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We are in need of a new "fun" topic so here it goes: :D

these questions are seperate of each other

1. What is the next piece of gear that you intend to buy?

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2. What is your favorite plugin and favorite hardware piece in categories: preamp (plugins not included in this one), EQ, and COMP, and of course converter (again plugs not included in this one). Lastly what is your favourite Dither. I guess we should include monitors or loudspeakers too.

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3. Is the piece of gear that you intend to buy on that list?

Just something new for those who want to see what people like and are using.

I'll start:

1. I intend to buy a new set of B&W loudspeakers to replace my Mackies. I ordered them yesterday.
2. My favorite
a. Plugins..
EQ: Sonalksis EQ, UAD-1 Pultec
Comp: Oxford Comp. , UAD-1 Fairchild, Sonalksis Comp
Dither: Pow-r, UV22
b. Outboard...
EQ: (this is hard).... Manley Massive Passive, Prism Sound MEA- 2, Manley Pultec
Comp: Manley Vari-Mu, Manley Slam, GML 8900
Pre: All Manley Tube pres, and ANYTHING Great River
Converters: Crane Song Hedd, Apogee D/A, A/D
Dither: Waves L2 with dither, UV22 Box
Monitors: Those Adam Mastering series (11,000 a monitor :!: )
3. No! I can't afford those Adams and won't be able to for the forseeable future, but i'll settle for the B&Ws.

Comments

Ammitsboel Fri, 11/19/2004 - 01:56

Re: What would you buy, and your favorite piece of gear? Sur

Ben Godin wrote: We are in need of a new "fun" topic so here it goes: :D

1. What is the next piece of gear that you intend to buy?

hmm... an ADC that actually works, I'm sick and tired of trying out ADC's that all have very big drawbacks!!

Ben Godin wrote:
1. I intend to buy a new set of B&W loudspeakers to replace my Mackies. I ordered them yesterday.
2. My favorite
a. Plugins..
EQ: Sonalksis EQ, UAD-1 Pultec
Comp: Oxford Comp. , UAD-1 Fairchild, Sonalksis Comp
Dither: Pow-r, UV22
b. Outboard...
EQ: (this is hard).... Manley Massive Passive, Prism Sound MEA- 2, Manley Pultec
Comp: Manley Vari-Mu, Manley Slam, GML 8900
Pre: All Manley Tube pres, and ANYTHING Great River
Converters: Crane Song Hedd, Apogee D/A, A/D
Dither: Waves L2 with dither, UV22 Box
Monitors: Those Adam Mastering series (11,000 a monitor :!: )
3. No! I can't afford those Adams and won't be able to for the forseeable future, but i'll settle for the B&Ws.

Favorite speakers... the ones i have(Audio Note ANE SEC Signature)
Plugin... dunno!?
Hardware... don't know yet.

Note: i wouldn't even think about putting those ADAMS in a Mastering studio, have you heard them?

Best Regards,

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Ben Godin Fri, 11/19/2004 - 07:23

Well i have some good gear at the recording studio, but my mastering gearlist is stil not up to where i want it. I'm looking to make investments once my mastering studio is making more money. BTW (of course it is a wishlist, thats why i titled it favorite gear)

YES! I have heard the adams. I went to a local recording store here in charlotte and they had a pair on display. All i can say is they are gods of loudspekers and they ARE the wholy gail of listening. :D

studiobmastering Fri, 11/19/2004 - 10:07

Which studio in Charlotte has the MP1's??? I wonder if they'd let me take a listen. I'd like to hear them in a decent acoutic environment, they sounded kind of strange in the AES demo room. Similar voicing to the smaller ones, which I don't personally care for.

Ammitsboel Fri, 11/19/2004 - 11:28

Ben Godin wrote:
YES! I have heard the adams. I went to a local recording store here in charlotte and they had a pair on display. All i can say is they are gods of loudspekers and they ARE the wholy gail of listening. :D

...and what is your reference? Have your ever heard a pair of Audio Notes?
What are you listening to in the performence when you audition speakers?

I know that some mix engineers like the ADAMS but their are some clear reasons why ADAMS is not suited for mastering monitors fx. the ribbon units don't play together with the woofers resulting in a very unhomogenic speaker.
There is altso examples of mix engineers that makes rather difuse and weak mixes in the top range as a result of the ADAMS.

Best Regards,

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Ben Godin Fri, 11/19/2004 - 12:44

Henrik, we are not talking about the ADAM monitors, we are talking about the ADAM PM1-A, a set of loudspeakers developed by ADAM FOR mastering. They cost 11,000 a speaker, and honestly, to those who can afford them, are like a wholy grail. Sorry if you got mixed up.

When i audition speakers i listen to the warmth and "sound" of the speaker itself. I should be able to listen to the speaker at high volume for a long period of time without getting annoyed. Also i like it when the speakers translate well on other systems.

iznogood Fri, 11/19/2004 - 13:05

maybe i should give the mp's a listen....

we borrowed them for a listen..... didn't have the energy to try them out.......but i must say that every adam speaker i have heard so far sounds like crap......

heard the one with a 6.5 inch and ribbon.... sounded like a ns10!!!!

in my opinion ribbon speakers and electrostatics are really not suited for mastering..... and yes i've heard and owned electrostatics

Ammitsboel Sat, 11/20/2004 - 03:11

Ben Godin wrote: Henrik, we are not talking about the ADAM monitors, we are talking about the ADAM PM1-A, a set of loudspeakers developed by ADAM FOR mastering. They cost 11,000 a speaker, and honestly, to those who can afford them, are like a wholy grail. Sorry if you got mixed up.

When i audition speakers i listen to the warmth and "sound" of the speaker itself. I should be able to listen to the speaker at high volume for a long period of time without getting annoyed. Also i like it when the speakers translate well on other systems.

Yes it's exactly those I'm talking about!! Not suitable for mastering IMO.

I think you will get better result by comparing speakers by contrast and not by reference, otherwise you might end up with something that may sound nice* but is totally useless.

*I don't think the ADAMS sounds nice... more like plastic or a multiband compressor.

Hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Ammitsboel Mon, 11/22/2004 - 09:40

BobYordan wrote: If I had the money I would buy this one. :)

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Cheers
Bob
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Restore classic 16-bit recordings to modern standards, enhancing and revealing inner ambient details befitting a 24-bit world. You may not believe it until you try it!

Yearh... count me in, I don't belive that one!
But I would like to hear it.

Best Regards