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Hello 2500 Mixers (Analog)
Old 3rd January 2011
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Hello 2500

Happy New Year indeed, just picked up an API 2500, just getting my knob twiddling freak on now..

I'm noticing the when the LINK is engaged, it narrows the stereo image a bit.. Anyone using the LINK modes on specific mastering scenarios?
Old 3rd January 2011
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sometimes the narrower image feels better. things are more glued.
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Keep also in mind the M/S trick with the 2500, it can open up the stereo field a lot and in a nice way.
It works wonders more often that you'd think
Old 3rd January 2011
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fwiw -
when I use the 2500 I nearly always have the linking control set to "IND" - so that it's compression acts as dual mono and not stereo linked. For me this results in a less closed in image - and to date there have been absolutely no complaints from clients that the elements of the mix "wander" in the stereo image as a result of this treatment. Obviously OMMV!

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Old 3rd January 2011
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Keep also in mind the M/S trick with the 2500, it can open up the stereo field a lot and in a nice way.
It works wonders more often that you'd think
mind expanding on this trick heh
Old 3rd January 2011
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Sure, it's simple but with the 2500 can give great results

You just put an LR to MS matrix before the API, so one channel will process the mid signal and the other channel the side signal,
now the lower you link the two channel the more the stereo image will open up,
this way you use it as M/S compressor with one sets of controls.

The mid signal will be higher than the side which most likely will not be compressed at all, if used on IND position,
and depending on how hard we're hitting it, but regardless it will be compressed less than the mid signal opening up the stereo image.

Usually 50% link works fine, but I do use it totally unlinked with just 1 or 2db of GR on the mid channel,
then just turn the makeup gain as much as you can get away with.

On the way back in, put another matrix, this time M/S to LR and there you have your mix back thumbsup
Old 3rd January 2011
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I'm jealous! The 2500 I bought myself as a Xmas present hasn't arrived yet :(
Old 3rd January 2011
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I'm jealous! The 2500 I bought myself as a Xmas present hasn't arrived yet :(
would have been nice to wrap it and open it at xmas; socks, a gift card and a 2500!... Here, I'll twiddle a knob for you.
Old 4th January 2011
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Thanks, you absolute beeatch heh
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