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Old 27th December 2010 | Show parent
  #721
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🎧 10 years
Solution s2

I received my solution a few days ago, perfectly packaged....
I found it very sweet , warm but also very trasparent.
I will post some samples soon.
Old 31st December 2010 | Show parent
  #722
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🎧 15 years
In the end of year we`re glad to demonstrate on stack our main pride this year, VARIS, new VELVET, T-Eight >>>

So, all our old, current and our new customers....

Many thanks to you, we wish you pleasure of all kinds you need and many happynes next year and always!!!

Happy New Year & God Bless!!!
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Old 1st January 2011 | Show parent
  #723
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Looks awesome as allways.
And regarding to the build quality I can say to all potential customers that this has improved a lot during the years.
Have a great new year.

greetz,

Paul
Old 3rd January 2011 | Show parent
  #724
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🎧 10 years
..

I love the look of this stuff
nice prices too
I'm lookin at getting a Solution and the mic pre this year!
keep krankin out this beautiful outboard gear.
much appreciation from LA
thanks Hand Crafted Labs
Old 3rd January 2011 | Show parent
  #725
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🎧 10 years
And I can add once more that the support from HCL is beyond awesome!

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Old 4th January 2011 | Show parent
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Old 13th January 2011 | Show parent
  #727
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OK
we know many people had interest for T-Eight guts, please, pics during assembling, version with transformer balanced outputs
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Old 16th January 2011 | Show parent
  #728
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🎧 10 years
Hey everybody! We are also owners of HCL instruments. We have Distortion Box, Di box,and Varis compressor.(from top to bottom on the pic)

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The Distortion box guys from HCL have made for us in stereo, one of a kind yet!

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It has an optical compressor section and distortion section itself. Compressor has an attack switch(fast and slow), threshold and ratio knobs. In addition there also limiter or compressor switch, which has 2 possible modes
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The Distortion section has 3-type shaft, drive and bias selectors.
Vertical and Horizontal shafts enables to mix clear signal to distortion-treated signal, there are also 2 more switches which are Cathode-fixed, triode-pet ode.
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The distortion works great on hats and synths etc. In general, we have to say that this an excellent gear which gives a lot of creativity to the process of mastering and thanx to a lot of custom settings ,you can get a variety of different sound options at the end

Here are some examples : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=954AWNV7


In both examples we used Distortion Box, Varis compressor and UAD Cambridge Eq.

We haven't boost tracks up to high RMS though, we really like when RMS is about -10

And by the way, we using RME - 400 in our studio.

Thanks to HCL team for amazing tools ! Looking forward for more !))) Keep up a good work!

Technique & Yaroslove(Baile Muzik,PVS records, RTS.FM)


Internet Radio RTS.FM
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Old 26th February 2011 | Show parent
  #729
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OK, time is going...

So, some new monstro tries to creep out onto this world... point-to-point, octal tubes, push-pull output stage with beam tetrodes (equal to 6V6 but soviet military grade) at the output...

We keep a secret for this device now, what it will, and on whose personal order .... for your pleasure, but will picture next steps while a creation....
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Old 26th February 2011 | Show parent
  #730
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by HandCrafted Lab ➑️
We keep a secret for this device now, what it will, and on whose personal order .... for your pleasure, but will picture next steps while a creation....
Ha! I know what it is. heh But I won't tell, don't worry, Albert.

In the meantime I finally put together my temporary rack (see the pic). It's only to make a quick remix of an old tune and therefore is not a complete setup (all squeezed into a single rack and missing some of my gear including the pres and mics) but you can see the six HCL S2 Solution Levelers augmented by 2 Neve Portico 5043's for a total of 16 channels of sweet analog compression.
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Old 27th February 2011 | Show parent
  #731
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by azzzy ➑️
Ha! I know what it is. heh But I won't tell, don't worry, Albert.
no-no.... even do no guess, I don`t post anywhere pic of my homebrew guitar amp..... (though it sparkle perfectly too LOL)....

Quote:
In the meantime I finally put together my temporary rack (see the pic).
Ufff... my God.... is it a color organ, color music rig, yep? гы-гы..... heh
Old 13th March 2011 | Show parent
  #732
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🎧 10 years
hand crafted affinity is cool.
Old 13th March 2011 | Show parent
  #733
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Off course we can set up a thread with the title
"show us your HCL gear - no rack is too small" heh
But posting all the HCL love here is fine also.

greetz,

Paul

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Old 18th March 2011 | Show parent
  #734
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🎧 10 years
I Posted some Solution samples with Bass and Electric guitar, Here the link :

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/gear-...2-samples.html



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Old 25th March 2011 | Show parent
  #735
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OK, so we wanna say sincere thanks to Giuseppe for his job/time/efforts with current samples and for new files which he will demonstrate soon, with his dreamteam of musicians

fluteplayer
Quote:
"show us your HCL gear...."
Paul, it seems new camera is perfect... 5Mb file LOL , so show with mirroring of HCL stuff continue.....

And, as mentioned/promised above, a next step with big black box, with mirror overlay too....
(btw, useful in rack, to examine heat-spots on a chin, reported by real users heh)

So, 4U rackcase on table. Thick octal black tubes
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Old 26th March 2011 | Show parent
  #736
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🎧 10 years
Wow Albert - 4U Rack!!

I need to go buy bigger racks


Looks awesome though!!

I wonder what it sounds like heh
Old 26th March 2011 | Show parent
  #737
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🎧 15 years
Hi,


I sign into this thread.
Fist to tell the Summing Amp looks great! :D

And second to tell I have been a fresh HCL owner since a few weeks.
I recently have bought a HCL Varis.
I haven't used it a lot yet.
But so far it sound very fine to me.
Old 26th March 2011 | Show parent
  #738
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1 Review written
🎧 10 years
HCL

I use Solution 2 Comp a lot in mixing.
I like the vibe of it very much.
It a very good piece of analog gear and surely worth its price.
Old 31st March 2011 | Show parent
  #739
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🎧 15 years
Wow...guys, sounds great, many thanks

OK, so pair of next pics during assembling of this blackbox. Crazy work, a soldering of all those attenuators/24 steps each... demand big patience
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Old 12th April 2011 | Show parent
  #740
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Are there any clips of the Distortion box floating around somewhere ?
Old 12th April 2011 | Show parent
  #741
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brickman ➑️
Are there any clips of the Distortion box floating around somewhere ?
OK, but in post #729 above, for instance....

Meantime, 4U fatso is growing up. An octal tubes is good thing yet...
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Old 12th April 2011 | Show parent
  #742
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Thanks
Old 20th April 2011 | Show parent
  #743
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HandCrafted Lab ➑️
Meantime, 4U fatso is growing up. An octal tubes is good thing yet...

Hi Albert, What is that????
Old 21st April 2011 | Show parent
  #744
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🎧 10 years
love the audio samples here guys, some really great music!

anyone else using the tubescream?

i want one!
Old 17th May 2011 | Show parent
  #745
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🎧 15 years
I started a new thread with a Solution S2 clips. Here Check it out. Post your comments. (and if you like the tune - click the vote button while you're at it).
Old 19th May 2011 | Show parent
  #746
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROCKER STUDIOS ➑️
In production Cant wait to Hear this Baby (Varis)
Thanks for the update pics Albert
Hey Rocker Studios-- did you get it yet?? Curious what your thoughts are...
Old 29th May 2011 | Show parent
  #747
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🎧 10 years
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/gears...ompressor.html

Is this one of the units with the illegal mains groundlift switches someone is selling?
Old 29th May 2011 | Show parent
  #748
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by krheatman ➑️
[URL] Is this one of the units with the illegal mains groundlift switches someone is selling?
Only five different units used ground switch, in 3 units upon order, since users interrupted dirty noised industrial grounding. Some skilled customers break grounding pin in mains inlets/plugs for this purpose.

http://www.papa-movie.com/VARIS_PSU_1111.jpg
Old 29th May 2011 | Show parent
  #749
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🎧 15 years
Great limiter that is.
Old 19th June 2011 | Show parent
  #750
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🎧 15 years
Due to many questions as for principle of sound path/operation of VARIS put simplified diagram -
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