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Old 11th September 2007
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That only the begining. You need to not only listen to how it sits in a final mix, but use different mics and mic positions and try it on multiple instruments. It takes a lot of use to have a truly informed opinion on a piece of gear.

I couldn't have said it better myself. My feeling towards any piece of gear (mic, pre, compressor, room, musical instrument, etc...) changes and evolves the more I work with it. I won't even state an initial opinion about gear if I haven't worked with it for a whole session.

As for measurements vs. listening, I think listening is essential for almost all gear, with the major exception being digital converters. I want digital conversion as clean and transparent as the testing equipment indicates it can be. I don't want subjectivity with digital conversion.

One more note about measurements, it is a good tool if your goal is a ultra-clean and transparent mic pre. Tests and measurements are essential in this case.

However, with compressors, etc, tests can't tell you anything about how the dynamics will affect your transients/sustain, etc. And colored mic-pres will almost always fail the distortion tests, but thats the point.... It's like measuring a Marshall full-stack for distortion. yup, its there...
Old 11th September 2007
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No, yes.
Thanks for clarifying. You understand everything, and yes, don't have a sense of aesthetic.
Old 12th September 2007
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quite revealing....
Old 12th September 2007
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Yeah, anyone can know what's better by reading here.

Or you should just know how much better is better.

A/B tests are a starting point. I almost always feel differently about gear after living with it a while. Also, they are extremely aplication specific. There's so much gear that doesn't work for a particular sound source, and is magic on others.
im glad your not on the crap taste good website you would just take their words for it.....fuuck
Old 12th September 2007
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im glad your not on the crap taste good website you would just take their words for it.....fuuck
ok, you guys have lost me. dailiman, does that quote not read as sarcastic? that's the reason for the .

ssaudio, your two word posts don't seem to add to the conversation, but I guess it's fun for you so...
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