T8S Reverb doesnt sound as good as on T1 at all
Since i really love my T1 mixer and I really needed more channels, I "uppgraded" to T8S, and have now tested it booth live and compared it side by side to the T1.
Here are my thoughts and questions:
The sound without effects is very close, but I do feel that I can hear some small differences in the preamps. Little more defined in the highs and lows compared to the T1. But they do sound very similar.
I tried to copy all the settings from my T1 that always sounded great in every situations. But got a little bit confused when it came to the Reverb, I couldn´t event get close to the reverb sounds on the T1. That was something we really noticed at the gig a couple days ago. It sounded not at all like it used to. Totally dry.
I read yesterday that there was some firmware updates, and some of them was about the reverb. So I A/B tested my T8S and T1 before I did the update to 10.0.10. And A/B tested them afterwards, and they do still sound totally different.
In my T1 I have a medium reverb set to 1.70s Bal:50%. And the channel mix 40% and bright 50%. And that works great with a Shure Beta58.
If I try to set the same on the T8S (the difference is that the time i set to % instead of s. But the 1.70s is about 50% so I set the percentage to 50% to start with.) And I cant´t here no reverb at all. No differens in sound if I mute the reverb or unmute it.
If I increase the percentage to nearly full, and the bright to 100% there is reverb but its still darker and "muffled" kind of in the background and not close to the sound. And sounds sort of metallic (like it does when you overdoing the settings on the reberb) It doesnt sound good at all, unuseful to me, unfortently.
I was hoping that the T8S should have the same or a little better reverb than the T1, wich have a good reverb, but not as good as my RCF M18-mixer. But the T8S reverb is really a couple steps down from the T1.
Or have I missed anything? Any settings, or other upgrades beside the firmware 10.0.10?
I was planning to sell my T1 and RCF M18, and replace them with the T8S, but at the moment thats impossible because of the reverb actually.
I would really like to get some comments on this thread.