A revival of a solid state classic is ready to take your studio's tracks to the next level!
Heritage Audio has recently acquired Lang Electronics Inc., a professional audio company from the 1960s dedicated to producing high quality equipment and replacement parts at very accessible prices. The most desired product was the Lang PEQ-2 Program Equalizer. Unfortunately, not very many were made and those that have survived until today are carefully guarded by their lucky owners. Many have said that they actually prefer this model to the ubiquitous Pultec program equalizers. Both are essentially the same patented Western Electric design, very high quality passive equalizers with inductors, but the fact that the PEQ-2 offers a sharper, tighter response makes it ideal for mix bus use where flabby, undefined sound can ruin your results. A few important differences are: The PEQ-2 has nearly twice as many frequency options to choose from…26 compared to the Pultec´s 14. The low end is infinitely more controllable as the LANG gives you the ability to Boost and Cut at different frequencies, unlike the Pultec. There is also a very useful 20 kHz option in the High Peak Boost section that can really be magical. Those that are lucky enough to still have them will not let them go. In fact, many have stated that they have become their ´secret weapon´ and totally rely on them to produce their trademark sound, including Allen Sides, Andrew Sheps and Joe Chiccarelli just to name a few.
So, once again, Heritage Audio is on the scene to make this nearly lost treasure available to any and all. After months and months of studying the originals, the PEQ-2 has been reborn and is back by popular demand. The likelihood of encountering one of these 1960´s works of art, let alone being able to pay the inflated prices, is very low…. But not anymore. The Heritage Audio LANG PEQ-2 is now available for purchase so grab one while you can….or better yet, grab two for stereo bus use…you will not regret it.
While having a very simple and easy layout, the Heritage Audio LANG PEQ-2 can be deceiving as it is actually capable of some very extreme processing all while maintaining the musicality of your signal. With independent controls for Boost and Droop (Cut) for both the High and Low bands you can quickly transform your material in interesting, creative ways that you have almost certainly never considered before and are not even possible with the Pultec design. Once you’ve tried molding your mixes with these you’ll wonder how you ever managed before.
The ability to boost and cut at the same or similar frequencies produces exciting new equalized response curves. Experimentation is key, but you will quickly realize just how powerful this feature can be. Within no time the Heritage Audio LANG PEQ-2 will most likely become one of your most used studio tools. The sheer power if offers with the ease and speed of achieving results is impressive…and addictive.
Not only does the Heritage Audio PEQ-2 offer Low Shelf boost and cut control and High Shelf cut, but it also has a High Peak Boost with a completely variable Q (Bandwidth) setting that spans from Sharp to Broad to cover any needs. What’s more, the range of Boost actually varies depending on what your selected Bandwidth setting is to offer a very smooth and natural response at all times… Very clever indeed.
And like all the Heritage Audio products, the LANG PEQ-2 comes equipped with custom audio transformers at the Input and Output to make sure you always have a powerful, solid, noise-free signal to work with.
Lang Electronics Inc. was famous for providing very high quality equipment at reasonable prices and Heritage Audio is intent on maintaining that philosophy. The PEQ-2 will be within everyone´s reach,
- Authentic reissue of the impossible to find LANG PEQ-2
- Same Western Electric patent as the Pultec with extended functionality and sound tweaking possibilities.
- Transformer balanced Inputs & Outputs
- Stepped controls for easy recall and matching
- High Peak Boost with variable Bandwidth and 20 kHz option
- Custom inductors and tone capacitors of the same exact type as in the original.
- High Shelf Cut with extended frequency choices.
- Low Shelf Boost and Cut each with different frequency selections.