mic preamp for home recording suggestion

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by dottoris, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. dottoris

    dottoris Guest

    i am a home recording musician and i would like to buy a decent mic preamp.
    I use Shure KSM27 mic, a mixing console and M-Audio fast track pro. All i need now is a decent mic preamp. Can you make me some suggestions on some pieces worth buying that cost up to $500?
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Three in that range that are pretty exceptional -

    True P-Solo

    Grace Design's Model 101

    And if you need a dual channel unit, FMR's RNP.

    Any of which will set you back around $500 - Any of which can hang with some fairly impressive input chains.
  3. dottoris

    dottoris Guest

    what about somethin with tube?
  4. Scoobie

    Scoobie Active Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    I'll 2nd the Grace. Very good and clean pre.
    Love the RNP also, I like everthing that I've ever used from FMR. Real bang for a buck stuff,JMHO.

    For real cheap I like the Studio Projects VTB-1. I got one free and use it with my cheap Oktava ML-53 Ribbon Mic.
    Together they produce a very unique colour.

    Want'in something with a tube for under 500 bones,
    Check out the Brick. Groove Tubes Brick. About as good as it gets for uder 500 bones.

  5. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    At $189 per channel, 2 tubes per channel, the Electro Harmonix 12AY7 tube mic pre is an amazing little pre. It has fantastic focus with cardioid mics and very nice dimension with omni capsules. An incredible bang for the buck.
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