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Offline dietrich

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Re: Sontecs...
« Reply #555 on: October 20, 2010, 08:54:11 am »
I could cry with sontec envy this morning

Offline Bonati

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« Reply #556 on: October 21, 2010, 01:56:02 pm »
I'm with you Robin - the ganged controls on the 462 are really appealing, as well as all the shelving options. It's a big boy but I still feel like I could probably get pretty fast on it. I've noted Adrian's comments though - when I had the chance to use a Sontec it was never in M/S mode and now I regret not experimenting. Any other opinions on the 432s in M/S mode?
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Offline Macc

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« Reply #557 on: October 21, 2010, 01:57:35 pm »
24-96 Mastering wrote on Wed, 20 October 2010 02:20

 I'm actually liking the idea of having a 462, not because of the number of bands, but because of ganged controls. The ability to operate the EQ without having to match sides should make for fast, intuitive fiddling. With my eyes closed and the other hand on the compressor, if I want Smile



I don't get why more people don't go for this. It's magic!

Do people really use different LR/MS settings that often? MS I get more, but I just handle that side of things ITB before the analogue chain. Aaaanyway - congrats yet again Robin, let us know how she handles Very Happy
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Offline TotalSonic

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« Reply #558 on: October 21, 2010, 05:53:43 pm »
Macc wrote on Thu, 21 October 2010 13:57



Do people really use different LR/MS settings that often? MS I get more, but I just handle that side of things ITB before the analogue chain.


Since I've gotten the Manley Backbone and can go from L/R to M/S and back for my Sontec MEP250EX at just the push of a button I'd say I do eq in M/S mode with it about 40 - 50% of the time - so yeah, it is in fact pretty often.  

Also - a couple of producers I work with regularly often do very wide L/C/R style mixes with completely different instruments coming out of L/R channels - and in these cases I've often found being able to do different eq's on L/R is invaluable.  

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« Reply #559 on: October 21, 2010, 06:12:02 pm »
TotalSonic wrote on Thu, 21 October 2010 22:53


Since I've gotten the Manley Backbone and can go from L/R to M/S and back for my Sontec MEP250EX at just the push of a button I'd say I do eq in M/S mode with it about 40 - 50% of the time - so yeah, it is in fact pretty often.  


Aye - if I had a Backbone or similar I might think differently, hehe.

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Also - a couple of producers I work with regularly often do very wide L/C/R style mixes with completely different instruments coming out of L/R channels - and in these cases I've often found being able to do different eq's on L/R is invaluable.  



Fair do's. When I have stuff like that I don't struggle taming it ITB and then covering the general/overall stuff with the ganged gear. BUT - I see your point, just discussing/waffling... Horses for courses Smile

Anyway - as Robin's about to find out, the real benefit of ganged control is being able to eq with one hand and flick through the latest copy of Razzle with the other. Ohhhhhh yeeeeeah  Cool
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Offline jdg

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« Reply #560 on: October 21, 2010, 09:17:57 pm »
ganged stereo controls on an EQ are amazing.  you feel like a god

my short love affair with the gyraf EQ proved this to me. (and its the only thing i miss about that EQ)
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Offline Andrew Hamilton

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« Reply #561 on: October 22, 2010, 12:58:19 am »
At least with the Sontec, the ganged controls come with more bands per unit but, more importantly, more closely matched output at each step (between the left and right).  












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Offline Wook

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Re: Sontecs...
« Reply #562 on: October 22, 2010, 01:22:55 pm »
Hey Laars

Offline 24-96 Mastering

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« Reply #563 on: October 22, 2010, 06:43:47 pm »
Macc wrote on Fri, 22 October 2010 00:12


Anyway - as Robin's about to find out, the real benefit of ganged control is being able to eq with one hand and flick through the latest copy of Razzle with the other. Ohhhhhh yeeeeeah  Cool


Am I glad you don't have three hands...

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Offline 24-96 Mastering

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« Reply #564 on: November 16, 2010, 07:02:55 pm »
Hey all,

I managed to get ahold of some knobs and knob caps for my Sontec 462 (though not all colours, unfortunately) and had a bit of a play. Which one do you like best (poll)?


Sontec Red White Blue:

http://www.24-96.net/xchange/sontec_starsnstripes_2.jpg

http://www.24-96.net/xchange/sontec_starsnstripes_1.jpg




Sontec Black:

http://www.24-96.net/xchange/sontec_stealth_1.jpg

http://www.24-96.net/xchange/sontec_stealth_3.jpg



Sontec Original:

http://www.24-96.net/xchange/sontec_original.jpg



PS: Anybody got any yellow, green or glossy blue knob caps?


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Offline bblackwood

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« Reply #565 on: November 16, 2010, 07:20:01 pm »
I love the look of the original, but it looks pretty awesome in all black.

Congrats!
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Offline turtletone

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« Reply #566 on: November 16, 2010, 07:34:48 pm »
The black looks super sexy.
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Offline TotalSonic

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« Reply #567 on: November 16, 2010, 08:01:59 pm »
Purely on looks wise I'd say I definitely prefer the new all-black knobs over the other choices - but on a daily use type of thing the red-white-blue might come in handy in terms of a quick glance down knowing exactly which band is which.  i.e. I'm glad for the MEP-250EX's black/green/yellow/red scheme as it keeps any confusion to a minimum.  Then again I really don't have a problem with my Medici's all black configuration either.

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Offline aleatoric

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« Reply #568 on: November 16, 2010, 08:15:22 pm »
What a beautiful EQ!  Congrats!  My vote is for solid black.  

Offline compasspnt

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« Reply #569 on: November 16, 2010, 08:29:12 pm »
I love the look of the solid black.

But the original looks like a Sontec.