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Driving Preamp Audio Examples: CAPI VP 26 and Hairball Lola
Old 4 weeks ago
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Driving Preamp Audio Examples: CAPI VP 26 and Hairball Lola

Hey y'all,

I don't know why I got so into this, I wasn't intending to share the results, but there doesn't seem to be enough audio examples of our beloved transformer based preamps getting pelted with audio. That said, I wasn't intending this to be a shootout. Level matching wasn't something I was interested in doing, more just hearing how they breakup differently.

These examples are all reamps from loops I made from samples I recorded in my humble home studio. Line out from my Lynx Aurora 16, straight to the pre (trs to xlr) and back in, so the pre was getting A LOT of volume going into the input transformers.

The file names do the explaining. If you have any questions, let me know. Both of these pres are so much f-in fun and different and wonderful and full of yessyness. I love preamps

WARNING: the saturated clips are loud AF compared to the clean tracks!!!

Attached Files

Bass CAPI 50% saturated.wav (4.29 MB, 224 views)

Bass CAPI 100% saturated.wav (4.29 MB, 199 views)

Bass CAPI clean.wav (4.29 MB, 184 views)

Bass LOLA 50% saturated.wav (4.29 MB, 189 views)

Bass LOLA 100% saturated.wav (4.29 MB, 169 views)

Bass LOLA clean.wav (4.29 MB, 173 views)

Drums LOLA 100% saturation.wav (2.83 MB, 166 views)

Drums LOLA clean.wav (3.36 MB, 194 views)

Drums LOLA Cusp of saturation.wav (2.56 MB, 188 views)

Drums VP26 100% saturation.wav (2.83 MB, 176 views)

Drums VP26 Clean.wav (3.31 MB, 170 views)

Drums VP26 Cusp of saturation.wav (2.75 MB, 161 views)

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