Question about The Brick....

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by therecordingart, Feb 25, 2005.

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    The New AT5047 Premier Studio Microphone Purity Transformed

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I was considering picking one of these up because I can get it really cheap. My question is....can you drive the tube to the point of distortion for metal vocals like you can with other tube units? Since it only has one knob I wasn't sure.

    Overall would it be a good buy for $300 cash out the door? In my tracking sessions I was going to use it for the following:

    -Kick w/D112
    -Acoustic guitar
    -Bass DI
    -Guitar cab

    Then I was going to use my on board pres for the rest of a drum kit. What do you guys think>?
  2. mcmilliron

    mcmilliron Guest

    I was told that you will need a pad if you want it to distort. I'm looking to pick one up myself. I'm assuming that you must know someone who works at a music store to get The Brick for $300.
    if not... would you mind telling me where?
  3. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    i dont know how having a pad would make it distort
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    By placing a pad on the output you can overdrive the mic pre ...

    I don't think I would do it that way though. Instead I would use an stomp box or a guitar amp to distort the vocals. I use a Mesa-Boogie V Twin to do this and it works very well.
  5. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004

    Do you record the vocal track first then send it to a mic'd amp? I've used the Nigel plugin in the UAD-1 on vocal tracks with nice results.
  6. mcmilliron

    mcmilliron Guest

    I agree with Kurt. get yourself a Proco Rat II for $65 and have Robert Keeley give it the 3 way mod. this will give you a versatile od/distortion for guitar, bass or vox

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