which way should i go, api question

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by bobbo, Jul 13, 2006.

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  1. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

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    ok, i've saved up 2800 bucks to spend, and i've been wanting an api ever since i've heard about them, but now i don't know which to choose from,
    -the 6 slot lunch box and get two 512c and have room for more, and or get other pres in the future like the purple preamp etc.
    -get the 3124+ and have 4 sweet ass preamps to cover kick snare and ohs, and most expensive option,
    -or get that new box they've got out with the two 312 pres in it and has they're digital out on it, i do have a digital in on my recorder so i'd have more room for direct analog inputs.

    i'd also like to save a lil bit of cash and get the sm7 too, i've been wanting one of these for a while after seeing that its the go to mic for rock/screaming/metal/

    thanks in advance
    bobby
     
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

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    Silicon Valley
    Your decision should be based on long term plans/goals. If you know you will need more than API mic pre's in the future like the API Eq's and/or compressors or any of the other 3rd party API compatiblle units, then the lunch box or bigger 500 series frames is a better and smarter investment. If you are sure you just want or need 4-API mic pre's in one shot, then the 3124 is the answer. If going the 3124, I would save up a few more bucks and get the 3124 unit with the 4x2 mixer for a great/flexable all in one tool.

    I went with the 11-space frame, and have it almost full.
     

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