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Re: What gear are you currently planning to buy /saving up to ?
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2017, 01:16:12 PM »
I am sad to say, I did not buy the oberheim, I wasted all the money I got from the Eventide sell on stupid crap, it is all gone now :(
I will work my ass of this summer, I will try to make it a goal to buy it then.  Still trying to find antelope converters second hand but it s very hard, they are expensive new (besides the orion tour ).

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« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2017, 02:47:23 AM »
I would like to add the new Oberheim Two Voice in black livery to the bunch.

Since it's fairly pricey over here, I'll have to save up a little more.

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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2017, 07:40:58 AM »
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« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2017, 02:54:22 PM »
I fullfilled me another long time dream this year: A professional audio interface, the RME Fireface 802.



I will post a photo of my new studio devices (now integrated in a 3U rack) soon ;)

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« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2017, 05:40:47 PM »
I fullfilled me another long time dream this year: A professional audio interface, the RME Fireface 802.



I will post a photo of my new studio devices (now integrated in a 3U rack) soon ;)

Congratulations RME do some good stuff, especially good and stable drivers.
I got the RME HDSPe AES card, AES is still the best way for low latency audio.

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« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2017, 11:00:52 AM »

Congratulations RME do some good stuff, especially good and stable drivers.
I got the RME HDSPe AES card, AES is still the best way for low latency audio.

I really enjoy the interface, it sounds great and goes up to 192KHz.

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« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2017, 08:28:33 PM »
Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues

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« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2017, 11:52:50 AM »
I fullfilled me another long time dream this year: A professional audio interface, the RME Fireface 802.



I will post a photo of my new studio devices (now integrated in a 3U rack) soon ;)
Hope you are doing well with the RME ... wish I had one of them !   Excellent.
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« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2017, 11:55:00 AM »
Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues



Julio ... you just paid a lot of money for a half-empty box !!   ;)
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« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2017, 03:03:22 PM »
I fullfilled me another long time dream this year: A professional audio interface, the RME Fireface 802.

I will post a photo of my new studio devices (now integrated in a 3U rack) soon ;)
Hope you are doing well with the RME ... wish I had one of them !   Excellent.

Doing very well with the new interface, the sound is linear (in=out) and clear, just brilliant.

Attached a photo of both devices in the new case.

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« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2017, 05:27:34 PM »
Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues



Julio ... you just paid a lot of money for a half-empty box !!   ;)

All that space inside would make sense if it was a reverb.  ;)

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« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2017, 09:08:48 PM »
Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues



Julio ... you just paid a lot of money for a half-empty box !!   ;)

Of course...expansion, bigger transformer upgrades and there is no need for internal isolation as there's so much space theres no chance of signal transference  ;D ???  Damn that is a lot of space...does sound sweet though.

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« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2017, 10:07:58 AM »
There are many ways of making great music.

This is the best statement in this entire thread. Kevin Shields used to perform with an Alesis Midiverb. I know MBV isn't ambient but reverb is pretty important to shoegaze and I've never seen anyone bash him for not using a Lexicon.

I still use my Nanoverb all the time. It's not the cleanest reverb by any means but I like the sound of it.  ;D

Speaking of MBV, I'm getting this pedal soon:

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« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2017, 04:24:07 PM »
Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues



That you buy Phoenix Audio stuff means you have done a lot of reserach, Phoenix Audio a kind of hidden gem in the audio community, they use transformless designs , it brings the best of both worlds, the sound of neve and the clean sound of solid state.
The guys behind the company did repair for neve.  Even though they cost a lot you still get a lot for the money they are a lot more cheaper then  lets say a neve, but Phoenix Audio also bring their unique sound and combination of both worlds .

I had plans to buy the NICE DI for guitars and also the NICERIZER as summarizer I also had plans to buy the EQ,  their 500 Series is most affordable, I had plans to buy 3 of their 500 series to fill a 19 rack. DSR-8 Was my choice after long research  If I buy a mic pre today I would choose DSR most likely.

Sound pur made some good review of them.
https://www.youtube.com/user/soundpurestudios/search?query=+Phoenix
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« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2017, 04:33:40 PM »
Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues



Julio ... you just paid a lot of money for a half-empty box !!   ;)

he got a lof good sonic quality for the money.
DSR-8 was considered by sound pure the best mic pre per channel you could get for your money, it has good value for sure.
Why the DSR 4 looks like it does it cause it is scaled down version of DSR 8 which come first.
They have since then released 500 series formats which they have shrinked the design further

https://www.youtube.com/user/soundpurestudios/search?query=+Phoenix

Jokes a side I think Julio did a good buy and a respective choice of gear

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« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2017, 04:41:30 PM »

Congratulations RME do some good stuff, especially good and stable drivers.
I got the RME HDSPe AES card, AES is still the best way for low latency audio.

I really enjoy the interface, it sounds great and goes up to 192KHz.

Glad you like it, did it meet your expectations, I will say it once again, do not use a lot of wet signal, 28 percent is the sweetspot if you use like 50% percent or something it sounds like junk imo. Of course atleast 20 second decay time to get the best sound. I think the random hall algorithms is the best.
One more tips , almost all presets use hf/lf filters,  when it comes to ambient reverb there is nothing worse when there is a filter that cuts off the high frequencies, I always have it totally open so all high frequencies to shine thru so you get this nice open expensive sound. I think there is way too many presets...I tend to just use a standard preset with some minor tweaks that is enough and I leave it the same all the time.

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« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2017, 08:22:02 PM »
Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues



That you buy Phoenix Audio stuff means you have done a lot of reserach, Phoenix Audio a kind of hidden gem in the audio community, they use transformless designs , it brings the best of both worlds, the sound of neve and the clean sound of solid state.
The guys behind the company did repair for neve.  Even though they cost a lot you still get a lot for the money they are a lot more cheaper then  lets say a neve, but Phoenix Audio also bring their unique sound and combination of both worlds .

I had plans to buy the NICE DI for guitars and also the NICERIZER as summarizer I also had plans to buy the EQ,  their 500 Series is most affordable, I had plans to buy 3 of their 500 series to fill a 19 rack. DSR-8 Was my choice after long research  If I buy a mic pre today I would choose DSR most likely.

Sound pur made some good review of them.
https://www.youtube.com/user/soundpurestudios/search?query=+Phoenix


Your are right Ekstasis, Phoenix Audio do make really "Nice" kit.....you have obviously research it yourself.  The Nice Di was something I had looked at a while back before I wanted to commit to a full pre amp, its well priced.

The DRS - Q4 Mk2 actually has no transformers on the inputs but has them on the outputs.  I do not touch the input gain and leave it at its lowest setting but dial in the gain on the output to saturate the transformer.  For super clean the reverse would be the case. Its not really colored compared to my experience with tubes but the pre amp has a beautiful way it articulates the sound of whatever goes through, in my case its synths and the Eq is very special

I had an eye on a few pre amps in traditional rack form and 500....the main contenders were the Avedis MA5 in API 500 series and the Aurora Audio GTQ2 Dual Channel Preamp/EQ....both look back to 1970's British console design pre's for inspiration.  I found the Phoenix Audio Mic pre on sale for around $800 off the list price at a us dealer, Zen Pro Audio, the rest is history as they say.

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« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2017, 10:34:48 AM »

Congratulations RME do some good stuff, especially good and stable drivers.
I got the RME HDSPe AES card, AES is still the best way for low latency audio.

I really enjoy the interface, it sounds great and goes up to 192KHz.

Glad you like it, did it meet your expectations, I will say it once again, do not use a lot of wet signal, 28 percent is the sweetspot if you use like 50% percent or something it sounds like junk imo. Of course atleast 20 second decay time to get the best sound. I think the random hall algorithms is the best.
One more tips , almost all presets use hf/lf filters,  when it comes to ambient reverb there is nothing worse when there is a filter that cuts off the high frequencies, I always have it totally open so all high frequencies to shine thru so you get this nice open expensive sound. I think there is way too many presets...I tend to just use a standard preset with some minor tweaks that is enough and I leave it the same all the time.

Both the RME audio interface and the Lexicon reverb are easy to use and meet my expectations. I am currently reworking my recordings for my upcoming album (release date is the 29th of march), so I have direct comparison to my old equipment. A universe lies between the old and new devices, but it is also a challenge to rework the sounds while they profit so much. About reverb defaults: I also never use defaults and always open the HF and LF. About standards of dry/wet: I use Send-mode and with the Lexicon you can choose the reverb-out-frequency. So I am able to try out something more than simple dry/wet.

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« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2017, 03:09:35 PM »

Congratulations RME do some good stuff, especially good and stable drivers.
I got the RME HDSPe AES card, AES is still the best way for low latency audio.

I really enjoy the interface, it sounds great and goes up to 192KHz.

Glad you like it, did it meet your expectations, I will say it once again, do not use a lot of wet signal, 28 percent is the sweetspot if you use like 50% percent or something it sounds like junk imo. Of course atleast 20 second decay time to get the best sound. I think the random hall algorithms is the best.
One more tips , almost all presets use hf/lf filters,  when it comes to ambient reverb there is nothing worse when there is a filter that cuts off the high frequencies, I always have it totally open so all high frequencies to shine thru so you get this nice open expensive sound. I think there is way too many presets...I tend to just use a standard preset with some minor tweaks that is enough and I leave it the same all the time.

Both the RME audio interface and the Lexicon reverb are easy to use and meet my expectations. I am currently reworking my recordings for my upcoming album (release date is the 29th of march), so I have direct comparison to my old equipment. A universe lies between the old and new devices, but it is also a challenge to rework the sounds while they profit so much. About reverb defaults: I also never use defaults and always open the HF and LF. About standards of dry/wet: I use Send-mode and with the Lexicon you can choose the reverb-out-frequency. So I am able to try out something more than simple dry/wet.

I am glad it did meet your expectations,  yes I can imagine there will be a big difference in sound. You are such a cool girl who are into this stuff! ;)
I will try to listen to the album you told me about this week.