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API 3124 or Daking for Toms?
Old 13th May 2006
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API 3124 or Daking for Toms?

Hey guys, which do you like better for toms on a rock recording, API 312's, or the Daking Pres?

Old 13th May 2006
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I like the API...
Old 13th May 2006
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I like the Dakings, but I'm just not a huge API fan. .. ..
Old 13th May 2006
I love the API, and the daking. But the 3124m is great for toms because you can sum them down to two tracks. When I do the on top and bottom tom mics it would be great to sum them . Also if you cut guitars and want to mix multiple mics down to one or 2 tracks 3124 viola! Unfortunately Geoff doesnt make a 4 channel mic pre that has a mixer.
Old 13th May 2006
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whatever high quality preamp you are recording the entire record with.
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any good, fast preamp will work with toms. i just use whatever's left.
Old 13th May 2006
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I can't complain about my API's. I Love Them!!!!
Old 13th May 2006
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i generally agree with ww,on the whole outboard pre boondogle, but in this case, i would actually choose the api over the daking. the daking is just too clean and easy for drums, compared to the authority the api gives them. same thing with electric guitars, for me at least. especially going to digital.
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