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4 channel pre

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by Faeflora, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. Faeflora

    Faeflora Active Member

    Mar 14, 2001
    I'm lookin' for a nice 4 channel pre. I want something good. I'm trying to get 8 channels and I've already decided on 4 channels of GML. Oh, my MAX budget is 4k?
  2. Faeflora

    Faeflora Active Member

    Mar 14, 2001
    Ooch, I'm answering my own question here. Anyone used the earthworks pre? I know it's supposed to be "clean" like the GML.
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    My classical / location recording chum raves about his Earthworks mic pre pair.

    1 x Telefunken V76 ?

    Pair Avril Neve pres ?
    Pair Avril API pres ?

    Mix & match!
  4. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
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    Millennia Media is also excellent. Tubes or Solid State...same "clean" tradition as the GML.
  5. Scott Gould

    Scott Gould Active Member

    Oct 22, 2001
    Pt. Charlotte FL
    If you get the Earthworks LAB102 and a Crane Song Flamingo, you could just make your $4K budget. The Earthworks are clean, flat, excellent transient capture; the Flamingo can be that way too - until you switch in the FAT or IRON to flatter a less than stellar source.

  6. Recording Engineer

    Recording Engineer Active Member

    Mar 4, 2001
    If you're looking for a preamp to (I quote) "allow you to hear EXACTLY what your microphones reproduce", then I recommend the DaviSound TB-6. If you're looking for a preamp to "color" your sound, I recommend the API 3124. BOTH are GREAT 4 channel pres, just 180 degrees different in "sound" (or "sound-less") AND philosophy.

    I also highly recommend not allowing huge price differences to fool; even when comparing preamps of the same "type".

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