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Is SSL X-Rack a dead investment over 500 series?? Other Modular Audio Processors
Old 12th September 2011
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Here's a funny x-rack story.

A few years ago more and more projects were requesting tape as the recording medium and I realized I did not have enough gates/expanders for mix downs etc. After a little research I thought the best bargain was the SSL stuff for around $700/unit with the added bonus of a compressor!

So I bought four of them and noticed I started using the compressors a lot (even though I have a lot of esoteric/cool options). Just simple to use, sound good, no fuss, and recall.

Anyhow, to make the long story short, after 8 months I sold the x-rack and bought a SSL 6000E/G+ insteadheh
Old 12th September 2011
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Here's a funny x-rack story.

A few years ago more and more projects were requesting tape as the recording medium and I realized I did not have enough gates/expanders for mix downs etc. After a little research I thought the best bargain was the SSL stuff for around $700/unit with the added bonus of a compressor!

So I bought four of them and noticed I started using the compressors a lot (even though I have a lot of esoteric/cool options). Just simple to use, sound good, no fuss, and recall.

Anyhow, to make the long story short, after 8 months I sold the x-rack and bought a SSL 6000E/G+ insteadheh
Hah, fun story Their goodness forced you to upgrade even further. Very slutty of you. How are you liking your console? Must be glorious I hear you on the gates btw. I really like the gates/expanders on the E series dynamics I have. Great on snare and kick. They just seem to keep the signal less choked and a bit more natural than the software gates I have. Very simple to dial in with great results. - paul
Old 13th September 2011
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....Anyhow, to make the long story short, after 8 months I sold the x-rack and bought a SSL 6000E/G+ insteadheh
Nice!
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