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bushwick

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SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« on: March 08, 2010, 08:20:56 pm »

I've had a SR71 in operation here for coming up on two weeks. I'll have more specific things to add when I get time to put it together in my head. I will get out it out of the way and tell you that when available, I'm buying one. I've been mostly mixing at the moment so thats where more of my experience is with it, but I've had some tracking dates interspersed in the middle of this record, in two very different styles of music, and so I've had a chance to track with it on some different things too.

For this record, it is living on the mix bus. Its an organic all acoustic record I tracked a few months back with fantastic, fantastic players and fantastic tones recorded. The comp is not altering the tone in ANY negative way and is working the dynamics incredibly. Often when I have a mix bus compressor it provides a great deal of flavor, on top of working the dynamics. This does something different. Its very musical and three dimensional. Its fair to say that this is partly responsible for how great this record is sounding. If I were to have to give it back before I was finished mixing this, I would be bereft. That said, I asked Larry to start building mine. You know, it reminds me of the extra goodness I got when I had my U73's here. They sadly are not with me right now, since they are sick and being reworked. I don't know where this thing is going next. But I hope I get to hang on to it a bit longer or mine is finished when it leaves. I'll put together the warts and all review later.

Its worth demoing.

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joshua
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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 10:46:45 am »

Josh, do you have UTCs in that one or the Sowters?
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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 12:54:59 pm »

Hey bud. This one has Sowters. I was prepared to poo poo it. As I said I am going to buy one of these. I may A/B test mine when I get it with one channel UTC for giggles. But the reality is the thing sounds damn good. Cool knees and liquid sound. I would be very, very curious to get your opinion of it after you check it out. . .

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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 10:48:20 pm »

Having just finished an album with the SR-71 on the whole band, I can say how much I'm liking how it sounds.

Full and rich with lots of depth, and without any feeling of being 'retro' or phonied up.

Just a high quality compressor in its own right.

I've emailed Larry my few little nit picks, mostly ergonomic choices, but this is a great piece of gear.

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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 05:21:32 pm »

near its cousin
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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 01:36:29 pm »

I count 38 tubes.
You could reheat sandwiches back there.
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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 02:21:44 am »

oh good, so you'll KNOW why there's cheese in it when you get it back

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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 10:35:22 pm »

wwittman wrote on Mon, 26 April 2010 21:48

Having just finished an album with the SR-71 on the whole band, I can say how much I'm liking how it sounds.

Full and rich with lots of depth, and without any feeling of being 'retro' or phonied up.

Just a high quality compressor in its own right.



I hate you for posting this, as I've almost completely convinced myself I'd have zero need for one of these and shouldn't waste anyone's time trying it out...
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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 11:54:29 pm »

Brad, I think you might like this, sorry...
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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 11:59:34 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Mon, 28 June 2010 22:54

Brad, I think you might like this, sorry...


Grrr...
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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 12:28:38 am »

Honestly, just seeing it opened up is worth the time.

Then you plug it in.
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Re: SR71 - (Larry Janus version)
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010, 01:23:32 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Tue, 29 June 2010 00:28

Honestly, just seeing it opened up is worth the time.

Then you plug it in.


I've been a fan of these for a long time. Only waiting on a government stimulus check to buy one!
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