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Mult test - 1 x 8 through patchbay to apollo and api pres Condenser Microphones
Old 14th May 2012
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Mult test - 1 x 8 through patchbay to apollo and api pres

So i am about to purchase a new preamp and got to thinking how it would be nice to track through my 3 different pre's and then check them in the mix so I started looking up mic splitters. Then it dawned on me the way my patchbay is setup, I can half normal the mic, then run it back through my frontend xlr patch bay which duplicates the signal sends it to the next input, which I can then half normal again until I ran out of preamps.

So I did a little test to tell if I could see any degradation of signal visually and also hear any change. What do you guys think of this idea, cause I really like that i can split all my mics to my 3 different preamps and then a/b them in the mix.

I'm not catching any change in sound but I am by no means very technical. The files start with a test tone and then an acoustic guitar recorded through a Joly modded nt1a sent through the xlr patch bay to the trs patch bay then to UA Apollo preamps 1-4 all set identical and API 3124+ preamps set as close as I could get. Apollo registered exactly even on the meters for the test tones and when I looked at the files down to the sample level, I couldnt see any difference.

All the files start with a short test tone so turn your speakers down before playing. Let me know what you guys think about the multing idea to track multiple pre's.

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Old 14th May 2012
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