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Tracking Channel: Portico 5017 vs. WA 12 + WA 76 Channel Strips
Old 31st January 2018
  #1
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Tracking Channel: Portico 5017 vs. WA 12 + WA 76

I want to get into the higher grade for basic all purpose tracking. Vocals, instruments etc. Trying to get in around $1000.00 for one channel. So far looking at the Warm Audio 12 pre and 76 compressor and the Portico 5017. Anyone know both? Any other contenders around that price point? FMR Audio?
Old 2nd February 2018
  #2
I'm sure that 5017 is pretty cool
You might want to look into BAE's new UK Sound 1173 as well.

I have never tried the warm gear, but it does not seem to get unanimous love in the high-end forum.

My personal path was from a stock 002 to a BLA signature modded 002r to a BLA Auteur mic pre to a BAE 1073mpf. It was not until I got the BAE that I started to appreciate the importance of good quiet gain.

I love tracking into a fast compressor followed by a slower compressor, and I totally understand you wanting a combo box.

I highly recommend chandler gear as well based on my experience, but at your price point you cannot afford both a mic pre and a comp. Heck, maybe one of their 500 units.. if you can find a deal on an api 600b or something.. then you can pick up a dbx 560a as well for cheap while you save and keep your eye out for deals.
good luck.
Old 5th February 2018
  #3
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Originally Posted by themiracle View Post
I'm sure that 5017 is pretty cool
You might want to look into BAE's new UK Sound 1173 as well.

I have never tried the warm gear, but it does not seem to get unanimous love in the high-end forum.

My personal path was from a stock 002 to a BLA signature modded 002r to a BLA Auteur mic pre to a BAE 1073mpf. It was not until I got the BAE that I started to appreciate the importance of good quiet gain.

I love tracking into a fast compressor followed by a slower compressor, and I totally understand you wanting a combo box.

I highly recommend chandler gear as well based on my experience, but at your price point you cannot afford both a mic pre and a comp. Heck, maybe one of their 500 units.. if you can find a deal on an api 600b or something.. then you can pick up a dbx 560a as well for cheap while you save and keep your eye out for deals.
good luck.
Oh wow. Hadn't heard about the UK Sound. Looks like it just came out. If it is what it claims to be then that might be a no brainer.
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