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Alécio Costa - Brazil

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Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« on: March 13, 2005, 10:36:16 pm »

Hi,

Do you guys use the OCL2? Some time ago Brad and DC commented that this is a nice box.

Would it be a nice start for the junior mastering guys  who  intend to leave the plug-in world?

In which source material do you end up using it instead of  your other boxes?

Would it be fine for tracking too?

thanks again
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005, 06:36:37 am »

Thats one of the first boxes on my list once my new room is done...of course if I have any budget left Shocked
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005, 09:09:38 am »

Dunno about tracking, but works great in the mastering room...
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005, 09:29:39 am »

Thanks, guys.
DC, do you use this box also?
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2005, 05:17:38 pm »

I was going to get one.  I walked up to Greg G (owner of Pendulum) at the Tape Op convention.  I told him I wanted to get one of his compressors because I needed something "blue" in my rack.  He didn't blink.  He didn't laugh, he just started talking about the compressor.

I've since picked up a Tube Tech because they make Blue rack gear.
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2005, 05:21:56 pm »

Garrett H wrote on Tue, 15 March 2005 09:17

I.

I've since picked up a Tube Tech because they make Blue rack gear.


Please please please tell me you're joking.....

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2005, 09:59:28 pm »

jackthebear wrote on Mon, 14 March 2005 17:21

Garrett H wrote on Tue, 15 March 2005 09:17

I.

I've since picked up a Tube Tech because they make Blue rack gear.


Please please please tell me you're joking.....

Cheers,


What do you mean?  You don't think I know how to run this shit do you?  I just put every knob on 5 and make coffee.  The clients don't know the difference.  I got this great plug in from Funk Logic that has that Bob Ludwig setting.  I use that and the L1 limiter thingy all the time.  The other trick is to put a little bit of flange or reverb on EVERYTHING that comes it.  I don't know, it just sounds so ... polished?

No, it all sounds the same to me.  So, I figure if I have a Requisite (dark red) and those Oakland Raider Silver and Black Manley things, and then the Neon CraneSong things and a bunch of other stuff... well, I was totally without ANYTHING blue.  I don't know how I survived.

Like I said, I had to get a Tube Tech (because they are blue) because the color imbalance was un-bearable.

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2005, 10:03:00 pm »

hehe

Garrett, you slay me sometimes...

Now you have me thinking, I might need some Focusrite Red stuff, even though I've never dug the way it sounds...
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2005, 10:07:36 pm »

Busted.

(I really put everything on 7, then I make coffee)....

I got the Tube Tech based on weird rec from a tracking friend and I've been reasonably pleased with it.  In fact, I pulled my Vari Mu  out and replaced it with the Tube Tech.  

For those of you who say the VM is the second coming of Elvis, you haven't heard mine.  Mine is evil and demented.  Yours is probably nice.  I got the one bad one so leave me be.
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2005, 10:08:56 pm »

Garrett H wrote on Tue, 15 March 2005 13:59

jackthebear wrote on Mon, 14 March 2005 17:21

Garrett H wrote on Tue, 15 March 2005 09:17

I.

I've since picked up a Tube Tech because they make Blue rack gear.


Please please please tell me you're joking.....

Cheers,


What do you mean?  You don't think I know how to run this shit do you?  I just put every knob on 5 and make coffee.  The clients don't know the difference.  I got this great plug in from Funk Logic that has that Bob Ludwig setting.  I use that and the L1 limiter thingy all the time.  The other trick is to put a little bit of flange or reverb on EVERYTHING that comes it.  I don't know, it just sounds so ... polished?

No, it all sounds the same to me.  So, I figure if I have a Requisite (dark red) and those Oakland Raider Silver and Black Manley things, and then the Neon CraneSong things and a bunch of other stuff... well, I was totally without ANYTHING blue.  I don't know how I survived.

Like I said, I had to get a Tube Tech (because they are blue) because the color imbalance was un-bearable.

Cheers,
Garrett


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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2005, 10:10:20 pm »

Garrett H wrote on Tue, 15 March 2005 14:07

Busted.

(I really put everything on 7, then I make coffee)....

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What????? you're knobs only go to 7??????

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2005, 10:18:49 pm »

They used to go farther, but the US dollar is barely worth anything.  I tried to buy some gear from the UK and the knobs only went to 4.85!
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2005, 11:05:58 pm »

Garrett H wrote on Mon, 14 March 2005 20:59


What do you mean?  You don't think I know how to run this shit do you?  I just put every knob on 5 and make coffee.


That's my boy.....

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No, it all sounds the same to me.  So, I figure if I have a Requisite (dark red) and those Oakland Raider Silver and Black Manley things, and then the Neon CraneSong things and a bunch of other stuff... well, I was totally without ANYTHING blue.  I don't know how I survived.


mmmmmmmm..... requisite..... mmmmmmmmmmm....

Anyone want to buy a Vari Mu????

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2005, 05:10:51 am »

Garrett H wrote on Tue, 15 March 2005 03:18

They used to go farther, but the US dollar is barely worth anything.  I tried to buy some gear from the UK and the knobs only went to 4.85!


My knobs go to 'E'leven.
So when I'm at ten and need that extra... I go to eleven!! And then make coffee!!...
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2005, 05:30:17 am »

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2005, 09:15:46 am »

Quote:

 My knobs go to 'E'leven. So when I'm at ten and need that extra... I go to eleven!! And then make coffee!!...


Lol I visited a local community radio station a few years back to find out why everything sounded like run through a meat grinder..they proudly showed me their master comp in "Bypass Mode", with all knobs neatly pointing to 12 o'clock, just like the tone controls on a HiFi...and then I went nad had some coffee.
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2005, 04:45:08 pm »

You dunno why did they number it L1, L2 and L3?
Because you ought to use them cascaded like:
L1 > L2 > L3

Thanks Brad!
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Brad, really thinking of emailing US Santa Claus this time..
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2005, 04:38:07 am »

bblackwood wrote on Tue, 15 March 2005 03:03

hehe

Garrett, you slay me sometimes...

Now you have me thinking, I might need some Focusrite Red stuff, even though I've never dug the way it sounds...


For sheer transparency, nothing (sans Funk Logic equipment, that is) beats the Focusrite Red 0. You should check it out, it will give you that "RED" in your rack that you're looking for.

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2005, 05:11:51 am »

Tomas Danko wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 09:38


For sheer transparency, nothing (sans Funk Logic equipment, that is) beats the Focusrite Red 0. You should check it out, it will give you that "RED" in your rack that you're looking for.


Was that a joke? Rolling Eyes
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2005, 05:34:06 am »

ammitsboel wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 21:11

Tomas Danko wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 09:38


For sheer transparency, nothing (sans Funk Logic equipment, that is) beats the Focusrite Red 0. You should check it out, it will give you that "RED" in your rack that you're looking for.


Was that a joke? Rolling Eyes


I think it's a safe bet that it is.....

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2005, 05:49:55 am »

ammitsboel wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 05:11

Tomas Danko wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 09:38


For sheer transparency, nothing (sans Funk Logic equipment, that is) beats the Focusrite Red 0. You should check it out, it will give you that "RED" in your rack that you're looking for.


Was that a joke? Rolling Eyes

Probably not. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&i tem=3776923358 - A 'vintage' Red 0 went for 50GBP [/jumping-jesus emoticon]

FWIW, I like the Red EQ, mostly for the high shelf and low-mid band ..  and the Blue 230 compressor is very nice. .. and very blue.  

However, I'm lacking in orange gear. In my rack, I've clearly got the other Bozo-the-Clown-colors covered.. and that Crane Song ill-green glow..   Something orange would put me over the top.

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2005, 06:06:48 am »

ammitsboel wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 10:11

Tomas Danko wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 09:38


For sheer transparency, nothing (sans Funk Logic equipment, that is) beats the Focusrite Red 0. You should check it out, it will give you that "RED" in your rack that you're looking for.


Was that a joke? Rolling Eyes


FYI, the RED 0 is a blind rackplate to fill up gaping holes between other Focusrite RED products. It has identical sonical properties to the Funk Logic range, sans the VU meters.

The guy wanted more RED, right? It's as good a red in a rack as anything else...

Regarding the Focusrite RED series, for the last two weeks I've been using one of their preamps as a talkback solution. That's my personal opinion on those units. AMEK Purepath CIB's did the real job, meanwhile.

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2005, 06:16:06 am »

I think Scott Hull's MP has yellow trim...if that's the case and iirc that would be a kewl addition.

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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2005, 11:07:40 am »

Tomas Danko wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 11:06

ammitsboel wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 10:11

Tomas Danko wrote on Wed, 16 March 2005 09:38


For sheer transparency, nothing (sans Funk Logic equipment, that is) beats the Focusrite Red 0. You should check it out, it will give you that "RED" in your rack that you're looking for.


Was that a joke? Rolling Eyes


FYI, the RED 0 is a blind rackplate to fill up gaping holes between other Focusrite RED products. It has identical sonical properties to the Funk Logic range, sans the VU meters.

The guy wanted more RED, right? It's as good a red in a rack as anything else...

Regarding the Focusrite RED series, for the last two weeks I've been using one of their preamps as a talkback solution. That's my personal opinion on those units. AMEK Purepath CIB's did the real job, meanwhile.


He he... I tried searching for the RED 0 Confused
I guess it's one of the most transparent devices on the marked Laughing
But yet not transparent to the eye Shocked
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2005, 10:15:25 pm »

and what about a daltonic engineer?
will colors really matter?
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Re: Pendulum Audio OCL-2
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2005, 11:05:12 pm »

Geez - and here I was really wanting to get a black face plate made for my  Lavry Blue so that it would match the Medici, Filtek, NTP, and Coleman stuff sitting in the same rack!  Kind of going for the "man in black" / Darth Vader / Dieter from Sprockets look to all my gear - somehow it fits NYC well.   Very Happy
hmmm... looks like an API2500 will fit right in with my "color scheme" too.

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