I've noticed recently that almost all of my mic pres are dark and colored. I have a VMP-2, Telefunken V672's, Dakings, a Presonus MP20 and a Joe Meek. I think the reason for it is because I was tracking to digital (Adat XT's) for a long time. Now that I'm running to 2" I'm wondering if I should get something that's a little more open sounding. I was about to get either an MP-2NV or a pair of 1272's but I'm wondering if I should get a regular Great River or a Grace. Thoughts?