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dcollins

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2008, 10:20:54 pm »

zmix wrote on Mon, 26 May 2008 09:33


The TF Pro P9 is a nice piece, no pots! Evey control is a switch,..it can be complemetary to a more surgical digtal EQ



Yeah. While I don't use it on every record, it's a good complement.  Plus, it got a bad review in EQ magazine, which is worth something right there.

I thought the Ibis was quite harsh sounding, I've been surprised that people don't comment on that.  

The Avalon that I tried, probably 10 years ago; hated it.  Not as bad as the compressor, but really weird sounding to my ear.

The NSEQ sounds great, I use it literally every day, and it's not that expensive.

For around USD$4000 you could get a custom Barry Porter paramedic, which has even replaced the revered Sontec, in some rooms.........


DC

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2008, 10:39:57 pm »

dcollins wrote on Mon, 26 May 2008 21:20

For around USD$4000 you could get a custom Barry Porter paramedic, which has even replaced the revered Sontec, in some rooms.........

*clears throat audibly*
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Brad Blackwood
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2008, 10:48:28 pm »

Hi, DC

In fact a member of Gearslutz mentioned on a PM that the top end was somewhat harsh.

Brad and You recently substituted the Sontec for the Harry Porter EQ, right?
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2008, 10:49:37 pm »

Harry Porter
LOL
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Here is part of the PM I received:
"Concerning your list (as I studied and studied before making my purchases).

- The Great River I think has a similar circuit to the Mic pre, which is great but can be a little teethy/edgy. Especially when boosting top end. I've heard it before in samples of the eq. It must be in their transformer or something.....anyway I lost interest in it.

- The Ibis I have heard from many respected MEs that the high end is just not that good. You could ask Dave Collins about that.

Apparently it will do fine with maybe 1 db of boost, but then get edgy after that.

- All of the Avalon gear I've heard is too pillowy, which would drive you crazy for mastering.
Nothing worser for me than losing all the transients you've worked so hard to maintain just by putting a soft sounding eq in your chain.

-Some people like the TF Pro piece, some people hate it. I had the stereo comp for a while, it had a nice action but the sound of the box itself was very cheap."
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2008, 11:26:20 pm »

i had a P9 for like a minute... i was one of those ppl who did not like it.

also, i did not like using the NSEQ, but i loved the sound and always wanted to hear the forrsell mod.

i really wanted one of those barry porter EQs, but unexpected financials didn't make it happen.

you may want to think about the api 5500
i think the 550M modules sound better and are worth the extra bux.
but, everyone has their own opinions.
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2008, 11:26:52 pm »

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Brad Blackwood
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2008, 12:14:44 am »

Oh, Sure!

The P9 has been pointed as being noisy. DC, what were your impressions about it? electronics, S/n?

Also, The Drawmer 1961. does it deserve to be in the "list" ?
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2008, 12:39:31 am »

May I ask who is making all these statements against EQ's that are used by respected mastering engineers? I mean, if it's just some internet commando, think about it - I stand behind my decision to use the Ibis, and I trust (completely) the decision of DC to use the P9.

IOW, not arguing from authority, but you need to weigh the perspectives of what you read...
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2008, 02:54:21 am »

In the end, just go to Gearslutz and watch the w**kers debate endlessly about their gear. All the differences multiply by x1000, good gear gets a crap reputation and the thing with the pimpiest front panel wins the price..
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2008, 03:27:14 am »

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2008, 03:43:40 am »

Yeah, where can i get me one of those Harry Potter EQ's?

(i heard they're magic)

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2008, 08:58:25 am »

bblackwood wrote on Tue, 27 May 2008 13:26


The Barry Porter did indeed replace one of my Sontecs in my chain.


Replaced one is the key word, I can't imagine needing 2 Sontecs. Brad if you could only keep one which would you keep, the Barry Porter or the Sontec?

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2008, 10:29:14 am »

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2008, 10:45:05 am »

Matt_G wrote on Tue, 27 May 2008 07:58

bblackwood wrote on Tue, 27 May 2008 13:26


The Barry Porter did indeed replace one of my Sontecs in my chain.


Replaced one is the key word, I can't imagine needing 2 Sontecs. Brad if you could only keep one which would you keep, the Barry Porter or the Sontec?

The BP - my other Sontec is on long term loan to a friend...
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Brad Blackwood
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2008, 11:12:42 am »

Hi, Brad
I am not bashing nice gear I would dream to have.

There are several opinions which somehow help me a lot, because I do not have access to test them.

If it weren't for your advices, (mainly you, DC, Bob Katz) I would never have the OCL2.

Different points of view also coming from here:
 http://www.gearslutz.com/board/mastering-forum/200065-first- hardware-eq-mastering.html

AS I checked there too, someone else also doubted the person who mentioned the P9 as noisy.
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