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Balancing an RNC

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by FaderJockey, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. FaderJockey

    FaderJockey Active Member

    Fletcher, or any one.

    How are you guys or what are you guys using to balance the RNC I/O. I have a tt bay and everything is +4 I was wondering what an easy way to do this would be. I'm looking to get 2 racked from Mercenary. Thanks
     
  2. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    I don't know of anyone actually trying to balance the RNC through a modification of some sort. I haven't met anyone with an issue for it either as long as the cable runs are short. Good Luck.
     
  3. FaderJockey

    FaderJockey Active Member

    Thanks, I wasn't really looking for a modification just some sort of +4 to -10 box so I can get in and out of my patch bay. I my just build a box with Jensens or opamps. I know there are cheaper boxes but I didn't know if they would suck and mess with my audio path.
     
  4. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Well, it already operates at +4...unbalanced and
    -10 are not the same thing. A unit can operate at +4 and be unbalanced at the same time (hence the RNC).
     
  5. FaderJockey

    FaderJockey Active Member

    Cool, Thanks so much.
     
  6. Teacher

    Teacher Guest

    is this $200 compressor as good as they boast it is? competing wit compressor that are $2000 and above?
     
  7. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    The RNC is extremely clean, it's almost as if it isn't there when compression is applied. So to answer your question, yes.
     
  8. Teacher

    Teacher Guest

    so a definite buy unless i'm buying a compressor thats $2000 and up? or are there other compressors around that price that are good or maybe be better for diff applications? like vocals percussion etc.....
     
  9. td

    td Guest

    I've been using 2 RNC's for the 8 months or so and agree that it's very transparent. So if you're looking for compression as an effect it might not fit the bill, but for $200 - you can't go wrong.

    If being used in Super Nice mode it seems you need to use the shortest attack/release times for it to catch transients.

    It's definitely in my "best buy" category.
     
  10. Rader Ranch

    Rader Ranch Member

    also, i believe i remember hearing that the RNMP, when it comes out, will also act as a balancing box for the RNC....
     
  11. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    What Nathan said about them is spot on...nothing to add there. However, you actually can use the RNC as an envelop changing "effect" compressor. Leave it out of 'super nice mode' (would that be 'regular nice mode'? I dunno), and just get into it with the attack and release knobs.

    If you work at it a bit, you can get that thing to gasp, pump, and wheeze like a 2 pack a day smoker running a marathon.

    As for the RNMP working as a 'balance box' for the RNC...that is something that has been discussed, we'll see when (if) the RNMP is ever finished if it'll actually happen.
     
  12. DanKennedy

    DanKennedy Guest

    Not to pimp or anything, but I've used the RNC
    in the patch jack of an MP-2NV and it is great.

    The NV gives you transformer coupled class A
    balancing too.
     
  13. radiophonic

    radiophonic Guest

    Originally posted by Dan Kennedy:
    Not to pimp or anything, but I've used the RNC
    in the patch jack of an MP-2NV and it is great.

    The NV gives you transformer coupled class A
    balancing too.


    I can vouch for this setup - sounds great! I don't usually compress to disk/tape - but when I need to tame a vocal, this does the trick. Both of my RNC's live next to the MP-2NV.

    Regards,

    Graham
     
  14. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    I just talked to the folks at FMR and they are coming out with an Enhanced version of the RNC (after 1st of the year) which will be ballanced and have a 3rd mode (optical). Those guys are fricking amazing.
     
  15. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    I just talked to the folks at FMR and they are coming out with an Enhanced version of the RNC (after 1st of the year) which will be ballanced and have a 3rd mode (optical). Those guys are fricking amazing.

    Did they say how long after the first of the year? :roll: McQ is next to divinity in my book, but their time tables, well, who am I to bitch, but still . . .

    Still is an interesting thing to look forward to. Espescially intrigued by the optical mode.

    Bear
     
  16. planet red

    planet red Active Member

    Optical mode like something that has a "sound" to it? Does anyone know if they're still going to be cheap?
     
  17. muddy

    muddy Guest

    >If you work at it a bit, you can get that thing to >gasp, pump, and wheeze like a 2 pack a day >smoker running a marathon.

    i can attest to this. i use it in my guitar setup, before going into a tech21 trademark 60, and it gives me all that pump, gasp, & glass without all the horrible artifacts you get from traditional guitar-pedal compressors. i tell ya, my strat deluxe plus with lace holy grails is an absolute thing of singing beauty.

    ml
     

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