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mic preamp advice

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by Jonah, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. Jonah

    Jonah Guest

    I was looking for some advice for mic preamps. I am looking for a well rounded preamp that would be good for metal (distorion) and Vocals. My budget is around $2,000. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, any advice on the preamps that have a eq feature on them too would awesome.
  2. backinthelab

    backinthelab Guest

    Let me beat everyone to the punch...Great River and Sebatron...LOL. Great pres, but maybe look at a full channel strip if you want EQ, too. (Focusrite maybe?). 2 g's will get you something nice.
  3. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't know a current price - maybe out of range(?)... But, the Mercenary Audio Edition of the Pendulum Audio Quartet is what you WOULD want, if you can afford it. It was designed and built for exactly what you want to do.

    Maybe Fletcher has a used one around???

  4. Jonah

    Jonah Guest

    I was really looking for one that has two mic inputs.
  5. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Gotta' say what you mean and mean what you say.

    Two MAEPAQ's???

  6. Jonah

    Jonah Guest

    Not sure what that means. Have you heard anything about the Universal 2-610?
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Sounds like you are wanting something like the Old School Audio pres. Look em up at Atlas ProSound. Wanting EQ with this will cost a bunch more.....with these you wont need it.
  8. Jonah

    Jonah Guest

    thanks for the reply davedog. have you used the old school audio pre's?
  9. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I've used their 'Daddies' and I believe Nathan knows what he's talking about.
  10. Jonah

    Jonah Guest

    are they well diverse? for heavy guitar/vocals/bass?
  11. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    There are 4 different OSA preamps. The MP1-A "the Original", MP1-C "the Vintage", MP1-L "the Mutant", MP1-L3 "the Big Daddy". Each of the 4 have a different microphone input transformer, making them very diverse. You can go from clean to colored just by your choice of preamp. The MP1-A is the cleanest of the preamps. For bass DI - the L3. For heavy electric guitar amps - the C, sometimes the L3. For vocals, the L3 most of the time. Also the L on vocals if you need more high end (compared to the L3).
  12. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    I do alot of metal, and I LOVE my Great River MP2-NV (2 channel mic pre) And like DaveDog was saying, you won't need any EQ with the Great River (either), they are really that good. Loads of distortion. The settings are soft, or real massive with lots of grit. All depends on you and the way you set it up. Gain wise, & ect.
    It's VERY versital, to say the least, but amazing is a more accurate description.
    (my 2 cents)
  13. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    A few months ago all the answers would have included and house brick
    GT Brick

    I'm getting my bricks confused

    In addition to my favourite DIY mic-pres I have a single channel Great River NV
  14. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Luster has worn off. Still a great pre for the $$$ (and even more) but, like the SP C1, people are bored and now want a cheaper, better weapon.
  15. MistaG

    MistaG Guest

    In that price range dual channel, the Great River or the Portico.

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