| Originally posted by rme uk |
For me it's the other way round. The 1081 doesn't do anything for me on vocals.
The 1073 on the other hand is my micpre/eq of choice.
Its all dependent on the microphone,music style and singer.
For pop/r&b(what i track the most), the 1073 to my ears are always too colored(especially paired up with the older tube microphones).
My philosophy is to hear as much of the singer,mic and song as much as possible.
When i hear something getting in the way(be it the character of a preamp or compressor) it bugs me to no end.
Especially since later on down the line i will be have to EQ this character out.
I prefer to use the "1073" sound when mixing anyway as an effect.