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What do you think of my setup?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ChrisH, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. ChrisH

    ChrisH Active Member

    Hi everyone, just ordered all my new gear that I've been saving up for a long time.
    For the past 6 years I've just been using two Presonus Firepods.
    I now just ordered an Apogee Symphony system, and three Daking Mic Pre IV's, and a handful of new mics.

    So a completely new front end..

    Just wondering what all you pro's think of the new setup and what you also think the sonic differences are that I can be anticipating, in comparison to the presonus pre's and conversion?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I'm hardly a pro but IMHO, you should be hearing a world of difference. Hopefully you have monitors that can take advantage of the finer detail. Of course in the end it's all up to you to get the best out of it. Apogee have a very good reputation though, I know some people that aren't partial to their A/D conversion. I think at some point it just becomes audiophilia. One thing that should stand out like a sore thumb is the difference in latency. I'll have to assume you went with a Thunderbolt interface. The mic pres will probably be a huge improvement over the XMax pres. Just no comparison really.
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    What does the "handful of new mics" consist of? What mics were you using previously?
  4. ChrisH

    ChrisH Active Member

    Currently I own..
    Shure SM57 X3
    Shure Beta 52
    Shure Beta 57
    Shure Beta 91
    Shure SM7B
    Audix D6
    Sterling Audio ST51 X2
    Audix F15 X2
    Audix D2's
    Audix D5's
    Sennhieser E609
    Sennhieser E906
    Sennhieser E806
    Beyerdynamic TGX61

    The new "handful" of mic's I'm adding are..
    Shure KSM32 (Pair)
    Rode NT5 (Pair)
    Sennhieser MD421 (X3)
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    I'm not sure what you want us to say.

    Yes, that's a good range of mics. What I would expect just from the microphone point of view is that with your new acquisitions you could make good recordings from a wider range of sources.

    However, as hueseph indicated, it's the change of pre-amps and acquisition unit that should make the big difference.

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