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Postby wez » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:58 pm

hey all

shopping for a high end voice channel, with a pre and a comp (eq optional). we've got all the usual suspects on the list (UA, Avalon, Millennia, Pendulum etc etc)... but since i'm a bit out of touch with tracking toys, have we missed anything obvious, or not-so-obvious? i want to consider all the options before we plonk down the cash.

so if money was no object, what else should i be looking at? the brief is for a super classy, go-to pre with serious 'wow' factor. leaning towards character over clean (we've got 64 channels of 'clean').

come on, help me spend the boss's money ;-)

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Postby Kris » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:47 pm

Manley Vox Box?

Thermionic Culture, The Earlybird 2 Stereo Mic Pre / EQ?

API 7600?

Candler TG-2? kinda Neve-ish.

SSL X-Logic Channel strip?
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Postby Linear » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:51 pm

I'd get a V72 modified by gunter. hands down the best pre i've ever heard. thick and glassy, crystal clear but warm and charming.

my favourite acoustic guitar combination now is C42 into a V72. favourite vocal combination is U47 -> V72 -> SSL comp.

can't believe what it does to acoustic guitar and vocals. worth every cent.


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Postby davemc » Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:13 pm

Does it have to be a channel strip.
A Great River NV1 is a nice pre.
Add to that nice outbaord comp and off you go.
Or buy a Neve 1073,1084 or 1081 classic pre/eq.
Or one of the clones or the new reissues.
Or the new Rupert Neve pre?
Or a Groove tubes Vipre?

Others to think off in channel strips not mentioned.
Would be the Buzz Audio channelstrip.
Amek CIB.
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Postby Kris » Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:06 pm

Actually, that's a good call. The Groove Tubes Glory Comp is apparently the shizzle.

Maybe some Brent Averill units? Vintech? Phoenix?

This could be a long thread.
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Postby mfdu » Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:44 am

please excuse me - i think i messed myself.
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Postby wez » Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:26 am

don't stop :D
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Postby mfdu » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:48 pm

there's some beauties listed in "Tape Op" if you get that wonderful mag. but i dunno about getting that boutique stuff sent accross the pond. you've checked out the mixmasters guys on frontendaudio.com.au ? GML and chandler. mmmm.

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Postby David W » Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:46 pm

hey has anybody tried the Joe Malone Mic Pre kits. They seem pretty cheep to build.
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Postby mfdu » Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:02 pm

yeah those JLM kits certainly have a good rep on the prodigy diy forum.

and they do built equipment also - like the TMP8 http://www.jlmaudio.com/8packoftrans.htm

again, roolly good, by all reports.

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