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middle ground for the color freaks
Old 12th May 2006
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middle ground for the color freaks

I was just sitting here anyone trying a "middle ground" when it comes to multiple "colors" of pres. What I mean is anyone ALWAYS using say API for drums/bass, tg2/germ for guitars, pacifica for bgv, vipre for lead vox, etc and just changing the mic and/or the insert chain? Just a thought.
Old 12th May 2006
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We are finding a lot of people using the A-Designs Pacifica or 500 series cards for drum overheads. They just seem to work well for capturing the whole kit. The feedback hasnt just been from engineers but from the drummers being recorded.

Jon Erickson

Last edited by Helsing; 12th May 2006 at 06:36 AM..
Old 12th May 2006
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i don't use the same stuff every time i record, but i do look for certain characteristics in a mic pre.

for overheads and snare, i like something very fast and precise with lots of headroom. for room mics and kick drum mics, i tend to reach for something that's a tad slower on the slew with a little more beef and depth. guitar amps, i like a relatively clean preamp with a lot of gain for ribbon mics and/or a colorful channel strip for a close dynamic.

it's good to learn what your tools sound like, commit all of that to memory, and then you'll have a better idea of what's gonna work in which places.
Old 12th May 2006
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