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To Sebatron & e-cue

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Hi friends!
    I have just talked to a big brazilian dealer/importer. I was mentioning the nice products of yours. It might be or not a very good deal.
    I would really like to have the opportunity to test/purchase the nice products of yours
    My email:

    (Sorry Kurt if this is not the proper place to write this)
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    ACB, It's fine... e-cue is the author of that review however, not the manufacturer. You want to address that inquirey to;
    A Designs Audio.

    You can contact Sebatron at;

    You know the Sebatron is quite the bargian at $1495 (list) for the quad mic pre. That breaks down to less than $375 per channel for a very high quality tube mic pre. It is the perfect front end for Pro Tools at a budget price! I would be willing to say if you buy it, you won't be sorry. If I had a few more bucks to spend these days, (Thanks "Dubbya"!) I would even be willing to tell you if you didn't like it I would buy it from you. Really, you should just get a vmp - 4000. Once you have one, you will want three more (16 channels!!! :tu: :tu: ) Kurt
  3. ddavid

    ddavid Guest

    you seem to like the sebatron a lot....
    how would you compare it to something lika
    UA 2108?
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Dan, That's the understatement of the Mellinia! I love these things. I'm trying to figure out how I can avoid sending them back! I haven't yet had the chance to try the Universal Audio UA 2108, 6176 or the 2-610 yet but I do own some vintage UREI gear and in the past I had a LA2a. So I kind of have a handle on what the sound is like. I would venture a guess and say the Sebatron vmp - 4000 compares very favorably. I have put in a request to Universal Audio for some review pieces and I hope to do a review of them soon. I will keep you all posted .... Kurt
  5. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Key Kurt, why don´t ya help your poor/emergent brother here in Brazil and sell your nice old stuff for a little price?
    :s: :p:
  6. ddavid

    ddavid Guest

  7. mcguin

    mcguin Guest

    Just got my Sebatron preamp - WOW!!!
    wWat a great pre - so far i have used it on some female vocals and bass - vox with Neumann 87, 147 and AT 4047 - love it on and with everything - this could easily be my "go to" pre.
    I'd get another without much hesitation
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Just wait until you record an acoustic guitar with the Sebatron! I swear to gawd... it sounds like your listening to the guitar right in front of you! I think this is the best pre ever! The only thing I don't get is why they are so inexpensive. I would expect these things to be going for $3000 to $5000! They probably would cost that much if you had to buy them from a dealer instead of getting them direct from Sebatron. Kurt
  9. mcguin

    mcguin Guest

    shhhh!!! - i didn't hear anything you just said!
  10. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Hey Seb, no news from ya!
  11. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Sebatron is right in the middle of releasing his new ~Sebatron~ "Thorax" mic pre eq compressor combination and is probably swamped. I want one to review! Have you E Mailed him? http://www.sebatron.com
    I am sure when he gets the chance, he will contact you. Patience, my friend. Kurt
  12. daif

    daif Guest

    What a breath of fresh air !!!!
    Seb, fortunately for us intending purchasers, has not used the current global obsession/feeding frenzy/mania with mic preamps to price his quality product out of the reach of lesser finacially endowed mortals. I applaud this man's integrity & ethics. In a culture where often "greed is good" is seen as the marketing strategy of many manufacturers this is a refreshing & encouraging change.
    I not only like what is said about this man's product but I like his sense of humour & his humility as well.
    Apart from the obvious when considering puchasing a product, the above , for me, counts a lot.
    Excellent review Kurt.
  13. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Thank You Tom!
    I have been fortunate enough to have had a few personal notes from Sebatron and I have found him to be a very nice person. On top of that he, in my not so humble opinion, builds some of the finest pre amps I have ever come across. I have hopes for his speedy recovery and I also hope to get a review sample of the "Thorax".

    I assume, (and I may be mistaken) that the affordable nature of these fine products are in part, the result of the direct marketing of them from manufacturer to audio pro. I am afraid that if these fine examples of audio bliss were sold at the local pro audio shops the cost would be in the order of twice as much! I strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase these audio products at this great price while they can. If ~Sebatron~ should ever decide to start wholesaling to dealers, these prices are going to evaporate! Get 'em while you can! Kurt
  14. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    hey this man has lots of cards in his pockets!lol
    In fact a mic pre/compressor combo with reasonable price makes me get !!!!!
  15. tterral1

    tterral1 Guest

    Hey Kurt,

    Thanks for the review, it was very informative. I have been eyeing the Sebatron 4000e for a while now. In fact he was nice enough to contact me (2 months ago now, dang it) when he had a couple of demos for sale at a reduced price.

    I record acoustic music, ie. bluegrass, folk, contemporary acoustic, etc. and was wondering how you thought this pre would work in that environment. I like a clean, clear, accurate, but not sterile pre. Some character from a pre would be fine as well, when needed. It sounds like the 4000e can be clean to slightly dirty, depending on how hard you drive it. I have also looked at the Phoenix Audio DRS-2 and the Great River pres (more expensive), which are supposed to be awesome, but have used neither.

    For microphones, I am using a Soundelux U195 for vocals and guitar, Oktava MC012 for guitar and mandolin and have a new Josephson C42 that I am anxious to try out on these instruments as well.

    I am currently using a Langevin Dual Vocal Combo as my only pre. Since I only have 2 channels of good pre, I was wondering what you thought about the idea of selling the DVC and getting the 4000e (4channels - yeah). I would love to keep the DVC, but finances do not allow it right now.

    Have you tried the Phoenix and/or the Great River pieces? If how does the 4000e stack up.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
    Tim T
  16. adamcal

    adamcal Guest

    I also have a Sebatron VMP4000e 4ch pre, same here, its awesome.



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