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Old 21st January 2020
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API512v vs API3124v Preamps

I worked in a studio facility the past five years on the 32 channel API 1608 console, and I am in love the tone it imparts on almost every source for drum recording.

Now that studio is closing, and I am looking to reacquire the sound of the 1608 in my own studio. I'm interested if anyone has had the pleasure of comparing or using both of these preamps with the output attenuation option, what are the tonality differences and which might be closer to the console sound.

I currently own 4 CAPI preamps (VP26 red dots) and don't feel they are similar to the 1608 pres also being different op amps. I'm keen to have a discussion around these products in general