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Studio Projects VTB-1 mic pre
Old 8th August 2002
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Studio Projects VTB-1 mic pre

Hope you guys don't mind a post about a mic pre that costs under $200.
Maybe it could be partly (or wholly) my relative lack of experience
however with that disclaimer...

This thing sounds great to me!
It can be run totally solid state, it also has a separate "tube blend"
feature. Even if you aren't enamored with the tube starved sort of
thing, keep in mind that it can be run solid state independently.
Wouldn't be surprised if the more experienced members here compare
it favorably to the 'big name" pre's, and I would be very interested in any
feedback after you try it.

Not an employee, or family member here BTW, just thought fellow
gearslutz might want to check this thing out.
The website is www.studioprojectsusa.com

Thanks
Chris
Old 13th August 2002
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Hey Chess,

If you want to get two sounds at once which can be very cool for a Bass guitar for example. Take the feed out from the XLR or 1/4" outputs. Crank the blend up so you get a good distorted sound, or a sound with a lot of warmth and air.

Then, tie the tip and ring together and take a totally clean output that is before the tube blend. Then mix them together...
Old 13th August 2002
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Thanks for the idea Alan.

I'm finally starting to understand your "sheen" comment in using the
tube blend by further experimentation the last couple of nights.
In addition to fattening up the sound, a modest amount of it seemed to
enhance 10KHz+ in my voice.

Chris
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