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Old 12th September 2007
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eq purchase advice

Massive Passive
GML
Great River

looking for a versatile eq, also for the mix bus

love the color i'm getting from vari MU so is the MP redundant?

Also going digital so I've appreciated the analog tube warmth.

I know GML is super clean.

Can only afford one of these, so which is the most versatile?

thanks a ton!
Old 12th September 2007
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Massive Passive
GML
Great River

looking for a versatile eq, also for the mix bus

love the color i'm getting from vari MU so is the MP redundant?

Also going digital so I've appreciated the analog tube warmth.

I know GML is super clean.

Can only afford one of these, so which is the most versatile?

thanks a ton!
I think any of those could work well. Although, I don't think any of them are considered "warm sounding"... Despite the fact that it has "tubes", the Massive Passive is not an overly colored box.

And now, to make things more confusing... add the Millenia NSEQ, Crane Song IBIS (awesome) and API 5500 to the consideration pool. heh

You have so many choices... Just pick one and get to mixing!
Old 12th September 2007
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thanks

I appreciate the advice. I'm gonna check out the ones you mentioned. They're names that have come up alot here.

I've got the mini massive and I love it. I suppose I'm a real fan of Manley stuff.

Looking to compliment my setup. so thanks for the tips!
Old 12th September 2007
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On the 2 buss consideration I've found the Great River MAQ-2NV to be the most useful tool for me... it's quick, it's easy, it's VERY clear... for every day production work the GML is without a doubt one of the most indispensible surgical tools ever invented [I can't afford one so I'm running Portico 5033's for those applications and while they're not quite GML's they can do the surgical thing remarkably well!!!].

I have a Langevin Mini-Massive but it really pales in comparison to the unbelievably radical things you can do with the Manley Massive Passive. Just as you can pick peak dip or shelf on the Mini-Massive you have that capability [along with slope control] across all 4 bands of the Massive Passive... this, especially on guitars that I want to get aggressive as fvck, is an amazing feature. Using the upper mid band in shelf with some upper mid boost has been able to get some guitar sounds I never thought possible without jamming up so much 'real estate' within the mix that I have a tough time getting the vocals through.

I guess my point is that all 3 units have their strengths and weaknesses... so it may behoove you to check out all 3 and try to determine which [if any] of those tools is best for the way you work and the music on which you work.

Peace.
Old 12th September 2007
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Thanks Fletcher

I think I'm leaning towards the Massive. I have a small project studio and I seem to "get" the Manley approach.

Any thoughts on the suggestions posted by Tony:

Millenia NSEQ, Crane Song IBIS (awesome) and API 5500

thanks for the reply.
Old 12th September 2007
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The API 5500 is great for tracking, mixing and the 2-bus
Old 12th September 2007
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For Mix Buss dont rule out the Summit EQP-200b
Old 12th September 2007
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If I put an EQ across the 2mix, it is the massive passive. I rarely do that, but when I do...

even if I just use it for a HP with a little tweak at one band, it works well.

Tons of headroom. I will throw it inline on the master insert with an ADL670...
Old 12th September 2007
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Everybody - thank you

Hi everybody,

I can't thank you enough. This has vbeen very helpful!


thanx
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