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Help with decisions on mic pre and compressors

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by pablotx, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. pablotx

    pablotx Guest


    I am looking at upgrading my studio and need to buy a good mic pre and good compressor. I have a budget of about 4k US$. Does the 737 suffice for both needs, or should I get a 747 and M5? Or should I look at going another direction? I am running Nuendo 2 with MOTU 2408. I record mainly rock but occasionally other genres. I use a RODE Classic II mic, Nueman TLM 103, BLUE Dragonflies through an Allen and Heath board. But I don't currently have an outboard mic pre or compressor. Help please.
  2. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    There are many great ones to choose from in your price range. Most of which I would choose over the Avalon. The API 7600 would be a great choice for an all in one unit.

    API 7600
    Focusrite Red 7
    UA 6176
    Manley Vox Box

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  3. pablotx

    pablotx Guest

    Thanks for the reply
    Please keep this topic up for a while as I would like to get some more input.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Check out the Millennia ORIGIN ... a wonderful tube / solid state pre ... eq and compressor ...
    Here is an audio clip of it in action
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    API...THE sound of Rock throughout the Years.

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