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Alécio Costa - Brazil

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A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« on: August 21, 2008, 10:56:43 pm »

Hi,

I am thinking of a second EQ for my  chain in a close future.

You advices have been very useful during my gear choices, once I am very far and cannot test allt his stuff.

So... what has come to mind:
1)Ted Fletcher P9
2)Avaln 2055 (too pilow?)
3)API 2500
4)Millenia (too few bands?)
5) Manley MP (too expensive?)
Any other ideas?

Budget: towards U$3000.


At the moment, gear list  is set like this:

Analog Comp: Pendulum OCL2
Analog EQ:   Crane Ibis     (some boosts, colouring)
a/d d/a: 02R96 >> soon upgrading to Hedd 192


ITB further processing:
PSP Neon HR Linear Phase  (mostly for cutting)
PSP MasterQ               (idem)
PSP Xenon limiter         (first stage limiter)
TC MD3 TDM limiter        (final stage limiter)

Daw: PT HD Accel PCI-E
Monitoring: Dynaudio BM6A MK1
Cabling: Santo
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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 12:35:46 am »

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 01:08:22 am »

Thanks, Chuck. Smile
In fact it is not exactly a Deja-Vu because now I am aiming an Eq that might  "marry with the Ibis EQ" or even let me eliminate some digital plug-ins.

At the time I wrote the other thread I still did not have any hardware eq. Sad

Thanks for the tips. Three folks recommended me the P9. DC, you and a guy fromG S.

I have been informed  there is one P9 at ebay.




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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 02:08:24 am »

Before I got my Masterpiece II, I had the IBIS and Millennia NSEQ-2. I think they work great together and compliment each other well!

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 12:04:41 pm »

a) Bruce, which brand is this Masterpiece II?

b) Did you use the factory Millenia or the modded version?

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 01:45:31 pm »

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 02:25:56 pm »

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 03:10:22 pm »

crna59 wrote on Fri, 22 August 2008 08:08

Before I got my Masterpiece II, I had the IBIS and Millennia NSEQ-2. I think they work great together and compliment each other well!


How many bands of eq are there on the/your piece?

Do you ever use any additional eq?

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2008, 04:55:02 pm »

Hi, PAtrik. Many thanks for your help!

Yes, I am geting rid of the AD DA of the 02R96 ( frankly I do not find it that bad, compared to the 192 I/O, 96 I/O and Apogee Rosetta 200). I am very close to picking a hedd 192.

I was informed that the BM15As do not translate very fine on mids. In fact, several people told me that.

I do not hae the budget for BeW 802s, but Lipinskis 505 with a velodyne sub could be a good choice,right?

My room has pretty good acoustics. Ethan Winer, John Sayers and Wes Lachot gave me precious tips and helped me calculating some stuff.

As I still co-produce some albums and occasionally rent the studio for producers and bands, some things can not be changed copletly.

My market oscilates a lot, so it is like 50% production/renting and 50% mastering.

And until past 6 months ago I was mastering entirely ITB!LOL


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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008, 01:34:31 pm »

BTW...How is the Manley Massive Passive?
Too dark? A nice match for the Ibis?
Better an API? Drawmer?

Millenia EQ NSEQ2: $3800 (a bit expensive for so few bands)
Manley Massive Passive: $3450

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2008, 02:14:32 pm »

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2008, 03:24:44 pm »

I will have to wait a little bit more to go with Lipisnkis and BeWs. Sad

I will check also the BM15A and the C3s from Dynaudio.

I really like the BM series.

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2008, 03:33:05 pm »

All I can say is that the quality of my work went 100% up at an instant when I switched to a new room and got rid of my BM6A's.

The Questeds work well now and my work translates, but I am expecting another improvment when I finish my new speakers with ATC bass+mids. It's going take a while to get'em tuned..

I personally would absolutely upgrade on acoustics, monitoring, physical layout, converters & all before thinking of another EQ. I could work on one good EQ all day long, but I would have some trouble if I needed to take 2nd quesses with the soft upper mids of the BM6A's.
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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2008, 03:39:55 pm »

Yes,I got the same feeling on the sweet upper mids of the BM6As.

They are exactly the opposite of my previous(crappy) monitors: The MonitorOnes MK1/Mk2. They hurt in the 1.8k/6k.

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2008, 04:01:47 pm »

Patrik T wrote on Fri, 22 August 2008 14:10

crna59 wrote on Fri, 22 August 2008 08:08

Before I got my Masterpiece II, I had the IBIS and Millennia NSEQ-2. I think they work great together and compliment each other well!

How many bands of eq are there on the/your piece?
Do you ever use any additional eq?
Best Regards
Patrik



The Masterpiece has 3 bands of Peak EQ, Hi-shelf and Lo-shelf EQ's, a Hi pass and Lo pass filter for main module.
I've never needed another EQ for correction but typically use the hi or lo shelf of the Millennia for a different color.

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2008, 08:28:12 pm »

The Weiss EQ1 is an incredible piece, don't pass it by just because it is digital.  They are about $4k.  Talk to me in about two weeks, I may have a used Massive Passive available if you're interested.

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Re: A second Eq :Millenia ,TFletcher, API, Manley, Avalon
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2008, 12:27:27 am »

If budget permits I will contact you.
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