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KAyo

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Re: ART VLA Pro II
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2009, 04:55:23 pm »

Tomas Danko wrote on Wed, 05 August 2009 06:34

Bill_Urick wrote on Wed, 05 August 2009 10:39

I love the product description:

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Make your audience say "Wow!" with the T8200 Tube Optimizer, the new generation two-channel professional audio compressor. The T8200 uses the high quality 12AX7s valve preamplifier, which is well known for generating warm and highly enriched sounds. In addition, the Tube Optimizer draws on the benefit of a potentiometer control to fine tune the input difference between the tube and the conventional semiconductor preamplifier, giving the user greater control and flexibility. On top of these inner strengths, the T8200's appealing faceplate is adorned with eight precision vintage VU meters. This tube compressor not only sounds good. It looks good too.



When I get permission to start using compressors, this one's for me.




Phonic and Behringer used to be manufactured in the same factory. The T8200 is a starved plate POS with lots of cheap Op-amps everywhere.

But of course you knew that.  Cool



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Sounds great, auxed into my NEVE Masterpiece II!
Hey.. I ain't complaining..

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compasspnt

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Re: ART VLA Pro II
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2009, 05:06:35 pm »

Needs more metering.

How could anyone possibly tell what they were doing, flying blind like that?

Oh...
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KAyo

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Re: ART VLA Pro II
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2009, 10:24:28 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Wed, 05 August 2009 16:06

Needs more metering.

How could anyone possibly tell what they were doing, flying blind like that?

Oh...



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I feel the same, when working it.. Bludy'el!! that's meters galore..!

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Fenris Wulf

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Re: ART VLA Pro II
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2009, 11:57:21 pm »

According to this review, the phase switch on the Phonic mic pre is at the wrong point in the circuit and causes a dramatic change in timbre. Dead
 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr05/articles/phonicoutboar ds.htm

I like the ART VLA Pro II a lot. We got it for vocals but it turned out to be a lot better on kick, snare, and guitars. Overly dynamic vocals can make the VLA freak out and do bad things to the sound, so we use our Aphex Compellors instead. On the right source it's better than any plug-in and costs about the same.  Razz  
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Re: ART VLA Pro II
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2009, 01:35:44 am »

Fenris Wulf wrote on Sun, 09 August 2009 23:57

...it's better than any plug-in and costs about the same.



Ah, this is now making sense to me.
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Re: ART VLA Pro II
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2010, 06:21:01 pm »

i know this is an old thread but i put some new tubes in my PRO VLA II and it sounds much better ..
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