SSL Ultraviolet EQ Module
First up, we take a look at the brand new Ultraviolet EQ, or UVEQ for short. It’s a stereo 4 band EQ module designed primarily for processing your mix or stereo stems, but you can run any other audio through it as well. This is a relatively fresh circuit design from SSL, informed by their experience with equalisers, rather than an adaptation of a classic design.
If you know the SSL Fusion, you may have made the connection between Violet and Ultraviolet EQ. As the name suggests, the Ultraviolet is an extension of the Violet EQ, which is the 2-band shelving EQ. It's also designed to impart as little phase shift to your signal as possible, to help maintain your mix’s fidelity. This same minimal phase shift design is present in Ultraviolet, along with the high & low bands, but there are also two fully parametric mid-bands in between. These are very gentle, musical curves by design, but they can also be used for more precise equalisation by engaging the focus control. Let's break down these features in a full module tour.