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  1. amit monga
    10th March 2014 - permalink
    amit monga

    I have read many of your posts. i want to take some suggestion from you if you don't mind. i have recently purchased shadow hills dual vandergraph for my mix buss. after using plugins i am happy with my first hardware. its really nice going otb. now i am thinking of getting dramastic obsidian 500 as my alternate mix buss compressor. my main style of music is hip hop, house and dhol bhangra. should i stick with shdv or obsidian will be a next step qualitywise.
  2. Bronanigans
    18th March 2013 - permalink
    Hey man! I just read your posts on the Safe Sound Audio 500 stereo toolbox, Xpressor and the Obsidian and I have to thank you for doing that! I am new to recording but I've been making beats for some time now, and your in depth response forced me into getting an account with gear slutz! haha, anyways, you seem like the guy to ask a decent question... Because I'm in the same boat as you in terms of minimizing the 500 selection - I'm gonna go by the same principle and stick to a 6 slot chassis. With that said, does a single slot stereo-buss compressor exist?? Because I can only find 2 slot stereo master compressors (SS ST, Vandergraph, Obsidian), but it would be so sweet to find a single channel one. But I don't know if thats even possible, I mean maybe a stereo bus compressor needs two channels as requisites for internal processes??
  3. jrasia
    23rd May 2011 - permalink
    Hi there
    Read your post and I might be in the same boat as you soon. Going from mr816 to a mytek with FireWire. Did you even sort out latency issues you were having with the mytek? Curious what kind of latency times you had and what kind of computer you had to run this on?
    Ideally I can I can use the analog in and once mytek releases updated firmware I can add an additional 8 channel via the aes port out to FireWire unit. But I need this for multi tracking so latency has to be at least manageable. I'll mainly be itb and not doing any looping out to sends and return.

    Hope it's working out for. That's a lot of money to blow away.

    Hope it worked out for you

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