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Forssell SMP-2 vs Gordon Model 5
Old 26th November 2017 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Years back, I borrowed a friend's original SMP-2 for my amateur home solo recordings on my Steinway D.

The Forssell and the Fearn VT2 had the most open, sweet and musical sound out of the many pres I tried.

I lost the desire to record at home - these days I prefer to leave that to the Pro engineers , my time is better spent practicing and writing - but "that" sound is itched in my mind.
Old 2nd January 2018 | Show parent
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2 Reviews written
🎧 5 years
Originally Posted by ISedlacek ➡️
As a practical result, SMP-2b has yet a bit more sophisticated sound than SMP-2a in most aspects, I tested it in detail. Life is an evolution Except vocals, I don't use any other preamp than SMP-2 on everything. Simply amazing.
What's your vocal choice(s) preamp nowadays?
Old 19th November 2020
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1 Review written
🎧 15 years
If you are interested, I have just posted some sound examples of the new Acousence mic pre vs. Pueblo and NPNG here: Gordon vs. Pueblo (vs. Forssell, Pendulum, NPNG, Audio Upgrades...).

I have also compared the Gordon with NPNG and Pueblo, and maybe others. You can find many samples of mic pre comparisons in my big mic pre comparison thread: Gordon vs. Pueblo (vs. Forssell, Pendulum, NPNG, Audio Upgrades...).

I will soon compare the Fearn and some other new mic pres I've bought to Acousence, Pueblo etc., and post the results in the mic pre thread mentioned above.
Old 22 hours ago
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If you want a Forssell preamp, you need to act now:

Old 18 hours ago | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Fred Forssell is the greatest!!!

Originally Posted by dfghdhr ➡️
If you want a Forssell preamp, you need to act now:

Old 9 hours ago | Show parent
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1 Review written
🎧 15 years
We still have few last amazing SMP-2 preamps available ... (MADA-2 maybe too if ordered ASAP). If interested , please let me know ... I don't use anything else in my studio ...
Old 5 hours ago
Gear Nut
I bought one from Ivo. Rack format. It's one of the best pre-amp ever made. It's quite "uncoloured" machine.
But It's have guts and mojo too! Super if you record piano, vocal, acoustic, anything, and want to start more processing( if needed), from pure table
Forssell is audio history.
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