The budget is here, the desicion is now, Great River or UA ?

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by HMNP, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. HMNP

    HMNP Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    ok Guys, the budget is now available and I need to decide which pre amps am I going to buy. Thanks to Kurt and some other uselfull members Ive practically narrowed it down to two pre apms, the Great River MP-2NV and the Universal Audio 2-610 tube pre amps. My main clients are Rock, alternative, metal and hard core bands, lots of distortion, heavy drums, screaming vocals, the works!!! I know the UA is a tube pre amp while the Great River isnt. You guys will be my helping hand in diciding which pre's to buy. Please remember and dont have the luxury or the time two buy both systems and try them out, so lets rule out that option. Ill be using them on everything (drums, guitars, bass, vocals, etc.) Ill be using eight channels so its going to be hefty price to pay. Thanks for any help in advanced. Thanks to people like you guys my studio is sounding sooo much better!!! keep it up!!

  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    If you are going to buy 8 ch why don't you buy 4 and 4? Then you'll have the best of both worlds
  3. HMNP

    HMNP Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    I heard many people say to me that its better to track evrything using the same pres. Not to use one pre's for one thing and another pre for another instrument. I dont know how true is that
  4. jdlee23

    jdlee23 Guest

    I would definitely say that is not true. Each instrument has its own sonic characteristics. Why would you need to use the same pre on every one of them? I would get some variety. Four of each would be fantastic in my studio. There is no doubt that is the direction I would go. Look around at studios you respect. Do they only have one type of pre? Definitely not. Even a studio who has a vintage Neve, still has outboard tube pres. You can have 4 tube pres, and 4 solid state pres, all high quality, why would you do anything else? Just my opinion. Wish I had that budget, you can't really go wrong with either.

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