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8900, Studio compressor from GML.


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GML 8900 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: GML
  • Model: 8900
  • Category: Studio compressors
  • Added in our database on: 10/09/2003

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GML 8900 user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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anapurna10/29/2006

anapurna's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

GML 8900
Well, let's go for a report on the 8900
Whereas as the high end of high end gear, you come here at the top of the world of compression. Unique, the GML is a stereo compressor / dual mono Developed by the star of George Massenburg mix. In full discrete class A, this machine is a cre in 1999 rvlation International. Swiss army knife in mastering gear required in the rack ing any self respecting, GML is the invisible man: the compressor that compresses death Manir transparent is to say in prservant of potato your peak in your prservant frquences (and do not have puff serious medium and low as 90% of bikes). Gnial small arms, cannon of sci mix, powerful gear, dvelopper possibility of any form of compression, the total pumping invisible. Trs used in mastering, it is nevertheless (and even primarily) a compressor for the crazy mix.

UTILIZATION

The configuration is not complicated but you have to rev it to do. This machine is not for novices and even if it is not too complex, time-to-one leg is ncessaire because GML is a single compressor with a unique philosophy with unique features. Its detection systems is Fully Settings, can be rgler the normal mode for all compressors PEAK, but above all we can do especially to perform all necessary detection systems Massenburgh unique, one signal average: * FastRMS (RMS fast) and SlowRMS (RMS). Lapproche psychoacoustic the 8900 uses multiple-detection circuits vritable rms, logarithmic converters prcis remarkably, and peak-detection circuits high-speed conus for our answer intelligently vritable audio signal energy, not just its level. This unusual design appealed rglages unique as Crest Factor, variable hard Timing, and Release Hysteresis SETTING THE rtable your checks to paramtres you REALLY need to change. The most common functions such as coupling Stereo, select the Soft / Hard Knee, rate, output level and the level meter and gain rduction tricolor 40 segments t trs optimized with a great care for a CONTRL cratif versatile and trs trs a wide dynamic range, without any addition of background noise. Lentre control circuit of the VCA (Side Chain) can be very useful and change the curve of rponse control signal for a dclenchement slectif in frequencies. The total signal path is of discrete type, including the VCA, for transparency and sound at a resolution Ingala extreme low.

And the functions of CREST FACTOR, TIMING, hysteresis RELEASE exists nowhere else. It's about understanding what is happening in the machine before applying rglages savagely. It's not an LA 4!! Learn so ... On the site of GML, George made a pretty cool video of DMOS and there is a small explanation of each function, operation, examples of rglages.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are more efficient. They are monstrous, clear. This is the machine m 'rconcili with the world of compression, which can be used by excess and in all directions without risking dfigurer the timbre and musicality.
We can therefore DLIR on the dynamics, sculpt, make pump, turn in any direction without corrupting the original intention (before compression). So scary! Can actually do anything with GML. It can be used anywhere, mix, taking in mastering.On can rgler hard knee mode to find rglages type or Neve 1076 compressor, or soft knee is approached the LA2A world of compression and soft lights.

I stroll around to test the potential of the machine and I do lacated no limit. Vritable drugs, I can not work without design. I will never be able to get the same thing without. In fact, the 8900 increases your signal Muscal a copy. In track the signal with an extraordinary precision, he turns it with purity and invisibili color as well as a "lamp" You, you rgler what is the best, you laying.

Sometimes they say that it is invisible and "too transparent" and that this advantage would also be the default one: it is not true in fact. Let's say the 8900 is natural, transparent and with a perfect rglage, it's the magic: you reduce the peak into your cart and your transition without squeez the attack and percussivit your peaks. It's basically the best machine that allows the world to have a level of riding on a disk without your kiss and your attacks down ... Incredible!

Moreover, it can restore and revitalize many things. The function is hyper CREST FACTOR INTERESTED. Unlike other compressors (which limit and your clipped signal) GML is the reverse mode crest factor: it keeps the potatoes back of your peaks and transients ... fabulous indeed!

When we say that it's transparent, it means we not feel "the machine" but that opre Obviously when bypass is complete hallucination. What is trs enjoyable, it is this sense of "pure mix" that ca give your masters, "air" and the energy mix as completely preserved.

That said drums to attack, it can become color. In this type of rglages hard knee, the compressor acts massenburgh hard, aggressive and serious that hardens your ultra percissuves fawn, to use its strong o notemment mastering the electro, hip hop, and the house too.

OVERALL OPINION

I admit I trs long sought and this is a trs to have found great satisfaction and to work with such tools.

Soon indeed! Ending for one month ... but I feel that it is a pure party trs long marriage. Dj lou I had several times to realize and make small masterings home. I find all the great ergonomics, an incredible wealth of possibilities, a fine copy. Forums producers amricains type "Gearslutz" thousands of topics MRIT the praise of the machine and I join them. It took 20 years of research for Massenburg dvelopper this magic tool, a compressor that Ragit as the human ear, the effects of the pump are not trsrduits DSIR, which retain a Total naturalis.

Good but it is true that 7000 euros BCAN, we have the right to be demanding and it is normal that this price is BCAN in the guts ...

I have bought 4500 euros a mastering studio German just put the key under the door, it's expensive, but it changes your life, it changes your mixes. For me it is a proper matter for the price of old fatigus 1176, I end up with a stereo (dual mono) compressor most of all time ct, two mono compressor that allows me crazy to do a lot of things Different. Say it is a pure value added. Many freelance sound ings have a flight case with the 8900 + and 8200 show up in the cabin with them to refine master with ...

For those who park their enlargement compressor, it complte well with things like lamps trs diffrent Vari Mu or LA2A.
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