Originally Posted by Jazzpunk
If you had to pick a mic/pre EQ combo for DI tracking of Rhodes and analog synths with the specific intent of capturing a Herbie/Stevie/Les McCann vibe what would you pick?
I have read every API vs. Pacifica vs. BAE vs. Vintech vs. 'insert pre here'
I think you might find that alot of those killer rhodes sounds are acheved by micing up an amp... but i also think that any of the boutique gear you mentioned will do the job really well. This is a taste thing, so the only way to know is to try them... sorry
FWIW, i generally use API pres at home, and Neve 1066's or a custom tube pre/DI at work for my keys... also, last time i tracked a wurly, i used a custom tube DI into a pultec into an old LA2A then into a Neve 1066... i think you would have liked that sound!