nsandi9 wrote:Does anyone know anything about the Avalon vacuum tube units besides that they are really expensive? Oh, and that Bob sometimes uses the 747 compressor. I am wondering how the preamp is, (737) or that badass looking AD2055 parametric mastering eq.
IMO, he uses that for limiting not compressing --> to help ensure that his notes are clear, seated properly in the mix, and control wild peaks or dips in volume.
I thought he also used it as a first gain stage in his rig but now I know that functionality is accomplished through a Brad Sarno Black Box.
In my rig I found similar results using PreSonus Eureka. Was easy to set a limit with mild compression when crossed and kept thing sounding jazzy smooth!!!
During these phases he's more relied on POD or ElevenRack type rack preamp/modeler/processer/emulator type units.