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    what do u guys think are the worst two companys in mixers,amps,mics,compressors etc..?

    why do so many people say samson and behringer? also how are the behringer compressors that go for around 100 dollars?

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    Uh, I'll admit to LIKING Behringer. So what? I use Behringer, and appreciate them for putting out the quality level they do at the prices they do. I ain't scared to say it. My B5's sound way better than my old SM57s. But that is just my opinion. Vintager stuff is good to, and the Ultramizer Pro beats a Sonic Maximizer hands down. IMO. The DEQ2496 is a must too. Like the tag says...'Just Listen'.
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    i have a little Behringer console. not because i wanted it, but because i couldnt afford anything better. Its ok but will crap out over time. I think thats Behringers flaw. That and inconsistent components. (some pots are stiff, others are as loose as a ____ )

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    I have one of Behringer's UB range of mixers as well as using their Truths as my monitors. The mixer is flexible and totally noise free, the Truths are just awesome.

    Yes, like everyone I'd prefer the best quality product...but I'm also very happy with Behringer's price/performance ratio.
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    Well, when you've been doing this for a few years, you'll realize that more expensive doesn't always translate to higher qualities...then you realize that instead of buying more and more expensive gear, widescreen televisions and the sort become more prority. I've sold two Avalon 737's and a 747 in the past year and replaced them with way cheaper stuff (Behringer/plug-ins), still get good quality and have better furniture to sit on in the living room. Yes, from Avalon to Behringer and software...WHAT? My living room looks nice and my wifey is happy!!! Plus, my stuff still sounds good. I am not alone on this one either. Everywhere I turn, producers and engineers are downgrading and downsizing their studio gear and upsizing/upgrading their rides/homes. Finally the less-is-more/get-what-you-need-not-what-you-want mentality is coming into style. I mean, look at Ebay! All kinds of stuff on there these days. All these 'I ain't used this in months and its collecting dust' auctions that are selling high dollar gear at 70% fair market/bluebook value.
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    Originally posted by Trusty
    Everywhere I turn, producers and engineers are downgrading and downsizing their studio gear and upsizing/upgrading their rides/homes.
    Ah, maybe the world is finally giving up this endless pursuit for material success and focusing instead on creating meaningful art for their community...

    *sigh*
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    Just the opposite, sorta. Sounds like a pratical thing to me though. I mean technology is getting better and cheaper...so why not use it. Plus, I roll my eyes at 'artistic integrity' crap these days. That just sounds gay...Make music, make money, and be happy. Don't cry 'artistic integrity' when someone tells you to change something or that they don't like something...I mean...who cares? Whether it be musicians, gear junkies (not the same thing as musiicians all the time either) or old has-been engineers stil making $40.00 an hour after doing it for 25 years...
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    "Artistic integrity" is often just an excuse for not being able to communicate your message to a broader range of people, in my opinion, so that's really not what I'm saying here

    Hakim Bey wrote an essay a few years back on 'Immediatism', the basic gist being that so much of our interactions with other people these days are mediated (forums are a great example of such) and that we're really displaying an amazing lack of creativity in our inability to express ourselves to each other in original ways. It's something I tend to dwell on when I've spent another soulless day at work, y'see.

    Slava, my theory on why so many people have negative things to say about Behringer is twofold: either they're familiar with earlier Behringer equipment that wasn't up to their current standards, or the equipment now just doesn't have specific qualities that are important to them. (Just to try and bring my rantings back on topic )
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    Yeah, I agree to an extent...and I wasn't talking about you personally. Just in general. Especially those people who'd rather buy a $2500.00 compressor than a $1000.00 or a $500.00 one or a $200.00 plug-in one. Or buy the $2500.00 compressor over say a nice couch/TV or some baby food all in the name of 'Artistic Integrity'. Same with musicians who make crappy music and blame the public at large for bad taste because the majority though that their music sucked.

    True enough Behringer sucked in the olden days, but now...it is on point. The reason the gear is cheap is not because of quality, it is because they have two or three warehouses that set up for one thing in production, and then tears down and re-sets for another product in production. And the gov't of their country (Germany) subsidizes the arts and the manufactuers of artistic tools. Uli ain't no slouch when it comes to gear. I'd love to work for a company like that...I hope they break into the production market like they are now doing with the PC/interface market. He also has enough respect for the comman man to not out-price us the little people.
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    Originally posted by Slava
    what do u guys think are the worst two companys in mixers,amps,mics,compressors etc..?

    why do so many people say samson and behringer? also how are the behringer compressors that go for around 100 dollars?
    I think the reason for that is because there at the bottom of the barrel sort of generic. I heard samson is a product made by Sam Ash that's why it is named "SAM SON" I heard this from a sam ash salesman that's why they get good commision when they sell that garbage. so any product you get from samson is going to be garbage compared to a company that is actually trying to make high end gear.

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