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Old 19th December 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by malekmusic ➑️
, but what about soft vocals, like rnb, ballads and so on??
Just did a session with high pitched, breathy, intimate, very closed mic'ed female vocals....

the BAC-500 did an AMAZING job!
Old 19th December 2009 | Show parent
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Old 4th January 2010 | Show parent
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Buying one Tomorrow!
Old 4th January 2010 | Show parent
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i'm mixing a record right now and its been getting heavy use.
sometimes on the snare.
sometimes as a drum buss.
room crusher.
bass.
gtr solo.
these are a very very useful tool.
Old 4th January 2010 | Show parent
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Very interesting... sounds like the 500 series equivalent of the Distressor - minus harmonic distortion buttons.
Old 4th January 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by indie ➑️
Very interesting... sounds like the 500 series equivalent of the Distressor - minus harmonic distortion buttons.
The BAC 500 has a "Distortion button" on the unit...a mighty useful addition too!

I am using the BAC on just about everything in my studio:vocals/guitar solo/snare/kick/bass/motif XS8..etc.

I will give a full report on the BAC and 501 preamp soon.

I am so grateful to the Pete's Place team (what a class operation) ..thank you Peter, Tony and Lisa for making my musical experience so much richer than it was before I got these units!

2010 is going to sound like MUSIC!
Old 5th January 2010 | Show parent
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Hi, John!
Thanks so much! Congradulations on the baby!! We wish you all the best. Have a GREAT New Year!
Old 5th January 2010 | Show parent
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Bought to much gear lately, someone sell me one used....lol
Old 5th January 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by lmontessi ➑️
Hi, John!
Thanks so much! Congradulations on the baby!! We wish you all the best. Have a GREAT New Year!
Hi Lisa!

I really appreciate your kind words!

Thank you so much for everything...I am so grateful for all your kindness and help! I can not thank you guys enough! I am looking forward to checking out the 511 or peq next, along with another 501! The 501 is a dream...I have never heard a pre like it..I am amazed and delighted to the max!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Old 5th January 2010 | Show parent
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one cool thing ive done with the Bac is to use it as a mono drum buss. i sent a simple 3-4 mic setup through one of them, and it sounded great!!!!!!

in this case the mono drums worked like a charm... drums and bass down the middle, and guitars on the sides... the Drums sound hug!!!!!
Old 5th January 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by ianbryn11 ➑️
one cool thing ive done with the Bac is to use it as a mono drum buss. i sent a simple 3-4 mic setup through one of them, and it sounded great!!!!!!

in this case the mono drums worked like a charm... drums and bass down the middle, and guitars on the sides... the Drums sound hug!!!!!
Old 7th January 2010 | Show parent
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adds some serious MOJO to a snare track: )~ SWEET!
love this beast: )~
Old 6th March 2010 | Show parent
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I was just about to spring for a Buzz Essence but I think I might have to go with the BAC-500 first.
Old 6th March 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by stephent28 ➑️
I was just about to spring for a Buzz Essence but I think I might have to go with the BAC-500 first.
I do not think that you will be disappointed Steven!

Let us know what you decide!
Old 6th March 2010 | Show parent
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The compressor is the next thing I need for my lunchbox and after all this my mouth is watering . Where is a good place to purchase one of these fine comps ?
Old 6th March 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by fretless ➑️
The compressor is the next thing I need for my lunchbox and after all this my mouth is watering . Where is a good place to purchase one of these fine comps ?
Call or e-mail Peter & Lisa Montessi - West Hills Pete's Place They are great people to deal with and I can't recommend them highly enough for excellent service and top customer care and attention (what more could you want)! Best of luck with your search for a compressor! thumbsup
Old 6th March 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Mad John ➑️
Call or e-mail Peter & Lisa Montessi - West Hills Pete's Place They are great people to deal with and I can't recommend them highly enough for excellent service and top customer care and attention (what more could you want)! Best of luck with your search for a compressor! thumbsup

Thank you Sir !
Old 6th March 2010 | Show parent
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Thank you Sir !
My pleasure..glad to help!
Old 8th March 2010 | Show parent
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I do not think that you will be disappointed Steven!

Let us know what you decide!

I decided to call Tony and get a BAC 500 sent out asap!

Should be here Weds or Thursday. I rearranging my rack tonight to make it a little more feng shui
Old 8th March 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by stephent28 ➑️
I decided to call Tony and get a BAC 500 sent out asap!

Should be here Weds or Thursday. I rearranging my rack tonight to make it a little more feng shui
AWESOME Steven! You are going to love the BAC...I am sure! I got mine in November 2009 and it blew me away...One of the best pieces of gear I bought the whole year..my wife was also blown away enough to allow me to purchase it when we really did not have the extra spending money!

The BAC-500 Compressor - one Elegant work of Art!
Old 9th March 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Mad John ➑️
AWESOME Steven! You are going to love the BAC...I am sure! I got mine in November 2009 and it blew me away...One of the best pieces of gear I bought the whole year..my wife was also blown away enough to allow me to purchase it when we really did not have the extra spending money!

The BAC-500 Compressor - one Elegant work of Art!
I agree..The BAC is a very nice sounding compressor..!.. The more I work with it, the better it works for me..
Old 26th March 2010 | Show parent
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hello....i am impressed by this little unit...i have to save some money....i want one....maybe 2 for the 2 mics oktava on the acoustic guitar..
but how about a european dealer?
I live in Greece and i found 1)Soundtools in U.k(greatest price in Europe for BAC-500?),and 2) the DIGITAL AUDIO SERVICE in Germany.......is there any other store where i could find cheap this comp.?
help me please..........
thanks
BACMANIAC
Old 26th March 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by sikkis ➑️
hello....i am impressed by this little unit...i have to save some money....i want one....maybe 2 for the 2 mics oktava on the acoustic guitar..
but how about a european dealer?
I live in Greece and i found 1)Soundtools in U.k(greatest price in Europe for BAC-500?),and 2) the DIGITAL AUDIO SERVICE in Germany.......is there any other store where i could find cheap this comp.?
help me please..........
thanks
BACMANIAC

Depends on your import duty but you could always buy from the States.
Old 26th March 2010 | Show parent
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I bought my pair from Andrew at Soundtools

IMHO great service

(I have no affiliation BTW)

Lee
Old 26th March 2010 | Show parent
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yes...Soundtools maybe is my only option...it would cost more if i buy from U.S
(shipping+custom taxes).....
thanks for the informations guys
2 more questions..
1)Do you believe that 2 bca-500 would be great for recording acoustic guitar using 2 mics(chain: 2 oktavas>dav preamp 2 channel> 2 bac-500 and after tracking ,comes eq),or tabla percussion(2 mics too)?????
or i could have better results using the bac-500 as the one mic's(akg 414>Summit 2ba-221 or 1 dav's channel>bac-500)compressor for thick and warm vocals?(ethnic balland music)

2)Any european dealer who sells cheap the BRENT AVERILL'S(bae) 6 slot rackmount lunchbox+psu?
thanks for your help again
Old 27th March 2010 | Show parent
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DAS Home page - Digital Audio Service
Old 27th March 2010 | Show parent
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I've been using them on acoustic guitars...So sweet!!! I need another one so I can save time and print stereo acoustics. Also using it on snare freakin amazing don't even have to compress to hard,just running signal through it make every thing sound alive.
Old 27th March 2010 | Show parent
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The more I use this little beauty, the deeper the love grows.

I use it exclusively for vocals, guitar and bass (don't record drums here) and with all these sources, the thing just works. Brings out just the right tone I'm looking for, without a lot of fuss, even with a wide variation of input quality.

Old 27th March 2010 | Show parent
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the BAC has always been a favorite of mine on vocals and acoustic sources.
but what so cool, is it just works on what ever i need it for!
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