Hey, what’s the logic behind building an analog tube equalizer?
Is the idea that the tubes bend and warp the shape of the bell curves (in a way that a non tube EQ can’t) so that the cut and boosts are more aesthetically pleasing? Or is it that we’re intentionally introducing artifacts into the frequency curve? What productive roll do the vacuums tubes actually play in the sound generation process?
I always thought tube EQ’s like the Millenia, Curve Bender, Pultec, Massive Passive and Hammer always sounded cool, but I never really understood what the tube does in this type of unit.