guest engineer, to have a good 31 band analog that I can use at least. If I'm working for somebody who
really requires a good para then I'll bring one in my
personal gear rack.

>> ... but many guest engineers will prefer an analog to an unfamiliar
> digital.

> Very true, regardless of my points above.

YEp, and I'm one of those. I know I can get reliable sound
out of it. IF I've got something dialed in I really *can't
live with, and nobody around to help me lose it then I've
got a problem.

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