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Post by Mercado_Negro » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:55 pm

Just a quick note, the VBC doesn't "enrich" the low end like a MLC or CLC. In fact, it's s "thin-sounding" console which is why I use it for "delicate" mixes (or mixes where the bass isn't that important).

The Globe is an impressive console but I don't like what it does to high frequencies. It enriches them too much for my taste. I always end up removing it from my tracks unless I need a good "highs enhancer" :) (hmmm now that I think about it, I think it's just the way it tames low mids what makes it sound good on certain elements, at least for my taste)-
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Re: The GLOBE or N-TEN-AT4 console

Post by geedy » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:01 pm

Mercado_Negro wrote:Just a quick note, the VBC doesn't "enrich" the low end like a MLC or CLC. In fact, it's s "thin-sounding" console which is why I use it for "delicate" mixes (or mixes where the bass isn't that important).

The Globe is an impressive console but I don't like what it does to high frequencies. It enriches them too much for my taste. I always end up removing it from my tracks unless I need a good "highs enhancer" :) (hmmm now that I think about it, I think it's just the way it tames low mids what makes it sound good on certain elements, at least for my taste)-
I think that is the exact reason why the N**e was so sought after for vocals..

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Post by marcpinol » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:40 pm

Hi Mercado, just bought the VBC and N-TEN-AT4. Liking what you said, as I am trying to achieve the most natural sound possible right now. If I need a little extra boost on lows, I'll EQ a little, but I really want to keep it defined.

As you said, Globe enhances the frequencies in some way that I really like for modern dance music, but I'm trying to find new ways (say classic) to my sound. Hope VBC will help!!

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Post by Mercado_Negro » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:42 pm

marcpinol wrote:Hi Mercado, just bought the VBC and N-TEN-AT4. Liking what you said, as I am trying to achieve the most natural sound possible right now. If I need a little extra boost on lows, I'll EQ a little, but I really want to keep it defined.

As you said, Globe enhances the frequencies in some way that I really like for modern dance music, but I'm trying to find new ways (say classic) to my sound. Hope VBC will help!!
I'm sure it will. VBC is one of the finest consoles Alex has sampled so far, in my opinion; the thing is it doesn't do what I want when I'm mixing hip-hop/R&B, too much loss of bass power with it. A tip: try the "VBC IM2" on muddy vocals :)
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Re: The GLOBE or N-TEN-AT4 console

Post by marcpinol » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:55 pm

Mercado_Negro wrote:I'm sure it will. VBC is one of the finest consoles Alex has sampled so far, in my opinion; the thing is it doesn't do what I want when I'm mixing hip-hop/R&B, too much loss of bass power with it. A tip: try the "VBC IM2" on muddy vocals :)
Yeah, these days I was thinking about all the old skool production techniques, where bass was a little hidden but definitely there. I am trying to do something really 80s right now. Tomorrow I'll check the VBC IM2, for sure :-) Thanks for the tip!

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Re: The GLOBE or N-TEN-AT4 console

Post by geedy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:30 pm

I just bought the Globe.. should I touch the attack and release times??

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Post by Mercado_Negro » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:51 pm

geedy wrote:I just bought the Globe.. should I touch the attack and release times??
Only if you like the result. I've never ever touched attack/release parameters on preamps/consoles
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Re: The GLOBE or N-TEN-AT4 console

Post by geedy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:44 pm

Mercado_Negro wrote:
geedy wrote:I just bought the Globe.. should I touch the attack and release times??
Only if you like the result. I've never ever touched attack/release parameters on preamps/consoles
Thanks!!!

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Re: The GLOBE or N-TEN-AT4 console

Post by cdsoundmaster » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi there,

I also recommend leaving attack/release alone for preamps. Because it is a potential option for changing, I like to leave these available usually, but for the most part it can be assumed that they are set to have the most accurate response to the original hardware when left alone. They can have an effect on the program, sometimes very subtle and sometimes more obvious, but the pre-edited setting is the one that captures the sound the best.

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