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Sebatron versus LA and Portico

Discussion in 'Preamps & Processing' started by nehpyh, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. nehpyh

    nehpyh Active Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Hi all,

    Looking to get a preamp upgrade from my VoiceMaster Pro. Heard lot'sa great raves about Sebatron, portico and LA610. Wondering if any one of them is a good investment.

    Any comments is greatly appreciated.

    Music: Pop/ R&B ballads/ acoustic folk
    Mic: NTK, SM57s, AT 4041 pair (usually vox, guitar & combo amp)
    ADA: Digidesign 002R
  2. smashbox

    smashbox Guest

    I actually just picked up an la610 today. I was totally amazed by its sound the moment i plugged it in. So far I've had the chance to try it on bass Vocals and Acoustic guitar and it sounds incredible on all three.

    If you are looking for a clean preamp that doesn't color your sound then you should look at something different. On the plus side..they way this preamp and compressor color your sound is fantastic.

    I find it a bit noisy in comparison to other preamps as well ,,but again its still worth it when you hear how sweet the sound is.

    if you are not interested in the compressor part and want just the pre... I would suggest you look into the solo610 and save your self some $$$. But I am soooo glad I went for the compressor.

    also noticed you are using a 002.....do you plan to run your external preamp into the pres of the 002??? Most people suggest you use the ADAT feature for your external preamp.
  3. nehpyh

    nehpyh Active Member

    Sep 4, 2004

    My current VMP is running into the 5th IN - not thru the pre that is.
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
    Home Page:
    Universal Audio LA-610 Channel Strip Demonstration.

    Here is an excellent video: Universal Audio LA-610 Channel Strip Demonstration.

  5. Greener

    Greener Guest

    From the vid:
    "2.2 "mille" ohms."
    Hmmm... Mega Ohms?
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    2.2KOhm if that's French.
  7. Greener

    Greener Guest

    He says phonetically milla, which is written mille, which in French, Italian and a few others means 1000...

    However, Kilo is what is used for 1000 on that device, so the 2.2M would be Mega Ohms, or million.

    I should write a letter.

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