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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

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 "active" bass with it's own preamp circuitry. Don't know what brand.

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 on the 737? Like perhaps more channels, or just more versatility?

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 power. Is this normal, sometimes in the powering of the +48 signal says hello this way?.


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