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Sony Oxford eq plugs?
Old 13th August 2002
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Sony Oxford eq plugs?

Wondering if the PT users are still jazzed on these plugs and what impressions anyone has who has tried the t.c. Powercore version. Performance specs would be interesting, too (how many itterations of what capability and so forth).

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Old 13th August 2002
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These are the best looking, crappy sounding eq's I've ever worked on. I hate them. Everyone else (I believe Jules is a big fan of them) loves them for some reason I have yet to find out why. I also hate the Oxford board. I'm in the minority, but I'd rather use a mackie eq than these.
Old 13th August 2002
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You're not the first person I've heard say that. Can you be more specific why you're not a fan?
Old 13th August 2002
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These eq's have no 'balls', and I could almost swear that I could hear ramping on the Q's. Almost like, a stair step, esspecially on the low end. The Sony guys swore to me up & down that the EQ on the oxford had 20 times the resolution of the Neve Capricorn (which I had been using extensively). But 20 times the resolution of suck, is still suck. On the top end, I was hoping for some type of presence (similar to say, the air band on an NTI) but I found myself tweaking, and tweaking, and tweaking to the point of "Am I doing any better?"... However, if you like the Oxford, or the mini-oxford, I believe you'll enjoy this plug in version. (also, every enigneer I've seen switch to the Oxford has started putting old crappy work, Mick Gazuski is a good example)
Old 13th August 2002
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If you want to sell me your oxford eq let me know..

Thanks


Old 13th August 2002
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Cant use anthing else in PT personally,

no reports from Powercore users that I have seen yet, and its much cheaper on the Powercore..



e-cue - that NTI jagged HF boost perhaps is hardware only, I have 4 x mic pres with it... The grey TLA 'classic' EQ1 (re-released BTW) has a similar sort of thing 'goin on' IMHO.

The only other Plugs I know of that have that sort of top end are the BF Pultec or the VSL TLA EQ1 plug in.

But then I have little MAS or VST "awareness"

Old 16th August 2002
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Oh, I do actually like the A/B function. Then I can tell what EQ curve sucks worse.
Old 17th October 2002
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I was thinking of this plug for HD...so is it not worth it?
Old 17th October 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by kushan_ku
I was thinking of this plug for HD...so is it not worth it?
It´s defenetly worth it. Much smoother than the crappy waves, mcdsp, digi, bla bla bla plugins. However......The TC-6000 with the MD3´s mastring eq is a REALLY great digital eq! How ´bout:

1 Icon
4 Mainframes = 16ch of 3band comp and Eq


SUPAFLYYYY!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 17th October 2002
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"he TC-6000 with the MD3´s mastring eq is a REALLY great digital eq!"

If you are refering to the Massenberg for the TC6000...a newer version of that is coming for Protools HD in a couple of weeks...

So you have both the Sony and the GM digital EQ and you think the Massenberg is even better?

Hopefully this bodes well for the Protools version... HURRY UP GEORGE
Old 17th October 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by Neve Sucks!

It´s defenetly worth it. Much smoother than the crappy waves, mcdsp, digi, bla bla bla plugins. However......The TC-6000 with the MD3´s mastring eq is a REALLY great digital eq! How ´bout:

1 Icon
4 Mainframes = 16ch of 3band comp and Eq


SUPAFLYYYY!!!!!!!!!!


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Clownes will defently eat me if I don´t pay my bills.


tut tut tut 4 mainframes = 4 STEREO / frame = 16 STEREO = 32 MONO



tut tut tut (god I love that smiley, reminds me of my kindergarten teacher Miss Annie ... still in love with her ... tut)
Old 17th October 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by C.Lambrechts


4 mainframes = 4 STEREO / frame = 16 STEREO = 32 MONO

(god I love that smiley, reminds me of my kindergarten teacher Miss Annie ... still in love with her ... tut)
Yes 16 stereo = 32 mono. However, you can´t adjust let´s say channel 1 & 2 separartly........(sucks!)
I have not tested the Massenburg pluging for the 6000.......good or crap??

/Mr. Gearzlut


ps. your sick man, dreaming of your old kindergarten teacher tut when you can dream off Cranesong and still get it off....grggt grggt grggt

Old 17th October 2002
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separately
Old 17th October 2002
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I'm in the minority also as i don't find the Sony Oxford such a big deal. It's a decent tool but , in my opinion, not any better than the McDSP...slightly different but not necessarely better...check out the demo for yourself.
The Sony sounds a bit smoother BUT it seems like it makes eveything sounding " smaller ". Anyways, i'm relying more and more on analog EQ's these days.
Old 18th October 2002
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The new Peter Gabriel record is the first thing done on an oxford that I was impressed with. That's not to say a bunch of cool outboard gear wasn't inserted, but I expected suckery and found bliss.
I still a/b the MsDsp to the Oxford every now and then and the Fliterbank beats it hands down every single stinkin time.
Old 18th October 2002
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The Sony eq is OK, but the MD3 for M6000 kicks ass, but the Element78 EQ is really a piece of art.
Old 18th October 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by 2" Tape sucks!
The Sony eq is OK, but the MD3 for M6000 kicks ass, but the Element78 EQ is really a piece of art.

Man where have I been? I'm not familiar with the M6000 or the element. Are both of these PT HD Plug ins? Are they a must for the serious gear (and plug in) slut?
Old 18th October 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by kushan_ku



Man where have I been?
Probably on the moon drinking plenty of lattes.....yuktyy
The TC Electronic 6000 is a multy engine device. Reverbs, effects, mastring eq & comp. You can use four different fx at the same time.

The Summit Audio Element 78 is a Rupert Neve designed micpre and eq. Very sweet sounding. The trick is that you can control it via a Protools plugin. (midi) The plugin looks and reacts just as any other plugin, but you have to analog insert the Element 78. http://www.summitaudio.com/main.htm

And yes, these are must haves for us gearslutzzzz......
Old 18th October 2002
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must haves but for mucho $$$$$$$$
Old 19th October 2002
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Oh ok...I sense confusion, I was thinking plug in's strickly there...TC...that makes sense now...it's coming back...

I'm still recovering from that long 2" sux thread..!! sorry.

Or I must NEED more COFFEEEEEE

I've got 1500$ burning a hole so I was thinking of a few plugs or maybe an Indigo 2 or... or...or..

there is no end....
Old 19th October 2002
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How about I email you my account number to help you with those 1500$ .... I'll even write you an invoice for it ....
Old 19th October 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by kushan_ku

I've got 1500$ burning a hole so I was thinking of a few plugs or maybe an Indigo 2

there is no end....
If I where you I´d buy some Mcdsp plugins. Filterbank, Analog channel, MC2000 and the Sony EQ. www.mcdsp.com

Or maybe play the lottory.......heh
Old 19th October 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by Neve Sucks!

If I where you I´d buy some Mcdsp plugins. Filterbank, Analog channel, MC2000 and the Sony EQ. www.mcdsp.com

Or maybe play the lottory.......heh

The Filterbank being #1 in priority. It's a no brainer.
Old 19th October 2002
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I might be one the few dissenting voices on Filterbank, but it doesn't impress me. I'll pick RenEQ or even Q10 over it 7 times out of 10.
Old 21st October 2002
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yeah, I have AC and I like it alot...

so maybe filterbank.

anyone using the Wave Mechanics Ultra tools? I have soundblender and love it; i am thinking of pitch 'n time , speed, etc.
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