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Old 16th January 2011
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Originally Posted by uncle duncan View Post
The mic defines the sound, the preamp amplifies the sound, but it doesn't turn the mic into something it's not.
A tube preamp with a Mullard tube (really dark) or a GE Jan (big bottom), would drastically change what you get out of your mic. But still, there will always be a background of what you don't like.

I think the mic you work with has to fit you, but doesn't have to be perfect, sometimes the combination mic/preamp/tube can create the magic recipe.