2 channel mic pre picks

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by ShoeBoxDude, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. ShoeBoxDude

    ShoeBoxDude Guest

    Hey guys,

    Lookin for a solid 2 channel mic pre, with some eq. compression would be nice but not a must. mostly for drums, kick snare typething. if its sweet on other stuff then even better. No tubes. something that sounds sort of like '^#$% you'.

    any good/bad words on the joemeek twinq, or toft stuff?

    im looking in the $700-$1400 range.

    suggestions would be wicked!


    -the duuuude
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001

    An API based idea
    John Harvey
    Fred Forssell

    Seventh Circle
  3. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    For that "^#$% You" slammin' 2 channel solid state you might wanna check out the Hamptone JFET at hamptone.com

    You can have one built for around $800 and it's a dream on drums.

    or the Sytek MPX-4Aii. It's 4 channels for for less than 1k you can get 2 channels with the Burr Brown opamps that rock for drums.
  4. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    At the upper range of your price limit- the A Designs Pacifica. Simply one of the best pres I've used.

    FWIW, I haven't used a single combo mic-pre/eq/comp that I've liked all parts of. Better to use single units that do one thing well.

  5. ShoeBoxDude

    ShoeBoxDude Guest

    thans for all the replies guys.

    good call. i think ill focus on the mic pre thing, since that is something a daw just can't do, no matter how sweet your plugs are.

    the Sytek MPX-4Aii is looking the most attractive in terms of value, anyone else had some good experiences with it?

  6. ShoeBoxDude

    ShoeBoxDude Guest


    any thoughts on the universl audio new solo mic pres? they look like theyll be reasonable price as well.
  7. huub

    huub Guest

    Hmm..they sound a bit more 'gee wiz you guys' then '^#$% you'..
    (I'm just making this up.)
  8. dudge

    dudge Active Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Two channel rack mount Brent Averill 312A says "^#$% you" on drums, and is excellent on a lot of other stuff. :D
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