Originally Posted by Reptil
yeah nice selection, lots of bases covered.
now for vocals?
grainy crunch ADR
slick shiny focusrite
touch of invisible Aphex
who wants grainy vocals ?
who wants dark or blur vocals ?
[top] personal taste
i like: more real 3d vocals than reality, larger than life, glowing life crystal clear + gold warmth trasnparency
lots of people/djs in 3rd world countrys have
or an m-audio/emu/mbox/digi001/2 mic-pre + plugs
or a yamaha promix01/01v/01v96/ds2416/03d/02r
or roland vs or behringer digital console
or a sound-blaster + dmp3 or samson or behringer
some djs have a focusrite platinum or a dbx platinum 5xx or an ART Vactrol
or presonus acp80/88, eureka, bluetube, bellari, dbx, alesis 3630 also, drawmer 1968, avalon, manley
i was a hardware hard-way
personally im quite happy with my 2x tfprousa.com(TM) "red" included in my emu 1820m + Lynx AES16
to line-in, up to 16k or so, way better than 001/art mp/002r
my ex-BlueTubes were clean up to 50% gain, sounded similar to john hardy m-1, but dont overloads nice
i had a few rsp 360 with hush & rocktron 360 with hush comp/limiter that had a verry bold warm sound but... dark, highs a bit blur & automatic A-R but.. with a nice peak-limiter "eraser" stronger than dbx PeakStop
dont like dbx 266xl comp/limitr sound "harmonics" but love the 266xl gate
i also like the noisy ART Vactrol similar to ART TubeMP
people say m-audio tampa compressor are the bomb, but never heard one so far
if im gonna record a worldclass vocal/ac.guitar ?
mic+cable+mic-pre+AD+wordclock somewhat is
adk mics or mxl vXX
vovox mic cable
focusrite liquid 4pre/channel
savillero Halios console mic-pre replica
or the real console
Roland vs2480 / mmp-2 + Lynx AES16 SynchroLock(TM)
john hardy m-1 + aurora8 or mytek or lavry or ua2192
millenia hv-3 + aurora8 or mytek or lavry or ua2192
Urs channel strip Pro
havent heard sonnox, euphonix
i miss the 2x symetrix 421, similar to aphex 320a, was so kool with synths
had that invisible magic, but a bit noisy
thers: Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.2 Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.3 Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.4 Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.5 Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.6 Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.7 Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.8 Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.9 Liquid Channel Replica Shootout Pt.10
precision8 vs. vs2480 Mic Preamp Shootout
mic cable test: Vovox Mic Cable vs Standard Mic Cable spoken-word test (WAV's posted) - you decide!
hardware compressors are another world/dimention to explore