The Scheps 73 from Waves is a three-band EQ plug-in modeled after the Neve 1073 console's EQ and microphone preamp module, and developed in association with mixing engineer Andrew Scheps. Whether for recording, mixing or mastering, the plug-in delivers the warm tones of the renowned studio hardware. The plug-in includes both Native and SoundGrid licenses.
The plug-in features interrelated bands that adhere to the original hardware specifications. This includes a fixed 12 kHz high-frequency band, switchable low and mid range bands with cut and boost controls, and an 18 dB per octave high-pass filter. Additionally, a 10 kHz mid range band discovered in the original 1073 schematics but operable only on the rare 1078 channel strip has been incorporated.
The Waves MS matrix has been added for applying different equalization to mid and side stereo content. By modeling the acclaimed Marinair transformer, the plug-in meticulously captures all the sonic characteristics of the 1073, including its harmonic distortion. These overtones were tweaked by Scheps himself, resulting in authentic levels of saturation.