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    Stay with firewire Apogee Ensemble/Avalon 737 or Go all UAD ?

    Would appreciate comments suggestions or alternatives. Im considering switching to UAD Apollo 8 Thunderbolt with all UAD plugins and a new thunderbolt iMac. Presently firewire iMac, Good mics and recording studio. Vocals, acoustics and electrics. Pop country blues jazz
  2. T

    Avalon, Focusrite ISA430 MKII, or SPL Frontliner? Which one to get?

    Hey guys, I really need good advice! feedback or anything that can help me choose between these 3 Channel Strips. I can buy any of these and I need to get one fairly soon. I think I’ve read almost everything online regarding these Channel Strips, but the votes are so 50/50, so can’t make up my...
  3. Tommy osuna

    Avalon , neve 1073,Pacifica

    Running 1967 fender tele through all of them ,I found the following: Avalon:Pretty clear, not a lot of color, not very punchy pretty much what I put in Pacifica very punchy,more dimension and a nice low and top end it just sounded better in my opinion . Neve 1073: punchy has a great low end...
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    Warm Audio - WA12 Microphone Preamp 312 Style (API SSL NEVE AVALON)

    Hi, I wanted to introduce a new 312 style mic pre to the forum. The Warm Audio WA12 is completely discrete with custom wound USA made Cinemag transformers, 71db's of gain and high headroom. I've sold 8 channels of this design to a Neve console owner in Florida at a much higher price, it is the...
  5. audiokid

    Tommy Emmanuel, Doyle Dykes - Avalon

    Raw talent from couple of guys that just love to play . So real, had to share it with the group. Enjoy.
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    Transporting Avalon737 by airplane??

    How to transport a tube pre by airplane without it being damaged by the roughness of airport workers? My cousin is in USA right now, he'll be back to Brazil in 2 weeks, and I asked him to bring me an Avalon...Ok I've seen a lotta times that guys in airport throwing the stuff to get them...
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    Avalon M5 vs Great River ME-1NV

    I need a preamp for recording vocals. Is anyone familiar with either the Avalon M5 or the Great River ME-1NV? These are the two I'm debating between. They are basically the same price. I look forward to hearing any thoughts,
  8. thatjeffguy

    Could an active bass blow a tube in my Avalon?

    Had a session the other night. Plugged the bass into my Avalon 737 with the Avalon set to "Instrument". Was getting signal thru the Avalon into my board, where I set the trim to appropriate level. Recording went fine over the two hour session. I only found out later that the bass was an...
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    Looking for options aside from the Avalon VT737

    I am trying to upgrade my studio right now and I am looking to get the most for my money. My buddy runs an Avalon VT737 and I really really like the results we get with it. I know I need some help in the analog preamp/compressor territory. Is there a better option out there for the 2100 I'd drop...
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    Big Signal Hit from AKG 414 on Avalon 2022 from Phantom 48

    Hello people, I am wondering from sometime now why when I turn on or off the phantom power on my Avalon 2022 for my AKG 414 BXL II it gives 2 or 3 signal hits for over +3 dbs, an then settles. They work great together, but always behaves the same manner after turning on/off its phantom +48...
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    Avalon VT 737 sp preamp question

    Hi everyone.....i recently came across an Avalon VT 737 sp preamp that i could pick up for a fair price. I have heard nothing but incredible things about this piece of gear and im sure it would be quite a step up from what im using now.... my main concern is that at the moment im only using...
  12. sshack

    Good deal for an Avalon?

    I can pick up a 737sp for about $1600 (used), so I'm trying to get some feedback. I know they're well renown, but I also know that a lot of other pres have come on the scene since it has at roughly the same price point. I'd really like to get another pre to experiment around with and since this...
  13. J

    I heard Neve 60 has good pre's.. better than Av737 / ua 610?

    I have recently been recording on a neve 60 track console. I have no background working with a neve console, and am still getting things down. The other people in their arent even using the avalon 737s, ua 610's or avalon 2020.... are the pres that good? I know neve has been known for better...
  14. J

    ua 610 vs avalon 737 (I need 2 of either for stereo micing)

    I need to do some stero micing, for drums, etc, and also just mono micing for vocals. I want to get two pres and two compressors with two mics. right now i have a rode k2. was going to pick up another for starters now... the question... here are some options i have looked at. get two...
  15. guitarjazzman

    Recording an archtop with Avalon U5?

    After a very helpful previous post I now have more questions regarding recording Jazz guitar. I play fingerstyle and pick style jazz guitar on a custom built 7 string archtop through a Polytone Minibrute IV. I have been experimenting with recording some solo jazz pieces for quite some time. I...
  16. zerosin

    Help with VT737sp Please

    I just added (2) VT737sp preamps to my studio. I applied a 1kHz tone at 0dB to both. One VT VU reads -3dB and the other is about -.5dB. When metering the unchanged output, I read about 0dB. The VU, when set to monitor the output, does not seem to be calibrated correctly. I know you can adjust...
  17. A

    AVALON M5 w/Jensen Transformers

    Anyone ever compare the stock M5 with the one outfitted with Jensen Transformers? I used to have one of the latter, but it got completely destroyed. I recently got a standard one (without the Jensen transformers) and I can't help but feeling the like the jensen model sounded a bit brighter and...
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    Avalon VT737SP - is this normal?

    Hi there....i just received a brand new avalon 737 sp today and done some tracking with it....and man...im really but really unhappy with what im hearing....so i want to know if this is normal since its my first professional preamp.....and i think it may not be normal before i used to...
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    connecting an Avalon 747 with a Firepod

    i recently purchased an Avalon 747 because i was told it is the best thing out right now to improve your digital audio sound during mastering. i cant figure out how to connect the Avalon to my audio interface which is a Presonus Firepod. and i also dont know how to setup a single audio track...
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    connecting an Avalon 747 with a Firepod

    i recently purchased an Avalon 747 because i was told it is the best thing out right now to improve your digital audio sound during mastering. i cant figure out how to connect the Avalon to my audio interface which is a Presonus Firepod. and i also dont know how to setup a single audio track...
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