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Old 02-11-2016, 01:33 PM
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Default Urei 1176: Making a gear change

I've been using the same set up for many years for Voice Over recordings.
I currently have 2x Urei 1176 Rev H Silverface & 2x Urei 1176 Rev F Blackface.
Lately I've been thinking of selling them and going with Neve Portico 2 Channel Strips. Instead of going in and out of pre amps to limiters and what not, just keeping it simple.

Am I crazy?

I'm not even sure what to ask for these things. They've been in my studio for over 20 years.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:47 PM
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I've been using the same set up for many years for Voice Over recordings.
I currently have 2x Urei 1176 Rev H Silverface & 2x Urei 1176 Rev F Blackface.
Lately I've been thinking of selling them and going with Neve Portico 2 Channel Strips. Instead of going in and out of pre amps to limiters and what not, just keeping it simple.

Am I crazy?

I'm not even sure what to ask for these things. They've been in my studio for over 20 years.
The rev F are going for $2500 USD and up, I see some on Ebay for $4k. The rev H $1500-$2000 USD.
Make sure you are happy with any new limiters before you let the Urei go or you may regret it. Classic studio gear...
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:27 PM
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The rev F are going for $2500 USD and up, I see some on Ebay for $4k. The rev H $1500-$2000 USD.
Make sure you are happy with any new limiters before you let the Urei go or you may regret it. Classic studio gear...
Smart thinking. I was planning on buying one and checking it out and seeing if it was worth the vintage purge.
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:17 PM
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Definitely try before you buy! The 1176's have a distinct sound. Rupert Neve has made some of the best sounding gear ever, but, it will not be the same as your 1176s.
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:52 PM
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The 1176's have a distinct sound. Rupert Neve has made some of the best sounding gear ever, but, it will not be the same as your 1176s.
+1 I relied on 1176's (or Purple's clones similar to your rev F's) for dialog control for many, many years (more than some of you have experienced). Only by the sanity of loudness specs have I finally unhooked that piece and rolled the last equipment rack from my mix room. BTW, no 1176 plugins I've tried (a few) are anything like the real thing. Nothing like. Not saying they are bad just a different thing.
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BTW, no 1176 plugins I've tried (a few) are anything like the real thing. Nothing like. Not saying they are bad just a different thing.
I completly agree. No compressor plugin I've tried so far comes close to the warm, clear and even sound of a good hardware compressor.

In short i find some plugins work ok as a supplement to the hardware but not as a replacement.
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I've been using the same set up for many years for Voice Over recordings.
I currently have 2x Urei 1176 Rev H Silverface & 2x Urei 1176 Rev F Blackface.
Lately I've been thinking of selling them and going with Neve Portico 2 Channel Strips. Instead of going in and out of pre amps to limiters and what not, just keeping it simple.

Am I crazy?
Those are some of the most coveted compressors available (or actually not so available any more).
I would rather try to save up over time to get another option and keep the 1176's.
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Have you guys tried the UAD plugins.
The MKII versions sound very good.
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Keep them.

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The Portico Channel strips are and will be classics......

Keep what you have and get the RND stuff to boot.....
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