Originally Posted by Demonslave
I am running from an akg C12VR into the power supply into the Vintech. So please help me out
and be kind.
I am envious, bro! I'm really curious about that mic. On the Vintech end though, to really appreciate it, do a couple takes. Go with one extreme, like Nathan said. Turn the input way down and the output up for clean, then the opposite for colored. Do an A/B and you'll be able to appreciate the options.
When I got mine, I did about 8 tracks of myself doing vocals. I had only owned one tube pre/limiter channel before that, so I did 4 tracks on each of the pre's at the most extreme settings and in between ones to get the characteristics of each burned into my brain.
Don't forget to play with the impedence button too. (even the polarity reversed has a unique sound when the input's cranked up.) After doing this you'll be able to make a better choice of how you wanna sound.
I would save playing with the EQ for last. After getting familiar with the pre, you will really like how the EQ takes the sound and shapes it so nicely. It's a real treat.