Got a free Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24-8-2.. a few Q's

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Post by Crocoduck5000 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:05 pm

chuckfurok wrote:I have the 16 channel version and I recently did some mixing on it, my first OTB mix I tried on it (been using the preamps for years). The mixes came out awesome! I kept thinking I needed to sell the board but now I am going to keep it for a long time, hopefully do some mods. I really wish I had the 24 channel version for more effects returns. I have a 002 with Digimax FS so I can get 16 channels out.
The Digimax looks tempting...would you say it's transparent enough if you use the preamps of the Soundcraft? (good converters?)

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Post by chuckfurok » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:46 pm

it's pretty transparent, I use the inserts to bypass the preamps, which yields a bit lower level but works just fine. Though I definitely prefer the sound of the convertors in my BLA modded 002 to the Digimax.

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Post by @?,*???&? » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:56 pm

Re-cap, re-cap, re-cap with Nichicons.

I had a Soundcraft Spirit Folio I re-capped and the veritable blanket of dullness was lifted.

Just do a single channel and listen to the difference. Pretty shocking.

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Post by Crocoduck5000 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:27 am

@?,*???&? wrote:Re-cap, re-cap, re-cap with Nichicons.

I had a Soundcraft Spirit Folio I re-capped and the veritable blanket of dullness was lifted.

Just do a single channel and listen to the difference. Pretty shocking.
I'm cheap so at this point dullness is relative! :D Plus I get a lot of good comments on my mixes with my Mackie alone so I don't want to take a financial plunge into something that I only use for my own band at this point...
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