Channel Strip or Pre Amp only

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by irthwirm, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. irthwirm

    irthwirm Guest

    A channel stip has a pre amp, EQ and Compressor,but would it be better to spend more money on just a pre amp. I'm only really looking for one channel which is what i'll use to record vocals. R & B type of stuff. It would seem paying for a channel strip you paying for all three - pre, eq and compressor so you getting less quality if you wur to spend the same amount of money on just a pre amp alone. I can always eq and compress afterwards or do you capture something that you can't do in post when eqing and compressing prior to recording it.
  2. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    Jan 13, 2003
    This ends up being either a money or preference issue (or both).

    I prefer a little compression going in, particularly on vocals. So a channel strip would be good.

    I rarely use EQs, unless absolutely necessary. I try to capture the right EQ with good mic placement.

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