Yeah that just what i was thinking too. The AMI body is a bit better priced from what I remember. I have a Ef12 build going ahead but am just using the body that Stam and everyone else is using. I'm sure in a few years the GA body will also become available too.
I think it's frankly pretty damn exciting to see GAP doing a "premier" line. This niche of not-the-cheapest-possible-but-not-esoterically-boutique is something I can really get behind. Between Warm, GAP and Stam, one can get some serious sonics going for very reasonable coin. And those guys all competing against each other only helps us end users. Interesting times in the recording gear paradigm.
No kidding! That's very interesting and priced pretty on par with Stam's 47, after forking over a hundo for shipping. That bright orange mic cable though...gawdy. I am hesitant to be a beta tester for GAP stuff, though. It's just too associated with cheap chinese knock-off's in my mind. I get that they're trying to reinvent a high end line of products. And good on them for keeping the prices reasonable.
Cosmetically it looks great, but the capsule doesn't look convincing to me. It looks to be of Chinese origin. With the stam you know what you are getting.
Where do Stam’s Capsules come from? I don’t think he makes them:right ? Just curious, not arguing
Here's the REDD Microphone on vocals—DECCA Artist Rhys Lewis 'Reason To Hate You'—minimal processing into a UAD 16; the complete article/interview on this recording is at this link: ->>> bit.ly/rhyslewisdrivesreddmic
fwiw...here's a shot of the artist during the recording of the track. He was 2.5-3' off the mic, cardioid, Drive mode, 1 dB compression, into a Pultec (-2 dB at 60 Hz, +2 dB at 12 kHz) into the Apollo. The ES-335 is tied to an amp out the live room.