(Please Help) API just came in.. Neve, GreatRiver, etc..?
I just got my first high end mic pres.
I am using Digi002 rack and had the Focusrite Octopre with ADAT.
I sold the Octopre and am using the 3124+ now going into Line inputs 5-8 in the back.
(P.S. Are Line inputs 5-8 the same as DI/Line inputs 1-4 with the front MicPre knob turned down?????)
Compared to the pres I have been used to (Focusrite, the onboard Digis).. the APIs are wider, louder sounding.. and THICKER... on electric guitars this is welcome.. On vocals with a U195 microphone it sounds a little too bass heavy. Do you guys hear the same?
I would like to ask your advice on upgrading me...
I want to move up and have asked others about getting that ONE vocal preamp which will make it happen. Is it a Neve, UA LA-610, Averill, Great River, or Chandler or etc??
Should a Distressor be an absolute staple for a young artists rack.. or other compressor?
Also thinking of getting the Apogee Rosetta800 or ditching ProTools and getting the Apogee Ensemble.
Sorry with so many questions... you guys are a great resource and have helped me move up from the Digi002/Focusrite world