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Preamps: Onyx vs. Mpa Synchronisers/Clock Generators
Old 28th July 2010
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Preamps: Onyx vs. Mpa

I've done some tests with my preamps:
  • Mackie Onyx 800r
  • Art Mpa
The files are here (and below)

Vocal and guitar, wav and mp3

The recordings:
- A matched pair of Røde NT-5 SD mics, 3cm/1inch apart.
- I had to use different converters. Onboard conv. for the onyx, and Rme Hdsp 9632 for the Mpa. But I guess the difference is not a big deal.
- Gain matched within 1db
- All takes normalized.

Mpa: Plate High, Gain +20db

Se also: Onyx vs. vlz3

#2 - Test2:
I've done a second shootout, a little different method.
I borrowed a clip from Audio Technica, Female Voice At 4050.
Recorded my speaker with a C1 jj mod.
So chain is:
Female Voice AT4050 > Rme hdsp 9632 > Rokit5 > C1 jj mod > Onyx pre/AD
Female Voice AT4050 > Rme hdsp 9632 > Rokit5 > C1 jj mod > Mpa > Rme Hdsp 9632

Recording within 0.2db, all files normalized to -3.1db peak.

Files in /Test2/ (subdirectory)
Attached Files

guitar-10-mpa.mp3 (303.1 KB, 499 views)

guitar-10-mpa.wav (1.08 MB, 178 views)

guitar-11-onyx.mp3 (303.1 KB, 457 views)

guitar-11-onyx.wav (1.08 MB, 172 views)

vocal-03-mpa.mp3 (143.0 KB, 423 views)

vocal-03-mpa.wav (517.5 KB, 178 views)

vocal-04-onyx.mp3 (143.0 KB, 450 views)

vocal-04-onyx.wav (517.5 KB, 176 views)

Last edited by G-Sun; 11th February 2011 at 01:48 PM.. Reason: Second shootout
Old 28th July 2010
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Do you find the way I've matched levels usable?
Old 29th July 2010
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