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Can you mix a great sounding record using just an SSL? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 16th December 2010
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Most of classic Prince back in the day was an API / Demedio at Sunset Sound and he also bought the desk for Paisley Park.
His first album was done on an API at the Record Plant in Sausalito.

Doesn't most of this predate the SSL?
Old 24th December 2010
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I've been thinking a lot recently about how the nearly all the truly great mixers that I assisted used the mixing console for 90-95% of the load. Many used SSLs (9k and 4K); many preferred various API or Neve. A reverb and delay or two, maybe a special effect for a specific part, a half dozen compressors (if even), maybe an outboard eq or two was it. The rest was all about balance, including oftentimes a lot of riding.

Looking back on it, this seems to be how most of the "giants" of the game work. There are of course exceptions but it's kind of shocking how "little" the greats actually do and how utterly un-hung up on gear they all were/are.

Steven
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