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Broughton Audio Super Thread

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nshuman, Jun 18, 2016.


  1. upload_2018-6-12_19-53-10.
     
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  2. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Somebody must have been super fast on the draw. I think I set a PM 10 minutes after he posted it in the classifieds. I'd like to add it to my compressor test thread. There's summer pretty strong contenders.
     
  3. Azure Skies

    Azure Skies Commercial User

    Mar 21, 2012
    Toronto
    Designer / Owner of Broughton Audio
    I'll have some more up next Friday!
     
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  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    @Azure Skies Great. Would you tell me more about the attack and release settings? It concerns me that there is no control over these settings with the Apex. I definitely prefer a slow attack to let some transients through on the initial string pick and don't care for super squashy long sustain. So how does the Apex react to attack and release?

    Somehow the Keeley Bassist is pretty good at "understanding" what type of attack and release to associate with what type of playing style. Is Apex baking in some sort of magic?
     
  5. Somnambulance

    Somnambulance Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Yes, it’s all magic
     
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  6. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Wait. There are pedals in this thread? I apparently missed something.
     
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  7. neonrich

    neonrich

    Jul 26, 2012
    Bournemouth, UK
    Hi everyone,
    I just wanted to let everyone know that Josh has done some superb service for me.
    My Power Stage had a little issue appear (its been used constantly since purchase so its to be expected..!) & the way it has been handled & dealt with has been nothing but a pleasure.

    Anyone on the fence about a Broughton unit? Do it.. the after-care is as good as the quality of the pedals.

    Thank you Josh!
     
  8. GentProvocateur

    GentProvocateur Supporting Member

    Aren't you supposed to be on vacation?
     
  9. shadowrider

    shadowrider Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Hmmm, do you have a Broughctave to trade maybe?? ;)
     
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  10. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    Pretty close to choosing which power supply I'll be going with... The final piece coming besides the Preamp is a Rolls PM55P. Want to check the current draw on all the pedals before I choose which PS. Then it'll be time to make the board all my Broughton's will be ruling from!
     
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  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I don't. But I have a Seymour Duncan Studio Bass or FEA OPTI-FET I could put up. Probably blasphemous in a Broughton thread though huh? I've got a thread going where I'm testing compressors and reporting findings. So far I've been through a Cali76 CB, Keeley Bassist, Smoothie Optical, FEA OPTI-FET, and Seymour Duncan Studio Bass. EBS Multicomp on the way. Would love for the Broughten Apex to be in the mix.
     
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  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    These foreign currencies won't get you very far here.
     
  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Hmm. Didn't figure as much. :D
     
  14. redneck2wild

    redneck2wild

    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    "Magic's just science that we don't understand yet."
     
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  15. Somnambulance

    Somnambulance Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    “ok”
     
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  16. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    That's why they say that the Hooble Space Telescope is so magical

     
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  17. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    Classic Som.
     
  18. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Link to your thread? I'd like to read that.
    The only one I've used from that list is the EBS, but I liked it. Simple to use, but there's a couple of good sounding settings in there especially when you start playing around with the mode switch. You'll find Multiband (MB) mode to be the cleanest, and TubeSim to be a little fatter.

    That was the first compressor pedal I ever bought, actually. I don't particularly miss it, but I didn't hate it either.
     
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  19. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
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  20. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Would somebody who is using the Apex shed some light on the attack and release feel? It concerns me that there is no control over these settings with the Apex. I definitely prefer a slow attack to let some transients through on the initial string pick and don't care for super squashy long sustain. So how does the Apex react to attack and release?