Tubes

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jhagertybhs, May 2, 2007.

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  1. jhagertybhs

    jhagertybhs Guest

    Please disregard my ignorance of tube anything. Is there a such thing as having too many tubes in a vocal chain? What I mean is: tube LDC into a tube pre?
     
  2. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

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    not a problem.... it's a matter of taste... and since they can all sound drasticly different who's to say what's right....
     
  3. tifftunes

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    ... I will add that the cheap tube stuff will probably annoy you after a while. If you can't spend 3-6 grand on a great tube mic, there are many great non-tube mics to consider that will sound fine. Same goes for preamps and compressors. Lastly, maintenance on tube gear is a bitch! Without that, they get very noisey.

    FWIW, I recommend NO tubes, unless money is no object. Just my 2 cents...
     
  4. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

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    granted they are all built the same... stay away from the so called starved plate designs IMO.... again IMO if you dont have atleast 220V on that baby ya might as well stay home.... but as i understood his question can you have too much tube??? no reason ya cant if it sounds like you want...
     
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