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2 differnt Pres/Mics on 1 sound source. Phase problems etc??

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by J-3, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. J-3

    J-3 Active Member

    Hey guys as you may have read in a recent post by me I'm trying to do some upgrades in the preamp/mic department. I have to give back the Neve (3405) and Drawmer (1960) 2 channel pre's I've been using. I was thinking about getting the 2 channel Great River BUT was thinking I might be better off to get One Channel of GR and a Royer 121 mic or Tube mic (K2 for instance). Thing is, I almost always run 2 mics on Elec Amps, Acoustic GTRs, Bass (amp and DI) and Snare Top and Bottom. I'm thinking now that between my TLM 103, various other Dynamics and Condensors I have and a Royer 121 all going thru the Great River Pre I should be able to select the right mic and place it properly and get a great sound with only one mic per instrument. Is it "Ok" if I ended up using say the Royer/Great River on a GTR amp and still put a 57 or TLM thru my Allen and Heath on the same amp for "stereo" or just to add in a little differnt color? Is this bad news? Phase problems etc? Would I be better off just upgrading mics and using the A&H or Getting the 2 channel GR and keep using the TLM as my main mic?
    Thanks for the info
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Bottom line is try it ... if it works, great! There's not really much you can damage by experementing ... just don't plug a speaker level signal into a mic or line input and you should be fine ...
  3. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    yeah , pan the signals left/right then occassionally hit the ' mono ' button to see if anything cancels out. 8)
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Phase issues arise more from poor mic placment rather that pre amp topologies ... Sebatron, please correct me if I am wrong but don't all mic pres pass signal at pretty much the same speed ... (the speed of light)???

    I have always thought for a mic pre to create a phase problem the input or output would need to be wired incorrectly.

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