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Analog or Digital EQ ?

Does any of you got the chance to listen to a Massenburg 9500 EQ and a Massenburg plugin like the TC M6000 Massenburg EQ ?

What is better ?

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Re: Analog or Digital EQ ?

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Does any of you got the chance to listen to a Massenburg 9500 EQ and a Massenburg plugin like the TC M6000 Massenburg EQ ?

What is better ?

Thanx 4 your Time
Yes.

If i had the choice i would choose the 9500.

But its not cheap.
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hmm but it is analog!

so i need one more AD /DA

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If you have high quality converters, the DA/AD conversion is a non-issue.

A recording engineer I work with prefers digital eq for the low end, and analog eq for the high end. His mixes always sound great to me.
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It depends what for.
I prefer analog eq on the mix buss because everything else is digital and it gives you some kind of warmth and add some feeling the digital sound.
On individual tracks I prefer digital eq for the simple reason of ease of use and overall it’s harder to distinguish what eq you use on single tracks.
I say go analog for the mix buss and digital for the channels but thats just me.


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Analog EQ vs a plug in? Do you have to ask?
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Re: Analog or Digital EQ ?

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Does any of you got the chance to listen to a Massenburg 9500 EQ and a Massenburg plugin like the TC M6000 Massenburg EQ ?

What is better ?

Thanx 4 your Time

I have two of them ... the software versions ... but I like em both.

Ever since GM and sony started making soft eq's I'm no longer ashamed to say that I eq digitally .... all the time.

(I wont sell my 9098's though fuuck )
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the massenburg in the 6000 rocks....add the Avalon/Manley or Millennia as well
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the massenburg in the 6000 rocks....
better than TDM massenburg eq?
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never realy tried to compare both (tdm vs 6000) ... maybe I should.

In my daily use the tdm is for individual tracks, the 6000 version is for house / reference mastering I do myself on my demo's.
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I thought that the renowned plugins (Waves etc.) sound very good and I used them a lot on master fader (Lin EQ etc.). Till the moment I got a pair of Millennia Origins ... Now I know that even the best plugins are rather a plastic flower comparing to the real fresh one
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One of the problems with analog outgear (esp EQ) is that you can't save settings, work on another project with the unit, and recall the old settings for the old song....

I have seen people take digital pictures of the unit's settings before closing the song. Not a bad idea...
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Aw c'mon.

I mean, we all love total recallability in the digital age but really...

Is a few recall sheets too much to ask for a wonderful piece of analog gear?

I didn't think so.

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Acidrulez is so damn in the money! I made up a list of gear he owns by checking out his past threads:


GML 9500
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TC M6000
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Eventide Orville
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ka-****ing-ching! agggh i'm jealous. grudge
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Yikes. someone has too much time....
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One of the problems with analog outgear (esp EQ) is that you can't save settings, work on another project with the unit, and recall the old settings for the old song....

I have seen people take digital pictures of the unit's settings before closing the song. Not a bad idea...
Not neccessarily true.

I own a Summit EQ-200.

http://www.summitaudio.com/main.htm

Its controlled by a PT plug in(Extension 78).

Not only does it sound excellent, but its totally functional(stores the EQ settings as part of the PT session)..
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