Analog Obsession

The Legacy of the 88 Series Neve Console

Posted by Will Shanks on 2015年5月27日 15:37:36 PDT

Primarily designed for film scoring and surround mixing, the AMS-Neve 88 Series console was the first new Neve console design available in over twenty years. Considered the ultimate console for modern features and reliability, the 88 Series is also heralded as one of the best-sounding large format consoles ever built.

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The Sound and History of Ocean Way Studios

Posted by Justin Colletti on 2013年5月23日 22:05:59 PDT

The famed “Studio A” and “Studio B” at Ocean Way Studios have shaped the sound of countless classic recordings. Justin Colletti tells how Bill Putnam Sr., the creator of the studio, met its faithful caretaker, Allen Sides, and how Universal Audio captured its legendary sound in the Ocean Way Studios Plug-In.

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A History of the Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier

Posted by Lynn Fuston on 2013年2月22日 18:12:44 PST

With its gentle, program dependent optical compression, the LA-2A Limiting Amplifier is revered to this day by audio professionals worldwide. Read on to learn about the Cold War-era inception of this unique compressor, as well as its revision history and how the hardware influenced the development of the LA-2A plug-ins for the UAD platform. 

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Tips & Tricks — 710 Twin-Finity Preamplfier & DI Box

Posted by Universal Audio on 2012年6月15日 18:51:32 PDT

Universal Audio’s 710 Twin-Finity Tone-Blending Mic Preamplifier & DI Box is a radical UA mic preamp design that combines both the classic retro warmth of tubes with the transient bite of solid-state, all in a 2U, half-rack unit. In this article, we’ll share some helpful tips and tricks for how to get the most out of the 710.

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Replacing Tubes in Your UA Analog Hardware

Posted by Dan Becker & Arfel Hernandez on 2012年5月23日 22:21:55 PDT

For those of you lucky enough to own one of Universal Audio's tube-based hardware preamps, channel strips, or compressors, you will at some point need to deal with replacing the tubes in these units. How is this done? What tubes do you need? Read on my friends, and the answers to your questions will be revealed!

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Ampex and the ATR-102 Tape Recorder

Posted by Michael Gallant on 2011年9月19日 17:39:31 PDT

For more than three decades, the Ampex ATR-102 two-channel tape recorder has imparted the final cohesive sound to countless recordings with its distinctive low-end punch and ability to provide unique saturation and color. Take a tour of the legacy of Ampex and the sound qualities that make their ATR-102 Tape Recorder so desirable for producers and mastering engineers alike. 

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The Enduring Legacy of SSL

Posted by James Rotondi on 2011年3月11日 11:11:11 PST

The SSL legacy is a staggering one: among the literally thousands of hit albums produced on its distinctive silver frame are landmark rock titles like Rush’s 1981 Moving Pictures, created on an SSL 4000 B — reportedly the first SSL to find its way to North America — by Terry Brown and Paul Northfield at Quebec’s Le Studio...

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Getting Hands-On with the Popular LA-610 MkII Classic Tube Channel Strip

Posted by Gino Robair on 2010年6月23日 11:13:11 PDT

In the recording world, engineers often use the term “channel strip” to refer to products that have the input structure of a high-end mixer: a preamp, an equalizer, and a dynamics processor. The LA-610 MkII Classic Tube Recording Channel fits this description, providing the most affordable way to get the high-quality sound of Universal Audio.

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