500 series must have modules
Old 13th July 2013
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500 series must have modules

After years of trying not to, I gave in and I got a power supply. Can you guys turn me on to some of the Hits.... best modules you have tried, what to pass over...

THanks!
Old 13th July 2013
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The MA5 by Avedis Audio.

This has been one of the top preamps in the format for the last 6 or 7 years. And, a big favorite of mine. I would also grab some API EQ's, and E27's if you can find them (probably not).
Old 13th July 2013
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I'm totally biased so take this with a grain of salt... Kush Audio Electra EQ. It just gets me from point A to Point B effortlessly without mucking with the character of my source sound. No matter how you turn the knobs it just won't get harsh or grainy. There is some serious capability to sculpt the low end between the proportional-Q low mid band, fixed low shelf, and variable high pass filter. And it's a killer affordable price.

I also really like my True Systems PT2-500 preamps. I know transformerless clean preamps aren't high fashion, but this thing has a detented pot with great feel, a meter, HPF, and a DI input with thru jack that I recently discovered is capable of capturing some of the BEST bass tones I've ever recorded. I had been dismissing/overlooking that DI for years. Never touched it. The one day a couple months ago decided to plug into it. It was MASSIVE! I was really impressed.

I think the Lindell modules are a great buy. I have the compressor which is very useable on many sources. The blend knob, sidechain HPF and meter are nice touches. Overall build quality exceeded my expectations for something that affordable. I've also heard the Pultec style EQ at a friend's studio. Again, more sound than you are paying for.

Brad
Old 13th July 2013
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The JM-530 KICKS...
A truly high end Pre...
Old 13th July 2013
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CAPI VP 28. Empirical Labs Lil Freq.
Old 14th July 2013
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VP28's on my radar... Anyone else ? Lots more 500 modules then this out there.
Old 14th July 2013
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The MA5 by Avedis Audio.

E27's if you can find them (probably not).
Luckily Avedis is working on his new rackmount stereo eq. Ooooops did I spill the beans? Shhhhhhhh heh
Old 14th July 2013
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CAPI Missing Links.
Old 14th July 2013
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I would say all the CAPI stuff...especially the VP28. Love the Missing Links (VC528)...Avedis is really nice. The Heritage 1073 was great. I loved the Anamod 660...I have a soft spot for the Helios stuff...but I do think there are options with "better" headroom and general use. I was also impressed with the Neve 1073LB.
Old 14th July 2013
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I don't own the Avedis E27 but if they brought it back I would buy two or four.

Dramastic Audio Obsidian
Purple Audio TAV
Anamod 660
Chandler Little Devil EQ & Compressor
Empirical Labs Docderr
Moog Analog Delay


I'm excited to try the Crane Song Falcon
Old 14th July 2013
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VP28
Little Devil Preamp

the Crane Song Falcon has caught my eye
Old 14th July 2013
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CAPI VP 28. Empirical Labs Lil Freq.
uhhh.. lil freq is in 500 series now?
Old 14th July 2013
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Luckily Avedis is working on his new rackmount stereo eq. Ooooops did I spill the beans? Shhhhhhhh heh
Unfortunately, there is nothing happening along those lines. It's all wishful thinking at this point.
Old 14th July 2013
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In addition to the CAPI stuff, I'd say you should grab your choice of flavor of API EQ... they're such a standard and are so useful, I think they sort of define "must have" in 500 series. There's an abundance of great 500 series products out there now, but I think API EQs will always be valuable tools.
Old 14th July 2013
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Great River MP-500NV along with the MA5 are staples :-)

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Old 14th July 2013
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neve has some cool stuff. the helios and focusrite pres are great. there are some fairchild type clones. very cool stuff. and of course the API eqs are commonly used in studios worldwide.
Old 14th July 2013
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Love my Speck ACV-V's. Love my API 550B's. Love my A-Design P1's. Honestly i'd hate to not have those.
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JLM audio.
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JLM audio.
This. His pultec, neve, emi, la3a, 1176. Bit expensive though compared to the competition but you asked for the best
Old 14th July 2013
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I've gotta put in a vote for AWTAC awesome channel amplifiers.
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I'm trying out Jeff's LC53A eq tonight. I'll probably post my thoughts.
Old 14th July 2013
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Personally api512c,Great River and the api eqs.
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Chandler Little Devil preamp. It's so much more than a preamp!

CAPI VP28

Bereich 03 Density

Moog Analogue Delay

Electrodyne 511 eq

Serpent SB4001

Looptrotter SaturAmp

VOGADS

Maag EQ4

...who am I kidding? This list goes on forever!



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Old 15th July 2013
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Looptrotter SaturAmp - lies god damn lies. Can't find a 500 variant - got a url
Old 15th July 2013
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Pete' s Place Bac- 500
super Versatile 1176 stepchild.

Inward Connections Brute..
not as versatile, but kills on most vocals
Old 15th July 2013
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Why about the new sound skulptor 1176? Says its modelled on a rev a/d hybrid. Kit $400 carnhill I'm and out. They sure look the biz
Old 15th July 2013
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Pete' s Place Bac- 500
super Versatile 1176 stepchild.

Inward Connections Brute..
not as versatile, but kills on most vocals
Hi Heyman.

I'm looking into the Brute for Vocal tracking Duties, maybe a bit of acoustic guitar.
Do you use it mainly for tracking or during mixing?
Old 15th July 2013
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Charteroak EQ
Old 15th July 2013
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Hairball Audio Lola preamps
Serpent 4001
Little Labs VOG

Still on the hunt for a magical 500 mono compressor that blows up my skirt more than my other rack units.
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