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suggestions - preamps - down to 3 Channel Strips
Old 16th December 2010
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suggestions - preamps - down to 3

I am looking for input on my choice of preamp for my mixing/overdub studio. My main mic is a nuemann KLM 49, preamp is the focusrite octepre MKII and I am going into the AVID OMNI HD I add compression and eq with plugins. I want a good overall preamp for vocals and the occasional guitar amp. From what I have been reading these are my top choices for my budget;

Rupert Neve Designs portico 5015 - I like its simplicity and onboard compessor.

Focusrite Red 8 - I like that it is a dual preamp and right now is my number 1 choice, but it doesn't come up that often in discussions here.

Avalon VT-737sp - I like its wide range of options and onboard eq compression, but it seems kind of hit or miss when discussed on GS.
Old 17th December 2010
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if you are limited to the 3 you listed my vote would be get the portico
Old 17th December 2010
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Have you considered the Focusrite Red-7? Great pre and compressor/limiter.

Opinions will vary, this one's just mine.
Old 17th December 2010
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Have you considered the Focusrite Red-7? Great pre and compressor/limiter.

Opinions will vary, this one's just mine.
Too expensive, the red 8 is my top end.

It's not limited to these 3 per say, they just peak my interests the most.
Old 17th December 2010
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... And I didn't want to start another preamp battle.
Old 17th December 2010
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The octopre is actually pretty nice for a quick go to preamp, and can be used with slight compression pretty well. I'd go for the avalon though. I've never tracked with one, but have mixed others songs that vocals were done through them, and I thought they sounded nice.
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