Originally Posted by themaidsroom
soupking, what are you up to ?
are you going to get a tube mixer ?
if you are curious about tube-pres, my friend curt emery at emery sound
makes amazing guitar amps for years, and last year he sent me his tube-pre
and it is amazing - the best tube mic-pre i have heard - the most amazing
tube d.i. - you can actually play guitar direct and have mojo......bass
Well, it's actually kind of an odd scenario.
1) Yeah, I've been into tube amps lately. Especially cheap small ones. I just got a Bogen Challenger (with Guitar mod) and a Bell Sound Pacemaker off eBay for a combined...like $500.
2) As for the tube mixing scenario I'm recording all my work to a TASCAM 48 then dumping down to my new JH-110. I already have a Pultec MH-4, but I'm interested in getting an Ampex or maybe and Altec. Both are at least 4-to-1 so I can take the two tube mixers and sum all 8 channels into a master. Pretty strange huh? I think it'd turn out kind of interesting though.
I have a Midas that I'd be putting in front of that to EQ on mixdown though.
Thing is, I need another tube mixer. I've seen them sell on eBay for as low as $800, but I just haven't gotten up the steam. I got my Pultec off CL for $550.
I have a friend who's possibly interested in getting a DI, I'll let him know about Emery Sound. He's looking to build a mic pre though so I referred him to Orphan Audio's DIY.