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Tracking vocals with a Neumann KMS 105, which pre amp? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 16th September 2011
Gear Maniac

Tracking vocals with a Neumann KMS 105, which pre amp?

Hi folks,

I know there's a growing list of Neumann KMS 105 users for tracking vocals in the control room with the speakers on (or for live takes with the band in the studio).

What pre-amp(s) have you found work best with the KMS 105 for this application?
Old 16th September 2011
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I hate to be a downer but the only correct answer to your question is:

The one that sounds the best on the particular singer you are tracking and that will complement the vibe of the song you are tracking it for.

Any other suggestion is pot luck.

Trust your ears.
Old 16th September 2011
Gear Maniac

You're absolutely right. Your answer just wasn't that much fun.

Seriously, thanks for your reply.
Old 16th September 2011
Gear Addict

It's basically a KM185. Small cap. or it's 3/4" anyway. It's got a laserbeam sound and not much body. If you want to 'add body' use some Neve or Chandler type thing ... or you don't have a Martech MSS-10 do you? Those +++++1
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