Great River MP-2NV
I record primarily acoustic material--guitar, violin, mandolin, National steel guitar--but also electric bass and guitar and lap steel, and I use a Fantom X8 for sequencing.
I am interested to record acoustic instruments, mostly bluegrass-style with ribbon and condensor mics. Mainly dobro & Weissenborn guitar, but also acoustic fingerstyle guitar and mandolin.
My current equipment is
AEA R84 ribbon mic
ok Guys, the budget is now available and I need to decide which pre amps am I going to buy. Thanks to Kurt and some other uselfull members Ive practically narrowed it down to two pre apms, the Great River MP-2NV and the Universal Audio 2-610 tube pre amps. My main clients are Rock, alternative, metal and hard core bands, lots of distortion, heavy drums, screaming vocals, the works! I know the UA is a tube pre amp while the Great River isn't. You guys will be my helping hand in diciding which pre's to buy.
It's new mic preamp time! I am looking for a solid state pre so I thought that I'd look into Great River because everyone seems to recommend them. My understanding is that the MP-2 is more of a direct wiring pre and that the MP-2NV is modelled after a 1073 but what does this mean to me sonically?
I am looking for a good pre to match my Neumann m147 for vocals, as well as put it to use for electric and acoustic guitars... maybe for use in drums somewhere.
Also, are two MP-1NV's the same as one MP-2NV?
i am looking at the Great River mp2 and mp2nv as my mic preamp/di for my setup.
the main genres i will be using it for are R&B,Dance-uk garage,Hip-hop, some rock, but you can get a idea of the sound of these vocals. this is what i want to record which would be better .
what are the main differences with the two, apart from the vintage sound, will the mp2nv still do everything the mp2 can or is it a totally different sound.
any one got one or both?
thanks in advance
I spent the better part of this afternoon trying to mic a 50 watt plexi with 25 watt greenbacks. I was shooting for a tone ala Angus Young. You know the deal, Gibson Sg--->Marshall--->Mic--->Pre--->Tape. I had the Plexi set to 3 1/2. Not that it made much difference, my ears are still bleeding and the neighbors are rioting outside my door.
I've heard so many great things about the Great River 2NV and for a while was planning on purchasing one. I'm still considering, but could anyone tell me if they've used it with sucess on acoustic guitars and how it sounds? What mic(s) did you use? SD, LD? Were they on the bright side to compliment the 2NV's darker sound? Also, any vocal mics that are a good match in general that seem to work for a lot of vocal situations? I'd rather have something that sounds pretty good on many voices than something that sounds out of this world on only a few, but crappy on everyone else.
Good? Bad? Do you know of something that you believe to be better? I'll be renting a pair here shortly so I'll be seeing for myself, but was just curious to hear of others experiances.