At 3:18 AM +0200 4/28/07, Ingo Ito wrote: > >thereīs an quite old Akai device called PEQ6. It >has 6 Channels with 7 fixed frequencies to be >tweaked per channel and 32 program storage, Midi >In/Out/Through, 19" 1HE. Itīs very easy to >operate and can sometimes be found for about >50-80 US $ on e-bay. I sold mine 2 years ago, >because it was just standing around. But before >that I had used it for at least 15 years without >any failure. The sound quality is not High-End >but sufficient for live gigs (i.m.o.). I'll second the recommendation on the PEQ6. I've got one that I still use occasionally, and find it's quality to be quite useful as a general instrument EQ. Also, it's pretty sturdy, so any used unit should still be in relatively good shape as long as it hasn't been abused outright. Another MIDI-controlled EQ to add to the list is the ART IEQ. It's a mono 1/3 octave graphic EQ unit with 99 presets, balanced I/O, and (of all things) a video output which can be used while editing. The sound is much more 'clinical' than the Akai above, and lends itself to more general applications in the studio or on a PA system (or on your dad's stereo) than as an instrument EQ. Also, you might as well look into picking up an old multi-effects unit. Lots of the units from the 80's and 90's had dedicated parametric or graphic EQ blocks, which could be called up the same way you'd access a delay or reverb. The advantage there is that you could conceivably use the unit for an entirely different effect during those passages where you didn't need to tweak the EQ. Besides, these days I wouldn't imagine a used Quadraverb going for much more than a programmable equalizer. --m.