preamp suggestion

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by cotenyc, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. cotenyc

    cotenyc Active Member

    Hey guys,
    I'm about to get a new preamp and am looking for any suggestions.

    So far I'm looking at either a neve portico half rack (pre/comp), a UA la-610, or maybe an api.

    Any thoughts appreciated.
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    I am looking to spend $[xxx] on a new preamp to supplement my existing selection which includes:
    and will be used with mics such as:
    on a variety of sources, most probably the following:
  3. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest

    You can always tell whose either...

    a. working at his day job


    b. been banned from the studio by his wife cause it's the weekend the number of posts they make in an hour.

  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    I have no job :(.
    And "nothing" better to do than spam forums.
    That was a silly posting spree now I think about it.
  5. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest

    Code, up to the challenge?

    I've currently got 5 out of 10!
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    What challenge?
    Why am I wasting time?

    (Needs a better plan of distraction)
  7. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest

    Lighten up. I'm just being bratty today. All in good fun, ya know.

    The challenge was: could either of us get all 10 threads to say "Last Post by ________" at the same time.

    Childish, I know. I need some real work to do at work! Opps, now I've gone and done it - the sh*t is gonna hit the fan.

    It just did... I have to go clean up a mess in the men's room.

    Peace & Grace
  8. cotenyc

    cotenyc Active Member

    Hey guys,
    Anyone have a suggestion about the preamps I've listed, I'd appreciate that, and my price range is listed by the ones I've listed.

  9. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest


    My sincerest apologies for running away with your thread. I have nothing of value to contribute as I've never owned or used outboard pres.
  10. Greener

    Greener Guest


    I wish more people would treat the forums like yourself.

    It's about time some people entered into some discussion around here. Even if it is just to get your name in lights the only way you know how.

    And we need random sarcasm. I miss Ms. David.

    And yeah, who cares about jacking threads like this. The OP _STILL_ hasn't given any information which could help us to help him.
  11. sshack

    sshack Active Member

    Atlanta, Ga
    I think the point that they're getting at is that you haven't really given any information about what you're recording or what you're trying to accomplish.

    There's a lot of ground out there..jazz, punk, classical, hip-hop, etc. Looking for big guitars, clean horns, phat drums....??
  12. Space

    Space Distinguished Member

    I don't have a photogenic I can't remember, is that $500 or $1500?
  13. Greener

    Greener Guest

    "I don't have a photogenic mind..."

    That's not a pretty picture.
  14. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    Each pre will have value for different things. There's enough collective knowledge around here to work out an exact pre if you'll tell us what you want to record.

    And for once, "anything" is a valid answer - clean pres are easy to find rather than something that suits a particular purpose.
  15. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    i suggest you find another hobby, or buy all three and use them when you desire each of their "flavors" if you can afford all three, then revert back to my first suggestion, FIND ANOTHER HOBBY,
  16. cotenyc

    cotenyc Active Member

    That wasn't necessary and I'm sorry your frustrated.
    I may be a two time grammy winner who is just looking for friendly non-music gender biased opinions or suggestions about some gear.
    Your head is there to think, not just to look ugly.

    Thanks and this thread is history.
  17. Glide

    Glide Active Member

    Atlanta, Ga.

    Its an excellent question and I opened the thread hoping to see some good suggestions. You should really just ignore it though. I have found that this is an extremely poorly moderated forum and half the jerk offs that run away with your thread couldn't answer the question anyway. They are what you call "pretend pros". I see a lot of them here - probably 12 years old.

    There are some really good recording forums out there though if you look around a bit. Try your question at . They are considerably more professional over there and can actually provide and adult, educated answer.

    Good luck with it!
  18. Space

    Space Distinguished Member

    I see that it isn't enough information for you to make an educated guesstimation at either ;)
  19. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    Portland, OR
    well lets see...

    Neve Portico: I heard some good things about this pre

    UA LA-610: UA stuff is classic

    And who wouldn't want an API

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