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urby
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Seattle, Wa

Jun 13th, 2015 02:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was just looking at my Sweetwater catalogue and was reading up on the 500 Series modules listed there. Just wondering if any of you have delved into recording with any of this stuff. Kind of pricey but building your own processing board seems rather appealing.

wnstardis
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Chicago, IL USA

Bill~~~
Jun 13th, 2015 04:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They are great, but if you want to get similar results for cheaper (particularly if you are handy with a soldering iron) then check this out:

Seventh Circle Audio

(This message was last edited by wnstardis at 01:16 PM, Jun 14th, 2015)

Roly
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Jun 14th, 2015 04:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Same gear as standard rack mount stuff...just in a different box that offers some versatility from a packaging perspective.

Seventh Circle link didn't work for me.

ninworks
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Jun 14th, 2015 05:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Didn't work for me either.

wnstardis
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Bill~~~
Jun 14th, 2015 08:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It worked at first, now it doesn't; perhaps because they aren't sponsors. You can Google them if you wish.

BTW I am not connected in any way with them other than having build some of their kits.



reverendrob
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Jun 14th, 2015 10:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The reason it doesn't work..is end user error.

Look at your link!

You didn't remove the leading http:// when you pasted!

Nothing to do with sponsors (and I didn't edit so the explanation is obvious!)

wnstardis
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Bill~~~
Jun 14th, 2015 11:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Rob, I'll correct it.

BTW some sites **are** sensitive to that kind of stuff, it was not an accusation. Relax! I'm just trying to help someone.



urby
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Seattle, Wa

Jun 14th, 2015 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's Bill's link, fixed.

Just briefly looked into it. I'm not really confident about my own electronics abilities but if I were I'd be all over this stuff.

Seventh Circle Audio

wnstardis
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Chicago, IL USA

Bill~~~
Jun 14th, 2015 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks urby!

urby
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Seattle, Wa

Jun 14th, 2015 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think we did that about the same time! Thanks for the info, Bill.

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Jun 14th, 2015 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love my 500 series stuff.

Right now I only have pre's in them. EQ and COMP in the future. I also like the idea of whats in the link. Affordable "stomp boxes" almost, for recording.

I have Phoenix audio pres, A designs P1s(based off the old Quad 8 like on the Boston record, HELLO!)

and a Vintech 573(Neve 1073 knockoff in a 500 box)

Im running them into a Radial six pack. They sound nice and give me some subtle flavors.

Honestly, mics are more important as far as gear goes - but if you can swing some nice pres, theyll bring more out of your mic's.

Affordable color modules

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Jun 17th, 2015 08:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've migrated to 500 modules for my mic pres. I really like the concept.

Do note that they are affected by the rack you use - you now rely on the power supply used for the rack, so getting similar performance to the "original" stand-alone units requires getting one with a robust power supply.

I use a cheap (for them) API 8-unit rackmounted lunchbox with mine.


Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Jun 18th, 2015 12:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes. Power becomes an issue with some units. Tube units come to mind. Some 500 series designs are specific to the form factor and require very little power. Other designs like my vintech 573 are at best an approximation of their inspirational counterparts(neve 1073 pre) simply because there is no earthly way to fit that transformer in there(the heritage audio might, but it takes up the shots!

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