Advice. Pre-amp

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by chips, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. chips

    chips Guest


    I am a keen amateur and i am looking to purchase a bit of new equipment. At a push I can stretch to £500/$1000 (but if possible would prefer to spend less !)

    I am looking to purchase a preamp/channel strip that will add something to my recordings.
    I am recording mainly acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Piano and I am looking for something to give me a bit of colour, character, warmth and a vintage feel if possible.

    The mic's I will mainly be using are AKG C414, Neumann M149, Neumann M147. I also have a TL Audio 5021 compressor

    Does anyone have any advice on what I should go for ?
    universal Audio solo 610 ?
    SPL 'Gold Mike' Dual-Channel Tube Preamp ?
    Anything else ?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Ionia

    Ionia Guest

    I'm in a similar position -- curious about the Joe Meek, and also the "The ART Pro Channel Tube Mic Preamp" which looks pretty good. It has a pre + compressor + EQ. Do the tubes really add a "warm" sound?

    Ive see it for around $320 on some of the "big box" retailers online.
  3. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
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    You would do well with a Sebatron VMP. Very versatile.
  4. dickiefunk

    dickiefunk Active Member

    Dec 20, 2006
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    Also have a look at the Blue Robbie. They're going for $599 on Ebay
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