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Carnaby HE2 is a 2u 19-Inch rack,
2-channel 3-band parametric EQ, an evolution of our Carnaby 500.
Our 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. However, the concept is taken
even further with Carnaby HE2.
3-Band Parametric EQ With 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 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.
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
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.
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.
Achieve precise tonal sculpting by
independently bypassing each of the 3 frequency bands, allowing you to audition
and fine-tune your settings.
Extended HF & LF Shaping
Facilitating further sound-sculpting, precise HF and LF cut controls with individual bypass controls help further tame and shape your audio.
Especially valuable for mastering, mixing, and sound design applications, Carnaby HE2 allows for Mid/Side processing, allowing you to apply HarmonicEQ® to the separate mid (center) and side (stereo width) components of your stereo signal. No additional hardware is needed, Carnaby HE2 takes care of all the necessary encoding and decoding.
Carnaby HE2 features a bypassable TRS Insert on each of its two channels. The inserts are post M/S encoding and pre M/S decoding allowing you to use each of these Inserts to connect outboard hardware before your signal hits the HarmonicEQ® processing.
● 3-band HarmonicEQ®: Custom analogue EQ circuit and unique ‘saturation-core’ technology for
harmonically-enriched EQ effects.
● Versatile Operation: Carnaby HE2 supports stereo & dual-mono configurations, as well as
mid-side encoding for enhanced control over stereo imaging.
● Intuitive Interface: Equipped with LED rings and digital encoders, the Carnaby HE2 ensures a
user-friendly and visually intuitive experience that ensures any remote control
operation is reflected on the Carnaby HE2’s front panel.
● Remote Control & Recall: Utilise USB and Network control and recall via the included plugin to
seamlessly retrieve your preferred settings, recall previous settings, and
control your Carnaby HE2 remotely right from your DAW providing a streamlined
workflow in various studio environments.
● Per-Band Bypass: Achieve precise tonal sculpting by independently bypassing each of the
3 frequency bands, allowing you to audition and fine-tune your settings.
● Extended HF & LF shaping: Facilitating further sound-sculpting, precise HF and LF cut controls
with individual bypass controls help further tame and shape your audio.
● Outboard Processing
Integration: Carnaby HE2 caters to your creativity
with per-channel inserts for outboard processing, empowering you to easily
expand your workflow.
● Internal PSU: Carnaby HE2 features an internal switchable mains power-supply for 100
- 240V operation.