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2 channel pre for m160 overhead
Old 7th February 2007
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Glenn Kuras's Avatar
2 channel pre for m160 overhead

Hey guys,

So I went and bought a pair of m160s to try on the overheads of a drum set. BTW thanks to Warren at front end audio.
Problem I think I am going to have is a good 2 channel pre for them. The only 2 channel pres I have now is a Vintech 1272 and a Langevin (all the rest are one channel). I think the Vintech is going to color to much and Langevin is not quite enough (it may just be my unit). So can anyone recommend a good pre to try for around $1600 or under? I think a nice quiet pre with no coloring is the way I want to go, right?

Also does anyone have any cool tricks I should try with the overheads using the m160s? Just so you know I was using SROs from Earthworks, so this is going to be a completely different sound for me.

Old 7th February 2007
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warhead's Avatar

Glenn, you're very welcome of course.

I would seriously pick up a Pacifica for overhead duties and well...pretty much everything else. The Pacifica delivers a great presence and punch on drums which is perfect for the music you're doing. You're going to love it on guitar cabs and vocals also.

Old 7th February 2007
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Glenn Kuras's Avatar
Well look who it is!!!!!!!!! WARREN

I thought those have a lot of color to them. You think that would work ok with those mics? I was hoping someone would say a 428, but maybe not.

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