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Mic Pre Shootout: AMS 1073spx - BAE 1073mpf - Chandler TG2 - Prism Orpheus
Old 23rd June 2019
  #1
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Mic Pre Shootout: AMS 1073spx - BAE 1073mpf - Chandler TG2 - Prism Orpheus

In the spirit of giving back to the community, here's a little shootout I did recently...

The contenders:

- AMS 1073spx
- BAE 1073mpf
- Chandler TG2
- Prism Orpheus

Everything was split 4 ways through a passive split with the same cable lengths to ensure the same take. Everything mono, dry, no eq.

Drums are loops reamped through the pre's.
Bass is a Reddi through the pre's with or without a distortion pedal.
Guitars a Lazy J 20 with an Extinct Audio BM9 ribbon
Acoustics and Vocals with a Pearlman TM1

I did my best to level match the pre's. The volume may differ from one set to the other though. Feel free to fine tune in your DAW! "A" is always the same preamp etc.

Results in a couple of days?

Enjoy!
Attached Files

Drums1_A.wav (3.07 MB, 715 views)

Drums1_B.wav (3.07 MB, 693 views)

Drums1_C.wav (3.07 MB, 676 views)

Drums1_D.wav (3.07 MB, 635 views)

Drums2_A.wav (3.73 MB, 621 views)

Drums2_B.wav (3.73 MB, 611 views)

Drums2_C.wav (3.73 MB, 577 views)

Drums2_D.wav (3.73 MB, 527 views)

Bass1_A.wav (3.70 MB, 574 views)

Bass1_B.wav (3.70 MB, 540 views)

Bass1_C.wav (3.70 MB, 528 views)

Bass1_D.wav (3.70 MB, 514 views)

Bass2_A.wav (6.21 MB, 503 views)

Bass2_B.wav (6.21 MB, 482 views)

Bass2_C.wav (6.21 MB, 491 views)

Bass2_D.wav (6.21 MB, 475 views)

Bass3_A.wav (3.11 MB, 505 views)

Bass3_B.wav (3.11 MB, 496 views)

Bass3_C.wav (3.11 MB, 486 views)

Bass3_D.wav (3.11 MB, 491 views)

Guitar1_A.wav (2.61 MB, 554 views)

Guitar1_B.wav (2.61 MB, 502 views)

Guitar1_C.wav (2.61 MB, 521 views)

Guitar1_D.wav (2.61 MB, 524 views)

Guitar2_A.wav (4.29 MB, 468 views)

Guitar2_B.wav (4.29 MB, 458 views)

Guitar2_C.wav (4.29 MB, 473 views)

Guitar2_D.wav (4.29 MB, 471 views)

Guitar3_A.wav (4.29 MB, 447 views)

Guitar3_B.wav (4.29 MB, 455 views)

Guitar3_C.wav (4.29 MB, 466 views)

Guitar3_D.wav (4.29 MB, 456 views)

Acoustic1_A.wav (4.29 MB, 522 views)

Acoustic1_B.wav (4.29 MB, 502 views)

Acoustic1_C.wav (4.29 MB, 502 views)

Acoustic1_D.wav (4.29 MB, 490 views)

Vocal1_A.wav (6.13 MB, 675 views)

Vocal1_B.wav (6.13 MB, 573 views)

Vocal1_C.wav (6.13 MB, 594 views)

Vocal1_D.wav (6.13 MB, 536 views)

File Type: txt Results.txt (38 Bytes, 66 views)

Last edited by nicolasmasset; 29th June 2019 at 04:21 PM..
Old 23rd June 2019
  #2
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The A samples are always the same preamp? Or you shuffle the letters for each instrument?
Old 23rd June 2019
  #3
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Originally Posted by SameOh View Post
The A samples are always the same preamp? Or you shuffle the letters for each instrument?
A is always the same preamp etc.
Old 23rd June 2019
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I'm not in the studio, so listened through my DT770. I think A and D have similar colour, I would say they are the Neves. C is clearly the cleaner to me, so maybe the Prism. And B is a bit different, so the TG2.

Nice recording, btw.

Can you PM me the answers? Thanks.
Old 24th June 2019
  #5
Whew, not even going to guess on this one and all versions sound killer. I think b is smoothest in vocals. I bounce between b and c on bass, and b is probably my favorite on acoustic. What’s the acoustic chain btw? I could see all being great useable

Thanks for sharing!
Old 24th June 2019
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Thank for this,

I would use B on vocals (doesn't have an unpleasant "background noise" like A), and prefer C on acoustic.

Can you PM the answers please?.

Daniel.
Old 24th June 2019
  #7
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Originally Posted by Danielbest1 View Post
Thank for this,

I would use B on vocals (doesn't have an unpleasant "background noise" like A), and prefer C on acoustic.

Can you PM the answers please?.

Daniel.
I'd love to see those answers too btw! I'm ready buy!
Old 24th June 2019
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Pm’d you the results...
Old 24th June 2019
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Originally Posted by nicolasmasset View Post
Pm’d you the results...
Thank you!
Old 29th June 2019
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Quote:
Originally Posted by richie0801 View Post
Whew, not even going to guess on this one and all versions sound killer. I think b is smoothest in vocals. I bounce between b and c on bass, and b is probably my favorite on acoustic. What’s the acoustic chain btw? I could see all being great useable

Thanks for sharing!
J45 mic'd with a pearlman tm1 into the pre's into the prism.
Old 29th June 2019
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Results have been attached!
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