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Berolzheimer

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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2008, 09:30:32 pm »

I like the MDW eq, though it does use a bit more dsp than some others.  I'l use the eq3 on occasion but I find there's a stridency that builds up when it's on a lot of tracks.

I'm not a fan of the renaissance eq at all.
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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2008, 02:48:47 am »

also as far as systems getting bogged down....

i recently built a quad-core PC for $750.  it runs PT HD flawlessly, can read HFS (mac-format) hard drives, and has more CPU power than i know what to do with.  i'm not sure i could max it out if i tried.
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j.hall

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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2008, 10:12:06 am »

until all that spyware eats it up..................
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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2008, 04:09:45 pm »

jonathan jetter wrote on Wed, 12 November 2008 23:48

also as far as systems getting bogged down....

i recently built a quad-core PC for $750.  it runs PT HD flawlessly, can read HFS (mac-format) hard drives, and has more CPU power than i know what to do with.  i'm not sure i could max it out if i tried.


I have the Mac Pro 8- core 2.8 GHZ with a PT HD2... so far, I have yet to run into a song that can even begin to use this much power...it's crazy.
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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2008, 05:41:37 pm »

j.hall wrote on Thu, 13 November 2008 10:12

until all that spyware eats it up..................


there's not really any spyware threat.  the only websites i visit on the studio computer are for software updates or to check my email.  haven't had a problem yet.
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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2009, 06:13:07 pm »

Another thumbs up for URS, the old serie though. I myself miss the 1073-like N-serie but they all sound good. The URS compressors still leave me a little..puzzled..but still in a good way.

I entered a studio where a couple jobs were done with the Waves SSL Buss Compressor and that thing is fat and heavy, not in a good sense most of the time. It contributes to that "always the same" sound that I think the Waves SSL have (not that they are bad, though, but still.."predictable").

I've never used a real SSL console so I don't know if that's how an SSL-sounding console has to be, but I doubt it would lead to such a predictable-predicatbility *lol*.

Anyway, this was not about compressors so, back to EQs: I am currently liking the URS stuff..I've heard about the Console Strip Pro and demoed it..but I have mixed feelings, I was expecting more maybe..and couldn't get much of what I wanted. I think the A/N/S series from URS is what I am more looking for: dedicated coloration in a good sense. I am probably also fighting my frustration for not using my UAD Neve stuff Smile being on HD I can never have the same processing power and benefits I get from TDM plugins.

Sorry if that was a little chaotic, I don't post much in these topics but I would really like to start helping by providing my opinion. Maybe it's not worth but it's still another point of view.

Lol long post, sorry guys Smile

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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2009, 07:39:28 pm »

jonathan wrote:

"there's not really any spyware threat. the only websites i visit on the studio computer are for software updates or to check my email. haven't had a problem yet."

my brother, who works in computer security, told me once that, on average, it takes 20 minutes from the time of internet connection for the first spybot to arrive on your computer...

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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2009, 03:56:46 am »

you guys won't use PCs to run PT because you're afraid of spyware?

must be nice to be rich!
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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2009, 04:01:58 pm »

One doesn't have to be Bill Gates to afford a Macintosh

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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2009, 08:34:09 pm »

wwittman wrote on Tue, 31 March 2009 13:01

One doesn't have to be Bill Gates to afford a Macintosh

Twisted Evil

I doubt he needs to buy one, he's a major Apple shareholder.
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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2009, 12:30:20 pm »

Colin Larson wrote on Tue, 31 March 2009 00:56

you guys won't use PCs to run PT because you're afraid of spyware?

must be nice to be rich!


Apple computers are affordable. Go to a store, or online, and compare.

I have 4, and they all work all the time, day in, and day out.

They don't get sick with viruses... nor crash every 15 minutes, or crash because you look a them with one eye closed.

I still have not seen a professional recording studio with a Pro tools rig on a windows machine.

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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2009, 05:00:46 pm »

i reboot my mac quarterly to run some permissions and disk utilities from single user mode.  otherwise, all 4 of my machines never crash.
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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2009, 07:37:22 pm »

jonathan jetter wrote on Thu, 13 November 2008 01:48

also as far as systems getting bogged down....

i recently built a quad-core PC for $750.  it runs PT HD flawlessly, can read HFS (mac-format) hard drives, and has more CPU power than i know what to do with.  i'm not sure i could max it out if i tried.


I bet I could

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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2009, 11:03:36 am »

my home pc rarely ever crashes, and if it does, it's not because of pro tools... it's usually some video game I'm playing.  I'm constantly hooked up to the internet, and I haven't had a single problem with viruses yet.  It makes me wonder what kind of sites people visit on their PCs that are always dying to viruses...  like, if someone sends you a link to www.furrypornvirusdepot.com, maybe you shouldn't be clickin that!

As far as the studio PC, it hasn't crashed yet.  It doesn't have an internet connection.  And it's fast... way fast.

I just think it's lame how there's this attitude flying around that PCs are unusable as PT rigs.  In reality, I've seen a bunch that work fantasticly, and you end up saving $1000+ over the mac equivilent.  I can see where bigtime studios can't go PC just because of clients' who might share in this antiPC attitude, but for the smaller home studios, you might want to consider the options and maybe have enough money left over for a shiny new mic pre or something.

fyi: I've been a mac user since I was 12 or so.  I never owned a windows box until a couple years ago.  And I'm talking about building your own PC when I talk about saving all that money.
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Re: PT efficient EQs
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2009, 01:13:00 am »

You can get a "PC" for less than you can get a Macintosh.

but an EQUIVALENT PC is not $1000 less than the Mac.

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