Akai Professional Products released their Akai AR900 Digital Reverb along side the PEQ6 Programmable Equalizer with similar commercial acceptance.
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The Akai PEQ6 was targeted more towards the keyboard player rather than studios, and with it's MIDI implementation is was perfect for that purpose too.
The Akai PEQ6 is a 6 Channel Programmable 7 Band Equalizer Ideal for Shaping Synthesizer Sounds or for EQ Automation. The Akai PEQ6 is a programmable equalizer with six independent channels. Each channel has a 7 band equalizer and associated line in/out jacks.
The equalizer center frequencies are 63 Hz, 160 Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 6.3kHz, 16kHz and can be attenuated or boosted ±12dB. The Akai PEQ6 is completely programmable and can store 32 banks of six channel EQ data.
Program changes between banks can be selected by MIDI or with a foot switch making it easy to create resonant EQ settings for synthesizer patches or perform automated EQ.
Frequency Response: > 20Hz – 20kHz
Dynamic Range: 95 dB
Dimensions: 482.6 x 47.7 x 120mm
Weight: 2 kg