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Groovetubes Vipre mic pre. Anybody tried one?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by stedel, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. stedel

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    Hi folks. Consulting the oracle again. Came across blurbs for the Groovetubes Vipre variable impedance preamp.Just wondering, has anybody checked out this unit? Any opinions? Quality etc.?
    Groovetubes

    Kind regards
     
  2. RandomGuest

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    The variable impedance is a neat trick...the variable "rise times" are the dogs bollocks!!!

    This is one serious motherfucker that does so much $*^t it may be illegal in several locales...
     
  3. RecorderMan

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    Originally posted by Fletcher:
    The variable impedance is a neat trick...the variable "rise times" are the dogs bollocks!!!

    This is one serious motherfucker that does so much $*^t it may be illegal in several locales...


    Great to hear that, I was planning on at least one in my new room next year...after a shoot, out/demo...maybe more.
     
  4. RandomGuest

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    The demo despite being boring as all ^#$% - yak yak yak yawn...., till the guy ACTUALY started to put sound through it, was AMAZING sounding..

    I have several in the trenches reports on this to file alongside Fletchers kind words.

    Get one!

    :)
     
  5. RandomGuest

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    Though i wasn't at AES this year, everyone I know that went said the demo of the VIPRE was amazing. Who'd a thunk that an Alesis company product could ever be "the dogs bollocks"? :eek:
     
  6. stedel

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    Hmm. So it's good huh? Lot's of valves!!!

    BTW littledog, you know everytime you put a new piece of gear in your studio it can have a subtle
    effect on the accoustics...might help if you need any denial after christmas!
     
  7. RandomGuest

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    :eek: ...than gear...
    :eek: Acoustics more important than gear...
    :eek: Acoustics more important than... :eek:
     
  8. RandomGuest

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    Gear more imortant than accoustics!
    :eek:
     
  9. RandomGuest

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    Originally posted by littledog:
    :eek: ...than gear...
    :eek: Acoustics more important than gear...
    :eek: Acoustics more important than... :eek:


    Abso-fuckin-lutely...but what's wrong with your place? FWIW, I'm working out a session where we'll be working in an environment that is very familiar to me, but won't use a single piece of equipment that I've ever used before. From mics to storage medium, nothing I've ever used on a "record" in the past...it should be very interesting.

    Seeing as you're in the neighborhood...give me a shout on the "acoustics" thing. I'm no genius, but I may be able to give you a couple of helpful hints that could save you a couple bucks.

    Acoustics are way more important than gear!
     
  10. RandomGuest

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    Originally posted by Fletcher:


    Abso-fuckin-lutely...but what's wrong with your place? FWIW, I'm working out a session where we'll be working in an environment that is very familiar to me, but won't use a single piece of equipment that I've ever used before. From mics to storage medium, nothing I've ever used on a "record" in the past...it should be very interesting.

    Seeing as you're in the neighborhood...give me a shout on the "acoustics" thing. I'm no genius, but I may be able to give you a couple of helpful hints that could save you a couple bucks.

    Acoustics are way more important than gear!


    Hey Fletcher,
    Thanks for the offer, For some reason it didn't occur to me to use you as a resource for this kind of stuff. I talked about this on another thread. You must know Mike Blackmer. For $600 he drew me up some beautifully detailed blueprints/plans for a do it myself acoustic renovation - with slanted walls and sloped ceiling around the mix position. Gave me a list of materials, and a non-technical explanation of how to put everything together. I needed that, since I know even less about hammering (and screwing?) than I do about micing and mixing. Hopefully I'll get some down time eventually when i can try to put it all together. Maybe I should try and bribe you to come over some time and give me some additional suggestions about anything you want (acoustics/gear/fashion tips/whatever). On the other hand, my place is so crappy compared to where you usually hang, I might be too embarassed.
     

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