My Hybrid Processing Rack

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by audiokid, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Check this out, its the processing section of my hybrid rack just completed today ( well if it ever is) 35 years at it and I can honestly say I like it all and it works lol! I mean, I'm very satisfied with it which has only been said a few times over those years. The Bricasti's and the Eventide are something else. Incredible acoustic simulators. They glue everything in the most amazing way. The BAX is the slickest EQ ever and the Crane Song STC-8 is a compressor that will never leave that spot. And the Neos, what a beast.
    At the very bottom is the Dangerous Monitor ST. Its the most amazing controller that connects everything from tracking to finishing including online music, CD for comparisons and 3 sets of monitors and a sub..

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  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    I can't say that I'm personally familiar with all that is in your rig rack, but I am familiar with your end result....
    So you could have said that you processed everything with a roll of duct tape, a cupie doll, a whistle and a stick, and it would have been just fine by me... ;) LOL

    -d.
     
  3. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Nice Rack !! Oups, good thing your not a girl ! ;)

    I wonder how much the investment was to get there .. I meen, you must have tried many other units over the years until you found your recipe for succes !!

    You should post us a before and after sample.. I'm curious to hear the difference.
     
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Sure thing. Here is a before and after. Just started messing with this so I'm sure I will improve things but it gives us a picture of what I'm getting out of this so far. And the spread with incredible imaging and depth. I'm in heaven.

    This is the original created by the artist.



    Here's my mix. DAW#1 Sequoia 12 > 24 DA >Rack > 2 AD > DAW#2 Sequoia 12. This rack is in the middle. I'm also using an API 2500 > SPL Passeq as the M&S EQ then an SSL G in that order patched in a Dangerous Master that sums it all out to DAW#2 via a Prism Orpheus. Sequoia 12 is the king of DAW's. Love it so much and wish everyone used it because I know all your mixes would improve and the world would be a happier place lol. . Works killer on windows 7. Thats all ya need.

    I'm now just starting to remix it so I've added a bass line and an analog synth background. I'm basically jamming to it as I create and search for hooks. I like jamming like this. It creates a live and dynamic energy to my work. After I get a bunch of hooks and flavours, I let it rest for a while and then come back refreshed and begin the journey of remixing. I wish I could spend my entire life day after day doing this.

    Hope you like the sound (not the song). NOTE, I using the new Orion 32 USB converter. I love this thing. I'm running 24 ADDA and its been rock solid.

     
  5. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    That is a beautiful rack of gear for sure. But more importantly is the wisdom, skill and discernment in using that gear to make the great mixes you do.
     
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    that was a nice thing to say, thanks!
     
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    For those interested in how these Bricasti's sound, here is another mix. Its pretty cool building a virtual room, I'm starting to get the hang of it more now. Sadly, the engineers crushed the crap out of this mix, the Vox is clipping but who's listening to that lol.

    When I was starting out, I always wished people would post songs and explain what or how they did things so this is for you. Hope you enjoy another example of what these Bricasti's sound like in a mix.

    Bus comp used API 2500

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    Bus comp used Crane Song STC-8 H

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    Final Mix: (any distortion is part of the original track, not from me). this is just a demonstration of the Bricasti's
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  8. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Chris...
    you know what would be really cool? If you would produce a little video and show your step by step processes while working on a track. Explanations of which piece you are using, what settings you are using, and why.

    You've got a lot of knowledge (and some really nice gear) and I think it would be a very cool thing to watch you "in action" as you perform the various processing tasks with the various pieces.

    I know I'd really dig watching something like that!

    just a thought... ;)

    -d.
     
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Thanks for the suggestion, that would be fun!
     
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Finally and clean song to work with. However, it was pretty essy so instead of using a de-esser or eqing the entire vocal track I surgically selected all the sss and nothched just the hot parts out. This way you don't effect the rest of the vocals. Its time consuming but it works great. How do you do it?

    This time a beautiful example using mono delay that stems into 3 steps of stereo reverb.

     
  11. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    FWIW
    That bottom Soundcloud clip in Post #4, very loud!...a clip/click at 5 seconds!
     
  12. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Thanks Don, I re uploaded it and that fixed it.
     
  13. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    well, maybe not. I'm still hearing buffer clicks. Had to set a longer buffer on the mastering DAW.

    Fixed.

    Thanks for chiming in Don!
     
  14. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Mucho better, very smooth mix nice spatial settings on the instruments and vocal.
     
  15. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Glad that translated, thanks for letting me know! (y)

    Looks like I have a Isochrone 10M master clock coming for the Orion now. They're letting me test it. I hope its as WOW as I've read, and heard from a demo. Incredible difference.
    I'll be posting some examples.
     
  16. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Interesting clock box!
    Seems like there's been some hyped reviews, bad reviews, skeptisicm and then good comments on that so it will be interesting to hear your opinion of it!
    Waaaay out of my price range or my needs but always fun to read and hear about..
     
  17. Paul999

    Paul999 Active Member

    Great set up Chris! I saw the price reductions on the neos and instantly thought of how you might feel cheated. This happened t me with the 2802.
     
  18. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Thanks Paul. No setback there. Its already made up for via work and contacts. I try and not look back on things too much with this stuff either. The odd time I have been know to jump up and down screaming though! hehe. Not this time. SPL treats me awesome too. They are a stellar company.
     
  19. Paul999

    Paul999 Active Member

    Very glad to hear that
     
  20. ClarkJaman

    ClarkJaman Active Member

    Whoa! That reverb/delay on the cigarette break song sounds amazing! Very tasteful Chris. You've got some beautiful gear man.
     

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