Originally Posted by elambo
U87. It's a standard in many studios but I've tried them a few times and could never learn to like its sound. No thanks...
And Focusrite Red from the mid-90s. Uninteresting to me. Keep it...
AKG 414. I used to like them and used them every day but using one now is very unsatisfying.
I think the RED 1 Mic Pre is the best I've heard for BD, SN and OH - ever.
I agree, you can keep the rest of them Reds...
OK, other gear I find overrated:
1) Avalon 737 (to puffy, the only pce of tube gear I've heard, that makes the sound smaller).
2) Crane Trakker (I cant say its musical)
3) Neve 8801 (puffy, too creamy)
4) AKG C12 VR (they should be officially forbidden, to use that C12 logo - mind you, its a great mike for very soft or very loud signals, if C12 is the characteristics you want - OK wouldnt mind havin 2 of them bastards after all ;-)
5) Universal Audio 2-1176
No where half like the 1176, whatever they say or put in.
Difference is staggering.