DDX3216- How Do I Use The EQ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use of the equalizer function on the DDX3216:

 

1.  Press the channel 1 SELECT switch so that it lights up.
 
2.  Press the EQ switch in the PROC (process) bank to access the EQUALIZER menu.
 
3.  Continue to press the EQ switch (or use the PREVIOUS and NEXT switches next to the display) until the EQ page is displayed. All four bands on this page can be used as parametric filters. The low band can also be used as a low-cut (LC) or low-shelving (LSh) filter. The high band can also be used as a high-cut (HC) or high-shelving (HSh) filter.
 

4.  Select the ?HIGH? EQ band by using master controller 1.

 

5.  Set the center frequency (freq) for the HIGH EQ band to ?9.15K? by using master controller 2.

 

6.  Set the GAIN level for the HIGH EQ band to '+5.0dB' by using master controller 3.

 

7.  Set the Q factor (Q) for the HIGH EQ band to 'HSh' (high shelving filter) by pressing master controller 4.

 

8.  Select the 'MID' EQ band by using master controller 1.

 

9.  Adjust the MID EQ band to create the following settings: Use master controller 2 to set the FREQ to '5.20K', use master controller 3 to set the GAIN level to '7.0 dB', and use master controller 4 to set the Q factor to '1.0'.

 

10.  Select the 'LOW MID' EQ band by using master controller 1.

 

11.  Add just the LOW MID EQ band to create the following settings: Use master controller 2 to set FREQ to '803Hz', use master controller 3 to set the GAIN level to '-3.0dB', and use master controller 4 to set the Q factor to '1.0'.

 

12.  Select the 'LOW' EQ band by using master controller 1.

 

13.  Adjust the LOW EQ band to create the following settings: Use master controller 2 to set the FREQ to '80Hz', and use master controller 3 to set the GAIN to '-4.0dB'.

 

14.  Set the Q factor for the LOW EQ band to 'LSh' (low-shelving filter) by pressing master controller 4.

 
Note: 'A' and 'B' versions of this EQ page can be created, and you can toggle between the two by pressing master controller 5. Each time you recall a menu page, setting 'A' will be selected. When the EQ is switched on (IN), the graphic display on the right will show the current EQ setting, with the broken vertical line indicating the center frequency of the currently selected band. When the EQ is off (OUT), the graphic display will show a flat response. The IN/OUT and A/B functions on this page are effective only on the equalizer of the selected channel. The HIGH PASS menu page has its own A/B and IN/OUT functions.
 
15.  Each channel has a high-pass (or low-cut) filter with a slope of 12 dB per octave, and which can be tuned from 4 to 400 Hz. It is mainly used to eliminate low-end noise, such as rumble. The high-pass filter is placed directly after the input and before the equalizer. Select the HIGH PASS EQ page by pressing the EQ switch in the PROC (process) bank or by using the PREVIOUS and NEXT switches nest to the display.
 
16.  For this example, set the FREQ (frequency) to '200Hz' by using master controller 4. The vertical dotted line in the EQ curve divides the low frequencies that are cut from the curve from the high frequencies that pass through. The HIGH PASS menu page should now look like fig. 3 on page 19 of the Operating Manual. When you press master controller 6, to use the IN/OUT function, you?ll see the change to the EQ curve made by the HIGH PASS filter. Leave this in the 'IN' position.

17.  Press the EQ switch in the PROC (process) bank or use the PREVIOUS and NEXT switches next to the display until you access the EQ LIBRARY (LIB) menu page.

18.  Turn or press master controllers 3 and 4 until preset 47 has been selected,then press ?STORE? (master controller 1) to store CHANNEL LIBRARY preset number '47'. This will open the STORE CHANNEL PRESET menu.

19.  The master controllers 1 and 2, located below the preset list (STORE TO), determine which preset memory will be used, and should be used to show 'CURRENT PRESET 47' above the list of available presets.

20.  Edit the preset name by use of master controllers 3-5. Master controller 3 is used to delete the preset name displayed under 'STORE AS', controller 4 determines the cursor position, and controller 5 determines the character to be entered. Use these controls to name the preset as 'EQ 47'.

21.  Press the ENTER switch next to the display to store the preset. You might need to press the ENTER switch again to ACCEPT the loading of settings from the preset.
 
Options:
This demonstration uses preset memory location 47 to store the EQ settings for this channel strip, but any location between 1 and 128 will work.

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