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Old 21st February 2003
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Old 21st February 2003
  #2
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http://www.innertubeaudio.com/

currently re-designing their website.
Old 21st February 2003
  #3
Yeah, bummer.
Anymore info Slipperman, to keep us going until they get their site up and running.
Mono? Stereo? Price?
Old 21st February 2003
  #4
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You should get the new ADL 1600 compressor. It´s everything you talked about, plus it ads major "colour" to the lead vocals!!

/Dj SlimmerMan
Old 22nd February 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by chrisso
Yeah, bummer.
Anymore info Slipperman, to keep us going until they get their site up and running.
Mono? Stereo? Price?
I got some infos about the price, mmh you should cry now.4000$ single, 6000$ dual ...

AAAaarGGHH

malice
Old 22nd February 2003
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All the innertube stuff is so pricey, it's hard to actually check it out. I've been trying to get at one of the U87 "tube" mod's for a while to do some deep testing out.
Old 22nd February 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by malice
I got some infos about the price, mmh you should cry now.4000$ single, 6000$ dual ...
I guess you get what you pay for.
What with the Slam......a lot of things seem to be headed in the $6k direction all of a sudden.
grudge
Old 22nd February 2003
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Well, this is high-end after all. For singers with a big swing I like the Distressor. I really should buy one or two some day. My other favorite chain is an 1176 at 4:1 or 8:1 followed by a 160VU. But, I just did an album where they sounded better flipped around so go figure.
Old 23rd February 2003
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I've owned a squeezebox for about a year now and it is a very unique compressor. Kinda like you mated an La2a to an 1176 and then fed the offspring on steroids. Very powerful unit. I only allow myself to use it during mix anymore (well, some exceptions, like when I want a very chunky slide guitar or blues harp). It can reduce the dynamic range to zero and still have a full sound....that's a good thing and a very dangerous thing. Early on I got a little carried away with it and had to redo some vocals for a client after we realized that as cool as it was having these incredible, up front vocals, the song really needed a more natural vocal sound......my mistake, not the squeezebox's fault...but as usual I had to learn something the hard way. The squeezebox is very capable of providing gentler compression, but you gotta go easy and forget the meter, it only shows about 50% of the reduction that the box is really doing. I find that anything that is thin or small sounding (especially vocals) that I can't get to beef up the way I want is a candidate for the Atomic box. I had a big project this last spring where the snare just bugged me no matter what I did and out of sheer frustration I went down my rack and tried every unit one at time no matter how stupid it seemed and when I hit the squeezer the snare gained about 50 pounds of pure muscle. Expensive way to get a snare sound, but it is the only box I know that can add that kind of authority.
I tried the box when they were first produced, but couldn't come up with the cash. Luckily, after staying in touch with Stayne (owner of Innertube) we worked out a deal for cash and an old RCA 77b that I had. He's a bit of a gear slut, like the rest of us, so we both got someting we wanted.
Somebody mentioned the U87 retrofit in this thread....been using a pair for about 5 years. It was based on my positive experience with those that I checked out the squeezebox . Tried the Inner Tube Mag-mic also. Didn't get one...nice sound, but just couldn't see myself putting up a flashlight in front of a singer and expecting them to take me seriously...maybe more appropriate for a different studio.
Best regards, Rick
Old 25th February 2003
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the ADL is not in the same league as the Squeezebox. Check out the MagMike too..a tube mic in a MagLight body...truly too kinky
Old 5th March 2003
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There were a couple of atomic squeezeboxes up on ebay a few days ago.

Also, there was a pair of (and I quote) "Pultec EQP1a Tube Compressors".
Very rare indeed.
Old 13th March 2003
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I'll let you know how mine is when I start using it!
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