“Siemens W295B EQ For Nebula Pro” consists of 20 programs, all sampled at 96kHz and tested to retain accuracy at 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates with the latest version of Nebula3 Pro. “Siemens W295B EQ For Nebula” consists of 20 programs. The Siemens W295B is a vintage, early 1970’s, West German, discrete solid state 3-band eq with beautiful sounding transformer inputs and outputs and the very special Sitral transistor. The unit used for this release is all original in excellent working condition. The W295B has a High Shelf eq, and Low Shelf eq, both with +/-15dB in 3dB increments. It also has a Middle Range bell eq with fixed frequencies of 700Hz, 1kHz, 1.5kHz, 2.3kHz, 3.5kHz, and 5.6kHz with +/- 8dB in 2dB increments.
It is regularly compared to the ‘GEQ’ and Pultec as the sweetest, silkiest sounding high end ever created, and remains in my top 5 best sounding shelf and mids as well! It is unique to other units, and has a special character all its own. There are many other designs from the same era and later, that are based upon the same schematics, but because the parts used for the Siemens model were only made for their W295B production, and are no longer available, the difference in pristine quality from others like ANT, Filtek, BFE, etc. can be heard. Yes, there are others that come close, but none that are equal. After the closing of Telefunken’s ELA, ANT arrived for replacements and servicing, but the original transistor created for the Siemens was replaced with rather plain sounding new parts, as is the case for the variant ‘versions’ of the ‘295’. The Siemens used to be the best bargain in high end eq. You will find user’s comments stating ‘my favorite vocal eq’ for tracking and ‘my favorite mastering eq’ for certain types of music. But now, the price for them climbs daily, as every unit that exists either resides in a high end studio or mastering facility, and very few ever return to circulation unless they cannot be serviced.
Thanks to your support of “The Peak” EQ, I tracked down and purchased an extremely special unit specifically for this release. What makes owning this eq for Nebula even more special? Added functionality!
Now, the Siemens W295B has extra frequency capability from every mid-point between the fixed frequencies of the mid range eq, and at every gain level mid-point between fixed gain stages. There is also a special collection of high and low shelf combined frequencies, allowing you to balance highs and lows at the same time, at any variable balance. Also, all fixed and interpolated versions of this eq come in a version with complex harmonic distortion, clean, and advanced interpolated harmonic distortion with 10 kernels of streaming harmonics! Also included is the sound of the unit as a ‘console’ or preamp. For no extra charge, the complete set of preamp programs are included. Many choose to place this eq in their mastering chain just for the sound of passing audio through its signal path. Now you can achieve this unique character without leaving your DAW!