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Gas Cooker

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by UTS, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. UTS

    UTS Guest

    Hi,

    I am looking for a high quality Mic/Mic Pre Amp Combo for a very important recording early next year. As a microphone I will most likely go for a Brauner Valvet. I recently heard alot of good things about the Ridge Farm Gas Cooker Pre Amp.

    Anyone used it??? Opinions??

    Thanks and best to you.

    UTS
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    There are a hundred great pre's on the market, and they're all a little different from each other. Not alot different, but a little, though sometimes it's the 'little things' that make all the difference.

    If you're sold on the 'Valvet', then I would recommend that you bring that mic, and if possible, the 'source' you are recording, and go 'mic-pre shopping'.

    You may find one that couples very nicely with the Valvet and the 'source'...it may or may not be the 'Gas Cooker', only you will know for sure.
     
  3. pan

    pan Guest

    If you have loud sources like direct brass, or use it for a drum-mic, the Gascoocker gives a good micpre with nice tube characteristics, for soft sources, it lacks a bit of gain IMO.
    I would use it for a "special sound" - not for HIFI Stereo M/S recordings.

    ...and you will certainly use it as your DI for bass

    niko
     
  4. fourk

    fourk Guest

    The Gas Cooker is a great bass DI - I've never tried it on a mic. FWIW I've used it at Ridge Farm ( English studio) itself on a number of occasions and none of those guys ever suggested any other use for it. They also make a compressor called 'The Boiler' which is great for room sounds, does 'unsubtle' brilliantly.
     
  5. sjoko

    sjoko Guest

    I've just been "shopping" for pre's - tried just about everything, settled on the Forssell CS1. Not cheap, but it beats everything.
    Fred Forssell is the person responsible for the design of the top end Millennia pre's as well.
    Check out the spec at http://www.forsselltech.com
     
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