using tritons etc, should i go through 2 mic pre or direct ?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by nuknight, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. nuknight

    nuknight Guest

    using tritons etc, should i go through 2 mic pre or direct box's, What is more common?
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    If you were to go through direct box's they would be plugged into mic pre's. You could also simply run the Tritons line outs to line inputs on your converters or recorders inputs but you may not be able to get enough gain. If that is the case you can use the Direct box approach...

    Kurt Foster
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I often run keys in to mic pres to obtain a certain type of tone either via the DI or the balanced line input on those that have them.
  4. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Woodbridge, Va
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    DI's of course. They're good for line level impedence. And like Gaff & Kurt said, if color/tone is what your after, then add that pre into the chain.
  5. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    I just ran a triton through my sebatron dual tube amp. Killer sound.
  6. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    A lot will depend on the specific sound itself. I've had quite a bit of luck running keyboard sounds (organs, electric pianos, clavinets, etc.) through a speaker and micing it. Strings I just DI dry right to tape/disk. Horns seem to need a pre of some kind.

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