I have not been so active in the stam threads though I wait for my ADG. But I had it in the count when I ordered it in May that it would take a long time. They come when they come and I think I am pleasantly surprised. But this beuauty looks very promising and 30% is a good deal for the compensation of the wait. Think I have to pre-ordered 2. So you have stereo with 4 alt. Looking god 2
I’m loving these ideas of putting multiple compressors in the same box. I guess several years of mixing ITB has made me lazy but patching gear has become a hassle and a work flow slower-downer. It’ll be nice to be able to switch between options without patching.
I’ll start saving up now so I have the funds available when it ships in 2020!
I don't think I'd ever need two of these for a stereo pair. But one channel with a 2a and 3a in the same unit with either selectable by a simple switch? Hell yeah.
That just screams versatile (and easy to use) vocal tracking comp. To be able to easily and quickly switch between the two to see what fits the situation is great. At least to me anyway.
I definitely like these new twists on old ideas that Stam has been coming up with. I put a deposit down on an ADG for the same reason. Though now I kind of wish I had reserved two of them now that it looks like they're finally getting ready to drop.
I do still have concerns about whether or not I would be able to get a second ADG which is identical to the one I've already reserved due to the second one likely being from a different batch and potentially having some design differences.
And the + gives you 2 types of 2a and the 4a, would be very cool as you say on vox and bass.
I'm not sure if the + version interests me or not. I've never used a 4a and I don't know if the extra options (two versions of the 2a and a 4a) would be something I would want.
The 2a and 3a are definitely flavors I like and I think they would cover a ton of ground for vocal tracking. The thing is that the simplicity of each of those individual units (2a and 3a) is a huge part of the appeal, and I could say the same about those two units in one box. It would still be very simple and more or less a binary choice between the two.
However, four options in one box might be counterproductive to the whole reason I'd have an interest in something like this in the first place. I'm just looking at this as a one stop shop for vocal tracking compression and I still would want it to remain as something that doesn't create too much option paralysis.
But I can see how someone might like all four options if they were wanting to use this for a variety of sources.
I still would like to know which version (60s vs 70s) of the 2a will be included in the non-plus version. It would make the most sense to me that the 2a version which is most different from the 3a would be the version which would be included in the non-plus version. So my preference would be the 60s 2a combined with the 3a.