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bblackwood

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Your chain
« on: June 23, 2006, 07:37:30 am »

So, what's your typical chain? Is it too much? Not enough? How often do you change it up? Are you looking to change any part of it?

Discuss.
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Re: Your chain
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2006, 09:22:15 am »

bblackwood wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 04:37

So, what's your typical chain? Is it too much? Not enough? How often do you change it up? Are you looking to change any part of it?

Discuss.


Sequoia loaded source ->Optional eq plug->d/a DAC1->Manley Massive  ->Millenia Twincom ->Mytek 24/96 ->Sequoia.
All powered by Equitech balanced power (Oregon product!)

As I'm working, I will sometimes have the Sequoia in software fx mode so I can listen to the results of any post recapture plugs that might be of use later.
What I do works for my market. I currently only have one primary outboard comp and eq, so of course I hope to eventually "diversify".   There are a couple pieces I'd like to add just for the alternatives available. Advertising "panel with Weiss Logo" just doesn't cut it....
My last job I had lots of great gear (Z-sys, Sontec, etc) , but still kept the chain in use fairly simple. I find that the more I put in the chain, the harder it is to keep perspective regarding what it was I set out to do. I'd say that my present setup has been good for me in general.

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Re: Your chain
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2006, 12:14:11 pm »


Cool idea for a thread!


All digital and ITB here>>>

My usual chain was>>>

Samplitude -

Waves Desser

URS Mix EQ (Two instances for more bands)

Voxengo Marquis compressor (Very versatile fullband Comp!)

Waves L2 / Timeworks limiter (L2 when I need it clean as possible, Timeworks when the customer wanted more level)


I have just recently been using a new chain

Better results IMO

New chain>>>


Spitfish Desser or Waves

PLPar EQ ( Lin phase or IIR sounds superb IMO, and it does M/S)

Voxengo Marquis compressor

Desser again but at about 1 to 2db only if at all needed.

Endorphin (soft saturation + Level)

This may seem a lot but i dont use them all the time, but recently have had mixes that had severe *Digititus*

If money were no object i'd have to get myself the OCL-2
and the TC system 6000, cause after hearing them on some mixes i was like....MMMmmmm...

Ged.





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Re: Your chain
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2006, 12:15:24 pm »

I'm always trying new approaches.

Probably cause I'm tyring to make do with digital.

I think things would be a lot simpler with  1 really expensive eq and compressor and that's it.
But i tend to leave my latest chain set up and throw what I'm working on straight into it, adjust to taste.




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Re: Your chain
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2006, 12:44:42 pm »

My chain seems to have settled on the following for most jobs:

Plugins - maybe
Weiss EQ1mk2
Weiss DS1mk2
D/A (Benchmark DAC1)
STC8
Thermionic Culture Phoenix
Lundahl L/R to M/S
Cranesong Ibis
Lundahl M/S to L/R
Cranesong Hedd A/D
Cranseong Hedd processing
Limiter plugin

Obviously not everything is used all the time.

I'd like to add an analog router like the Crookwood or SPL.

Darius

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Re: Your chain
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2006, 12:53:39 pm »

jazzius wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 17:44

My chain seems to have settled on the following for most jobs:

Plugins - maybe
Weiss EQ1mk2
Weiss DS1mk2
D/A (Benchmark DAC1)
STC8
Thermionic Culture Phoenix
Lundahl L/R to M/S
Cranesong Ibis
Lundahl M/S to L/R
Cranesong Hedd A/D
Cranseong Hedd processing
Limiter plugin

Obviously not everything is used all the time.

I'd like to add an analog router like the Crookwood or SPL.

Darius



Now your just showing off Darius!  Twisted Evil
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Re: Your chain
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2006, 01:04:46 pm »

Guess now I need to name names on my minimalist setup. Oh well. I'll edit my post.
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Re: Your chain
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2006, 01:07:49 pm »

jtr wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 18:04

Guess now I need to name names on my minimalist setup. Oh well. I'll edit my post.




Please do Jim,

Intersting to see you pro's approach to processing
and by how much / little etc.
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Re: Your chain
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2006, 01:47:48 pm »

Still mostly ITB over here:

Samp1 (playback) > ITB EQ (PSP MasterQ or PLParEQ3) > ITB Comp (PSP MasterComp) > Tube D/A-A/D > Samp2 (capture) > Limiter (PSP VW) > SRC (Samp offline) > Dither (Samp TPDF).

The order of EQ/Comp varies; sometimes I EQ the bottom first then compress then EQ the top; other times I'll EQ all then compress. (Not every song gets Comp or Limiting. I'm just finishing a project right now that has 1 song that only got compression and 2 that got neither.) I almost always upsample because I think the limiter works better at a higher Fs.

I'd really like to get into h/w EQs & Comps and better convertors but I think my biggest priority right now is a monitoring upgrade.
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Re: Your chain
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2006, 04:03:24 pm »

Ged Leitch wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 17:53

jazzius wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 17:44

My chain seems to have settled on the following for most jobs:

Plugins - maybe
Weiss EQ1mk2
Weiss DS1mk2
D/A (Benchmark DAC1)
STC8
Thermionic Culture Phoenix
Lundahl L/R to M/S
Cranesong Ibis
Lundahl M/S to L/R
Cranesong Hedd A/D
Cranseong Hedd processing
Limiter plugin

Obviously not everything is used all the time.

I'd like to add an analog router like the Crookwood or SPL.

Darius



Now your just showing off Darius!  Twisted Evil


Hey Ged, good thing i didn't mention the Massivo, C2 and manley-mu sitting idle in the rack most of the time!  Razz

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Re: Your chain
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2006, 04:05:47 pm »

jazzius wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 21:03

Ged Leitch wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 17:53

jazzius wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 17:44

My chain seems to have settled on the following for most jobs:

Plugins - maybe
Weiss EQ1mk2
Weiss DS1mk2
D/A (Benchmark DAC1)
STC8
Thermionic Culture Phoenix
Lundahl L/R to M/S
Cranesong Ibis
Lundahl M/S to L/R
Cranesong Hedd A/D
Cranseong Hedd processing
Limiter plugin

Obviously not everything is used all the time.

I'd like to add an analog router like the Crookwood or SPL.

Darius



Now your just showing off Darius!  Twisted Evil


Hey Ged, good thing i didn't mention the Massivo, C2 and manley-mu sitting idle in the rack most of the time!  Razz




You just did!

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Re: Your chain
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2006, 04:16:20 pm »

While it can vary, this seems to be my core set-up, with variations as needed...

WaveLab 6

Crane Song HEDD D/A

Manley Vari-Mu

NSEQ-2

HEDD A/D with processing

Back to WL6.


I'm using an RME AES-32, so i've got a DBX Quantum on it's own AES loop that can be inserted before or after my HEDD/analog loop.  Love the routing flexibility in the RME!

Waves and Voxengo plugs either before or after the trip to analog, too.  Great for little touchups!

Monitoring through a Grace 904, Rotel 1080 and B&W 803S.

I'm also checking out the new Lucid GENx192 clock, I'll try and post some audio samples soon....

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Re: Your chain
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2006, 04:30:05 pm »

Ged Leitch wrote on Fri, 23 June 2006 10:07


Intersting to see you pro's approach to processing
and by how much / little etc.


To some extent we are influenced by our regional needs and time in business. Since my business is relatively new, and it's all mine,
the line up is compact. Didn't want to remortgage my house -
I'm able to make this work but hope to expand in the future.
I've been enjoying the mixture of outboard gear and plugs together-
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Re: Your chain
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2006, 06:26:25 pm »

In the box here too.

Here's whats typically loaded in WL5 insert slots. I activate as  needs arises.

1-various spacial tools
2-UAD1 Precision EQ
3-UAD1 Precision Multiband (generally used to d-ess)
4-UAD1 LA2A
5-reserved for WAVES Denoiser or other restoration tool
6-UAD1 Precision Limiter
7-SRC (I know I need better one then the generic in WL5, so I'll either upgrade to WL6 or find another plug. Any recomendations??)

and WAVES IDR in the dithering pane

And as for the listening chain:

Lynx L22
Coleman M3
Dynaudio Bx-30A
Dynaudio BM6As

Simple yet efficient, and more importantly, keeps my rates within my client's budgets

Oldfart
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Re: Your chain
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2006, 06:35:03 pm »

Lynx AES out >> Mytek DAC >> Massive Passive >> STC8 >> Vari-Mu >> Mytek ADC >> Weiss EQ >> L2 >> Lynx AES in

Sometimes the Weiss gets dropped in before the Mytek DAC instead. Monitoring off the Lynx card (L22).
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