Demo-ing Gear

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by rpstro02, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. rpstro02

    rpstro02 Guest

    How do you guys usually demo gear? I'm thinking of going to guitar center and buying a bunch of pre-amps etc. and then returning the stuff I don't want. But they don't really have everything I'm looking for. Are there any online rental places or anything with high quality gear?
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I don't know why you want to demo that much gear? It's a total waste of time. They all use the same chips.

    I just use whatever is on hand and make sure that I understand it fully so that I can push it to the max. What you want to do is like going to the candy store and trying all the candy out. The only thing you'll get are cavities. The same thing will happen to your brain. A big cavity! And that kind of resonant space isn't good for audio. Look at me! Well it's kind of hard to hear because my picture is so small. But. I've never had the luxury to try out anything. Just give me a mixer and some microphones and I will deliver to you a nice recording.

    If you want to demo equipment, just read all of the trade publications. Somebody is getting paid to do that and it won't waste as much of your time. Of course I am spoiled. The first real studio I ever worked for had an API. The next had a Neve. Then I got some APIs. Then I got some Neves. Oh sure, I used all of the other stuff since then and although the API and Neve stuff is nice, I've never really wanted too many choices. How are you supposed to make up your mind when you have lost it? I'm still looking for mine. Let me know if you find it?

    If found, please call 703-532-REEL a reward of a recording session is offered with a real pro.
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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