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  • Loran4444Loran4444

    Focusrite VoiceMaster ProPublished on 02/25/03 at 02:29
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Really well to the side ... headphone output, can connect the output of the sound card (for example) to listen to the processed signal in the mix! ... Etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    Easy ... just 5 minutes gone the manual is so easy and french

    SOUND QUALITY

    Well, I spent my evening to test a Focusrite Voice Master Pro.

    For comparison I made a decision with my AKG SolidTuble voice through my Mackie VLZ then I tried to do the same through the Focusrite plug.

    The Focusrite preamp is a bit softer in the acute ... but I spent a lot of time trying to find a difference ... not easy!

    The compressor is not bad, I compared it to the compressor of my UAD-1, it is quite transparant …
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    Really well to the side ... headphone output, can connect the output of the sound card (for example) to listen to the processed signal in the mix! ... Etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    Easy ... just 5 minutes gone the manual is so easy and french

    SOUND QUALITY

    Well, I spent my evening to test a Focusrite Voice Master Pro.

    For comparison I made a decision with my AKG SolidTuble voice through my Mackie VLZ then I tried to do the same through the Focusrite plug.

    The Focusrite preamp is a bit softer in the acute ... but I spent a lot of time trying to find a difference ... not easy!

    The compressor is not bad, I compared it to the compressor of my UAD-1, it is quite transparant and his job done properly.
    TUBE simulation grows a little and give her a little more presence ...
    The EQ is dedicated Voice ... I did not find great, fair, no more ... in comparison, the Pultec my UAD-1 sounds much better and is much more musical.
    Vintage Harmonic part: I do not see what I could do that!

    OVERALL OPINION

    In summary: correct and transparant preamp, comp transparant and rather effective.
    But for the price ... 650 euros ... Sounds a bit expensive! they would have done better to put less stuff and a better quality for the preamp ... Having said that I do not have much basis for comparison and I have tested with only one microphone!
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  • U-FLYstudioU-FLYstudio

    Focusrite VoiceMaster ProPublished on 10/20/04 at 05:14
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    One senses here the Filliat with ISA 220 and 430, because for less than 700 euros ttc this rack provides a nice number of inputs and outputs and XLR jacks, practice with a patch, it is also dot bypass on each function, it is a pain trs good signal / noise, and many visualizations (8 total) VU meter with a light-blue a bit aggressive!
    But that's it !!!!!!!

    functions:
    - Discrete class A amp Pr
    - Function DI
    - Gate
    - Gnrateur harmonic
    - Optical Compressor
    - Circuit Emulation lamps
    - Eq
    - Desseur

    UTILIZATION

    All controls are located on the front, no rear switch 48V type, line etc. .. (If they are those of the option numrique)
    I regret to have to read the same g…
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    One senses here the Filliat with ISA 220 and 430, because for less than 700 euros ttc this rack provides a nice number of inputs and outputs and XLR jacks, practice with a patch, it is also dot bypass on each function, it is a pain trs good signal / noise, and many visualizations (8 total) VU meter with a light-blue a bit aggressive!
    But that's it !!!!!!!

    functions:
    - Discrete class A amp Pr
    - Function DI
    - Gate
    - Gnrateur harmonic
    - Optical Compressor
    - Circuit Emulation lamps
    - Eq
    - Desseur

    UTILIZATION

    All controls are located on the front, no rear switch 48V type, line etc. .. (If they are those of the option numrique)
    I regret to have to read the same gain of the compressor 6 rduction dioid, especially on a device with a quip VU meter, which serves here as overall output level of the machine. t the opposite was more practical. but hey saw the color of the VU meter, I think it is more the aspect for marketing than anything else. the lighting is in fact so violent that it is hard to read indication of the needle.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I find the pre amp and quiet way, then there is a gate relatively useless in the current audio channels, a harmonic gnrateur interesting type of ribbon mics at once very easy s'eclairssissent (test Beyer M 160 with a ribbon) and a single compressor (it does not matter when a compressor sounds, but it is not the case and suddenly it is difficult with the little SETTING THE it to find a personal Sampler slot), then follow a tube emulator circuit, well done, but not roll over, then Eq quite interesting and well thought out to work quickly and efficiently voice, to finish a desseur in the same genre as the compressor is not to say fabulous, and the output section and monitoring, in short, a rack is fairly complete, but it only repeats in more low-end the concept of ISA 220 series, 430. without the same relief, flexibility, or even alive in the sound. (Fortunately, it has not the same price, either!)

    OVERALL OPINION

    A machine for live and home studio or small studio, it's fast rgler and remains a quality in relation to the average price. Trs's always a tense, hard to see, all sounds plutt "modern" and lack of relief, it is a very handy machine, now if you only need a pre amp or a compressor, it's just not be the right choice!
    I can not find it invalid, but not far!! not much better than a Behringer !!!!!
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  • darockdarock

    Focusrite VoiceMaster ProPublished on 03/20/05 at 11:30
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The VoiceMaster Pro is a channel with the following sections:
    - Class A discrete transistor Prampli
    - Expander / Gate Optical
    - Gnrateur Vintage Harmonics (Dolby accumulation of recording)
    - Optical Compressor
    - Sound Tube Module (formulation of the lamp using field-effect transistor, also called TEF)
    - Eq frquences centered on the voice
    - Esser shot from the ISA SERIES
    - Circuit monitoring with no latency headphone receiver
    - Option numrique output 24 bits / 96 kHz surchantillonage 128x

    Ultra complete!

    UTILIZATION

    Despite the number of modules, use s'avre trs simple, autand that the manual is well particulirement RALIS. But it's true that at first sight,…
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    The VoiceMaster Pro is a channel with the following sections:
    - Class A discrete transistor Prampli
    - Expander / Gate Optical
    - Gnrateur Vintage Harmonics (Dolby accumulation of recording)
    - Optical Compressor
    - Sound Tube Module (formulation of the lamp using field-effect transistor, also called TEF)
    - Eq frquences centered on the voice
    - Esser shot from the ISA SERIES
    - Circuit monitoring with no latency headphone receiver
    - Option numrique output 24 bits / 96 kHz surchantillonage 128x

    Ultra complete!

    UTILIZATION

    Despite the number of modules, use s'avre trs simple, autand that the manual is well particulirement RALIS. But it's true that at first sight, the machine can dconcerter novices with its avalanche of buttons.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The prampli may seem cold, but in fact, Focusrite has chosen to make a prampli grain-free, transparent and pchu for the user to make his sound with the other modules (especially the Vintage Harmonics and Tube Sound). So cold but with a lot of potatoes and its own trs.
    The compressor is simply good trs. While it does not make big cuts (it is rack ddi voice, it must be remembered) but it is trs musical, transparent, adding a lgre heat. Rgler very easy too.
    The Tube Sound Expander desseur and work well, without being exceptional.
    The Vintage Harmonics is an effect trs rpendu little and really excellent. You can really do with that taken trs typs moduel.
    The Eq is a bit DSsev rglages because its got my act enough.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years and I RALIS superb recordings. So yes, his stepfather lgrement little cold to beginners (but also a Focusrite sound!) But you can makes the complexion with all other modules. So a machine trs trs complte and think well, with a modern sound, clear and Dfine. Trs also good with acoustic guitars.
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  • KrisskanoKrisskano

    Focusrite VoiceMaster ProPublished on 02/11/06 at 01:24
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    Hi all.
    I bought the VMP 3 years ago, he left to be exact. Since it NRTEE studio. In other words, it rotates!
    APRS intensive use are my remarks:
    The pramp is correct and are couraging nanmoins groundwork, amplify a signal without dtriorer. I note that this level is a little 'dry'.

    The work of the optical expander hlas is too loud if you start using a very sensitive microphone and whose earnings should be the boost the optical gnre Artfact widely heard.

    The vingtage Harmonic ... For use on dynamic mics to restore "the air" with a large capsule microphone, it DGRAD signal.
    Once again this section is made either to live (sm58 or other ...). E845

    The optical compressor: is not …
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    Hi all.
    I bought the VMP 3 years ago, he left to be exact. Since it NRTEE studio. In other words, it rotates!
    APRS intensive use are my remarks:
    The pramp is correct and are couraging nanmoins groundwork, amplify a signal without dtriorer. I note that this level is a little 'dry'.

    The work of the optical expander hlas is too loud if you start using a very sensitive microphone and whose earnings should be the boost the optical gnre Artfact widely heard.

    The vingtage Harmonic ... For use on dynamic mics to restore "the air" with a large capsule microphone, it DGRAD signal.
    Once again this section is made either to live (sm58 or other ...). E845

    The optical compressor: is not bad but the lack of rglage from a standard compressor I miss ...

    Tube: umrique formulation of analog saturation, it must push its limits to be useful and does its work. So I prfr invest in a micro light ...

    The qualisation ... Srieusement is not a qual! the gadget is not effective, zero-always in the studio but why not do some work on live?? But it is the level of the tweezers is not as straightforward rglage!

    The Dhess: J'vite in the studio, I use some good plugins prfre and scne it is less effective than a good console (as qualisation).

    Conclusion: APRS 3 years of use, I keep it because it's still even a real Swiss Army knife, if the sound quality is not worth a dlivr TL5051 (remaining in the m my game price but uglier ;-) two or three sections run on this device, the pramp the compressor when the catch is easy, when the expander may be ambient noise or the pre-registrations.
    In my opinion, not get wet too, buy The elements spars I think a better solution without risking breaking the bank.

    UTILIZATION

    Easy .... except qual

    SOUND QUALITY

    Correct given the price

    OVERALL OPINION

    Correct
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  • OriOri

    Focusrite VoiceMaster ProPublished on 02/21/08 at 15:19
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    - What are the effects or types of effects available?
    High Pass / Expander / Compressor / DE ESSER / Emulation Vintage Harmonics / Tube Sound emulation / Peudo EQ ...

    - Are they editable? Via an editor Mac / PC?
    No 

    - What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
    Classic Audio Connectors with XLR / Jack on the front and rear.

    - Is this a rack or rack-mount model?
    Rackable model.

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is it simple?

    Relatively, except the EQ looks like anything but an EQ. It's kind of a hack rather than an original in its way ...

    - Editing sound effects is easy?

    No simple approach

    - The manual is clear and sufficient?

    Yes, I think!

    S…
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    - What are the effects or types of effects available?
    High Pass / Expander / Compressor / DE ESSER / Emulation Vintage Harmonics / Tube Sound emulation / Peudo EQ ...

    - Are they editable? Via an editor Mac / PC?
    No 

    - What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
    Classic Audio Connectors with XLR / Jack on the front and rear.

    - Is this a rack or rack-mount model?
    Rackable model.

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is it simple?

    Relatively, except the EQ looks like anything but an EQ. It's kind of a hack rather than an original in its way ...

    - Editing sound effects is easy?

    No simple approach

    - The manual is clear and sufficient?

    Yes, I think!

    SOUND QUALITY

    - Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?

    Effective yes, but in the wrong direction, specifically the effects are rather vague. Must boost the emulation to the bottom to have some kind of result and again it's pretty rough.
    The expander degrades the sound if you set the release to a minimum.
    The compressor is not too bad but unfortunately tends to drop with heavy use.

    The EQ is probably the worst in the preamp, it is better not to touch it, the risk is to get a lot of noise and alot of  mouth noise or alot of gain or lose some of the frequency spectrum of the low mediums.

    Please note that Vintage Harmonic to a room tend to add a lot of sharp too!

    The remarks of the EQ and Vintage Harmonics are correct more on condenser microphones. The rendering is better on dynamic mics.

    The DE ESSER does not work too badly.

    - Which instruments do you use?

    As the name suggests, it is used specifically for the voice.

    - Which aspects do you like, you hate?

    I hate the main EQ and Expander. Without saying that I love it, I would say that the compressor is a bit level, and emulation Lamp boost also a bit messy, but adds the presence (if you push it to the max and it does not loose ...)

    As it should be noted that currently the 15 preamp that I saw, with regular daily use the compressor and tube sound let go of some of them.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?
    Too long (but several years)
    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    see above

    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    Model chosen by the radio, I was not involved unfortunately.

    - How would you rate the quality / price?
    € 579 including VAT for a Swiss Army knife of very average quality, I think you need to buy a good quality preamp with fewer options of all kinds ...

    - With experience, you would repeat again this choice? ...
    Certainly not, I like Focusrite, but certainly not on this model with an interface design to see very "bling bling" (emulation lamp looks like a disco, it's pretty funny) finally all this to hide a preamp of very questionable quality.

    Cf answer: You're right the manufacturer notes that it is an analog preamp, however I encourage to open one, you'll see that everything is not as it seems.

    In fact I have rarely seen a completely analog preamp to a kind of grasillement starts this way?

    After I did not drop the equipment for pleasure, for the price it could hardly be better, since some preamps with stories of similar treatments worth € 3 / 4000 euros. There is a reason that is simple, the quality is incomparable.

    Now for my taste I prefer to invest the same money on a better quality preamp least loaded processing stage and do the rest with plugins for the studio. Why not live, it can always break, better rendering of the dynamic mic (SM58 etc ...)
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