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Old 31st May 2006
Gear Maniac
ethan_c's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Got some time on my hands...

As some of you may know I teach 'Audio/Video Technology' at a high school and with school now (finally) being out I have some time of my hands to tinker and toy with things. I know how people really like to actually hear the gear before they buy so maybe I can help with some of these combinations. So, I am listing everything that I have presently and in italics what is on order and should be here shortly. For example if there is a particular mic/pre/comp. combination that you want to hear I can hook you up. Plus it will be good listening examples for the kids next year. Throw out anything including mic positions etc. etc. We just got a brand new Pearl Masters Custom which sounds freaking unreal!!

For now only request items which are currently here (non italics) and as new stuff comes in I'll let you know. I'm just listing everything so you can be thinking up your wish lists.

Keep me busy this summer! I'll post audio examples as fast as possible with pictures in the case of people wanting specific mic positions.

Mic Pre's/DI's

DW Fearn VT1
Neve 5012
GML 2020
Great River MP2-NV
Crane Song Flamingo
DBX 386
Groove Tubes Vipre
Chandler 'Germanium' 1ch. Mic Pre
Avalon U5
Millennia STT1-Origin


Crane Song STC-8M
Chandler TG-1 Abbey Road
SPL Transient Designer2
DBX 160 (vintage) - is having rear connections changed to XLR
Urei 1176LN (vintage) - is having rear connections changed to XLR
DW Fearn VT-7 Compressor
Distressor Stereo with British Mode Option
Aphex 622 Logic Assit Gate 2ch.
Drawmer DS201 2ch. Gate
Purple Audio MC77


Telefunken AK47
(2) DPA 4006
Brauner Phantom AE
Royer SF-12
Soundelux U195
Soundelux ifet7
Neumann TLM103 - in for repair
Neumann U87 (vintage) - in for repair
(2) Shure SM81
(3) Shure SM57
(2) Shure SM58
Shure SM32
AKG D112
AKG C3000
AKG drum package
(3) Neumann M150s
Neumann TLM49
Brauner VM1S
Manley Reference Gold
Blue Kiwi
MXL V69 Mogami Edition
Audix D6
Blue 'Ball'


Crane Song IBIS
Manley Massive Passive
Millennia NEQ2
Great River EQ2-NV

A/D - D/A

Lavry Blue 16 ch. A/D
Lavry Blue 6 ch. D/A
Digi 192
Digi 96 I/O
Crane Song HEDD 192
Old 31st May 2006
Gear Addict
🎧 15 years
That's really cool of you to offer your time like that! Nice setup for a home studio I must say.

I'd love to get your thoughts on the Germanium (when it comes in) for vocals - with say your favorite tube mic, and also with one of your dynamics... maybe compared to the Great River.

I'd say you'll be running most of your vox through the vipre, but if you have time to put some vox through the germ and the gr that'd be great.

Any vocal style would be interesting... just to get a feel for it.

Cheers and thanks for your efforts.

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Gear Guru
u b k's Avatar
🎧 15 years
nice! i'll play!

love to hear a smooth, pleasing male voice singing into the ak47 and the ifet7 into the fearn into the 1176, squozen to intimacy but not aggression.

same thing with each mic as a room mic on a kit, into the fearn, squished by the tg-1 until i can taste the splat.

basically, i want to hear what those 2 mics are about.

extra points for pushing the fearn like a man.

thank you!!!

del ubik
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Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
Yummy ...

I'd like to hear the new TLM49 into anything vs the other Neumann's

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Gear Maniac
ethan_c's Avatar
🎧 10 years
yeah! now this is what education is all about! I'll get on the tests with the gear I have right now and as soon as this other starts rolling in I'll post on that as well.

Oh, and the comment about 'extra points for driving the Fearn like a man'... you must really know that pre because thats not an easy thing to do with a lot of mics!

Keep the requests coming!
Old 21st June 2006 | Show parent
Gear Head
🎧 15 years

How do you like the Telefunken AK47 and what applications do you use it for.
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