What pre can make Soundelux 47 give Neumann 47 sound?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by sali, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. sali

    sali Guest

    GUYS PLEASE HELP. Im sure your answers will help 100's o others out there too.

    I got a budget of 6K GBP ($12k) if i make use of interest free cred. I want to make some vocal recs of Indian Classical. (you can get an idea of voice on http://www.londonsiva.com recorded on AKG c414). I dig the vocal sound of Pete Gabriel's SOand he used a tube 47. SO, I figure I should get a tube 47 copy. I heard soundelux 47 is the closest but I havent tried one.

    the Best mic I tried was the BLUE CACTUS

    Now, I'm gonna need a pre and I think tubes might be the way. I heard the sebatron vmp 2000 is good and cheap. But I'm willing to go up to 2K GBP if the sound gets better (ON VOCAL that is- I aint triyin to run an all round studio)

    Q3) WHAT PRE GOES best WITH THE tube 47 ???

    And just to prove im the ultimate new rookie, I need a converter too. I guess the quality of the conversion will be the more crucial factor , so I'm willing to pick the software to suit the converter rather than vice versa. I realise it might not sound like 2inch tape, but I want to get as close as pos.

    Q4) Which 2k converter is gonna give me the closest thing possible to real analog sound?? and what software works best with it. (yes I can run off a mac)

    Thaks guys 4 your precious time. I'll remeber you if I get famous. (If I dont get famous, U wont remember me so it wont matter.)

  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Well hello Sali! Hello Sali. It's nice to have you back Sali. You're looking swell, SaliIf you have $12,000 to spend on a microphone? Then get yourself a first rate, 100% quality maintained, used, U47 and only with a VF14 tube and not a conversion, of which there are plenty. With that, you might want to complement it with a Manley microphone preamp into the new KORG DSD recorder which is the only digital recording device that comes closest to the analog qualities of tape with extended bandwidth and no severe filtering, along with its associated harshness and artifacts.

    Simply simple simply beautiful
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    This is an awesome microphone:

    http://rotundrascal.com/Custom Microphones.htm
  4. sali

    sali Guest

    REMY RAD thanks a billion for the advice. Plain and simple. I dont know how someone as expert as you finds time for this, but youre gonna create a lot more experts.

    ps: Im not "back"
    This is the first time I been here (as you should have inferred from the fact that I dont know what the ^#$% Im talking bout).
  5. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    It's an allusion to the lyrics to "Hello Dolly."

    Catch up. hhahahaha
  6. sali

    sali Guest

    SURELY something must be as good as the tube 47


    I JUST CANT FIGURE IT OUT. It defies all possible logic.

    How can it be that there is nothing anywhere in any price range that is manufactured to compete with the 47?????

    Come on Im upping the stakes. Lets say for 8-10k US. Is there any serious competetion mike for the tube 47 being manufactured today???


    I really like your suggestions (after checking the reviews bout the KORG)

    it makes a lot of sense. Im excited!![/b]

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