Recently I was given a session to mix by Break The Current. I always get rid of everything in the session and start with my own template. For some reason I decided to listen to a couple of things before getting started. One of the inputs was the lead vocal. The eq caught my eye. It was the McDSP 4020 Retro Eq. I noticed how much top end was added and thought, there is no way the vocal can be pleasing to the ear. But guess what, it was quite the opposite. Very smooth and present. I ended up adding it to my template for this track, but I adjusted it for my taste and never thought that I needed to try anything else. I ended up mixing another track for this band and used the 4020 again for the lead and back up vocals. Click on the Youtube link below to hear the McDSP 4020 Retro Eq in action.