4-channel Mic and Instrument Preamp with 65dB Gain Range and Front-panel hi-Z Inputs
Many of us have been down that road, thinking "how hard, really can it be?" You list a bunch of gear, almost all of which we also have in our studio. But you have obviously decided that you'd rather sum digitally, rather than using analog gear. Which means you are not chasing the "API...
I have both API 3124 and Warm 412 and the Warm is better to my ears. I also have 1608 desk with the 312... I just dislike the rack mout unit since it has so many shortcomings. I do not have the Daking so can't directly compare but the word is good on it...
This was my second High End standalone preamp set. I wanted more versatility form my Soundcraft ghost and Aurora GTQC.
These preamps blew me away.
First, a foolproof solid 1U design that is very intuitive and accessible.
Second, the sound:
The preamp is clean, has a lot of headroom but the...
4 mic pre's
LED meter on each channel
it's a go-to for percussive instruments and loud guitar cabs. DI great on gtr and bass.
No bulky external power supply (points). I think they could price it around $2200 instead of $2500. ...
API's 3124 based on the classic API 312 mic pre and is famous for the 2520 opamps it that makes up for alot of the tone of the API 3124.
The 3124 means just that four 312 mic pre's and all have HI-Z 1/4 inch inputs for line sources.
The 312 pre reacted well with all of my mics ,
the LDC where...
For anyone wanting serious attack, punch, and complimentary coloration for their drums, the API 3124+ delivers. I use Audix D1's, D2's, D4's, and D6's, along with SM57's, AT4040's, and AKG535's on my kit. The API makes everything sound bigger and better. In the right room, I have achieved excellent...