Source Audio Unveils the EQ2 Programmable Equalizer | NAMM 2020

Back in 2011, Source Audio released a pedal that would eventually find its way onto the boards of major players like John Mayer, David Gilmour, Steven Wilson, and more. It was called the Programmable EQ and was a super modern, MIDI-controllable upgrade to traditional EQ pedals.

Source Audio EQ2

Today, Source Audio has announced that the second generation, the EQ2, will be unveiled at NAMM 2020 this weekend and will hit the streets soon after. “Source Audio created a completely new product category when we released the Programmable EQ pedal back in 2011," said Source Audio President Roger Smith. "It gradually became one of our most successful products. We are confident that the EQ2 ... will be another big success.”

The EQ2 is a combination graphic and parametric equalizer featuring 10 adjustable frequency bands, stereo I/Os, eight onboard presets and 128 MIDI-accessible presets, a five-pin DIN input/thru jacks, and a master volume with an additional 12dB of boost. Like its predecessor, it features a crystal-clear LED screen with a simple control surface, which makes preset-switching easy on the fly.

Users looking for even more customization can dig into the compatible Neuro Editor mobile and desktop apps via USB port, which provide a simple and visually comprehensive view of the parametric EQ controls (including adjustable frequency bands and a Q control) as well as an optional audio limiter, alternate signal routing options, and the ability to simultaneously run two discrete EQ presets (one for each stereo output).

The EQ2 is expected to start shipping in March, though its street price is still TBD. Be sure to check back soon more info, and to follow along with more NAMM coverage, click the orange banner below.

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