Hey, this is my first post in this forum, been floating around for a while..
Anyway, I play in a reggae influenced band outta buffalo, NY. I've been doing the band's latest recordings in our home studio, (Mackie Board, MOTU A/D Converter, Soundcraft Compact 4, various mics, etc....)
I need to get some decent preamps come February. For the last month or so I have been sold on getting 4 n72s from Seventh Circle Audio (Assembly not an issue, electrical engineering background)..
But over the last couple weeks the Sebatron VMP-4000e has been catching my eye, as well as the Focusrite ISA 428.
I know alot of guys around here like the Sytek, so I might as well throw that one in the mix..
The sound I am going for could be described as LUSH, CREAMY, ORGANIC, yet AGGRESSIVE! err... I am not into the ultra clear modern sterile digital pop sound...
Ideally I would be recording to 1" tape, but that is not an option...
You can hear some poorly compressed examples of our music here: http://www.myspace.com/theops
The first two recordings were done in our home studio (they have some issues, I know, specifically in the bass region, but look past that) look at the style, listen to the singer, let me know.
This is one of my favorite bands in the world. I think they have some of the best sounding recordings out there (for this genre).. I want to move more towards this sound than the recordings we have... http://www.epitaph.com/artists/album/466/
Look on the left side of the page, there is a little player under the record cover art, song is called 86 The Mayo..
Any help or advice you guys could provide would be greatly appreciated!