Originally Posted by beyondat
I will admit that I was still on my Asr-x at that point but that doesn't explain the vocals sounding better. I may have still had my 4047 at that timer also, as opposed to my 4040 which I have now. whatever the case it's night and day.
So basically a very different setup. Different mic, different pre, different sampler, different method of tracking (running tracks through pre vs itb). With all these changes, the difference is 88.2? Do a track in 88.2 with your current rig and I bet you the difference woll still appear to be drastic. It sounds like you downgraded your whole setup possibly.
Your description sounds like what OTB people claim to hear over ITB. Im not pushing that agenda or going down that path.... but its just an observation. I secretly hope you are right and 88.2 is a magic fairy powder solution. My experience mames me ask why you didnt assign the difference to one of the many other variables between the two setups.
If you obseve OTB vs ITB claims even vox would be impacted because the mix itself comes together differently. Also 4047 is a more intimate sounding mic than the 4040. Which can loosely be considered closer sounding or more 3D. Tracking hardware via preamp? No need to go info that one. Most professionals dont find 88.2 to bring enough to the table givenkthe cost. If it was night and day for them, this wouldnt be the case. Night and day is usually worth it.
I go 88.2 at times because I can. Not because I claim it to be drastically better. Dont even know if i have tested for a difference honestly. Cant remember. Been so long. Then again, maybe your particular converters operate better at 88.2. I have heard of this type of claim based on the I implemented converter design. However. ...
This is the 2nd thread I have seen where your old setup seemed to beat new one. Just sayin...