Neve 1073, the sound

Discussion in 'Recording' started by franz130175, Feb 14, 2004.

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  1. franz130175

    franz130175 Guest

    Hi guys,

    I was thinking of buying some great pre, because I really think this could warm up my vocals recording.

    Everybody speaks about Neve 1073, I would like to know if there is some audio comparison between some pres somewere to be downloaded.

    For instance U87 -> Neve 1073 -> DAW
    in comparison to
    U87 -> same DAW
    or with other pres in between.

    That would be very useful and interesting...

    (sorry for my italianized english)

    Thank you.
    Francesco
     
  2. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Location:
    USA
    There might be something here.

    Samson C Control
     
  3. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    trust me on this....

    If you get a 1073 you'll be happy.

    If you can't get good sound with it then it's something a "pre" won't fix.
     
  4. franz130175

    franz130175 Guest

    Thank you,
    Samson C Control is really a great site!
     
  5. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    The one caveat on this is if you are getting a vintage (i.e. real) neve 1073 make sure it's in working condition. Take it to a tech to verify that it is. Also, real Neves are old & expensive. I'd suggest a copy, their are many that sound as close to any neves as individual neve channels do from each other. You'll save money and have a warranty and support. Then when you get more channels you'll have a consistency.
     
  6. Marcus Black

    Marcus Black Guest

    I have two 1073 clones and I´m very pleased with them. These are made without any compromise (most of the clone-makers make compromises in their designs, unfortunately) and are very true to the original. Check out http://www.vintagedesign.tk and the ca73 channel amplifier. -80dB´s of gain, like they´re supposed to have. Buy the, buy them, buy them !
     
  7. franz130175

    franz130175 Guest

    Markus, thank you for the link.

    I don't know much about clones, how would you compare a VintageDesign CA30 with, for instance, a Vintech X73 or X73i?

    Are there other good sounding clones?
     
  8. franz130175

    franz130175 Guest

    Sorry Marcus...

    I meant CA73.

    (I little tired today)
     
  9. Mundox

    Mundox Guest

    The main difference in these clones are the transformers they use for input and output. If I am not mistaken the closest match to the original is ST Ives transformers. Some people use Sowters too. If you find one with Marinair go for it, that's a real one.
     

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