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Macc

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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2011, 11:37:56 am »

Gold wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 15:35

I don't get this 'only when somethings broken' conventional wisdom.



Agreed - though it was this box that changed my way of thinking on that.

It's just nothing like what one usually thinks of when thinking of a multiband (ie, the standard 5 band plugin). It's a powerful musical tool, allows you to do stuff and work in ways that I haven't had from anything else (multiband or nay)... and it sounds the bollocks.

I don't think of it as a multiband at all. As it happens, the other day I was blathering on to some similarly-boring ME friends in an email about how happy I was with my compression options. I got called out as I totally forgot to mention the MLA-3 - I just don't see it like that at all!

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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2011, 12:02:51 pm »

chrisdoremus wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 00:45

Phil,


   Not to change this into a hardware MB thread but by saying it was the only one you tried and liked, which other pieces did you try out? The tube tech is the only other one I know of.

-Chris

Hey Chris, change this thread into whatever you want - the compressor is sold!

But I see the MLA3 appreciation society has already shown up to scatter cover the damage!

I tried the great sounding Tubetech MB but already use CL1B's here...too much of the same flava.

Get a MLA3 - you'll love it!

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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2011, 12:07:50 pm »

Macc wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 11:37



It's just nothing like what one usually thinks of when thinking of a multiband (ie, the standard 5 band plugin).




If you are talking about the Waves one, the only good setting I've ever found for that is bypass. Same with almost every other one I've tried. The only other one that sounded good to me was the M5000. I'm sure the Sys 6000 is good but I haven't tried it.

If anyone used the same language to slag wide band compression they would be laughed at. Uhh, which compressor are you talking about?

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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2011, 12:14:07 pm »

I got the info I was after for, cool. I knew it you people use it as a "single" compressor, just tweaked a little different for different bands.

Haven't heard the Maselec, but I trust your opinion it's something else. In the past, I've heard nothing but bad MB compression, and from there comes the fixing mentality.
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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2011, 12:40:38 pm »

Gold wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 17:07


If you are talking about the Waves one



Not in particular... just the generic ubiquitous 5-band plugin jobbies.

I like the UAD MB between 100 and 200Hz. Not heard the TC. Not sure why I mentioned that.

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But I see the MLA3 appreciation society has already shown up to scatter cover the damage!


Embarassed
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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2011, 02:00:40 pm »

I heard the vengeance one, it was a complete joke.
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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2011, 02:30:55 pm »

I use the UAD MB only when needed for problems. I loathe the way you set the bandwidths

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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2011, 02:51:36 pm »

dietrich wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 14:30

I use the UAD MB only when needed for problems. I loathe the way you set the bandwidths


I have the UAD Precision MBC as well and got to say I really can't stand it's gui - and even its sound is fairly mediocre to me (although certainly better than Waves C4).  I used to use the Sonoris Multiband Comp (which unfortunately is only available in SAWStudio native version right now) in preference to it when I was desperate - as I felt both its sound and gui was better than the UAD or Waves options - but since adding the ability to radically eq the sidechain of my broad band comps it's been ages since I've wanted to use a multiband comp on any track I've received.

Paul Gold has spoken highly of the MLA-3 to me though - so definitely curious to check it out sometime (although I am certainly not desiring of getting any more gear lust at this point though! - as this year's new studio toys budget is already spoken for with figuring out a cutterhead and amps solution for my Fairchild right now).

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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2011, 04:00:15 pm »

Macc wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 10:37



As it happens, the other day I was blathering on to some similarly-boring ME friends in an email about how happy I was with my compression options.



Ahem!


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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2011, 04:05:27 pm »

Ok, ok - 'some even more boring ME friends'.

That better?

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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2011, 10:08:30 pm »

Sorry lads, I nodded off there for a minute.  What was that you were saying?...




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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2011, 10:56:42 pm »

Phil Demetro wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 12:02

chrisdoremus wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 00:45

Phil,


   Not to change this into a hardware MB thread but by saying it was the only one you tried and liked, which other pieces did you try out? The tube tech is the only other one I know of.

-Chris

Hey Chris, change this thread into whatever you want - the compressor is sold!

But I see the MLA3 appreciation society has already shown up to scatter cover the damage!

I tried the great sounding Tubetech MB but already use CL1B's here...too much of the same flava.

Get a MLA3 - you'll love it!




Phil you're such a gear playa. Love 'em and leave 'em.

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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2011, 10:59:30 am »

mcsnare wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 22:56

Phil you're such a gear playa. Love 'em and leave 'em.

Runner up to John "Tiger-Woods-of-EQ" McCaig, I think.
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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2011, 11:09:42 am »

Macc wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 21:05

Ok, ok - 'some even more boring ME friends'.

That better?

Wink

I resemble that remark.
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Re: FS: Maselec MLA-3 Tri-Band Compressor
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2011, 11:31:28 am »

I did my best to keep up with phil and john in 2010.
List shows I  bought 5 EQs, sold 4 and had loaner of yet another.
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