Right now all we know is that it is supposed to street @ $350 and is half rack. It is also supposed to be fully balanced, but probably w/ 1/4" unbalanced also. It's going to live up to the RNC, that's why the wait. There is an extensive testing and perfecting time period that the unit must go through to live up to the FMR name. Be patient, I'm guessing we will see it by late January and it will be worth the wait.
May I ask what the main intent was of making the RNC a fixed-stereo unit? The reason I ask this is because if it really did much to keep the price of that unit low then why couldn't the same principle be applied to the RNP?
I use the RNP on the two bus all the time. It's amazingly good at the job for something so inexpensive, and I believe that's in large part due to the sensing circuit which works from the stereo program. I don't really use it in stereo for tracking, as I'm not much for stereo micing (8 track analog makes a lot of bouncing necessary if you really want stereo). So a full set of controls for each channel would add cost to features I would rarely use. I'd rather have two if I need two independent channels, anyway, so I can do the two in series for the mix bus.
Two mono mic pre's with individual controls match my needs better, as I can make them work close enough to matched stereo if need be, but I can have them do entirely different tasks with ease, like doing bass DI and bass amp at once, say. The extra cost for the fixed stereo pre wouldn't be of enough value to me.
Hey All! a really nice Holiday to you all...Bear, doesnt the RNC have only one trigger for both sides which makes it particularly awkward for two separate signals in counter time(ie.drums, kick and snare??)I'm still getting a couple of em...and am looking forward to the other thing too...
Yeah, Dave, I think that's right, that there's only one sensor. I never use mine as dual mono, anyhow. But you hear routinely about the pain it is to link two mono compressors, so I'm willing to trade off dual mono for great mono and stereo.
Emulate rca tube models? Wow i would have thought it was going to be transparent like the rnc. Its also going to be half rack which is weird since i thought the plan was for a channel strip that would fit in one rack space.. RNMP,RNC,RNEQ. Oh well, ive never heard an rca tube pre, but ill definetly get a rnmp when they come out.
Oh yeah anyone actually heard a rnmp yet?
Originally posted by planet red: Emulate rca tube models? Wow i would have thought it was going to be transparent like the rnc.
Actually, I'd really would like to check this one out IF it isn't transparent. I'm always looking to color the sound especially in these Pro Tools times... If it's gonna replicate the RCA's, I'd say yeah!
YMMV, of course, I'm only concerned in trying to make these half-assed "singers" try to sound a bit decent! Man, what's the world coming to now? Singers that "look" but can't sing, autotune, pro tools.... fast food music.... Where did the real music go to? Well, gotta make a living though so who cares?
Back to the RNMP, can't wait to get one! And who knows, they might have different models, the RCA-emulator, API-emulator, Nevelator....
>I'm only concerned in trying to make these half->assed "singers" try to sound a bit decent!
Now, now. Be nice... just put effects on em'. Haha, kidding. But whether the RNMP is going to emulate anything or be transparent I will be equally excited. I have no idea how the RCA's sound. Can anyone describe the 'colour' they would add? I know that isn't incredibly easy but... :w:
If I know anything about Mr and Mrs McQ, you can bet the farm that the RNMP will be as clean as the first New England snow fall. Is that good or bad? Personally, I like my pres just a tad dirty. Like a Cajun Martini. Will I like the RNMP? You bet your phantom power I will. Go figure.
Originally posted by Hev: I have no idea how the RCA's sound. Can anyone describe the 'colour' they would add? I know that isn't incredibly easy but... :w:
The last time I used an RCA pre was about 4 years ago. Compared to something very clean like a Grace or Earthworks they will thicken the sound and add a little grunge up top. Overall very musical and I wouldn't consider them dark.
FWIW, I have an old RCA BN-5A mic pre (with about 100 dB of gain!) and can say it is a very nice sounding pre - noisier than solid state, but has a large top boost (+6 dB @ 10 KHz) and 3 tube stage that gives a nice compression when hit a bit hard. Overall, a top-drawer unit, and if RNC is gonna try to copy it, that'd be one tough order - I wish them luck, and I'll be in line for a pr. to try out.
Originally posted by Hev: So what is the insider info on the RNMP? Will it live up to the RNC as far as incredible value at a great price?
That is yet to be seen...but my 'Magic 8-ball' sez: "All indictations point to Yes"
Will it be 1 channel? 2?
One channel, balanced.
Will they make a bigger version (8 channel)?
There is a 4 channel unit being discussed, as well as a 2 channel unit with a couple extra features.
What is the word... I want all the info.
So how does it feel to want? When it's finished (they were on what is hopefully the last 'board revision') and released, you'll get all the information you'll need. Until then, you're going to have to wait like the rest of us.
Just like a kid on christmas eve. I've been waiting for a decently priced, good pre for a while now. I almost bought a Joe Meek but wasn't really happy with all the reviews I was reading... and that's when I heard the same makers of my newly purchased compressor (that I would damn near go to war for) was making a pre. Happy happy, joy joy. I was just trying to find out what everyone else knew about it. I think I have succeeded.