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Have you used tube preamps for recording acoustic and classical music ?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Ivo, is that the young man who we saw photographed as a child when you had the Crookwood Paintpot preamp?
Old 2 weeks ago
  #62
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Would any of you ever go so far as to use one of these bad boys, the Retro Powerstrip, for classical recording?

http://www.retroinstruments.com/prod..._id=powerstrip

It's used more in pop/rock recordings but what I heard online was incredibly silky and appealing. Maybe for vocals or strings? Classical guitar, perhaps?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Geoff Poulton View Post
Ivo, is that the young man who we saw photographed as a child when you had the Crookwood Paintpot preamp?
Yees :D

Old 2 weeks ago
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That's a photo that has lingered in my mind since I first saw it and reminded me of my own son (who is now 40!)

Sons have to be interested in the things their fathers are interested in, certainly when they are younger!

They go their own way once they get older.
Old 1 week ago
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This is a quick test recording with an analogue Addicts valve mic pre and acoustic guitar
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Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by ISedlacek View Post
Transparent sound and preamps are nice , but sometimes a kind of "thick" sweetness can be welcome too (like for some solo tones on nylon string guitar, gentle percussion, string instruments etc.).

I wonder - has somebody successfully used some tube preamps for recording classical and acoustic music with some advantage ? I used and tried Pendulum, Thermionic Earlybird, Lachapel etc. - but their sound was a kind of too decent ...

At present I am quite tempted by some of these: https://sonicfarm.com/pro-audio/crea...entode-preamp/

https://sonicfarm.com/pro-audio/berliner/

Also intended to use for a kind of dreamy spherical vocals and spoken word ...

What do you think ?

This was tracked with several valve preamps

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