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Dennis de Graaf

The Netherlands

                        Dennis, composer:                                                                                                          “I'm making music for over 10 years now in different music styles. From IDM to Breakbeat. So that's what can expect from me, electronic music.The S2 Leveller runs like a champ here. I'm so satisfied with it, just can't believe it is so cheap, man!You guys made me very, very happy you know. Just great work, man!...”

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Variable Mu compressor

Jure Avramovic

Ankaran, Slovenia

                   Jure, singer, songwriter:                                                                                                    “Hey Albert & HCL team!                                                                                                                          The Velvet and Faust are doing superb... we are in the process of recording vocals for our album, and we used Velvet also for bass DI recording for compressing... sounds brilliant... when we finish the album you will get it...                                                                                                                             Pozdrav iz Slovenije!...”

Tube Condenser Microphone

Tube Voice Station

Michael Seitel

Gersthofen, Germany

                   Michael, broadcasting:                                                                                                          “First impressions from our Mic.? It´s fantastic it is exactly the right for my job.                                    Here are a small choice of wav files. All recorded: Mic pluged in a Tascam DM Mixer no special preamp just the on in the Mixer :-(  spacing distance to the mic was 25 cm both mic´s. The narrator performance (Willi, german language ).                                                     I hope this is the answer you want to hear. And I am looking forward to the Velvet channel strip!...”

         Faust   uncompressed WAV     705kB/s,mono          55s/4,69mB

       TLM103   uncompressed WAV     705kB/s,mono          55s/4,66mB

Tube Condenser Microphone

Novo-music

Peniscola, Spain

http://www.myspace.com/samsamu

                 Samuel Servera, soundengineer:                                                                                           “Our impression from the devices are very good, good buy, good quality and warm sound. We are happy with the purchase.   May is possible you build a stereo compressor with only one control for 2 channels? We are impatient in your news devices.                   Greetings from Novo team!..”

Mic/Line Tube Preamp

Opto Tube Leveller

Tube Voice Station

Dorian Sechet

Aubervilliers, France

                     Dorian, soundengineer:                                                                                                         “I used Solution on many sources : acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, bass and overheads... It's very nice and sweet in Class A, like I wanted. And I like the colour of the cascode mode. I was just assistant for this "4 room take" session (drum/congas/sax/bass DI, Electric guitar DI, keybord, lead in the control room at the same time, great session !)... but the engineer let me choose and use the leveler as I wanted ! So Overhead during live take, and then : sax, key and lead. He liked it a lot ! I will use it on 7-8 february on a personnal project!...”

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Sweatshopstudios

Katonah NY, USA

                     Shaul Dover, studiowner:

“The Faust is one of our goto Mics every session especially when we looking for transparent sound (like piano etc). I like it a lot.

The Leveler and the mic pre are being used as well...”
 

Mic producing of Shaul, laboratory pics from working table in our main Gearslutz  top...

 

 

Tube Condenser Microphone

Mic/Line Tube Preamp

Opto Tube Leveller

Predrag Stevovic

Belgrade, Serbia

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4ch. Tube Di-Box

Lanauestudi

Valencia, Spain

                   Hugo Iglesias, musician:

drums >>>>     bass >>>>

Mic/Line Tube Preamp

 

Rafael Rocha

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rafael, musician :

“...I recently recorded some vocal tracks with the Affinity and ITS SO  AMAZING! I've recorded a lot of stuff since I got it, and all the times  got very impressed and satisfied, but this time I'm TOTALLY impressed, it has a depth that I just cant believe! Deep...The Affinity is so great, so good, that we decided to get a Velvet and use the Velvet as our main vocal tracker! The Affinity will be used for vocal tracking, percussion tracking, instrument DI (bass mostly) and on the mix bus (LOVED the effect the Affinity had on our eletronic drum tracks, some other electronic instruments, and also on some full mixes!)...” 

“...The Velvet arrived a couple days ago!! It looks amazing!! Haven't tried  it yet, very busy days, but will test it for the first time on monday  with a guy that sings reggae/dub (and a little rap too)... have nothing  but GREAT expectations on the Velvet, specially after all the great  results I got from my Afiinity!...”

Tube Condenser Microphone

Mic/Line Tube Preamp

Tube Voice Station

Sofa Studio

Fressies, France

Phil, soundengineer:

“...thanx to take care of us ;-) what can i say to the S2 ?

i like it very much very clean even when i squash  a drumbuss !

very good on guitars also , you make great gears, very efficient...”

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Carl Kreuzberg

Toronto, Canada

Carl, musician:

“...The units are amazing. Although I have only put about 20 hours of time on them they sound incredible. My first tests were using a bass and a wurlitzer 200a direct. Before receiving your units I had been running them through a Universal Audio LA-610 and was quite happy with both. That changed the moment I hooked them up. The bass was warmer, rounder, and clearer after 5 minutes of playing than I had been able to get in 2 hours of adjustment on the LA610. The wurlitzer was out of this world - there is so much headroom on the pre, and it sounds invisible. Again, 5-10 minutes of tweaking and it sounded so rich and creamy compared to the UA or the JoeMeek VC7. I had a copy of Moon Safari by Air and compared the wurli sound to what I was recording in my flat and it was hard to hear a noticeable difference.                                    The thing I most notice about them is how easy they are to use. It's really difficult to make a bad sound come through them (as long as everything's mic'd properly of course). I'm used to spending 20-30 minutes each track playing with the gain and the compression, trying to coax more out of the unit and watching for overdrive, trying this, trying that, making sur the sound isn't feeling boxy or too squashed. With the solution and the affinity (especially together) I just move the dials until it sounds beautiful and leave it. And even when I go back later and try to improve on the sound, it usually sounds the best in that first spot.                              I am currently saving my money in order to buy a Faust. Considering how these units sound, I can only imagine how great a mic that must be.                Thank you for building such fantastic products...”

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