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Old 20th May 2006
  #61
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a laptop guess ...

api
ltd
TG2
germ






i like 1 (brighter), 3 (meaty) and 4 (aggressive). 2 is a little generic, it's okay.
Old 20th May 2006
  #62
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MREVOL
Well blended with the 121 it was just too much low end

Did you listen to the track
Whadya think

right on..I haven't used it with a 121..but man the thick does justice to the dynamics I have used it with/
Old 20th May 2006
  #63
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Hey Dude,

My Royer R122 > Portico 5012 will...

blow your Germanium/57 + LTD/121 away!

Try for yourself Mr. Evil







As far as the MP3's here the order of good to bad is obvious even when hearing within a mix.

2
3
4
1
Old 20th May 2006
  #64
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Quote:
Originally Posted by echo unit
Hey Dude,

My Royer R122 > Portico 5012 will...

blow your Germanium/57 + LTD/121 away!

Try for yourself Mr. Evil







As far as the MP3's here the order of good to bad is obvious even when hearing within a mix.

2
3
4
1

yeah righT...SURE IT WILL
Old 20th May 2006
  #65
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hahaha, yeah well my heil sound PR30 into my Germ or TG channel, or LTD1, WILL blow away your 122 (on heavy electric guitars anyways)
Old 27th May 2006
  #66
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Like I said before, I also did a preamp comparison a few weeks ago.
It's almost the same setup Les paul, Rectifier, Recto Cab, SM57

I compared my API preamps to the ADT Toolkit preamp.
I just wanted to post these files, because I still hardly believe that the differences in tone are that huge between the preamps. Of course you also clearly hear a difference in my files, but not as huge!

Here they are:

http://kohlekeller.de/KOHLEKELLERAUD...itChannel3.wav
http://kohlekeller.de/KOHLEKELLERAUD...itchannel1.wav

Have fun!
Old 27th May 2006
  #67
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rwhitney
Is there anything the Germanium wouldn't be good to use on? Or significantly inferior in a particular application to some other pre? (This is a crazy question, I know.)
Sure--I really dislike the sound of the Germs on acoustic guitar. It gets really mushy.

I find the Germs are good for "thick" or "smooth" but I'll reach for something else if I want present and punchy (TG-2 for instance). To my ears, the Germs round off or saturate transients in a way that doesn't flatter some applications (clean, bright electric guitar for example).

That said, I just did a horn session today and used the Germs with Gefell UM70 (sax, trumpet)--really nice. I find that I can use condenser mics on horns with the Germs, and for some contexts, it works better than ribbons (especially for woodwinds or flutes). The Germs lend a velvety top end to condensers, which is what I like about ribbons on horns, but have more detail, which is what I like about condensers--best of both worlds.
Old 27th May 2006
  #68
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rwhitney
Anyone have a technical explanation (guess) for why the Germanium sounds better than other preamps for recording guitar?
yellow knobs.
Old 27th May 2006
  #69
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raal
yellow knobs.
yep, and the funny meter behaviour too...
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