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    Quote Originally Posted by emrr View Post
    Would you count the Allison Gain Brain and Kepex? They were everywhere at one point.
    And I never saw anyone using them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Robbins View Post
    And I never saw anyone using them...
    I saw myself using them! A lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Perkins View Post
    I saw myself using them! A lot!

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    I was never a fan...
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    Quote Originally Posted by emrr View Post
    DBX 160.
    While not my favorite compressor, these are ubiquitous & are a de facto standard of sorts, more in the live sound world than studios, but really one of the basic food groups. Should be on the list.

    Altec 9061 / Langevin 251 eq's
    Altec 436/438, and EMI modified version
    Pultec MEQ-5
    Altec 322 limiter (many in use in the 40's and 50's).
    Perhaps all great, but really esoteric. Can't say I've ever even seen a couple of these.

    Would you count the Allison Gain Brain and Kepex? They were everywhere at one point.
    They were first to the party but didn't stick around for long. I've owned both, never really warmed up to them. They haven't really become classics that I've noticed.

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    GML EQ?

    Focusrite ISA110?

    Tubetech CL1B?

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    Altec 9061 / Langevin 251 eq's
    Altec 436/438, and EMI modified version
    Pultec MEQ-5
    Altec 322 limiter (many in use in the 40's and 50's).
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Fraser View Post
    Perhaps all great, but really esoteric. Can't say I've ever even seen a couple of these.
    They were the only game in town for a long time, but you have to think pre-1970. If you only observe from a current perspective, you might never notice them.
    The Altec 436's were in heavy use when introduced, and then became very popular again in the 1990's, with no sign of flagging interest.
    The 251 and 9061 are the original program EQ, and were the standard found in many early consoles. You could put them in as channel eq's before anything else was available for such usage. The later Electrodyne channel EQ's more or less copy the frequency points and shapes.

    I like Gain Brains on drum mics sometimes. They do a very definitive 1970's kick drum sound. But I don't know if they qualify. Sometimes it seems what 'qualifies' is only that which has been remarketed anew, as hardware or emulation.
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