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Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by Audio Animals » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:38 pm

So today I installed the complete setup of the SSL desk and absolutely love it. Mixes sound huge and punchy full of warmth and character.

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Post by fragments » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:46 pm

I need new pants now. Nice one! I've been looking into 500 series stuff. Even that is a bit cost prohibitive when the channel strips/compressors/etc cost as much as an entry level hardware synth : )
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Re: Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by Audio Animals » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:13 pm

fragments wrote:I need new pants now. Nice one! I've been looking into 500 series stuff. Even that is a bit cost prohibitive when the channel strips/compressors/etc cost as much as an entry level hardware synth : )
The 500 series is great so much choice. Api, shadow hills, aphex, vog, etc etc so much choice. Now these two racks are fill 500 series is the next venture after a maselec mea 2. I sometimes wish I had gone down the 500 series instead of x rack route but I grew up on ssl so know it's sound like the back of my hand
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Re: Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by fragments » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:17 pm

Audio Animals wrote:
fragments wrote:I need new pants now. Nice one! I've been looking into 500 series stuff. Even that is a bit cost prohibitive when the channel strips/compressors/etc cost as much as an entry level hardware synth : )
The 500 series is great so much choice. Api, shadow hills, aphex, vog, etc etc so much choice. Now these two racks are fill 500 series is the next venture after a maselec mea 2. I sometimes wish I had gone down the 500 series instead of x rack route but I grew up on ssl so know it's sound like the back of my hand
Haha...so much gear, so little time ;p I'd like to get a rackmount 500 series box and get a nice compressor and few channels of EQ for character.
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Re: Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by dublerium » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:18 pm

Lovely set up mate, enjoy!

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Post by Audio Animals » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:25 pm

fragments wrote:
Audio Animals wrote:
fragments wrote:I need new pants now. Nice one! I've been looking into 500 series stuff. Even that is a bit cost prohibitive when the channel strips/compressors/etc cost as much as an entry level hardware synth : )
The 500 series is great so much choice. Api, shadow hills, aphex, vog, etc etc so much choice. Now these two racks are fill 500 series is the next venture after a maselec mea 2. I sometimes wish I had gone down the 500 series instead of x rack route but I grew up on ssl so know it's sound like the back of my hand
Haha...so much gear, so little time ;p I'd like to get a rackmount 500 series box and get a nice compressor and few channels of EQ for character.
The great thing about these rack mount module units is you can custom build your rack. You can build tailored to your sound over time as well. Start with a lunchbox £360 and add a £500 eq then next month a compressor.
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Post by Audio Animals » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:26 pm

dublerium wrote:Lovely set up mate, enjoy!
Cheers.... in my element mixing down on it
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Post by dublerium » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:32 pm

Audio Animals wrote:
dublerium wrote:Lovely set up mate, enjoy!
Cheers.... in my element mixing down on it

I bet, I had a fiddle on a desk a while back, wasn't doing anything serious but could tell I would love to get down on a mix with a nice desk.

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Post by Ongelegen » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:34 pm

Nice setup!
Audio Animals wrote:The great thing about these rack mount module units is you can custom build your rack. You can build tailored to your sound over time as well. Start with a lunchbox £360 and add a £500 eq then next month a compressor.
What lunchbox for that price?

There's also lots of DIY stuff for the 500 and 51X (a lunchbox on steroids) format, if you're into this kind of thing. Might save some $ too.

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Re: Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by Audio Animals » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:30 pm

Project EX wrote:Nice setup!
Audio Animals wrote:The great thing about these rack mount module units is you can custom build your rack. You can build tailored to your sound over time as well. Start with a lunchbox £360 and add a £500 eq then next month a compressor.
What lunchbox for that price?

There's also lots of DIY stuff for the 500 and 51X (a lunchbox on steroids) format, if you're into this kind of thing. Might save some $ too.
I'm sure I saw one on ebay a while ago buy now for £360 official api one. There's some other great little ones out there. I saw 3 unit one in a 1u 19inch rack one. If I were to go down the 500 series route id definitely start with a small 3 unit one and build up gradually, nothing worse than having all that rack space for modules and nothing in them
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Post by SunkLo » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:17 pm

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Re: Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by Ongelegen » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:23 pm

Ah ok, I tought you meant new.

A new 6 slot box from Lindell Audio, "506 Power", just got released. It retails for $299 in the US, not sure how much in Europe. Looks a it might be one of the cheapest ways to get into this format. They also have 3 modules, a mic pre with 2 band eq, comp (1176 style) and eq (pultec style). These also retail at $299 iirc.

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Post by Audio Animals » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:02 pm

Project EX wrote:Ah ok, I tought you meant new.

A new 6 slot box from Lindell Audio, "506 Power", just got released. It retails for $299 in the US, not sure how much in Europe. Looks a it might be one of the cheapest ways to get into this format. They also have 3 modules, a mic pre with 2 band eq, comp (1176 style) and eq (pultec style). These also retail at $299 iirc.
I like the sound of this "comp (1176 style) and eq (pultec style)" will definitly have to check them out.

£306 over here in the uk, they look very nice

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Post by fragments » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:21 pm

Those lindell prices look pretty decent. Ill have to look into that.
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Re: Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by AxeD » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:38 pm

Now you gotta upgrade monitors to do it justice :)

Looks good!
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Post by Audio Animals » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:20 pm

AxeD wrote:Now you gotta upgrade monitors to do it justice :)

Looks good!
Do you think they're Rokits or something lol. These are VXT's not Rokits mate common mistake to the untrained eye. Retail at £920

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Re: Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by AxeD » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:48 pm

Yea sorry for my untrained eyes.

That's an odd choice though, gotta hand me that :)
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Re: Got a new SSL desk today ( gear porn )

Post by fragments » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:32 am

Shit. Just read up a bit on Lindell Audio. I'm so in the minute I've got some money to work with. Thanks for the tip on that! Fuck yes...I have a goddamn gear boner right now thinking about that EQ and Compressor...
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