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.
Liam is the designer of Cartec Audio, and personally builds the products by hand. Everything from designing PCBs and metalwork, to photography and design. Testing and matching valves, to programming microprocessors.
MARK ‘SPIKE’ STENT –
“The THC is my new secret weapon”
THE MACCABEES –
“It adds a beautifully warm, lush tone. It has become a big part of our studio.”
NOEL HOGAN –
“My go-to EQ for guitar and vocals on any mix. Big fan”