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B32 Vancouver vs Tube-Tech SSA 2B
Old 22nd April 2014
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B32 Vancouver vs Tube-Tech SSA 2B

Anybody has compared these two units?

Burl has 32 channels, Tube-Tech has 20. but apart from that, sound wise is there a difference in quality?

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Old 27th April 2014
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Old 28th April 2014
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I recently read that Jason Isbell's last record, Southeastern, was mixed through a Vancouver. This is one of the finest sounding records I've heard in a very long time, so you may want to check it out as a point of reference. I think there is an interview with the engineer on burlaudio.com where he discusses it, along with the Mothership.

Best,
Chris
Old 6th January 2016
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more experience?
is the tubetech coloured ?
Old 6th January 2016
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got a b32 for sale in classified, in mint condition.
Old 7th January 2016
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I had the Burl and it sounded huge.
Old 7th January 2016
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Great sounding unit!
Old 7th January 2016
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I haven't used or tested the Tube Tech, but the Burl sounds very good and it's amazing the channel count you get for the price!

War
Old 8th January 2016
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Argali View Post
I had the Burl and it sounded huge.
Hello,

You really felt an improvment by using the B32 VS ITB?
Thanks
Sergio
Old 8th January 2016
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sergioelectro View Post
Hello,

You really felt an improvment by using the B32 VS ITB?
Thanks
Sergio
Oh yes, most definitely! I hear a wider image and more depth in the midrange.
The reason why I'm selling mine is its in my home studio, and don't spend much time doing music there anymore, I'm chief engineer at a larger facility, with a SSL and everything one could dream of, and hate seeing gear not being utilized. Burl is top notch, you won't be disappointed.
Old 8th January 2016
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Burl B32

I have owned Large Consoles, and used a few different Summing boxes including the Tonelux OTB-16, etc..

I swear by my Burl gear. I had the B32 and used it for several records. To me, the Burl is just a really wide dynamic range unit that presents a huge warm analog detailed sound. I have a Neotek Elite Console now. But, If I were going to use a Summing Unit, it would be the Burl. I have a Burl B2 ADC and it is one of the only pieces of gear that I would never sell.

Last edited by Argali; 8th January 2016 at 07:26 PM..
Old 9th January 2016
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sergioelectro View Post
Hello,

You really felt an improvment by using the B32 VS ITB?
Thanks
Sergio
Hi Sergio. This video might be helpful to demonstrate the sound of the B32:
https://youtu.be/4ykZImD51PA
Old 8th February 2016
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Hi Sergio. This video might be helpful to demonstrate the sound of the B32:
https://youtu.be/4ykZImD51PA
A huge +1 for the Burl, I bought one recently and love how big and rich my mixes are sounding now. I was very tempted by the Tubetech but none of the examples I heard online really blew me away, plus I was put off by having to calibrate it occasionally. The Burl's just a really solid, simple mix juicifier.


Woodwindy, your videos really helped me make a decision, many thanks for those. I wanted to ask you and any other Burl owners here, did you find a big difference going past 8 channels of summing? At the moment I'm doing 8 out of my UAD Apollo and it's already sounding pretty epic. Thanks!
Old 8th February 2016
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I ended up choosing the Innertube Sumthang
I hope I would not regret it over the B32 Vancouver.
Regards
Sergio
Old 9th February 2016
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