The Battle for the mighty PRESONUS ADL 600!!!!!
by, 01-30-2011 at 03:11 AM (409 Views)
This contest really caught my attention because the ADL 600 has always been one of my favorite pieces of gear... even though I've never heard one. How is that possible? I've always been one of those guys that had cheap gear and tried to act like it was as good as the stuff the big dogs were playing with, just more unknown. PreSonus' FirePod was my first interface, and so they were the company that I had to make a big thing of.
One day I got a catalog in the mail, I think it was Sweetwater, and they had an article on the brand-new ADL 600, and I remember feeling so vindicated. I read the stupid article something like five times, dreaming of having one. Neve? For pretty boys. API? For loooosers. No, Presonus was my thing, and there really was no other mic pre in the world that even came close as far as I was concerned (and I knew so much, right?). So, I wrote a song trying to capture that feeling. As I recall, something like the Halleluja Chorus might have done well for the ADL as well...
My song is posted at http://soundcloud.com/bicasaur/presonus-adl-600, and in case you can't make out my lyrics, here they are:
A Firepod was the first step in my journey
But my needs soon outgrew that little box
Young loyalty made Presonus the only company for me
But I could hear the call of pro-er sounding gear
Then my new Sweetwater catalog came
And on its cover that fateful day
Was the new Presonus ADL 600
Their review said it was crazy sounding good
Vindication of my weird Presonus fetish
If I could get one I could see what my life could be
The guys in the local bands would love me
I'd be an underground sound guy celebrity
My hair would grow back into my bald spot
And my girlfriend would hasten back to me
My Porsche would be red and I'd be taller
And the guys from Aerosmith would hang with me
And the President would call for my opinion
'Cause Chris Lord-Alge told him where I'd be