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Punch sounding Pres/Consoles for 3000

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by kelly644, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. kelly644

    kelly644 Guest

    Do 3000 dollar (new or used) consoles that have a punchy preamp sound exist?

    Specifically for Rock


    - kelly
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    Kelly, it's not so much the preamplifier's as it is the source and the mix. Punchy is as punchy does. An ounce of punch is worth a pound of sound! Of course it helps to have a great sounding console to begin with. But you can get a lovely punchy quality out of many of the low-cost consoles made by Mackie, Allen and Heath, Beringer, Peavey, et al.. It's really all in the mix. So I would not be looking for that magic gizmo, it doesn't exist. Only experience, talent, intuition, all that stuff oh yes and a great pair of ears. Listening, experimentation and imitation will get you what you're looking for. It won't come overnight or at the drive-through window.

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