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Rupert Neve 5088 vs SSL Matrix/XL Desk vs API Box.1608
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Rupert Neve 5088 vs SSL Matrix/XL Desk vs API Box.1608

Rupert Neve 5088 vs SSL Matrix/XL Desk vs API Box.1608

I know these are VASTLY differing price points but is there any website that has audio clips or mixes done on these desks?
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Short answer no.. if you’re playing at this level the onus is on you to understand what each is bringing to the table by road testing in person.

You should include Neve Genesys black and regular in this search.
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Short answer no.. if you’re playing at this level the onus is on you to understand what each is bringing to the table by road testing in person.

You should include Neve Genesys black and regular in this search.
+1000!

And a Daking Console MK2, great workflow, eq and comp on every channel.



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+1000!

And a Daking Console MK2, great workflow, eq and comp on every channel.



Cheu
Good shout Chou!

I have some daking kit and I love it so feel
Bad not mentioning it now!
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Good shout Chou!

I have some daking kit and I love it so feel
Bad not mentioning it now!
LOL


There might be also some other older desks that might be worth mentioning, since the rnd costs 200k, you can get virtually any desk in there, including old neves..
It depends on the workflow and what the OP really needs/wants..



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Short answer no.. if you’re playing at this level the onus is on you to understand what each is bringing to the table by road testing in person.

You should include Neve Genesys black and regular in this search.
Hmmm.... so there is not one site that has the same mix run through them?

That is what I figured.

It's unfortunate since the end result is often someone listening to the final product on a computer or car stereo. I'd like to hear the final results without having to see the unit in person.

Of course, seeing these units in person side by side is rather difficult.
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If you’re not willing to put in the time to listen to these then I’d save your money as it’s an expensive undertaking to be taking fundamental short cuts like this.

Just my 2c as someone who loves consoles and owned 7 now over the last 20 years or so.
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