jimmarchi1's studio photo containing MIDI Solutions T8 8-output MIDI Thru Box, MOTU 24Ao USB/AVB Ethernet Audio Interface, MOTU 828es, JBL 306P MKII Powered 6.5" Two-Way Studio Monitors, and Warm Audio Bus-Comp

Whew, DB25s hooked up and ready to run to mixer and insert/parallel processing rack, master bus compressor hardwires to inputs 9 and 10, might try it as an insert but I think the discrete output and transormers will be best last in the chain rather than as an interstage thing before the final mixbus output. I imagine the IC opamp summing will muddy up the impact of that output stage, although I am losing my master faders this way, but I tend to keep them gunned up relatively high and run my sub mixes and some of my channels lower like a sane, gain staging conscious adult. Listening tests this weekend. Anyone have thoughts on having master faders post compression versus having the transformers be the last thing before the recorder and fine tuning my analog level at the compressor??? Hybrid mix scheme here. Anything goes I guess?

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pkennethk
3m3 months ago

using the 1640i as your mixer, right?

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jimmarchi1
3m3 months ago

other way @pkennethk !! I'm running my recorded tracks out into a vintage medium format console to set up some parallel stereo groups etc...

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pkennethk
3m3 months ago

@jimmarchi1 that's more like it. The 1640i is more of an appliance... vibe-seekers look elsewhere.

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jimmarchi1
3m3 months ago

I'm really using my computer like a tape machine lately

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pkennethk
3m3 months ago

The emergence of UA Luna suggests (to me at least) that you're not alone in this approach/philosophy... I know you're not a UAD guy, but still...

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jimmarchi1
3m3 months ago

I'm open to UA stuff, just not the interfaces.... been contemplating a quad core satellite but man that shit adds up! the hardware market's been treating me well, so hybrid.... got my eye on some nice valley people stereo comps, the green meanie (SC2.2) etc.... knockoff pultecs..... I can reallt run some prettyintensive processing on my system, but every shwartz has an upside and a downside..... there's something about really hitting it back into analog.... not even UA does bus compression right to my ear, the magic of just tickling the GR meter with those needles..... mmmm.... calibrating via test tones.....

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jimmarchi1
3m3 months ago

and knobs and faders are just fun to use.... a control surfaces aren't the same, though recall is sweet and all it runs contrary to my mixing aesthetic

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