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Simple Parallel Compression routing box - who makes one? Modular Synthesizers
Old 11th September 2011
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Simple Parallel Compression routing box - who makes one?

I would love to use my 2500 for parallel compression.
Hence I would love to buy a simple 19" box with a stereo wet/dry pot (or rotary switch), i/o buffers and a minimalistic signal path.

I have already looked into things like this Chandler unit (too coloured for my taste) and the TK Audio Blender (too many features).

Do you have advice for me?

Thanks in advance!
Old 11th September 2011
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Avenson Audio makes a 1/2 rack box called the "Blend". It does exactly what you need.
Old 11th September 2011
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Thanks. I have also been looking for something like this. The Avenson looks pretty good for my needs. Just want to add some parallel compression without using additional converter outputs.
Old 11th September 2011
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how about the group faders on a console?
Old 11th September 2011
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Avenson Audio makes a 1/2 rack box called the "Blend". It does exactly what you need.
Sweet! Thanks for pointing this out!
Old 11th September 2011
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At the prodigy pro forum are several neat diy solutions.
let someone have build one of these? should be cheap too
Old 11th September 2011
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Avenson Audio makes a 1/2 rack box called the "Blend". It does exactly what you need.
Nice, I've been looking for something like this for ages.
Old 11th September 2011
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Do you have advice for me?
Manley Backbone. Indulge.
Old 11th September 2011
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I would get the Chandler:



if it weren't as expensive as it is...

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Old 11th September 2011
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Manley Backbone. Indulge.
I should have mentioned that I own the Vertigo Sound Mix Satellite - I do not need another expensive super flexible solution.

I am looking for something straightforward and simple that I can hard-wire to my drum buss, alongside the 2500 and a pair of Electrodyne 511.
Old 11th September 2011
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I would get the Chandler:



if it weren't as expensive as it is...

p.
Thanks, but I wrote in my first post that this one is not for me... It is too coloured, a bit too slow sounding for my personal taste. I need something faster, more transparent...
Old 11th September 2011
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At the prodigy pro forum are several neat diy solutions.
let someone have build one of these? should be cheap too
Yes, I am looking into this as well. The Avenson looks great, but I believe a good DIY solution could be cheaper than that.
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Thanks, but I wrote in my first post that this one is not for me... It is too coloured, a bit too slow sounding for my personal taste. I need something faster, more transparent...
Oooops.
I read your post a bit too fast!
;-)
p.
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Oooops.
I read your post a bit too fast!
;-)
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No probs, I love the Chandler stuff, I have a couple units including the Curve Bender myself. But I am mixing a lot of "electronic" music, and I need sharp transients at times. Most Chandler units are too slow for the drums sounds I am looking for, but I like them on guitars and other stringed instruments...

Moreover, the Universal Mix Control is discontinued - probably, because its price tag was rather steep for what it does. I once had a look under its hood, the price was fair for this kind of circuitry, the transformers and the discrete amp blocks. But now I need something transparent, simple and thus (hopefully) not too expensive.

So far the Avenson comes closest...
Old 11th September 2011
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I can vouch for the Avenson unit. I've been using it in a mastering chain and it is very transparent. Great little box!

Erik
Old 11th September 2011
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I would get the Chandler:



if it weren't as expensive as it is...

p.
Yeah, me too...they have discontinued the production of this unit.
Old 11th September 2011
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Guess the DAV Sipp is going to have too much going on in one box for your tastes. Or maybe you will enjoy the extra things it does? Check it out anyway.
Old 11th September 2011
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Is there a DAV dealer in the USA?
Old 12th September 2011
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Is there an Avenson dealer in the UK?
Old 12th September 2011
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Look for the Send'N'Blend on prodigy. Its gonna be really great. I know its almost ready for release.

Feeler: Send'N'Blend (Standalone 2 Channel/Stereo) Mix/Blend Design
Old 12th September 2011
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Hmmm.... the DAV SIPP does indeed seem like a good idea:



It seems that you get the same functionality as from the two Avenson boxes, which together are something like $1200, and the SIPP is $890.
I own the DAV BG pres and am very happy with those, so I would trust the quality of the SIPP box as well.
Very tempting.
p.
Old 12th September 2011
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whoa! that's a big picture!
;-)
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Look for the Send'N'Blend on prodigy. Its gonna be really great. I know its almost ready for release.

Feeler: Send'N'Blend (Standalone 2 Channel/Stereo) Mix/Blend Design
Does he give a price anywhere?
Old 12th September 2011
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Is there an Avenson dealer in the UK?
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Is there a DAV dealer in the USA?
Yes there are.
Avenson Audio Distributors
Old 12th September 2011
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Do you have a link for the DAV dealers in the USA?
Old 12th September 2011
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Do you have a link for the DAV dealers in the USA?
FWIW, I bought my DAV BG directly from the manufacturer. Paid with PayPal, they shipped with FedEx. No problems.
p.
Old 12th September 2011
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Do you have a link for the DAV dealers in the USA?
Check the Avenson webpage I already posted. There are plenty of links. This part of the hard work is yours
Old 12th September 2011
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+ 1 DAV SIPP.
Very solid unit with PRO sonic character. Parallel processing, M/S processing - it's very smart box. You can buy it direct from DAV like I did. Mick Hinton at DAV is very very friendly person. Highly recommended.
Old 12th September 2011
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Perhaps I am stupid, but how would you connect this in my case?

My signal comes from a stereo sub group from the console and should be fed into a stereo aux return. I want to connect the 2500 to the blend box so that I can use parallel compression.

I just don't get it...

Old 12th September 2011
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I think


Sub group >>> In A/Dry
Dry Out >>> API 2500
API 2500 >>> In B/Wet
Mix Out >>> Aux Return
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