Simply looking for a clean, transparent mic pre that is versatile. Colored mic pres are nice but for my applications I really just need a good transparent one that has versatility. I mostly record hard rock clients and the such and would all of you guys' opinions on some good color-less preamps. Please reply with preamp models, costs, and their strengths. Thanks, I appreciate the forthcoming replies. My budget is from 800-2500 and I would like to possibly find 4 pre's at that price point. They can be separate modules or in one unit. Thanks.