I'm pretty much narrowed down my next purchase to one of these two....
And I am a little torn...let me start by saying I REALLY want a tube amp, although, probably for nothing more than folklore....I do like the smell of a tube tho.
I use pretty much samples (heavily) and virtual instruments exclusively, but am looking for a nice piece for instruments as well in the event tracking becomes necessary.
But in the interim, I will be using this solely for running my samples (especially my drums) and vsti's from my interfaces outs and back in to my DAW....this will be my pre for vocals too... so I want either because they function as a line and a mic pre.
I want a darker sounding pre...and from what I read/hear, the 610's the way to go.
Here's my one hangup though with the 610 I have....otherwise it would be a shoe-in.
The lack of metering.
I am concerned with the lack of the 610's input and output meters. It will be the only piece in my "analog chain" so I don't know how much of a problem this presents.
Plus the 610's about $200 cheaper