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SafeandSoundMastering

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The new eq arrived...
« on: April 13, 2011, 04:33:02 am »

So my new "XXXXXX" clone eq is here and it sounds very good. It's not going to change my
mastering quality as I have already good analogue eq but it is another option, you do not always need such 3d eq IMO. I need to spend more time with it to understand it's depths. (I reckon 3 months) Switched in it's entirety, individual band bypass, full bypass, gain trim I/O +-6dB.

Oh... and it's red.

I am very happy to own it.

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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 10:57:43 pm »

The analogue EQ denier is now the analogue EQ owner. So it sounds better than your plug-ins?  :P

Anyway congrats on the build it's a nice project.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 05:42:28 am »

Denier? Isn't that a rating for women's tights?

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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 06:04:59 am »

Not better, different.

I have denied analogue being better, not different.

Better in some instances yes.

Analogue vs Digital never forgoes... knowing what to do.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 06:42:37 pm »

So what type of design is it? Passive filters? Is it (un)balanced i/o? IO transformers? Anything special going on with the output drivers?

details.... we're hungry for details.
Maarten
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 04:36:18 am »

So what type of design is it? Passive filters? Is it (un)balanced i/o? IO transformers? Anything special going on with the output drivers?

details.... we're hungry for details.
Maarten

I'm just guessing here:
http://repforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/topic,1217.msg6347.html#msg6347
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 11:05:12 am »

Yes I will not say too much.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 12:26:56 pm »

Yes I will not say too much.
I don't understand.  Why would you start a thread about your new eq and then not give much info about it?

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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 01:54:08 pm »

I don't understand.  Why would you start a thread about your new eq and then not give much info about it?

Because he's no. 1 in the UK.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 05:09:12 pm »

I don't understand.  Why would you start a thread about your new eq and then not give much info about it?
He's said too much already!   ;D
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 05:54:47 pm »

Pretty sure this is just that Igor Sontec MEP-250 style clone.  At least that is what I gather from following threads here and on Gear Slutz.  All the super secret info can be found here:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/mastering-forum/529777-my-first-analogue-eq.html

Judging by the looks and the unique faceplate marking method I'm thinking it is the same EQ, made by the same guy in the UK.  Probably a pretty cool sounding EQ and all but has obvious differences from a real Sontec (different op amps for one and the Igor schematic is quite a bit different than a real Sontec according to Burgess).  I'll speak for myself here but I personally would not want any piece of gear in my studio that is marked via a label maker.  To each their own though.  I love my legitimate, Burgess made, Sontec MEP-250EX. 
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2011, 10:11:15 pm »

I'll speak for myself here but I personally would not want any piece of gear in my studio that is marked via a label maker.

dunno - I'd take one of Jaako's diy boxes or some of the gear made by Doug Sax's brother at the Mastering Lab - face plate markings via label maker and all - in a heart beat. 


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Steve Berson

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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2011, 10:40:01 pm »

dunno - I'd take one of Jaako's diy boxes or some of the gear made by Doug Sax's brother at the Mastering Lab - face plate markings via label maker and all - in a heart beat. 


Best regards,
Steve Berson

Cool.  I'd rather just spend a bit extra and get some engraved faceplate marks instead of glued on label maker labels.  I like my equipment to last a long time and lord knows those label maker labels could easily become "unglued" on a hot/humid day a few years from now.  I guess for me it is just worth the extra cost for things to look a bit nicer and potentially last longer (engraved labels do not "peel off").  Audio quality over aesthetics of course, but I'd rather save up and get it done right as opposed to using a label maker if I was going the DIY or custom order route.  To each their own though.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2011, 05:03:26 am »

I give up engaging in b*llshit these days, better things to do ;)

I'll leave it at that.

If you must know I enquired about silk screening but I wanted the EQ in the shortest possible time scale and like the way the labels look, comes down to the right colour choices.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2011, 06:47:50 am »

Sorry to derail, but recently the (perhaps silk screened?) markers on my Thermionic Culture Pullet have started to rub off, after two years almost daily use. This is not a huge problem, as I use my ears more than the markers when I tune it in, but obviously it's not ideal, and I'd expect a professional piece of equipment to last longer than this. It's getting worse, so I'll contact TC support about it, but any ideas how, where, who or who much it might cost to get an engraved panel done?
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