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Modern Pop Vocals, Aurora preamp vs Portico preamp
Old 8th February 2019
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Modern Pop Vocals, Aurora preamp vs Portico preamp

Gonna order an Aurora preamp tomorrow since they have a new single channel one out now.

For those who have used both Aurora pres and Portico pres, how would you compare the two, specifically when it comes to modern pop vocals?

Old 8th February 2019
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Hey Krush,
Despite the results, which might be taste related, the portico is an IC based preamp, the aurora is a discrete classA transistor based design (aka classic british style or Neve-style for the less techs).

Between the two I'd get the Aurora.

But despite my blabbering you should find a dealer that has both and test them in your place with your mics and your ears. Keep the one you like the most.

Old 8th February 2019
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Haven’t used the portico, but the Aurora stuff is awesome! I have the GTQC and for some applications actually prefer it to my Neve - 1176 - CL1B chain!
We mainly do Pop here as well.
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