Post by timcampbell on Jun 14, 2019 19:05:26 GMT -6
As I tried to convince you guys on the stereo compressor thread The SPL Dynamaxx kills every SSL original or clone stereo compressor on the mix bus and it's great on drums to boot. All the Gyraf stuff but I'm biased. Emma Electronic Stinkbug overdrive pedal. T.C. Electronic 1140 or 2240 eq's.
Post by chessparov on Jun 14, 2019 19:22:34 GMT -6
The stock Aphex 107, is well regarded by Craig Anderton, for example. It's known for smoothing out "harsh digital" (way back in Prosumer ADAT A/D days). I sold mine, but if I had a real Project Studio, I never would have. IIRC there were some "parts mods.
Another excellent pre, at my level, is the Studio Projects VTB-1.
It's several notches, above the Mackie Onyx pre's, when used for dynamic microphones. Good/cheap $$ pre even for a 44 ribbon! I know that because of Harvey Gerst's testing of that. Chris
Post by Vincent R. on Jun 14, 2019 19:58:57 GMT -6
Demeter VTMP for adding some tube saturation to brighter FET mics and budget tube mics. With a BLUE Kiwi it’s gold. Pretty damn good with a U87ai as well.
Audio Technical AT3525. A cheap MDC that has ended up on more of my recordings than I can count.
Johnkenn , the KSM44 was my first professional microphone; cello, violin, viola, guitars, male and female vocalist, room mic, you name it I recorded it with the KSM44. I loved it as the side mic in mid side with my Peluso 2247SE on choir and small ensemble. I even recorded all my vocals for Christopher Lee’s Charlemagne Albums with it. It killed me to sell it.
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How do you compare one, to a U89 then? Thanks, Chris
The 170R has better technical specs, when compared, It has higher headroom before distortion, lower self noise too..overall less character of sound, IMHO and very versatile for different things. The u89 has always been “a more versatile” U87 to me,