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API 7600 vs. GTQC Channel Strips
Old 10th September 2007
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API 7600 vs. GTQC

I am open to any suggestions guys, looking for a channel strip for solely RNB vocals, i am in the final decision stages at this point and any last recommendations are well appreciated before i go for one of these units.

Budget is approx. $2500 in this case.

Please include reason as to why you would recommend one over the other specifically for rnb applications in this case.

Update: At this point i am leaning towards the gtqc, based on the posts i have seen from searches on the forums to date. Once again any additional feedback/info is most appreciated in the final moments on this decision: the api seems like it has a $500 pre onboard and just doesnt seemingly make sense to me, vs the gtqc which is seemingly more on the neve side of things and realistically i need the focus to be on the best preamp and tracking compressor as the main eq'ing will be done itb.
Old 10th September 2007
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1 bump for the 26 views and no comments.
Old 10th September 2007
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Old 10th September 2007
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Zarathustra's Avatar

Haven't heard the Aurora, but the dual compressor circuits look nice.

I love the 7600's, and own 2 right now. Big, bold, and beautiful..

There's one on eBay right now, currently at $2100....
Old 3rd May 2009
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Yeah! I want to know too!

Nobody own both? nobody compared them?

Which one have more mojo and presence for modern Pop Rock/ Rock Vocals??
Old 3rd May 2009
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FadersmakmeHappy's Avatar

Both will serve your requirements. You are just going to have to listen to each one and make a choice

To my ears the Aurora is more of a Neve vibe and the API, is well, classic API.

I have used both strips and they are stellar. I probably would go with the Aurora, but I prefer darker Neve tones most of the time. Its really a personal choice at that level. A number of vendor will let you try both and ship back the unit that you like the least.

Get both!
Old 12th May 2009
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Which Vendors can let u try both?

Any more comments?
Old 12th May 2009
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myrtlemusic's Avatar

Aurora GTQ2 +1

Plus one for the Aurora! Especially, for R+B vocals. It's gives all of the Neve vibe, but not so dark. Not to mention, Geoff is the best!
Old 12th May 2009
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Peter Stengaard's Avatar

- depends on your mic too..I've cut a lot of superstar R&B singers with either a manley cardio or brauner KHE into a 6176 with excellent results...but I recently upgraded my path to a bock 507-neve1084-retro 176...that's a big step up on all levels...but both setups get the job done professionally...
Old 12th May 2009
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Originally Posted by myrtlemusic View Post
Plus one for the Aurora! Especially, for R+B vocals. It's gives all of the Neve vibe, but not so dark. Not to mention, Geoff is the best!

I also really like the API, and love the EQ on the 7600... But, for vocals the GTQC would be the choice.
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