STC8 users here

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I am seriously considering picking an STC8 in close future.
    I wanna expand my analog rig ( Hedd 192 >OCL2 > Ibis EQ > Hedd 192 > PT HD).

    a) Is it really a clean processor?

    b) Do you do your make-up gain with this unit, instead of other processors or....digitally ITB?

    I was going to pick an API2500, which is a coloured box but I prefer processors with the option of turning on/off colour like the Hedd 192.

    Any info is wellcomed.
     
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    I have used the STC8 in the past. I would buy one if I could afford it.

    ITs a great box. More on the transparent end of the spectrum. With Hara and KI etc functions you can add a touch of colour, however its not as bold as the Tracker model.

    I used the make up gain with the STC8.

    The API2500 is also a great bus comp. But it is coloured, but in a very good way ;)
     
  3. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    I do not enjoy doing more than 2dbs of make-up gain with the OCL2.

    Of course we may do the not so desirable gain lift ITB, but a fresh high RMS at the a/d with a bit of clipping is much preferrable .

    RMS noise floor here is -80 / -72 when entering ITB due to the OCL2 make-up gain. And I have already substituted its tubes.
     
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    * Yes, the STC8 is very clean.

    * It's wonderful for clean gain (even if you're not using any gain reduction).
     
  5. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Hi, John
    A few folks pointed me the Unicomp as being an equal or better solution.
    Have you guys demoed it?
     
  6. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

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