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Preamps for recording Godin & Taylor

Hi everyone, new to the forum!

I'm looking into buying a preamp that works well for recording both a Godin Multiac (just using the direct sound) and a Taylor 714ce. But for different reasons.

For the Godin, I'm looking for new colors. I want to have options for some bite, beef, or low end, as I play aggressive & syncopated riffs. I don't want it to sound like flamenco.

For the Taylor, I'm wanting to get more out of my direct line (Fishman Matrix pickup) as I like to blend it with a mic to create a stereo mix on my tracks.

Trying to use my Active sub with active monitors

Hi all,
My power amp has blown, so I'll be getting some near gear, and was hoping to be able to use my sub in my new setup.
At the moment, it's
Audio interface (Which needs to be replaced as not working with Windows 10) ---> Power amp ----> Sub woofer (PSB Image subsonic 6) -------> Tannoy reaveals PASSIVE monitors.

u-47 fet like mic called f-48

Hi all,

Has anyone seen this brand before? I came across them on instagram and wondered if anyone had any experience with one of their products. it seems reasonably priced for what they're offering.

Supposedly they have a U47 fet type mic that's new :

There are some demos up on youtube as well

New and building a studio, requesting advice.


I finally decided to start building a soundproof studio, but I'm not sure what I want. I'm hoping this forum is a good place to get some insight.

I'm an average, self-taught musician. I've never done any "serious" recording on my own, but a band I was in self-produced a CD. So I've had minor experience in a recording atmosphere. Mostly in my past, I've only hit the record button on a tape deck and recorded myself.

1612 Tubes

So I was so interested in the 1612 Tubes I got to play with...I started a hybrid design. The concept is a vari-mu style compressor using the 1612s as the front end after a Jensen XFMR. I am thinking of then running LA2 style buffer and driver amplifier into a Jensen output XFMR. But the side chain willl be solid state and use either a LOG amp or a THAT audio engine.. Sort of a complex blend of 50's tech with more modern tech...
The panel below is the feature set that I would want...I interested to hear your thoughts or wants for a compressor like this...

Soundproofing wood shed... worth the effort and cost?

Hi folks! New to forum here. Before I begin, please know I've searched forums & threads far and wide on the topic of soundproofing sheds but just had some questions I've never seen fully answered, as well as having bought and read the Gervais build-your-own-studio book.

I've got a 12' x 10' x 10' gable roof wooden shed, elevated a few inches off ground. I'm moving to the location where it's installed, not there currently. I'll outline my basic soundproofing plan before my questions:

Another of those record at home mixes - 44 individual contributions

Here's the latest compilation. 38 singers, 5 musicians and the conductor - all recorded at home. Audio wise - eq, and sync only.

It's actually a bit odd - the piece of music has very few words in it, but I picked 1 track as a guide from soprano, alto, tenor and bass, and then had to chop up every persons recording to move their words to consistent places - some were close, many wildly adrift. 38 singers, all aligned. Cubase, for the first time, failed me in doing this automatically - it made a real mess of it, so manual it had to be.

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