Chandler LTD-2 “Sterling Mod” (#2)
Reid: So, Wayne’s dirty little secret is that, back in the day, Chandler started out as a shop that modded and racked vintage Neve gear. This is a stereo pair of 2264’s with original XXXXX transformers, racked up, with stepped controls that were a request from mastering legend Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound. One of the greatest solid-state compressor/limiters of all time.
MIX/MASTER: Want some thick Neve transformer mojo with a touch of limiting? Boom.
DRUMS: This is a famous snare compressor. Mess around with attack – make it fast. Let it “spank.” I’d also try it on your overheads or across the entire drum buss.
VOCAL: Want a little rock and roll? Put UA’s LA-2 on the vocal and then run it through this with a med-fast attack and fast release.
SYNTH: Try this on all sorts of vintage synth sounds, pads, strings, etc. Slow attack fast release.
Vintage Neve comps dressed up for mastering
Transformers: You bet.
Character: Glue. Forward.