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Hybrid guys: how many analog inserts do you have and on which tracks ? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 24th November 2011
Hybrid guys: how many analog inserts do you have and on which tracks ?

During mixing I usually sum 16-24 tracks OTB on my console and I usually have inserts on following tracks:
- Kick - usually summed kick in and kick out, than Chandler Tone Control EQ than Chilton VCA comp
- Snare - Chilton VCA comp
- Toms - All summed to stereo than Chilton VCA comps
- Bass - A designs Hammer (I usually record bass with Tube tech CL1b)
- Drum Buss - SSL 4K type comp
- Lead Vox - Tube-tech CL1B than A designs-hammer.

How bout you guys ?
Old 24th November 2011
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I have 24 I/Os out from Pro Tools to my Soundtracs Megas 32-16-2 Console.
If I am mixing more or less completely OTB, I go:
All EQing is done on the board. Heavy corrective EQing ITB before hitting the outputs.
On the 2bus and the drum bus, usually I have an SSL Clone (it's a 3xstereo unit).
Lead vocals go through a Distressor. Somtimes I "reamp" through a BAE1073.
Bass either ITB or a dbx 166XL.
Kick/Snare either dbx 166XL or Behringer MDX2100 Composer (I have two of them).
SSL clone for acoustic guitars.
PCM70 and Behringer V-Verb for reverb sends

If I am mixing hybrid (inserting outboard into Pro Tools and mixing ITB), I usually go:
Distressor for lead vocals (printed and used for other tracks as well)
SSL clone for the 2bus
PCM70 and Behringer V-Verb for reverb sends
Old 24th November 2011
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I'm weird, 'cause I use my board channels as hardware inserts (coming back through post-fader direct outs) and sum ITB - it's a long story, let's just say for workflow/quality reasons. This is what it usually looks like:

Kick - AudioArts 1202A (love it!) - Board EQ
Snare - Toft EC-1
DrumRoom - Valley DynaMite - Board EQ
Bass - Altec 1591 - API 550b
Ld - Urei LA-22 - Board EQ
BKGs - dbx 166 - 550b
Main Gtrs - ProVLAII - 550b
Main Keyboards - Ashly sc-52 - Board EQ

Which comes up to 12. Pretty much covers all my bases. It is very rare that I would patch something else in but if I do, it's usually sterile-sounding loops/samples or featured instruments like a solo guitar or a saxophone.
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