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Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby cactuseskimo » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:04 pm

Any opinions on these? I know they are all based on a rather similar design. Which do you like best? Pros? Cons? Something other than they are all good (even though that might be true) would be nice.

I'm waiting for my new computer to arrive before I install nebula, so I have no way of demoing these right now.
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby faun2500 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:35 pm

I have the mammoth and the doc fear and they are different.

The mammoth has more options though but I do use them booth on every track.
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby dpclarkson » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:50 pm

I like the Fearn for overheads, acoustic
guitar, usually acoustic sources with lots of
harmonic information.
I like the Pooltec for bass, bassdrums,
floortoms, certain vocals, but also overheads,
mixgroups, etc. Very versatile.
I use the Cooltec on snaredrums a lot, horn sections,
percussion, etc.
The Mammoth works great for me on acoustic guitar,
female vocals, sometimes on the drum bus,
great for spicing up electronic percussion,
samples for that 'glossy' sound.
I don't use them as a general rule though,
sometimes a vocal can sound great with all 3
of them!
I don't think that there's 'the best' out of these 3;
you should listen carefully which design sounds
best to which source, according to YOUR ears.
I cannot stress that enough.
Happy hunting! :)
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby Tim Petherick » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:51 pm

If you work in 96k ,

Cooltec and Pooltec will be the better option.

If 44.1 go with Mammoth or DocFear
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby richie43 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:27 pm

In addition to all of the above info, which I agree with completely, I like to mix and match them for depth. For instance, I like to split most signals into left/right dual mono tracks. If I want a "Pultec" vibe, I will use some instances of Pooltec on one side, and similar but not identical instances of Cooltec on the other side. I think I came across this idea on another thread on this forum (sounds like something Mercado or Ngarjuna said....). It's brilliant. It really gives tracks a subtle but worthwhile deep vibe. I do the same thing with any of the libraries that are modeled after similar gear. It's like using 2 hardware units in the studio; no 2 are ever exactly the same.
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby lkey » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:51 pm

I like Mammoth on mastering...
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby audioanal » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:12 pm

I own Mamooth, 1073, A*I, 1081 and Doc Fearn.
Mamooth beats them all. To me is the best Eq I've heard ever.
You don't need more than this one
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby faun2500 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:32 pm

I agree the mammoth is great. But its not exactly surgical is it... I couldn't manage with only the mammoth myself. Maybe bundled with the MLEQ and I would be OK! :)
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby TranscendingMusic » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:14 pm

I don't quite understand how one variation of "color" can be definitively better than another out of context.
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Re: Cooltec vs. Pooltec vs. Mammoth vs. DocFear

Postby cactuseskimo » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:22 pm

TranscendingMusic wrote:I don't quite understand how one variation of "color" can be definitively better than another out of context.


Well, if 5 people say they like Mammoth better, and only 1 says they like Doc Fear, then there may indeed be a color that's generally more likable.
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