Cranborne Audio Carnaby HE 2 Harmonic EQ

Cranborne Audio Carnaby HE 2 Harmonic EQ

Harmonic EQ Evolution 

Carnaby HE2 HarmonicEQ utilises the same unique and revolutionary EQ concept found in Carnaby 500, using harmonic saturation to boost and cut frequency content. Enhance your sources, stems and mixes with genuine analogue harmonic saturation with the feel, familiarity, and control of an equaliser. Explore how we take this concept even further.

2-channel HarmonicEQ® + Much More
Whether being used for Stereo, Dual Mono or Mid-Side processing, Carnaby HE2 features 3 bypassable, interactive bands of HarmonicEQ® per channel. Each band has 10dB of boost/cut and its own sweepable and overlapping frequency controls. As with Carnaby 500, each of Carnaby HE2s bands has a unique blend of harmonic content suited to its frequency band to achieve maximum musicality.

The HI band has a frequency range from 5kHz all the way to 25kHz and uses smooth saturation to naturally extend high frequencies beyond the audio band for ultimate air and breath on vocals and acoustic instruments.

The MID band is a peaking filter with a fixed Q and a wide sweepable frequency range from 200Hz up to 6.2kHz. It uses saturation to add harmonic emphasis to the source anywhere in the frequency range.

The LO band has a frequency range of 420Hz down to 20Hz and uses hard-clipping saturation to extend sub-harmonic frequencies into the audible low-end - perfect for subtle low-end warming or extreme sub-harmonic saturation.

Dynamic Response
Unlike other EQs, Carnaby HE2 has a dynamic response and increases in total boost/cut and harmonics as the circuits are driven harder. An Input and Output level control on each band allows for ±20dB of level adjustment, enabling you to drive Carnaby HE2 harder with the input control for more saturation and distortion effects, or back it off for a cleaner EQ when needed.

Fully Digitally-Controlled with USB and Network options
Carnaby HE2 takes control to a whole new level allowing all buttons and controls of the unit to be controlled remotely via USB or an Ethernet network. Our Control Plugin seamlessly integrates with the Carnaby HE2 hardware via the USB or NET ports, allowing for convenient real-time control and recall from within your DAW. It also facilitates the independent saving and loading of presets.

Main Features:

  • 3-band analog EQ circuit and unique saturation-core technology for harmonically enriched EQ effects
  • Stereo and dual-mono modes, as well as M-S operation for enhanced control over stereo imaging
  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface equipped with dimmable LED rings and digital encoders
  • Visually intuitive operation with remote control parameter adjustments reflected on the front panel
  • Remote control and settings save/recall via USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • Streamlined workflow across various studio environments
  • Included VST/AU/AAX plug-in lets you recall previous settings, retrieve preferred settings, and control the unit remotely from your DAW
  • Per-band bypass lets you audition and fine-tune your settings
  • Per-channel inserts for easy outboard processing and smooth workflows
  • Internal PSU with switchable mains for 100/240V operation

  • Tech Specs:

    • Number of Channels: 2
    • Number of Bands: 3
    • High Pass Filter: Yes
    • Low Pass Filter: Yes
    • Freq Range High: 5kHz-25kHz
    • Freq Range Mid: 200Hz-6.2kHz
    • Freq Range Low: 20Hz-420Hz
    • Inputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4"
    • Outputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4"
    • Rack Spaces: 2U
    • Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 60 x 18 x 35 cm
    • Weight: 6.5 kg 
    • Discover Cranborne Audio Harmonic EQ Evolution [HE2]:

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