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Anyone here use Crane Song equipment?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Mercuri, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. Mercuri

    Mercuri Member

    Does anyone here have any experience with Crane Song's equipment, particularly the Flamingo and HEDD 192? I can't find a soul in the great ::cough:: state of New Hampshire that has a unit to try out. Anyone know how they compare to GML, Avalon, etc.?? Thanks!
  2. Dave McNair

    Dave McNair Active Member

    I can't say enough good things about Crane Song gear. I have used everything but the Spider and all of Dave Hill's gear has a uniformly high class sound. The Hedd and STC-8 are particular faves of mine. The Flamingo and Trakker are also amazing.
  3. Scott Gould

    Scott Gould Active Member

    I use a Flamingo, 2 Trakkers & a Spider, but I don't have any GML or Avalon to compare them with. FWIW I like the Crane Song stuff better than the Apogee & Earthworks I also have (except for certain classical applications where I like pairing the Earthworks mics & pre-amp). What is it you want to know? As far as I know, there is nothing else that does what the Spider does - 8 world class mic pre-amps, 10 channels of world class A/D conversion, 10 channels of analog tape emulation and an 8 x 2 mixer.

  4. Punchmo

    Punchmo Member

    Do you use the STC-8 across the drums?, the master? or however?

    I have a Flamingo and a 2022. The CSF can have a bit more of an attitude and the 2022 is transparent. Use 'em both all the time. The CSF can be transparent as well. The 2022 has an impedence switch which changes the sound of my older U87. Glad I've got 'em both :)
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Great stuff.
  6. Mercuri

    Mercuri Member

    Hee hee... A few more positive comments and I'm sold... :roll: Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Digitmus... I am mostly curious as to how the Flamingo compares to other world-class preamps as far as sound quality and flexibility. I need something really versatile that'll give me the big sound of ultra-high-end studios.

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