Jimmy Douglass has acquired
A-Designs Audio’s EM-PEQ. Miami, FL (January 5, 2009)-Veteran engineer/producer Jimmy Douglass has acquired A-Designs Audio’s EM-PEQ, a 500 Series-format equalizer that sonically nods to the Pultec EQP-1A sound.
“Senator Jimmy D”, as he’s occasionally known, cut his teeth at Atlantic Records’ studios in the 1970s working for legendary engineer/producers like Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin. During his career, he’s engineered, mixed and/or produced artists like Aretha Franklin, Foreigner and The Rolling Stones, as well as contemporaries like Missy Elliott, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.
“I first saw the EM-PEQ back at PotLuckCon and thought it was cool, so I ended up getting hold of a pair,” says Douglass, who has his new EQs racked up in an API Lunchbox. “I’ve had them for several months now and like them very much. They’re warm and clear, and unmistakably bring to mind a very pleasing vintage sound.”
Douglass uses the EM-PEQs in his own Miami-based studio, the Spot, and takes them to other rooms. “I’ve literally put them across just about everything I’ve engineered and mixed in one facet or another over the past three months,” he says. “They’re great for drums, especially kicks and snares, as well as really nice on both vocals and guitars. The EM-PEQs are very realistic and clear, yet add a nice warmth that does, indeed, truly remind me of the Pultec, but for a fraction of the price one would pay for an original EQP-1A.”