John Oram


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Father of British EQ

John Oram is known as the father of British EQ, and has played an enormous role in the way recordings are made and how sound is heard on those recordings. At the incredible age of 15 years old, John had his first control mixer and made history with Dick Denney at VOX where the team created the first Wah Wah pedal, as well as the AC30, AC50, and the Super Beatle. His long string of products for Trident Audio Developments include Series 75, Series 65, the TSM console, the Trimix, and the Fleximix, in addition to the greatest selling product in the company’s history, the Series 80 with the now famous two channels of mic pre and EQ.