- May 14, 2001
Looking for a very detailed mic pre to go with the more colored units I have, Neve, 737, 610 on order. Anyone compared or have experience with the M5, 2022, Grace, or Earthworks pre's.
Mr. Synth, you probably have figured out some great mic/preamp combinations but I would like to point out a small error. The Neve 1272 is solid state.Originally posted by syntheticrhyme:
Hi Coldsnow. I definately think the 2022 would be a nice alternative to your 1272 and 737. Especially when using a tube mic. With a tube mic you should have better results through the 2022 than the 737 because the 737 already has a tube in it's path while the 2022 is solid state. I try to compliment a tube mic with a solid state pre and vice versa for best results. I actually heard and tested the 1272, 737 (flat with no eq), and 2022. The 2022 definately has the most detail and air out of all of them. The 737 is still decent with a tube mic, but you should have better results with the 2022 . I use my 2022 with a Neuman M149 for a majority of the vocalists I work with and the results are stunning. It makes life easy when mixing down. The signal is full bodied, detailed, and still has a distinct color. In the end, I think all three of these mic pre's complement each other pretty well. As far as recording vocalists, the 1272 and 737 will give you better results with mics such as a U87. Keep in mind all three pre's will give you very different results for different situations, all with their own distinct amount of colour. You can't really go wrong by owning all three.