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AT4047 > Germanium Pre

Hello,

I just ordered a AT4047 after all the good reviews I read in GS. I will be using it as my main mic for acoustic guitars and vocals, and will be going through a Germanium Pre. Will I need something more in the chain? Do you think they will match ok? too much colour perhaps¿?
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It's always nice to have a compressor, but honestly, you should try it out first and see if you like it. Those 4047's are amazing mics, and anything by Chandler is sweet. =)
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So you would definitely get a hardware compressor, right? I was thinking of using this chain into the software compressor in the DAW, but it´ll probably be better if I buy, say, a drawmer 1968, right?
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I know it doesn't help, but I use mine through an API 3124 and Purple MC77. Even if I don't need much compression, it really adds in depth and harmonics.
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I know it doesn't help, but I use mine through an API 3124 and Purple MC77. Even if I don't need much compression, it really adds in depth and harmonics.
Thanks, it does help! AT4047 into great preamp, with some compression adds depth and harmonics. I see hardware does the job better than software.
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I'm not really saying that adding a good compressor will add depth or harmonics. But API pre's and the 1176 sound just work so great together. I'm sure you'll find a similar killer combo with the Chandler.
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The 4047 is definitely a favorite of mine. I say try it straight into the pre for both sources (vox and aco gtr, right?) before you decide you need something else. If I remember right, I liked the 4047 through the pres in the Scully 280, which are germanium-type, though I think that was on ele gtr.

If you decide to add a compressor, the MC77 is amazing on vocals (among many other sources), and the FMR PBC-6A has proven handy on aco gtr.

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