Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-23-2002, 01:01 PM
Lee Blaske Lee Blaske is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Minneapolis, MN U.S.A.
Posts: 3,625
Default Manley SLAM! with HD thoughts?

It's been several months since Lynn Fuston's review, and I was wondering if anyone else has been using this unit extensively. Are there many out in the field yet?

The original review looked at things from more of a front-end perspective. I'd be interested to know if anyone has used it extensively in other parts of the processing chain (i.e. on a drum bus or perhaps strapped across the mix bus). With its wide range of capabilities, I'm thinking there might be lots of uses for it, which would certainly help justify the cost.
In particular, I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who has used this device as an insert (or front end) for PT HD. With the converter option, it would certainly be easy to get in and out of PT HD with it. How does it compare to the high-end plug-ins that are out there? Clearly better or worse, or just different?

Has anyone compared using the SLAM! as a front end device to HD, using the on-board conversion vs. an analog output of the SLAM! into the 192's converters? Is there a noticeable difference? Is it dramatic or subtle?

It looks like an interesting piece of equipment. The only thing about it that really concerns me is the large number of controls on the back panel. It sure would have been nice if they added another rack space to the cabinet, and brought that stuff out front.

Also, I'd like to buy into the "timeless" nature of acquiring a piece like this, but I know converter technology and digital standards are still evolving. Is the converter hardware in this unit modular to the point where we might expect an upgraded (or different) converter option in the future?

Lee Blaske
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-23-2002, 05:41 PM
Chris Lambrechts's Avatar
Chris Lambrechts Chris Lambrechts is offline
Avid
 
Join Date: Apr 1998
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2,025
Default Re: Manley SLAM! with HD thoughts?

There's some interesting SLAM users discussing it at Gearslutz. And the woman herself, EveAnna Manley is one of the guest moderators this month ... if you don't mind me pointing it out of course. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
__________________
Chris Lambrechts
Applications Specialist- Live Sound
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-23-2002, 07:07 PM
NuBus NuBus is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: East Coast
Posts: 693
Default Re: Manley SLAM! with HD thoughts?

I'm not a big fan of Manley equipment

But who am I¿
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-25-2002, 06:08 AM
Dong Son Dong Son is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: California
Posts: 164
Default Re: Manley SLAM! with HD thoughts?

Quote:
I'm not a big fan of Manley equipment

But who am I¿
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I think your SN says it all, you're fan of ....NUBUS.
[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Everybody loves Manley's products, but I do think Slam is a bit overpriced, they should making a "lite" version without a Digital converter option. A combination of ML MicPre and ELOP. As a PT user, I preferred a stand-alone Digital converter, I just can't record everything with SLAM with its converter option.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High End Preamps (Neve 1272 Pair, Manley Slam!, Tube Tech MP 1A) Eduardo Apolonia Buy & Sell 2 03-05-2014 08:56 AM
C/24 fader banks slam to bottom ? jackp ICON & C|24 0 04-07-2011 07:41 AM
Digidesign Structure Set 142 - PPG 5th Slam RussUK Virtual Instruments 0 11-07-2009 10:26 AM
Isn't this a Nice SLAM! dr sound Post - Surround - Video 3 09-08-2005 03:50 PM
Slam the compressor w/o hitting the red? Forrest77 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 1 02-20-2003 05:20 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:54 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com