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anyone using prism sound mea-2 mastering eq?
Old 1st December 2002
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anyone using prism sound mea-2 mastering eq?

i have been using prism sound mla-2 mastering compressor for mixing and mastering. i like it very much and it works very well alongside with crane song stc-8. i have been wondering about the prism sound mea-2 for quite some time but never have a chance to play with it. anyone here has it or used it? i heard people saying the mid eq on the mea-2 is sweet. i know prism sound is more popular in uk than in us. also, what is the current street price on a brand new or used mea-2 eq? i can't really find any dealers who carry it on the net.
Old 2nd December 2002
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Horrid. I tried it on everything: 2 mix, bus sends, vocals, horns, drums, bass.... It was worthless on everything. The best word I can use to describe them is "Plastic".
The Enterprise in Burbank tore them out of their racks after a year of no one using them.
Old 2nd December 2002
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aha...i feel a bit strange about how bad mea-2 eq is. i really like my mla-2 comp and never expected their eq will be this bad.

anyway, anymore opinion? people fr. uk or europe?
Old 2nd December 2002
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As a 2-buss processor (mastering EQ), it has some fine people using and liking it. Dave Collins and Paul Gold are two guys I know who swear by them...

I'm sure you could call your area distributor and arrange a trial. Prolly worth listening to.
Old 2nd December 2002
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It looks good on paper. There's like 100 choosable frequencies, but there are so many better choices out there.
Old 2nd December 2002
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Horrid. I tried it on everything: 2 mix, bus sends, vocals, horns, drums, bass.... It was worthless on everything. The best word I can use to describe them is "Plastic".
The Enterprise in Burbank tore them out of their racks after a year of no one using them.
You know E-cue,

I actually dug it. I thought it had the most comprehensive midrange selsction of any EQ out there. For that alone its worth it. I liked it so much I am actually working on picking one up right now. It will probably replace my GML8200 as my
"vocal polisher/finisher".

That way I can retire my GML8200 to do what its best suited for...snares and Kicks.

I wasn't too crazy about the comp though. If i were mastering I would probably have 4-5 EQ units... a pair of Pultecs for the lows, a Maselec for the mids, maybe some mastering Neumans(modified of course)for presence and highs. A mastering Avalon for color and maybe a Weiss and a Z-sys for the digital stuff.


Haven't tried the Ibis yet Brad, but its definitely on my wish list.
Old 2nd December 2002
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i guess we all have diff. preferences on gears. some people will like it and at the same time some other people will hate it. well, that's cool.

thethrillfactor : you are looking into buying one? new or used? know about the current street price on both new or used one?

i like my 8200 and use it on vocal all the time. 2077 is for my mastering work and main eq on the stereo bus for mixing. 2077 = color? hmm...well, i would not descibe 2077 as "color" eq. oh well, we all have diff. preferences. anyway, the weiss eq1 mk2 is also very nice, a totally diff. animal but it's definitely one of the best digital eq out there.
Old 2nd December 2002
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i guess we all have diff. preferences on gears. some people will like it and at the same time some other people will hate it. well, that's cool.

thethrillfactor : you are looking into buying one? new or used? know about the current street price on both new or used one?

i like my 8200 and use it on vocal all the time. 2077 is for my mastering work and main eq on the stereo bus for mixing. 2077 = color? hmm...well, i would not descibe 2077 as "color" eq. oh well, we all have diff. preferences. anyway, the weiss eq1 mk2 is also very nice, a totally diff. animal but it's definitely one of the best digital eq out there.
Sale price for the Maselec is about $5100-$5300. Here in the states you can get one through Studio Consultants in NYC. Or in England from Funky Junk. Sometimes they will sell you the demo(i think its about $4800).

I think all of the Avalon stuff has a certain tone(as well as GML). My main stereo mix buss EQ when mixing to a digital format is the Massive Passive. When mixing to half inch it was the GML8200. I really want to check out the Ibis and see if it will replace both for this purpose.

I love the Weiss(I've been looking for used one for a while now).
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