Spike Stent

The THC is my new secret weapon

Cenzo Townshend

The best EQP-1A Ive heard

The maccabees

It adds a beautifully warm, lush tone. It has become a big part of our studio.

Craig Silvey

My go-to EQ for vocals

Mike Crossey

The Cartecs have become a truly indispensable tool

Neil Comber

It was food or a pair of EQP-1As, and I chose the Cartecs..

JAIME GOMEZ ARRELANO

Cartec has become an integral part of my setup for mastering

Noel Hogan

My go to EQ for guitar and vocals on any mix. Big fan.

ABOUT US

CARTEC AUDIO is a recording equipment manufacturer, founded by Liam Carter in 2009.

We take pride in making tools to impart a distinct tonal character, whether that’s from our unique valve compressor design, our discrete solid state preamps and EQs, or our entirely faithful recreation of the classic ‘Pultec’ EQP-1A equaliser.

Every piece and process is made locally and assembled on a small scale by hand in Manchester, including our transformers, metalwork and NOS valves.

PRODUCTS

  • All
  • VALVE / TUBE
  • PREAMP
  • EQUALISER
  • COMPRESSOR
  • SOLID STATE

THE TEAM

USERS

  • MARK ‘SPIKE’ STENT –
    “The THC is my new secret weapon”

    www.markspikestent.com
  • THE MACCABEES –
    “It adds a beautifully warm, lush tone. It has become a big part of our studio.”

    www.themaccabees.co.uk
  • NOEL HOGAN –
    “My go-to EQ for guitar and vocals on any mix. Big fan”

    www.noelhogan.com
  • MIKE CROSSEY –
    “The Cartecs have become a truly indispensable tool”

    www.mikecrossey.com
  • CRAIG SILVEY –
    “My go to EQ for vocals”

  • NEIL COMBER –
    “It was food or a pair of EQP-1A, and I chose the Cartecs..”

    www.neilcomber.com
  • CENZO TOWNSHEND –
    “The best EQP-1A I’ve heard”

    www.cenzotownshend.com