Originally Posted by matskull
A couple weeks ago I ordered a PCB-6A and an Art Pro VLA II and I just got them.
I tried the VLA tonight.
When I first powered it on I realized that the VU in/out switch on the right channel isn't lighting when I press it, it sucks, at least it doesn't affect the sound but it wasn't a good first impression.
Then I put it on the whole drum bus, for that recording it didn't work very well cause the drum was allready compressed when I tracked them, the toms were not though so I tried it on them.
It took some time to dial but I finally got a pretty cool sound, I liked that.
Tried it on bass, it did a good job, wasn't day and night though.
It kindda suck cause I've been waiting for this comp for so long and now that I have it I'm not sure if I like it or not.
I don't really want to send it for repair, I'd have to wait again and I'm tired to waste my time with those warranties.
I might return it and exchange it, does anybody know what would be a better replacement for about the same price?
Something that would sound good and that wouldn't be broken when it's brand new in the box?
I know it sounds harsh, but I really learned it's the rule one must obey:
BUY ONLY WHAT YOU REALLY WANT.
IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT, WAIT UNTIL YOU CAN.
I'd never buy any cheap crap again, only because it's got "tube" written on it and costs <$750.
I once had PreSonus Digimax and Focusrite VoicePro. Never again.
Whatever I'd run through it only seemed to be OK, because I was a newbie accustomed to my own gear.
But when after two years I've listened to these recordings I was totally irritated and disappointed.
Vocals sounded on the wrong side of flat and lifeless, drums were dull, basses thin and muddy.
Never cheap stuff again.
I sold it all and waited.
Now I have Millennia Media HV-3D, Manley VoxBox, API A2D, Chandler Germanium, Focusrite ISA220, etc, etc, and it's heaven and earth