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thoughts/users on the TC Electronics M2000?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by leftcoastproductions, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. hello all I am looking at getting an effects rack to replace my Ensoniq Dp4+ for home recording......the dp4 is a bit too noisy and I would like something a little bit more cutting edge with a good delay and reverb....I have looked into the Lexicon Pcm 70 as well as the G Major any thoughts or recommendations?


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  2. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    I've used the TC M2000 for a couple of years. It's a very nice midlevel unit for studio or live use. Lotsa features. The verbs are very nice. If you buy used, make sure you get the Mark II version (serial # starts with "111"), as this is a better unit than the Mark I. Also, be advised that the SPDIF uses a true 24 bit work length, even though 20 bit is quoated in the specs.

    The M3000 is almost the same but includes the VVS 3 verbs, quite an improvement. The M3000 is currently on sale for the street price of $999, instead of the usual $1,450 or so. That sale will end at some point per the TC tech I talked to.
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    The M2000 was a real break through unit in terms of reverb quailty for price and size as it was basicly a mini TC M5000. TC reverb has a lighter, less dense reverb than those from Lexicon. It is more of a matter of different than which is better and I find that I need and want the flavor or character of both available to me to choose from.
  4. thanks guys!

    another question how do the delays and phasers sound? I was also thinking about getting an analog delay pedal (for warmth and a longer delay time) and a EH Small Stone for those big swoooshed out sounds......any thoughts?
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Delays are very good. Don't know about the phasers, but all the time based effects are real good.
  6. Audiogaff you've been more than helpful I appreciate your time :D

    I took a look at the Eventides and realize there is no way I can afford any of these units except maybe the 3000.....even so I think I am going to pick up this M2000 for $300 I figure I can't go wrong in that I can resell it if I am not happy with it.......what are your thoughts on comparing the M2000 to say the Waves and Izotope plug-ins? that is what I have been using primarily for all things other than compression


    ps where in Silicon Valley are you?
  7. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    The waves stuff is real good for plugs. Still don't think much of plugs until you get in to the prootols HD arena. For $300 the M200 is a no-brainer. Wellworth that and more.

    I hang in central Sillicon Valley - San Jose, Santa Clara, Fremont, Sunnyvale.

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