Dolby A301 Mixing Trick

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Warhead, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Warhead

    Warhead Active Member

    Dec 3, 2002
    South Carolina
    I have recently been shown this mixing trick (encoding) and am quite interested in obtaining a stereo setup of these units myself for mixing. Anyone know where these suckers can be found? I've heard of them selling around <$300 but can't find any out there now.

    There are some 362 and 365 units out there, and I'm wondering if removing the low / low-mid processing is possible? The A301 has the pull cards.

    Anyone using this technique / gear?

  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    The boyz in Nashville use this trick a lot I've been told. My brother has the 365 unit but has yet to try this. Seems like it would create something way off in spectral balance to me, but mabe this what they like? I was thinkng to try and simulate this with a BBE or Aphex by turning down the LF knob and turning up the HF knob.
  3. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    I don't know about nashville..seems a little to analog for that town.
    It's a LA Keith Olsen via the Beatles trick. One can midifie a Dolby'A' Cat22 card to do the same thing as pulling the the two cards that on the Dolby Stretch 301 unit. The Cat.22 cards fit in the dolby 361(single channel) 365?(stereo channel) units. It's great on vocals. Has be used on a-gtr & piano. The Cat22 card need to be modded though. Two resistors get jumped. If you find the cards and want the mod. PM me and I can take care of it for you.
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