Just got my ISA 428

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by J-MADD, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Aug 19, 2004
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    Well, as I said I just got my focusright ISA 428 and the other night I did some quick recordings using an SM57 miking up a line-6 duoverb through a marshall cab. This is the first higher end preamp I have ever used. I was suprised by how much more reactive it made the sm 57 act. It was picking up much more than I have heard a 57 pick up (felt like I was using a condenser mic). Anyways, can't wait to really start recording with this preamp.

  2. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    I have an ISA428 as well, and love it. Congratulations on a smart purchase! ;)
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Good pick! The SM57 is one fo those mics that has a much different sound depending on which mic pre it is coupled with.
  4. Mumbles

    Mumbles Active Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    Upstate NY
    Ive heard good things about the 428 for drums. Just be careful where you put it in the rack. Friend of mine had the caps blow because it got too hot. Just don't put it on top of anything else that gets hot (he had his on his Demeter tube pres) and you should be fine.
  5. scottme

    scottme Guest

    Awesome, I get mine next week. Always nice to know when you make a good gear choice. Now to spend a load more cash on a LynxTwo.....

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