Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by therecordingart, Nov 4, 2005.
Has anyone seen the Chameleon Labs preamp that is supposed to be a 1073 clone?!? Anyone use it yet?
I've got a "date"with one in December. If the schedule works out, I will report how I like it.
I checked out GearSlutz to see if they've tried em.....and success....I think we have another Brick! Affordable, and top notch!
I think I'm going to pick one up tomorrow because I work at GC, and we have one in a box.
I compared it next to a Neve 1073 and guess what......?
It didn't sound the same.
But it did sound very, very nice. Similar but not as smooth; meaning side by side the Chameleon was slightly more grainy sounding in the upper end. It did have the big rich bottom thing going for it.
That grainy-ness could be a good thing for aggressive vocals or heavy guitars....even a kick or snare.
Thanks for your input....could be an awesome investment for $800!
Grit and grain...a little eq can do wonders for that. (in the right hands no doubt)
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