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Kludge Audio 506 & 510

Analogue EQ & Saturation Processor
Published November 2018
By Bob Thomas

Kludge Audio 506 & 510

Kludge Audio’s new transformer‑ and inductor‑based modules could be just what’s needed to inject a bit of vintage vibe.

Kludge Audio have their roots in location and studio recording, and they typically adopt a minimalist approach to miking acoustic performances — where possible, they’ll select a single pair of mics from their extensive and rather tasty collection, and configure them as Jecklin Disc, ORTF or Blumlein array, as the session requires. Over the years, Kludge’s Scott Dorsey has modified existing gear and developed custom equipment for his own use, and he found that many of his designs became popular projects in the pro‑audio DIY community. A couple have now become fully fledged commercial products under the Kludge name — the inductor‑based, three‑band 506 Equalizer and the decidedly minimalistic 510 Transwarmer, both of which are single‑width modules for the 500 series.

506 EQ

As befits a unit designed by a working engineer, the 506’s front panel is...

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Published November 2018