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Help me fill out my lunchbox 500 Series EQ\'s
Old 21st January 2016
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Help me fill out my lunchbox

Getting into the 500 series game and I need some help. I make hip hop, so I'm only tracking vocals and some piano & live instruments (sometimes). I already have a 1073 style preamp (BAE) and I want to get a Heritage audio 73eq, Great River 32eq, and API 550A. Im pretty set on those 3 EQs but I'm also considering an API 512 for running some pure digital signals like synths and sampled drums, but would I already be getting that benefit of the circuit with the 550A? Would I be better off with another EQ? Saving my money?
Old 22nd January 2016
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there are some nice comp's if you already have a few eq. Brute. Vandengraph. cranesong to name a few
Old 22nd January 2016
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I'd grab the futuristic stuff that can be controlled via plug in as well like Wes Audio's new 1176 and all the bettermaker units...especially their new dual mono compressor that's set to hit the market soon. Also look into Rtz peq 1549 eq...it is serious!
Old 22nd January 2016
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there are some nice comp's if you already have a few eq. Brute. Vandengraph. cranesong to name a few


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I'd grab the futuristic stuff that can be controlled via plug in as well like Wes Audio's new 1176 and all the bettermaker units...especially their new dual mono compressor that's set to hit the market soon. Also look into Rtz peq 1549 eq...it is serious!




I'm good on comps. I'm more concerned with breathing life into digital signals through amps (unless I get the same benefit through a EQ)
Old 22nd January 2016
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Eq's can help with overall shaping, but I think you are looking for something with tranny's or tubes to add "weight" to your music. I like little devils, electra, avedis, neve (1073), CAPI...plenty of options out there
Old 22nd January 2016
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Maybe some organic distortion could help? Check out the Amtec DST-5A:

VIDEO HERE
Old 22nd January 2016
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Hip-hop? I'd definitely recommend some SSL EQ and compressors :-)
They also have the newer LMC+ which seems to offer some very creative horizons.
Old 23rd January 2016
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Maybe some organic distortion could help? Check out the Amtec DST-5A:

VIDEO HERE
Damn that thing is awesome. Can't find it anywhere though? I do have a Distressor (Brit mod) and 1176 to run some all buttons distortion. Wish I had a pair of both to run stereo though :/
Old 25th January 2016
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Damn that thing is awesome. Can't find it anywhere though?
Available for sale in the US through DSPdoctor,
DSPdoctor - Amtec DST-5A
Old 30th January 2016
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I highly recommend the classic api gear. The capi vp28 is great for running digital synths through -- you can run them at Line Level!

They are perfect for just adding a bit of "vibe" without having to gain up your source. You also have the option of using more gain and then attenuating it at the output stage to drive it for more analogue coloration

The circuit is not only an api preamp clone, but also the output stage of the api console...


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I'm also considering an API 512 for running some pure digital signals like synths and sampled drums
Old 30th January 2016
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You can make a good record with anything though. Any plug in or any hardware piece.

It is all about just having good taste.

A good tool helps, but is not necessary for making interesting work !
Old 31st January 2016
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^ nice speech.

now onto the TOOLS! I'd consider some extreme coloring like filters (moog), standard level-or and DIY colour modules. CAPI is a great recommendation as well.
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