Traditional patchbays are very useful to distribute signals. However, when it comes to mastering, many engineers wish they had more flexibility: even for experienced users a simple comparison of different processors or processing paths can become a nightmare.
With our MasterBay S it is easy to manage up to four stereo processors comfortably. Its flexible switching matrix and unique listening comparison possibilities make it easier to get the best results out of the available equipment.
German Alternative/Big Beat/Rock Band Stereostoned released their new album “Stay Sexy“ last January 27, 2012 on the Recent Records label. Watch the video to get a taste of their powerful rock energy:
For the recording of the album Stereostoned used several SPL products, including our indispensable and classic Transient Designer and Vitalizer®, both in hardware and software versions, as well as our GoldMike MK2 microphone preamp.
Guillemots FOH engineer, Jonny “Turbo” Lucas, had a problem many engineers who mix double bass live face: getting a warm, full sound without feedback was becoming a nightmare.
Who do you think Jonny turned to to solve the problem? You got that right! He actually asked if we could deliver a modified version of the SPL GoldMike MK2. And we did.
“We use double bass on stage which is inherently hard anyway. We had found some great pick ups from a company in Canada (magnetic Biesle System) and a Barcus Berry piezo. But the problem was that the pick-ups sounded OK, but required batteries which is never a great way of working. View Full Article »
Credits: Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Simple Minds, Spandau Ballet, The Tubes, Scott Walker, Najwa Nimri, Heaven 17…
“I wouldn’t start a mix unless I had at least 4 channels of the Transient Designer available. Especially effective on drums and percussion, it is an incredibly useful tool when it comes to dynamic processing, both in the studio and live. Great in adding that extra bit of ‚front’ or attack to transients, often necessary to withstand brickwall type limiting. What’s really exciting about this unit is what it can do to the release of your signal.”
Having an SPL modular rack system had never been so feasible: In addition to the much-praised, 19-inch eight-module frame available already, we present now a brand new four-module rack system, as well as a Dual-Band De-Esser to complete the range of modules available.
RackPack 4 is a compact and portable module frame that can fit up to four SPL RackPack modules and supply them with power. The sturdy rubber feet and handle make it easy to move around, while the especially manufactured fitting system allow it to sit comfortably in a 19-inch rack.
“We came to realize that there were lots of people interested in SPL modules like the Transient Designer or the Premium Mic Preamp, but they didn’t want to go for eight modules at once,” explains SPL’s CEO Hermann Gier. View Full Article »
There has been an ongoing debate about M/S Mastering for some time now and, you know us, we just couldn’t help sticking our nose into it, so we decided to develop a new powerful analog tool that can manage M/S signal separation and integrate external processors seamlessly: the M/S Master.
The M/S Master allows a fully adjustable separation of stereo L/R signals (X/Y) into middle/side signals (M/S). M/S separation and positioning, as well as the stereo image, are defined by the Balance and Level knobs, while a switchable frequency filter for the Side signal controls the lower frequencies and the room ambience.