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1612 Tubes for vari-mu compressor

So I was so interested in the 1612 Tubes I got to play with... I started a hybrid design. The concept is a vari-mu style compressor using the 1612 as the front end after a Jensen XFMR. I am thinking of then running LA2 style buffer and driver amplifier into a Jensen output XFMR. But the side chain will be solid state and use either a LOG amp or a THAT audio engine.. Sort of a complex blend of 50's tech with more modern tech...
The panel below is the feature set that I would want...I interested to hear your thoughts or wants for a compressor like this...

Opinions sought on the reasonable maximum degree of variation when using EQ

I recently recorded an acoustic guitar track that has great mids and high end, but was very bass shy. I could make the track sound more complete by using a really broad bass boost that was on the order of 18dB at the lowest frequencies, falling ski slope style to normal at the low mids.

It sounded good, but my intuition was that this was too much use of EQ.

I am curious to hear from others in this regard. Does the amount of EQ above sound excessive? If so, what kind of problems might I encounter because of it? Has anyone successfully used even greater changes of EQ?

HELP! Too much variance / mixing issues!

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum... but I am in DESPERATE need of some help. I've been given a live CD project to mix and edit. I'm used to using Logic Audio on a PC... but this project required that I finally break down and get a mac (it was recorded in Pro Tools, audio files in mac format).

So I'm using a brand spanking new Powerbook G4... I've got a Digidesign MBOX (the original)... Pro Tools LE 7.0, and two Mackie HR824s.

Manley Vari Mu

Ive been using the Manley Vari Mu for a short time now,and am amazed of the tonal quality.
It was well worth the money spent.
Im almost there Kurt!
Thanks for the help John.
Im sure Ill have a dozen or so more questions on the unit at a later dategotta do my homework first,before I ask away 8-)

Vari-Mu and Massive Passive AD/DA conversion ?

I have a varimu and Massive Passive a Rosetta 800 and Big Ben and Masterlink.

What now? does anyone have any sugestions about rooms, monitors, and mastering processes using the gear that I have mentioned above.

More history:

The main studio is all analog into Alsesis HD24XR using TAC analog console for mixing and inserting analog gear during mixdown.

The signal path is analog> Rosetta> HD24> Analog console> Rosetta and into the master link. Clocked by big ben.

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