Liquid Channel...worth the price?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by booinec, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. booinec

    booinec Guest

    Is the Liquid Channel everything it's cracked up to be?
    Anybody using one on a daily basis?
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Sorry, not me. :mrgreen:
    I don't think I've found anyone who is bold enough to spend that type of $$$$.
    And it a modeler? Shhhheesh? You know, as lack luster as most of these "do it all machines" claim to be. It would be nice if it in fact was really nice (sonically) gear.
  3. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    I've heard a few drum tracks (Kick + Snare) through some LC's, and I was not overly impressed. I thought my Seventh Circle A12 made a better Drum Pre at 1/4 the price :) . Granted - this was a through a 320kbps MP3, but the general idea was conveyed IMO.

    NTM - You just CAN'T model good, colorful analog compression IMO. At least not with 100% accuraccy.

    I do think the variable front-end is a cool idea - but you can also get something simular (better?) in that killer Millennia unit for less $. A few more years of development, and this may actually be something that CAN replace some analog gear?

    Anyone tried the Waves "Q Clone"? Seems like simular technology - I'm curious on its accuracy compared to a real analog EQ.

  4. bounce

    bounce Guest

    there's one here. it's hot : )
  5. huub

    huub Guest

    I use the sintefex modeling compressors daily (they make the liquid channel software) and I totally love them!!! The sintefex urei sounds actually better than the original analog ones we have here..totally genius..
    Ofcourse there's always going to be a difference between actual analog processing and staying digital, but I don't really care if it sounds the same or not, the sintefex technology sounds FANTASTIC!!
    and it's more convenient and cheaper than the analog equipment..
  6. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    does sintefex have demos?
  7. huub

    huub Guest

    they might ..But a demo bit is of course different from just trying it out..
    Or did you mean demos as in where you can try em out?
  8. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    I gotta tell you,

    this link has confused the heck out of me ,,, I've been reading up on the LC and other units, and I'm getting future buyers remorse about picking up the pre's and comps I'd like ....

    As a non pro home studio guy wanting to do his own project, it's really tempting to just pick up a pair of LC's and a pair of the Sintefex units.....

    Sigh !!!! more to digest lol

    Sanity Inn
  9. huub

    huub Guest

    What I really don't like about virtual analog dynamic processors though, is that they're usually connected through AES connections, wich are ofcourse not floating point..0 dbfs is max, and anything going over that clips.. so you really have to make sure the signal going in doesn't exceed 0, wich can suck (I use em in live mixing situations, where anything can happen levelwise..) If I'm using my mixers internal limiter for example, anything can happen levelwise internally, and no clipping occurs..
    For serious compression, you have to put the threshold real low, and crank up the make up gain..
    not really important information, but still...I felt like sharing this..
    It happens quite often that none of my inputs clip , but the sum of whatever goes into the sintefex, clips the input..
    With real analog, there almost no limit to how hard you can hit your compressor..
    this is a pretty long story, i'm sorry.. :?
  10. OlympicPhil

    OlympicPhil Guest

    If you have the cash, buy one!

    I can't stress this enough. EVERY engineer worth his salt that comes here has one and says they're the best things since sliced bread, and after using them I have to agree.

    We've even had Focusrite in our studios, sampling specific bits of our vintage gear, for download from their site.

    For £2000 GBP you can almost afford a pair of 1176es, or you can have every vintage preamp you can name and lots you've never heard of, all packaged together in a groovy little box.

    I know where my next £2000's going. These things RULE!

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