GML

 

Recording engineer and inventor George Massenburg charted his namesake electronics company GML or George Massenburg Labs in 1982 to produce equipment for specific recording applications — most notably pioneering Parametric Equalisation, having written and presented an AES paper promoting its virtues as far back as 1972!

 

Parametric EQs are multi-band variable equalisers that allow users to control the three primary parame

Recording engineer and inventor George Massenburg charted his namesake electronics company GML or George Massenburg Labs in 1982 to produce equipment for specific recording applications — most notably pioneering Parametric Equalisation, having written and presented an AES paper promoting its virtues as far back as 1972!

 

Parametric EQs are multi-band variable equalisers that allow users to control the three primary parameters — namely, amplitude, centre frequency, and bandwidth or Q, and are consequently capable of much more precise adjustments to sound than other EQs — hence having become commonplace in recording studios.

 

More recent GML developments, such as the GML 2032 mic preamp / EQ have been in progress, on and off, for 20 years and include his custom preamp design and EQ.

 

Alongside the above-mentioned single-channel, multi-input device for high-resolution studio and remote applications, the GML currently manufactures the GML 8200 II Parametric EQ, billed by its creator as having been the industry-standard parametric EQ for over 25 years on account of being found on virtually every major recording studio’s stereo bus.

 

Each of the GML 8200 II five broadly-overlapping bands offers 15dB of boost or cut and adjustable bandwidth from 0.4 to 4, while the lowest and highest bands can also be switched to Shelf mode, used to reduce or increase signals above a set frequency.