XDR vs MP20vs Ultramic

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by tonio, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. tonio

    tonio Guest

    I know most of you dislike Mackie but....
    Has anyone compared the XDR's to MP20 (presonus)?
    And how does Souncraftpres stack up.
    I need to upgrade my "home studio" of a Mackie 1202 vlz.
    Any help would be much appreciated:)
  2. tonio

    tonio Guest

    Guess I should have mentioned what the heck I'm doing. Can you tell I'm a newbie. he he.. :roll:
    OK mostly bass alot of percussion (congas, bongos,
    timbales and misc hand stuff) and a ocassional guitarist. although I do have a di for that, split
    w/ a 421.
    Genre: smooth jazz, rock, and whatever crops up.
  3. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    May 14, 2001
    Mogadore, OH
    I'd pick the presonus over the xdr for preamp use. The presonus is actually very good for the price. The XDR's sound harsh to me. The presonus has that IDSS which can sound good on certain things. I compared the Presonus pre to a Soundcraft Ghost and prefered it to those as well, althought he Ghosts do sound good for a mixer. I haven't tried the lower priced soundcrafts but I havent' heard good things about them. I think the Allen Heath might be a better way to go if you want a small mixer with good pre's. But if you just want quality pre's you can't beat the MP20 for $450.
  4. tonio

    tonio Guest

    Thanks :D
    I was thinking that would be the best for now, until I save up for AH. Out of reach right now.

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