106 - Equalizers and Constant-Q
The purpose of this paper is to explore the ramifications of one aspect of equalizer design: constant-Q vs. non constant-Q. If you don’t understand the meaning of the term Q, have no fear; you will when you finish reading this paper. The bottom line is that both designs will help you solve the problem of interfacing a sound system to a given acoustical environment. We feel that for one-third octave equalizers, a constant-Q design will help you get the job done sooner with less difficulty. And we feel that with a one-third octave constant-Q design, the graphic settings for different frequencies will track the actual frequency response better.
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