The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Anyone try the Old School Audio stuff?
Old 29th September 2002
  #1
Gear Head
 
kushan_ku's Avatar
 

Anyone try the Old School Audio stuff?

They claim to be API clones - as good - or better - than the real thing.

Any of you slutz own the 312 knockoffs? What do you think?

http://www.oldschoolaudio.com/products.html



Old 29th September 2002
  #2
Moderator emeritus
 

You could check the Google archives for rec.audio.pro, as there has been a healthy (or unhealthy, depending on your point of view) amount of discussion.

There's also a thread discussing them on the Pro Sound Web forum:
http://www.prosoundweb.com/recpit/viewtopic.php?p=31416

And I believe that a search of Gearslutz will also lead you to some more information.

Or Jay will probably post a bit when he reads your question.
Old 29th September 2002
  #3
Only 1 (the MP1-C) out of the 3 available models (there are more on the way) sound like an API 312...the other two sound completely different. The results of the sounds I heard were very interesting to say the least. I put them through their paces thoroughly the other night. Take a look at this link, I think it may help:

http://www.prosoundweb.com/recpit/vi...rder=&start=15
Old 29th September 2002
  #4
Here for the gear
 

OSA mic preamps

heh , well, there sure has been a lot of buzz going on about our pres lately! I guess that is good. To be honest with you, we make a model of preamp that is simialr to the API 312 or 512. It is called a MP1-C, 'C' for the Crimson Audio input transformer designed to emulate the older vintage transformer that API originally used. We now have about 6 preamp types each having its own distinct sonic palette, with only 3 of them on our web site. We have had Dave Martin and Jay Kahrs use the MP1-A..which is more of the Jensen type transformer... it does not sound like an API preamp. But I have to tell you that only Nathan E. at Atlas Pro Audio and Fletcher have heard 3 or more types. Fletcher, has even recieved last week a few that even I have not had the chance to record with, this is how new they are! Are some of our preamps similar to API??? Yes, they are and are not. Honestly, we are not interested in the comparisons, especially with our newer preamps, I think because we feel we have surpassed the older vintage deasign with a preamp that is beyond comparison. This is a bold statement I realize, but if you get the chance to hear it you will know! Just Listen! That is what our man Dale Epperson will tell you, I agree. I believe that Nathan has made some observations and has posted them on Pro Sound Web. if you have a problem finding it let me know and I'll send you the link. Thanks to all that have inquired, I hope that this answers some questions that you have. Toby Steele OSA
Old 30th September 2002
  #5
Lives for gear
 
C.Lambrechts's Avatar
 

Hi toby .... thanks for dropping by ... allways nice to see "the guys" themselves drop in here when their stuff is being discussed.
Old 30th September 2002
  #6
Gear Head
 
kushan_ku's Avatar
 

Thanks for the responses, and the link. I'm wondering which two Fletcher referred to as "ok" and which two he referred to as "Very Good".
Old 30th September 2002
  #7
Gear Maniac
 

TobySteele... I read on your site that you are planning some type of console...what would be Way cool would be to have one of your racks be able to be a mixer as well... So you could choose which modules you like (api like, 1272 like) and have them some to a master out and also a kick ass head phone pre amp (unlike the ****ty one on my mackie) Ok I don't know if this possible... I know API has the 3124 mixer version but that comes pre configured....

I personally would like to use something like this to replace my mackie...and use it as a part of a portable rig...it would be also interesting how it would work as a summing buss for those who don't want mix inside their DAW....so if you had an 11 module version you could choose which ones to sum with for a a different sound...

For Nathen how does their 1272 like pre compare with Vintech?

Old 30th September 2002
  #8
Here for the gear
 

Old School Audio Mic Preamps

heh , I have all the respect in the world for Fletcher. His reputation stans on its own. Everyone has opinions though. The mic pres he refers to as alright are the MP1-A..Jensen type, and the MP1-C, original API inut trannie clone. Trina Shoemaker won a Grammy for the the Globe Sessions album on Cheryl Crow. The volcals were done through what is now known as the MP1-A. Go figure, ..sounds more than alright to me when i record as well. Nathan E. at Atlas Pro Audio will tell you that our MP1-C sounds identical to his API 312, I think that is pretty damn good as well. Everyone has different tastes, neither right or wrong, just different. The MP1-XL..well ... it is in a league of its own.
Me? I hate mushrooms on my pizza and rather prefer IBC Rootbeer with it!

Toby Steele OSA Just Listen!
Old 30th September 2002
  #9
Gear Maniac
 

TobySteele... I read on your site that you are planning some type of console...what would be Way cool would be to have one of your racks be able to be a mixer as well... So you could choose which modules you like (api like, 1272 like) and have them sum to a master out and also a kick ass head phone pre amp (unlike the ****ty one on my mackie) Ok I don't know if this possible... I know API has the 3124 mixer version but that comes pre configured....

I personally would like to use something like this to replace my mackie...and use it as a part of a portable rig...it would be also interesting how it would work as a summing buss for those who don't want mix inside their DAW....so if you had an 11 module version you could choose which ones to sum with for a a different sound...

For Nathan how does their 1272 like pre compare with Vintech?

Old 30th September 2002
  #10
Here for the gear
 

Old School Audio stuff

, It is just 'talk' right now. But then, so was the man on the moon at one time. Let's just say that all good things come to those who wait! Right now, we have several types of preampfs and compressor to follow soon!
As far as what Nathan thinks of his BA 1272, Vintech, and our MP1-Xl...you'll have to ask him, I cannot comment for him.

Cheers, Toby Steele OSA
Old 30th September 2002
  #11
Gear Maniac
 

Don't forget EQ heh
Old 30th September 2002
  #12
Here for the gear
 

OSA EQ

well....I don't want to let too much out now.......Let's just way that OSA plans to e around a while and we want your business! We aim to please and we believe that we can more than compete with other companies out there. If you try our preamps, you will like them. If not, send it back for a full refund. Nuff said.

TS OSA
Old 30th September 2002
  #13
One with big hooves
 
Jay Kahrs's Avatar
I finally got all my thoughts on on paper or screen or whatever.

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/showthrea...=&threadid=933

Feel free to comment over there.
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
Bigg Boy / So much gear, so little time
26
Nevelicious / So much gear, so little time
0

Forum Jump
Forum Jump