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Question regarding mic pre's for drums
Old 5th July 2005
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Question regarding mic pre's for drums

I need 8 channels of pre's, I currently have 4 channels of ssl pre's. I'm considering another ssl -but thats expensive considering I should be able to purchase 8 channels of a different brand for the same price or less (maybe shadow hills, ua 8110?).

I wondering if its common to mix up preamp models for recording drums: i.e. use 4 channels of ssl and 4 channels of say an api? or should I stick with the same model pre for all 8 channels? -if I can get away with just 4 more preamps that would be good -but not ssl because thats another 4K.
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Take a look at the Daking or API offerings. Both are great for drums and will be much less than $4K. Mixing and matching pre's for drums is fine, people do it all the time. Use the API/Daking on spot mics and the SSL for OH's and Room or vice versa. I usually use the same mic pre for drums but than again I'm usually only using 3 mics.
Sean
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I would sell your SSL's and get 8 API's.
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If you want some different sounding options from API in the same form factor.
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API 312M+ rules for drums
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I would say the best overall pre for drums would be the 1081. There are certain pres that are better of different parts of the kit, but 1081's always sound good.
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Originally Posted by cc1
I wondering if its common to mix up preamp models for recording drums: i.e. use 4 channels of ssl and 4 channels of say an api? or should I stick with the same model pre for all 8 channels? -if I can get away with just 4 more preamps that would be good -but not ssl because thats another 4K.
I think people are keen to collect up a variety of mic pre's over time, so it is getting more and more common...

What SSL pre's do you have?

I tried the X Series pre's on a session and really liked em
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Take a look at Shadow Hills 8 channel mic pre.
You can get three different flavors on each pre!

Only $3500!

Very sexy looking to.

Aaron
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Originally Posted by Jules
I think people are keen to collect up a variety of mic pre's over time, so it is getting more and more common...

What SSL pre's do you have?

I tried the X Series pre's on a session and really liked em
XLogic SuperAnalogue Mic Amp
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Those are Schweeeet!
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Those are Schweeeet!
then why does produceher say "I would sell your SSL's and get 8 API's" ?
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