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Glenn Bucci

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Focusrite Mixmaster
« on: June 18, 2007, 08:15:41 pm »

Call me crazy, but I love the optic multi band compressor on the Mixmaster. It reduces the freq's without softening them. Then at the same time it gives the track a more musical sound that I just love. I am looking for a high end compressor that would do that but better. No it does not have to be multiband. I am working getting to demo the Pend ES-8 and Manley MU. I have a feeling the ES-8 may be more of what I am looking for. Perhaps the OCL 2 may do the job. However I was told their other compressor is very transparent and is not musical from some people.

What do you think would be a good 2 bus compressor that would not soften the music much but be musical?
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Ben F

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Re: Focusrite Mixmaster
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 08:24:25 pm »

2 x Tube-Tech CL1B does the job very well. Yes the Focusrite optical compressor isn't too bad.
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Re: Focusrite Mixmaster
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 04:00:57 am »

Hey, the Mixmaster is a favourite guilty pleasure of mine...

I agree with the Tube-Techs, but I think you'll find the Vari-Mu
very close in character to the Focus on occasion (but more er, robust)

regards
rogier
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Glenn Bucci

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Re: Focusrite Mixmaster
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 11:56:45 pm »

Just got the Mixmaster back in my studio. I found myself smiling a lot when using it. No it's not a high end piece of gear with tons of flexibility, but it does make mixes sound a little more analog sounding, polished, and it gels the music quite well. I am using it in Wavelab as an external effect. I find I use my Langevin Mini Massive for high's and lows and the Mixmaster for the mid's if needed. The nicest thing of course is the optic compressor. Still I would love a Manley MU instead.
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brett

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Re: Focusrite Mixmaster
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 05:17:02 am »

is the same optical compressor in any other focusrite boxes ie: twin pack... etc?
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Glenn Bucci

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Re: Focusrite Mixmaster
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 06:19:08 am »

From what I have heard the answer is no. It was specifically designed for the mastering box. Of course it is a 3 band compressor which I like for mastering since you can control high's mid's and low threshold's.
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