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ART Pro Channel preamp

Discussion in 'Preamps & Processing' started by n123, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. n123

    n123 Guest

    Hi All,

    I currently use "E-MU 1820M" as my preamp, and I am thinking
    about getting the "ART Pro Channel" preamp and compressor.

    Is there a real differance between the two preamps?
    Is it a real "upgrade" or will I recieve the same results?

    It will be nice if you can recomand me of a single channel preamp and compressor, that cost around 300-350$ that is better than the ART pro channel.

    I usually record female vocals and acustic/electric guitars.

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  3. itchy

    itchy Guest

    I've heard good things about the grace 101. I've never used one myself, but you could probably find it used for around your price range.
  4. itchy

    itchy Guest

    Oh yeah, and while I'm here...I'll just beat the other 50 members that will reply to this with

    "Get the Brick".

    Ha. I did it first.
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  6. Fishybob

    Fishybob Guest

    If he won't give it to you, you could offer to buy it?

    Entice him by showing him all the other gadgets he could buy with the money...

    ... or just nick it! :twisted:

    ***for legal perposes I must state that I am in no way supporting the use of criminal activity***
  7. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Well, that statement is pretty much bull. This is how people get tricked into buying "tOoB" gear. Tube preamps are not necessarily better than non-tube preamps.
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  9. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Whoa!! Don't go confusing me with a professional; I'm just another random dude on the internet. :lol:

    But seriously, tubes were around first so that is what was used to amplify signal. Later technology changed and integrated circuits and transistors and junk made a new to amplify signal. Some people still prefer the sound of the old tube technology and some people prefer the characteristics of the newer non-tube designs. API and Neve are in the non-tube category and they are considered world class.

    Sounds like you have some kind of grudge thing going, but if you NEED an EQ/Compressor/Preamp all-in-one box, that FART will be OK. But if you want to concentrate on getting a good sound first and compressing/eqing in the computer later, then I think something like The Brick would make you happier. It is also tube which you will like, I guess. That stuff you heard about tubes being better for computer recording is just marketing hype and stuff to trick you. Sticking a tube in a preamp doesn't automatically make it good; the design of the circuitry, power supplied, transformers, etc will determine if the tube is implemented properly to sound good. Hope this gives you some insight and clears away some bull.

    I don't know what faces you are talking about.
  10. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Moderator

    Feb 23, 2005
    I am a "tube guy"...But...TUBES AIN'T BETTER!!!! They impart a certain "color" to the sound, that's all. And the SP VTB has got to be the dirtiest box I have ever heard. It is useable as an effect- a "fuzztone for the mic", if you will. Maybe that's what you are looking for. And as far as people "giving you" gear that they don't use..... :(
  11. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Do you have a brother named Walters?
  12. I didn't mean to be a troll but I guess it turned out that way. Sorry.

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