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STC-8 or Fatso?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by hd, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. hd

    hd Guest

    I understand these are two different animals.My use will be two tracks into Pro Tools.The reason I am in this predicament is I picked up a used STC-8 from a guitar mart for a good price $2400 got it all hooked up and what do you know the power switch is broke,go figure but after wiggle here wiggle there it came on.I rigged up a Royer to a MP-2NV through this STC-8 into Lucid into the HD system and am really diggin what's goin on,I am thinking what a great front end piece.Now I could not afford this unit at the moment new and have talked with Dave at Cranesong and he will fix it no problem but I have to ship the unit and pay for the parts and the guitar mart agreed to $125 for the cost,but not a $ more,sounds ok to me.Now I have noticed some other stuff just not right with this unit and am having second thoughts.With the plugs I will have in Pro Tools would I be better off chuckin the STC-8 saga and getting a Fatso with it's limited outboard comp settings but having the rest of it's magic, or hanging in there with repair to the STC and getting the Fatso down the road.
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    I doubt Cranesong will rest till your unit is firering on all cylinders! Stick with it. Fatso comes into its own AFTER the classic signal chain.

    Eq / comp
    (or comp /eq)

    With the STC-8 you have the chain! without it you are incomplete! Get the Fatso later.. Buy lottery tickets etc.. :)
  3. hd

    hd Guest

    Thats how I feel after tracking more with this box,it's off to Fed Ex.
  4. brad

    brad Guest

  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Brad does the Fasto have life at the mastering stage and if so , how often do you use it?
  6. brad

    brad Guest

  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    I agree, - very much a Pro tracking Tool and perhaps only a 'project mastering' aid... IMNSHO.

  8. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys.

    I'm keen to buy something but I did want it useful at both ends. Am I asking too much?

    EL7, EL8, HEDD, Trakker ... lots of money and I can only do one and my head is going around and around??? :confused:
  9. Faeflora

    Faeflora Guest

    That STC-8 is a valuable piece of kit! $2400? Yow! I have 2 trackers and like em much much much. Save up and get the fatso too!

    Also, let us know what was wrong with it. I'm curious.

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