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#361
18th September 2007
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Oh YES I HATE PLUGINGS !!!
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10th October 2007
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I can't afford most of this stuff. I guess that makes me lucky.
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10th October 2007
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Oh YES I HATE PLUGINGS !!!
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10th October 2007
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I can't afford most of this stuff. I guess that makes me lucky.
I'll second that.
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10th October 2007
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Actually, every expensive Marshall amp except the Bluesbreaker and JTM45, and the majority of Mesa/Boogie (too many knobs!).
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3rd December 2007
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I recently miked a guy who played the kazoo from his bum. I miked it with Coles 4038 into a Fearn tube mic pre to a Crane HEDD at 24 bit/96kHz to PT HD3. The direct sound was warm and fuzzy, but the early reflections were just terrible. Sounded like there was a piece of tissue paper inside that kazoo somewhere!
I tried that but it came out too bottomy.
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3rd December 2007
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Only one thing really, for me.

Anything Avalon.

Sold as high end. Not in any lifetime. Everything else seems to sit where it's sold....
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4th December 2007
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why you didnt like the MP-2A ?

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4th December 2007
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m 147

strange, no one mentioned the neumann m147...
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5th December 2007
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Not a fan of Summit, except for their Mono Compressor is Cool

Avalon 737 is highly overrated

AKG 414, Neumann U87 both do nothing for me
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5th December 2007
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nerds.

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oh.. and hi.
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5th December 2007
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why you didnt like the MP-2A ?
to bright and to harsh.
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5th December 2007
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Well done slutz!! You've managed to diss just about every piece of pro gear ever made. More proof that the opinions on this forum are so widely disparate that they generally can't be trusted as objective.

One piece of advice - use your ears!!! OH, AND GET ON WITH MAKING SOME F******* MUSIC!!
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5th December 2007
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Cranesong is rubbish, DW Fearn and Daking just crap, Pendulum a joke (isn´t it) ? .... ok , ok, ...go on..

so , I guess you better stay with Behringer, M-Audio and Tascam ;-)
Cranesong may be boring...
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7th December 2007
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I have 4 Demeter 73068-A preamps and two of the B models unracked. Bob is coming over next month to rack the other 2... I cant wait!!

???
Poor guy! ..Demeter!!! ouuuch!!!!
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20th December 2007
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Millenia stuff.... I don't get it.


Soundelux..... I tried but one never came that worked correctly... 5 strikes and they're out


Sony C-800G... again, Don't get it. Sounds like plastic to me.
That's OK, I get it - if you have little use for the early 90's pres with the click-stop white knobs, I'm interested.
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26th December 2007
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In the vernacular of James Brown "Lawd!!"

...I own every peice of gear that has been torched in this thread!

...but I've made a living with all of it for the last 6 years...
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27th December 2007
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I sold my 737sp, but I can't say I hate it. It also looked incredible racked.
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Thats the kind of customer service ALL company's should provide!
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Neve VR's.....clincal sounding
Da-88's sucking the life away and adding edge.
888 profools
sony dash....225k you had a very fast rewind!Still in use by Chris or Tom
c12vr....ice picks
Finalizers
737...for the 100th time...
6176...ehhh..nice bottom but not well defined
culture vulture...boss pedals beat it
dbx post 160 vu
Neve 8108 the one with the microwave oven automation beep noises.
PCM 42'S...nice but way Overhyped
MX2424...Never worked for me
LOGIC ....Not intuitive
Genelec anything...sold my 1031's
New marshalls....hw 18watters ok
Panasonic 3700's and DAT machines...SUCK compaired to good tape
DX7'S.


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3rd January 2008
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Focusrite ISA 220

Genelec speakers

Euphonix consoles (not shure the model number , have written songs in two different studios that had these. Unintuitive and boring sound)


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3rd January 2008
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Well done slutz!! You've managed to diss just about every piece of pro gear ever made. More proof that the opinions on this forum are so widely disparate that they generally can't be trusted as objective.

One piece of advice - use your ears!!! OH, AND GET ON WITH MAKING SOME F******* MUSIC!!
People like and dislike many things. thats is opinion - the original post asked for such opinion. I hate Avalon gear but there are plenty of big projects that have been recorded using them. Heck, I used to have an O2R - horrible pre-amps. Didnt stop me having a couple of drum n bass hits!
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22nd January 2008
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U87. It's a standard in many studios but I've tried them a few times and could never learn to like its sound. No thanks...

And Focusrite Red from the mid-90s. Uninteresting to me. Keep it...

AKG 414. I used to like them and used them every day but using one now is very unsatisfying.

I think the RED 1 Mic Pre is the best I've heard for BD, SN and OH - ever.
I agree, you can keep the rest of them Reds...

OK, other gear I find overrated:

1) Avalon 737 (to puffy, the only pce of tube gear I've heard, that makes the sound smaller).

2) Crane Trakker (I cant say its musical)

3) Neve 8801 (puffy, too creamy)

4) AKG C12 VR (they should be officially forbidden, to use that C12 logo - mind you, its a great mike for very soft or very loud signals, if C12 is the characteristics you want - OK wouldnt mind havin 2 of them bastards after all ;-)

5) Universal Audio 2-1176
No where half like the 1176, whatever they say or put in.
Difference is staggering.



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22nd January 2008
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the Thermionic Culture Vulture.

Which is weird, I expected to ADORE it. And...it was BEIGE sounding. As in Bland, lifeless, boring, just....yuck....with extra UCK.



But I've been a little ashamed to share this, as I'm embarrassed I didn't like a comp that gets so much praise, and costs so much per channel. Thanks, I feel better.

Jim
I thought it was a distortion unit.
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22nd January 2008
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22nd January 2008
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another one for 414. i just don't like this one.
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22nd January 2008
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AKG C12VR
It's all low mud and screechy high frequencies.
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23rd January 2008
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strange, no one mentioned the neumann m147...
Okay, I will. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it enough to keep it, even after it received a new tube and met factory specs after I sent it in for maintenance last summer. This will not put me in good stead with nearly everyone in this thread (and what a way to make my debut here!), but I actually prefer the sound to my older TLM-103 to the M-147, so I still have it, though I rarely use it. It has a nice, grainy texture that works for me on occasion.

Other disliked gear I've owned and either discarded or put into storage (though I don't really consider high end):

Focusrite Voicemaster Pro Platinum - No issues with the sound quality on VO work considering the meager investment. Nice array of pretty red lit buttons, nearly all of which go bad after a couple of years. Garbage.

Aphex 230. Couldn't get it out of my studio fast enough. I couldn't find a setting that didn't sound horrible after two days of fiddling with it.

EV-RE20 - Had to work much too hard to get the vocal sound I was looking for out of it. Nice workhorse -- for broadcasting -- but not nuanced enough for the daily rigors of the kind of varied VO work I do.
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23rd January 2008
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another one for 414. i just don't like this one.
Which one, they made 7 through the years? I love my 3 B-ULS models. I also love the RE-20. It does need a very fast and clear mic pre to hear what it can do, it's a condenser substitute in many situations. Heck, it was good enough for Bonnie Raite and her stack of Grammy's.

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23rd January 2008
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Which one, they made 7 through the years? I love my 3 B-ULS models. I also love the RE-20. It does need a very fast and clear mic pre to hear what it can do, it's a condenser substitute in many situations. Heck, it was good enough for Bonnie Raite and her stack of Grammy's.

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good question, i just can't remember

but i also never had the urge to give it another shot
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