Are the cut frequencies always in my signal path- even in bypass?

The frequency cut filters feature individual relay bypasses. Relays remove the filters entirely from the signal path until desired, for true A/B comparisons, but it is a good idea to leave cuts engaged most of the time, as discussed above.

Do I need to leave blank rack spaces above/below my gear?

Dangerous gear does not get extremely hot. However, we always recommend leaving blank spaces anyway. More ventilation always equals longer gear life, no matter how hot or cool your gear runs. Do not rack your Dangerous gear next to very hot gear such as power… READ MORE Do I need to leave blank rack spaces above/below my gear?

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Engineer Nathan Hamiel Mixes & Masters Dangerously

Whether it’s recording, mixing or mastering, engineer Nathan Hamiel puts his extensive collection of Dangerous Music gear through its paces to get the sound his clients desire. Starting out with the Dangerous D-BOX and BAX EQ, Hamiel eventually moved to the Dangerous MONITOR ST with… READ MORE Engineer Nathan Hamiel Mixes & Masters Dangerously

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F. Reid Shippen

Mixing Engineer

“The Bax EQ is an awesome piece of gear. I’ve been looking for years, maybe a decade, for an effective hi-pass filter that can take the infrasonic muck out of a mix, without destroying what’s going on in the bottom end. And the BAX EQ… READ MORE F. Reid Shippen

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Glenn Bucci

Engineer, Revelation Sound Studios

“After hearing the UAD BAX EQ I was amazed how great the unit sounds. It adjusts the signal without getting in the way. It offers a clear crystal sound without sounding sterile or boring. What it does is enhance the music is a wonderful way.”

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Glenn Bucci

Engineer, Revelation Sound Studios

“Pure Magic! The BAX EQ was amazing in gently removing the low end 30Hz and below, adding a little more punch in the low’s at 84 Hz, and bringing the guitars and keyboard forward and a little fresher at 2.1 kHz and removing unwanted high… READ MORE Glenn Bucci

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Glenn Bucci

Engineer, Revelation Sound Studios

“After hearing the UAD BAX EQ I was amazed how great the unit sounds. It adjusts the signal without getting in the way. It offers a clear crystal sound without sounding sterile or boring. What it does is enhance the music is a wonderful way.”

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Glenn Bucci

Engineer, Revelation Sound Studios

“The filters help remove rumble, and when using the 70 kHz filter, it provides more headroom for your mixes. The added M/S just adds more flexibility to the unit as well. This is now one of my go to EQ’s in my studio.”

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Jonathan Wyner

Mastering Engineer

“The thing that really sold me on the BAX EQ is the high pass filter. I haven’t found a plug-in high-pass filter that sounds nearly as smooth. I think that the BAX has a high-pass that sounds very transparent [and] there’s less phase shift.”

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Kevin Becka

Engineer, Blackbird Studios

“The BAX EQ takes us into the mastering realm – there has to be a little bit of a finish on your final mix, and the BAX EQ is a really simple and great-sounding way to do that.”

Mackenold Jean Louis

As an owner of the 2-Bus, Bax EQ, the Monitor ST and the DAC-ST I have to admit my mixing has more depth, very clean and more headroom than I infrequently get ; most importantly it feels as if my mixings are done from a… READ MORE Mackenold Jean Louis

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Mike Wells

Mastering Engineer

“The cutting filters are a fantastic addition on top of the cut and boost shelving filters. I use the BAX EQ every day, I can’t really say there isn’t any master that I make that doesn’t have the BAX on it now!”

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Mike Wells

Mastering Engineer

“I got a BAX EQ right after it came out and it’s taken over as my go-to EQ. It’s almost always at the beginning of the chain unless I need to do something specific with it.”

Why are the curves so wide?

The broad bandwidth shelving EQ affects several octaves simultaneously. This intentional design minimizes phase delay and creates subtle, natural sounding EQ. Remember, steep EQ slopes often generate harsh reflections.

Why cut these frequencies, don’t we want to leave them all in there until mixdown?

Infrasonic rumble and ultrasonic interference are pc terms for the audio trash that lurks unnoticed in the extreme frequency wings. This garbage devours dynamic range and creates converter slew rate overload. Its elimination dramatically improves the performance of any A/D-D/A converter, realized as increased low… READ MORE Why cut these frequencies, don’t we want to leave them all in there until mixdown?