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nobby

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Outboard DSP's
« on: April 24, 2004, 04:04:45 pm »

Which are the best outboard dsp's nowadaze?

I'm particularly interested in units that would be standards at a gear rental place, but any info is welcome.
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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2004, 03:15:00 pm »

For what purpose?  Reverb?  Pitch effects?  Impressing clients with a lot of knobs?

By "DSP" this implies that you're mixing all-digital and you want external gear with digital i/o.  

Is that the case?  If so, what platform are you mixing on?  Plug-ins that beat the outboard may be available.

If you're not dedicated to mixing fully 'in the box' then what problem are you looking to solve?  Those dreaded non-digital doodads may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2004, 09:52:02 pm »

Erik, forget the FukK out of yer plug-ins and ITB once! The man asked for OUTBOARD!!!

Fletcher WANTS to keep you around?



Sigh.

To Nobbie: I dunno. TC 6000? Lexi 960L? That Kurtzweill thing?
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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2004, 11:37:10 pm »

I like all the ones Skwai mentioned.... though they might be hard to get at gear rental places.

I love the TC Electronics M4000 (a smaller version of the 6000). I heard the new Eventide Eclipse is pretty good too.

One of my fave reverbs that don't get a lot of mention is the Roland R-880. Now, this hardly qualifies as "current" (they stopped making it in '92) but you could probably find it at gear rental places, and it sounds awesome (got an sp/dif too!)

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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 07:53:39 am »

Erik wrote on Sun, 25 April 2004 15:15

For what purpose?  Reverb?  Pitch effects?  Impressing clients with a lot of knobs?


Mostly realistic sounding reverb but I think these things usually have flanging, rotary speaker simulation and so on?
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By "DSP" this implies that you're mixing all-digital and you want external gear with digital i/o.  


I think Digital Signal Processor just means that the signal is being processed digitally. I need ones that have built in D/A and A/D converters.
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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2004, 07:57:01 am »

Thanks skwaido and otek. I'll look into those.
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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2004, 08:15:50 am »

I'd say TC M6000 and Eventide Orville (is the H8000 out yet?) if you need analog interfacing, followed by the Lexicon 960L and far behind by the Kurzweil KSP-8 (Which is good, don't get me wrong).

If it's DAW DSP you're looking for, external but without any AD/DA capability is the TC powercore firewire and simply because of the reverbs.
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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2004, 11:03:14 am »

I'll second the Powercore and throw in the UAD-1. Why go outboard when PCI rocks. Unless we're talking Fairchild 660. And Atomic Squeezebox or...
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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2004, 12:49:40 pm »

Thanks, guys. I do have to go outboard, hence the thread title.
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Re: Outboard DSP's
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2004, 09:05:15 pm »

Hehee! Option 2. has 7 votes already...
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