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Old 16th July 2005
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SMPro Audio

Any experience with this brand? they got interesting product range for budget.
their 8 channel preamp and compressor are interesting piece and their Mpatch.
Also their Tube Mic for less than 400bucks..it's Aussie Design and MIC for sure.

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Old 16th July 2005
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They had a nice booth at Frankfurt Musikmesse...
Old 16th July 2005
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i just ordered the 8 channel preamp from them for $99... as long as it works, it's totally worth $99. i'll keep ya posted
Old 18th July 2005
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i would like to hear about their OC8 compressor
ive actually seen one in use, it looked specky, but was so busy setting up everyhitng else for the show i didnt get to look at it
the sm pro audio stuff just seem to cheep
Old 18th July 2005
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I purchased the Sm Pr8MkII, there is an adat option...

For what it is, it gets the job done, which is another way of saying that it is alright, nothing special...

I needed to mic 2 guitars and a vocalist who wanted to track everything at once, something about preserving the performance...

there is self noise when you turn the volume knob all the way up, but considerably less than behringers...

No compliants, in fact, I am fairly satisfied with it...

totally worth the price, better than I expected for the money
Old 18th July 2005
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M Patch is pretty decent...mucks up the highs a lil but for 100bucks what do you expect? Also QC isn't the greatest...i think i have a problem with one of the channels could be a cable issue though
Old 18th July 2005
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compare with behringer

so basically their product is decent for the money? low cost low QC and not much expected for their best performance. getting the job done is the key?.
I am curious about comparing SMProaudio with Behringer. any idea? anybody here try
A/B ing their mic pre? both SS and tube one?
noequipment
Old 18th July 2005
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I had a behringer once...

it was quiet, but produced a lot of self noise...

Thought that it might be bad electricity, but found out, after buying line voltage controllers, and power conditioners, that it was in fact the behringer that was making the noise.

The sm pre on the other hand had more gain, and it is cleaner too...

I had the ultragain 2200, and it was a waste of time and money, and only gave me headaches...

with the behringer I had to do several takes so I could choose the one with the least amount of noise...

tube gear should sound like it has a tube in it, not just a night light..
Old 19th July 2005
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I've been using the Mpatch for over a year with no complaints/problems. It does what its supposed to.
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