I am struggling with which to buy. i have read ad much as i can find about them and they both seem great. mammoth gets talked about more for mastering i am wondering how well it works on most sources in mixing. The doc fear seems great too but i am not sure if it would be too colored for mastering. I guess i am asking which would get more general use and if i would be really missing something one can do that the other dosen't.
Well, it completely depends on what you want to do. D.W. Fearn VT-4(Doc Fear) sounds super tube-y and vintage. Massive Passive (Mammoth) sounds more modern and is used by several professionals. I personally like the VT-4 on stuff like strings and vocals. They are both VERY colorful, and the VT-4 sounds kinda "old".
I'd go with the Massive Passive since it fits modern production better and is more versatile. It's also known for it's ability to make huge boosts without sounding harsh. Good stuff.
Oh yeah, they're both pretty old releases and only available in 44.1k which is a no-go for a lot of people (fortunately some of the combo programs for Mammoth are 96k, like the "Smile 3 which i usually use).
Some one over at gearslutz mentioned the ELC stereo eq by Tim P and that he perfered it over both of the other two. i am going to spend time demoing that today to see how i like it. with out demos of the other two i won't know how they compare.
I understand that they are different. the only reason i am not buying a whole lot of everything is because i don't make money from recording so i try not to go too crazy spending on it (i have failed for what it's worth) As far as the them being old releases goes. I think it gives people more time to get past the hype. These both seem to be two of the most respected eqs in all of nebula.
Almost for got thanks for reply! I am leaning strongly towards the mammoth still so i won't ask you to go out of your way with a demo thanks a lot for the offer it is also likely i will be buying your fate comp. as well