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API 3124 or Vintech 473
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API 3124 or Vintech 473

For tracking which would you choose? Why? API 3124 or Vintech 473

Last edited by jeremyhorn; 1 week ago at 10:21 PM..
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We have both at our studio.

Its the same old api is great on drums neve for anything else that doesn't need super fast midforward response.

Try both make up your own mind (y)

Good luck
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They are very different. I really like the Vintech on close mic'd drums. API on overheads and any close mic'd cymbals.
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For tracking which would you choose? Why? API 3124 or Vintech 473
Why are the API 3124 and Vintech 473 the only options you're debating?!

Personally I think there is a place for API preamps and vintage Neve flavour pres in any Studio, but I'm not a particular fan of the Vintech offerings in the latter category. So if those were the only two options, I'd lean towards the 3124. But GR, BA, AMS or RND would be candidates I'd have on my list if I were you. ; )
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I just bought a Vintech 473 for about $1500 with the power supply. I have UA 610's and RND Porticos. Am I going to like the Vintech? Getting an API 3124 next. I record country, pop, and rock.
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I just bought a Vintech 473 for about $1500 with the power supply. I have UA 610's and RND Porticos. Am I going to like the Vintech? Getting an API 3124 next. I record country, pop, and rock.
Personally, I'd be surprised if you like the Vintech 473 better than your RNDs in Silk mode. But that said, some folk swear by them, so it will be interesting to hear your take on it once you get them settled in and start to work with them.

The API will give you a noticeably different flavour from any of the others you have presently, so it should 'expand your palette', if that's what you're going for. ; )
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