two basic types of "standard" Equalisers. These were originally
based upon the NEVE Designs but have been redesigned and updated.
All Equalisers are fully discrete and built to a very high standard.
They use LCR type equaliser circuits and have switch selectable frequency
controls for repeatability.
19 inch racks are available to house these modules and are available
to hold 8 modules vertically or a pair of modules screened horizontally.
They are fitted with XLR connectors and have the option of internal PSU
or external. The PSU has Phantom Power and switches are mounted on the Racks
to switch Phantom power on an individual Channel basis. A version is available
which has output level trims.
WHY DO CLIENT WANT SHEP
There was such a great growth in the development of Analogue mixing consoles
especially with manufacturers like SSL who were exceptionally good at the
design of console Automation, that manufacturers tended to go for technology
at the expense of Audio Quality.
After some time studios and engineers who were always striving for audio
quality, became increasingly aware that the new Equalisers did not sound
as good as the old discrete type and especially the old Neve Equalisers,
which in their opinion sound so much better.
Engineers and studios then went in search of old modules to rack up which
they could patch in to use on specific instruments. As clients realised
how good the Shep Equalisers were, and how close they sounded to the original
Neve modules, the demand grew and there are Shep modules in many Major studios.
Shep also designs and manufactures Dynamics modules and Compressor limiters
Shep also manufactures the Nemesis studio Foldback system, which is used
by Clients such as Sting, The Hit Factory, Capitol Records, Theater Wien,
SSL now specify this system when doing large installations. A system
has just been installed at David Gilmours Studio.
Modules are available in racks, complete with Mains Powered Supply. Shown
above is the 2 Module rack fitted with SN8 EQ modules.
There is also available 5U and 7U racks whcih hold 8 modules vertically.
ie SN8 (5U) and SN12 (7U). These racks come with a separate PSU.
Shep Associates are pleased to announce a Four Band Equaliser, designed
in his traditional form, by Mr Rupert Neve, 'The Designer'.
This equaliser is based upon his earlier design concepts from the 1960's
and is fully discrete, Class A.
Equalisation is now achieved by the use of Inductors and Capacitors.
A new Mic pre-amplifier is included together with a true Class A transformer
coupled output stage.
The Classic Equalisation curves are retained with Improved Sonic Quality
A pre production prototype will be shown at the AES show in New York
on the Shep booth 1140. The new equaliser will be in production early 1998.