26th October 2008
Lives for gear
mytek - to me this is just a really open natural sound. nothing to 'key in' on. that's why it's my all-purpose fave. pretty neutral.
lavry - listen to the tone of her voice - in particular her sibilance, which it brings out a bit. and for the lyrics 'when i move.. for a moment' - during those pushed notes there's definitely a complimentary 'smear/saturation' going on there that neither of the other two converters here provide. the overall tone is very different from either other one as well. eg. piano. almost subdued more mellow highs.
prism - listen to the highs, the air (if you have tinnitus, maybe nothing will register). again listen to her voice. to me it's all very shrill. strident as nomad put it, almost harsh. eg. 'when i move... you unclutch, .. with a ..' the high parts are just unpleasant - a bit cringe-worthy. very glassy. if you were recording rock with these that might be a mistake imo, at least from this sample. very real, but almost uncomfortable/unflattering.
at least, that's what i hear. it's definitely subtle, no doubt. and no offense to prism owners - they seem very accurate and hi res. and of course the pres, mics, eq's, comps were all no doubt set up to make the mytek sound best, so it's biased of course.
using words to describe sound is hard. everyone will use different ones. that's the best i can do.
also somewhat OT again, but anyone curious what a good vs stellar clock sound like: