Originally Posted by dhiltonlittle
geoff's is the aurora audio. excellent pre. and compressor. and eq!
Yes!!!! The GTQ2 (dual mic pre) was my introduction to the world of high end gear. It comes with a wonderful sounding (though somewhat limited) EQ. I had tried a Rupert Neve Portico (which has a high end price) for a while, but it was nowhere near as exciting as the GTQ2. I moved on to the the GTC2 -the 2 channel compressor, then the GTP8. GT also makes a channel strip - basically one channel of the GTQ2 plus one channel of the GTC2, and will soon be coming out with a 2 and an 8 channel EQ that will have the flexibility that the GTQ2's EQ lacks. I am sure it will sound incredible. Check out: Aurora Audio, Intl.
The guy who turned me on to Geoff's stuff (G.S. user name wallace) was playing in a band that opened for mine at one point a few years ago (obviously, before he moved to LA). His avatar is a picture of a small part of the faceplate of the GTQ2, and he recently posted about the experience of mixing the shows from the recent Smashing Pumpkins tour. Ask him what he thinks.
Geoff used to work for Neve a long time ago, but he isn't cloning Neve gear. I don't know what the Avedis sounds like, but, you can bet thousands of dolars on it: if Geoff Tanner made it, it will rock!