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Swapping api channel for tg channel - change my mind
Old 19th November 2018
Swapping api channel for tg channel - change my mind

Hi there,
I've got a 500 series api channel (512v, 527, 550b) which I enjoy, but I'm seriously considering swapping out the 512v and the 550b for the chandler TG-2 500 and TG12345 mkIV EQ modules.

It's not that I'm unhappy with the api modules, it's just that I focus primarily on recording vocals, and when I demo'd the TG Cassette, I really liked flexibility of the TG-2's fine gain control and the smooth buttery sound of the EQ.

I'd keep both if money and rackspace were no concern, but since that's not the case I feel I'm on the cusp of making this call.


Old 20th November 2018
I've had similar versions of both for 15 or so years....api 3124....550b.....TG 2 mic pre....I've never used a chandler eq...

I usually choose the TG on vocals if it's a u87/u47 style mic...API if it's a dynamic (sm7) You can do a lot with the gain knob on the tg 2...

I like the api better on pretty much everything else...even guitars...I've never wanted to get rid of either. I like having both.
Old 20th November 2018
Go for it! Love that TG cassette! Such a sweet box of goodness.
Old 22nd November 2018
thanks you guys!! Really appreciate the participation!

I do love my api channel, but it rarely ends up being my first choice on vocals, which is what I'm tracking 80% of the time.

..that said, my first choice would be to keep it all and add a TG Microphone Cassette... or at least the TG2 and Curvebender 500
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