Originally Posted by TonyBelmont
I can think of worse things to do, but I typically would use a compressor or EQ and overdrive that as opposed to another preamp. But, it seems like people are so preamp crazy, they don't even buy analog EQ's or compressors... so....
Haha. Tony, its funny you mention that. I'm building a setup but I don't have all the pieces yet, so my order of importance is mics pres conversion then extra stuff like eq's and compressors.
Actually I've found for the projects i'm working on lately very little eq or compression is best, even on drums. Just a few things software can do well, like higher ratio higher threshold to leave the majority intact but catch stray loud notes here and there.
Of course, mastering takes the piss out of the transients anyways, so no need to worry about those getting anywhere.