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SPL PQ 'Mastering EQ'
Old 6th September 2002
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SPL PQ 'Mastering EQ'

Digital Storability. Constant Q, or Not. Remote controlable. Linkable for Suroundsoud (like I'll ever buy 3 of these mofos) 10 Hz - 100 kHz, in case you are doing records for dogs. Anyone check this dousey out from Sound Performance Lab? Is it commercially avaible yet?
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Old 6th September 2002
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Hmmmm

I wonder if it's hardwear muscle makes it stomp plug ins into the dirt...

I call Brad Blackwood to the witness stand!

Old 6th September 2002
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Yeah, they're commercially available (at a mere $20k US each...). These guys have 3 of them in their mastering room: http://www.galaxy.be/galaxy.htm (enough for 5.1).

I haven't heard them (yet - I'm working on it) but they use SPL new SUPRA-OpAmps running at 120volts(!!!). The specs look amazing, but only the ears will tell whether or not SPL nailed it...
Old 6th September 2002
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$20,000 eh? The thing better do my mixes for me.

Hope the rental compaines around town get one in.
Old 7th September 2002
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So is it that much better than a GML and an assistant (=remote and storability)? I don't even think it's a "wait till I hit the lottery" piece of gear. That's just a dfegad load for an eq.

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Old 7th September 2002
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Exsqueeze me?

You ARE f**king jokeing, right Brad?

grudge
Old 7th September 2002
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You could build a "Spider Console" for that price. But I can't front, I'm dying to check it out.
Old 7th September 2002
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Originally posted by Jules
Exsqueeze me?

You ARE f**king jokeing, right Brad?
No sir - that's what these guys seem to think it's worth...

They want $60k US for their mastering console...

I'll stick with the Crane Song on both accounts, thankyouverymuch.
Old 22nd September 2002
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SPL-USA MSRP on the PQ is $11,999.00 amd the MMC1 is a mere $69,900.00... Ouch
Old 23rd September 2002
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With prices like these, the cool modular stuff from Crockwood (and the discontinued Focusrite Blue 300 Mastering Console) seems almost like bargains!

/Mats
Old 23rd September 2002
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Strange, I've never thought of SPL as being a high end build. Maybe it's because I got my stereo Vitalizer for $140 on blowout.
Old 2nd September 2003
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A non-motorized version is out that runs around $6,500 (the cheapest I've seen mastering version was for $10,000). I guess Brad was right about the Crane Song thing. Not such a bad deal after all.

I tried out the Mastering version briefly, and yes, it is sickeningly awesome. I thought the Q's sounded especially cool (the constant Q switchability is accommodating). If they offered it at the non-motorized price, no doubt I'd be hard pressed not to swap one up.

Doesn't look like I'll make AES as this point. Someone try to A/B the mastering and non-motorized version and post your results, no matter how limited they may be here.
Old 3rd September 2003
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G'dammit, i think i'm gonna get this thing in my studio to fiddle with!
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