Focusrite Pre's

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by blaumph2cool, May 13, 2005.

  1. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Okay so i thinking i won't go with th Presonus Eureka and am now looking at something in the Focusrite VoiceMaster Pro range.

    Whats the difference between VMP and the Twin track Pro?
    also looked at JoeMeek.

    I know these are lower mid-end pre's but i figure i'll always find a use furthon down the road.

  2. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    The VMP is one channel the TwinTrak is two. Also the VMP has more things to play with. If you don't need to stereo track I'd go with the VMP between the two.
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Those are pretty expensive door stops or paper weights. If you duct tape 3 or 4 together, you can use them for wheel chocks.

    Have you heard or seen GTs The Brick?
  4. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Portland, OR

    Wow you really feel that strongly against the VMP?

    i've heard the name "brick" being tossed around, other than that i don't know anything...can you provide a link or something?

  5. I agree with Kurt that the VMP's sound like poo. Here's a link to the Brick:
  6. MistaG

    MistaG Guest

    Gotta disagree here guys. I use a VMPro and it is not that far off from the sound of a Great River. I did a shootout of both of these and for the money the Focusrite is righteous. If I had the cash I would opt for the Great River of course because it does a better job on transients but not dramatically better.

    Gotta ask if either of you have actually worked with the VMPro box or are just going off hearsay of their lesser models.
  7. Dr_Simon

    Dr_Simon Guest

    Im going against the grain here. I have a Pvmp and love it.

    I use it for my vocals and bass occasionally for clean guitar (twangy Calif strat) and think it sounds great. Mind you my voice is weird, for instance I think it sounds 'orrible through an SM58 and great through an SM57.

    I have also used it with and AKG C414 BXLII to mic my TSL100/4x12 which also sound lovely even at low volume !

    I usually use a Shure KSM44 for my vox and again really like that combination.

    Im not being disrespectful the the nay sayers as I cant say that I have ever plugged a Neumann, A C12 or a Blue Bottle into VMP so maybe this is why our opinions differ.

    However if you don't have a load of top of the range mics, or a bank of top of the line pres to compare it with, give it a go. You may like it !!

    I have also heard the Meaks are nice also!
  8. I've owned the VMPro and used a Great River and I could tell a huge difference in the two. IMHO, I would rank the VMPro one spot above the ART DPS-II. The VMPro isn't worth it at all. The Brick is a much better toy. As soon as my Pell comes in, I'm going to buy me a couple.
  9. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    Yeah, I'm definitely gonna go with the Brick here.
  10. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Everyones crazy about these bricks. I might even get one myself. What else do they sound good on other than bass guitar?
    FYI---I already have an Avalon U5 and a SansAmp DI.
  11. They've worked great on guitars (electric and acoustic), bass (electric and acoustic) and vocals for me thus far, but I haven't tried them on keyboards yet. Oh yeah, it worked extremely well on a Yamaha baby grand.
  12. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    I'm looking at that brick as well, it says it's a di/instrument pre, but does anyone use it for a vocal pre? I see it's got a mic input there.
  13. I have used it as a mic pre (said it in previous post :lol: ). I think for the price its unbeatable and better than a lot of pres even in the $600-$1000 street range.
  14. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Thanks, I guess I missed your mention (that's what I get for trying to read when the boss is walking around)

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