Is Source Audio’s EQ2 the most powerful EQ pedal yet?
We first got a glimpse of the new Source Audio EQ2 back during Winter NAMM earlier this year. The pedal offers an insane amount of control and programmability, and could easily be a contender for the most powerful EQ pedal on the planet!
Source Audio EQ2
Source Audio claims its new EQ2 is “the most powerful and advanced equalizer pedal on the planet”, a bold claim indeed. The pedal is a graphic and parametric programmable EQ, with ten adjustable frequency bands and stereo I/O, full MIDI compatibility with MIDI DIN In and Thru jacks, and a master volume with an additional 12dB of boost. And depending on the preset mode selected, there’s a choice of four, eight, or 128 onboard user presets available.
Players will appreciate its stereo signal routing options, including mono to stereo, stereo to stereo, and the ability to split the signal to run two discrete EQ presets simultaneously. There is also a built-in noise gate, dynamic limiter, and chromatic tuner. An external loop allows for placing the EQ settings before, after, or both before and after the effects pedal in the loop.
You can also connect an external Dual Expression Pedal for expression control of up to four parameters, or use the Source Audio Tap Switch for channel swapping, preset scrolling, tuner access, and parameter change.
I’ve added the official demo video of the pedal below, so you can hear it in action. The EQ2 certainly sounds like a super flexible addition to any pedalboard and should make a noticeable difference to your tone.
As with other Source Audio pedals, you can connect it to the Neuro Desktop Editor or Neuro Mobile App to further tweak your settings, as well as update your device. This can be done via a USB port with your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone.
So, is Source Audio’s claim of the EQ2 being the most powerful EQ pedal currently on the market, true? I think it may well be!
RRP – USD 269
- Source Audio EQ2: Source Audio