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Re: Rane, Behringer and other names...


No problem at all!

Btw I have some Behringer gear in my studio;
two Edison, three Ultrafex and an old Composer.
They share racks with some of the best rec gear mony can buy.
No problem here in mixing budget and highend gear. I`m probably a gear snob
in many ways but I don`t share the elitist attitude towards budget gear 
brands that you`ll find on may rec forums.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill" <rs@moinlabs.de>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 7:38 PM
Subject: Rane, Behringer and other names...


I have to apologize for making a statement where I can't say anything
about its content of truth: I simply confused Rane and Rolls. I do not
have any experience with devices by Rane myself, so I simply can't
comment on this. On the other hand, I've come to the conclusion that a
lot of the statements about Behringer products on a great many rec
forums are not exactly matter-of-factly. A lot of these discussions
actually reached the Godwin-propability of 1 very quickly.

The problem with Behringer gear is that you cannot be sure what to
expect. Some of their stuff is great, not only for the price, but also
in comparison with products in a different price range. Some of their
stuff is simply crap and not worth the few bucks they charge for it. And
with some of the stuff it depends on your application: if a Behringer
console lasts for more than a dozen years (and is still fine) in its
specific application (hobbyist home use), then I can live without the
better reliability of, say, a Mackie which costs three times its price,
especially when the Behringer actually outperforms the Mackie with
regard to specifications.

I've used and/or test-driven a great lot of Behringer devices - if
anyone wants some first-hand experience, please mail me off-list with
your specific enquiry.


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Torstein H. Rem [mailto:thelgere@online.no]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2005 00:53
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: Re: what about patchbay ?

I can only talk from my experience with the Rane SM82, which works
great, but this is the first time ever I`ve heard anyone
claim that Behringer is generally of better quality than the Rane
products. And I`ve heard a lot on many rec forums.  :-)

The Rane is not perfect and a here are a couple of threads from
rec.audio about changing the opamps for better sonics;


I once mailed Jim Willams regarding a possible upgrade (I`m no tech
head) and the answer I got was;
"I did an extensive mod on one of those for tonmeister Andrew Lipinsky
several years ago. It was OK, but it's tiny power transformer limits
what quality parts can be used. It's probably not worth the money to do
that much work on it unless you have stringent acoustic recording
Jim Williams
Audio Upgrades"

You could do some of your routing ideas with a line mixer like the SM82.
The stereo send and return could be used as two
mono effect loops returning to two free mono channels rather than using
the effect returns. There`s good documentation on the Rane site;

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 11:06 PM
Subject: AW: what about patchbay ?

I'd like to advise against the smaller Behringer mixers...they are so
cheap that they really ARE cheap. Rule of thumb: do not get one of those
below the €100 price mark. I have to admit I haven't been testing the UB
series to a greater extent, but I do own two MX2642A and firmly believe
that this must be the best mixer ever built for artists with lots of
effects (like most of us): six auxes and four busses, a total of 26
inputs (or 8 mono ins (w/ inserts AND direct outs), 4 stereo ins, 4 aux
returns and one tape return), it's a rackmount device and its patchbay
(which has all the connectors mounted to it, not the usual inputs and
inserts on top, outputs on the rear) can be mounted on the rear or the
bottom (great for rack installation).

Without wanting to start a flame war, I believe that Behringer gear is
of a higher quality in every aspect than Rane gear. While Mackie does
win over Behringer with regard to reliability, some of the Behringer
stuff actually wins with regard to audio specs.

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Torstein H. Rem [mailto:thelgere@online.no]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2005 22:16
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: Re: what about patchbay ?

It\s not clear to me if you are looking for a patchbay or a line mixer.
A patch is great for routing and making gear accessible but it won`t mix
several sourches down to stereo. I have a couple of the Rane SM82 line
mixers and they are solid and clean sounding. Eight stereo ins, stereo
send and return, balanced stereo out (if needed) etc. The SM26 is a more
simple version. Both can be found on ebay;

Probably several here who use different brands of line mixers as well as
the smaller Mackie and Behringer mixers.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Fabio Anile
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 6:48 PM
Subject: what about patchbay ?

Apart this (it's just to share...) I know there are lot of you in this
having a big knowledge about mixers and connection systems.
And as you know there may be a lot of methods to send the "played"
into a loop machine (bus, alternate outs, out sends, etc...)
What I'd like to know is if "patchbay" (like behringer products)
are usefull for connect 2 or 3  stereo loop-machines, receiving the
"played " signal
from a source.

What about ?
Thanks in advantage for your suggestions.