Amek Supertrue Automation?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Terry McInturff, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Terry McInturff

    Terry McInturff 40th Anniversary of guitar building! Gold Supporting Member

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    Hello,

    Any comments regarding this system?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Bassomatic

    Bassomatic Silver Supporting Member

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    Never used it, though I liked the old Scorpion I used in grad school.

    Still committed to going analog, Terry?
     
  3. seriousfun

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    It's a VCA automation system. The console's sound quality will be limited by the VCAs.
     
  4. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    OT-Terry, you might have seen it already but there's a Sony 3056 with Uptown for $8k on ebay. It looks like a heck of a deal if you have the space for such a console.
     
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    In my experience,it eats a lot from the dynamics and harmonic content,the sound goes ,I don't know how to say,brittle and muffled in the same time.A moving fader console will be much better.
     
  6. Eganmedia

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    Supertrue is decent automation when its working properly. VCAs get a bad rap. Gobs of great sounding records were made on SSLs using VCA based automation. The venerable dbx 160s were all VCA based. As long as the VCAs in the chain are good- like THAT 2180s the degradation should be overwhelmed by the potential of the mix.

    There are usually far more egregious links in the chain than VCAs.
     

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